Recommended Shows This Weekend 9/6/13 - 9/8/13


Heavy Horse
Alan Smithee
The Mercs
Key Grip

@ Fubar / 3108 Locust Street
8 p.m. / $8 / all ages

Heavy Horse is modern post-hardcore, taking influence from the Refused and the like. Key Grip improvises a psychedelic mish-mash under projections of visual unease. Alan Smithee is the new duds from Tony Saputo (Lye By Mistake).


Little Big Bangs (Album Release)
Corrigan Bros
Skarekrau Radio
The Union Electric

@ Plush / 3224 Locust Street
8 p.m. / $10 / 18+

Little Big Bangs saturates St. Louis every month with a Fugazi-esque revival punk rock. Endlessly active, their energy's through the roof. The album release comes punctuated with a solid helping of south city sounds. No-wave mingles with dark folk rock and punk. There's an after-party show with Bunnygrunt over at Lemmons (5800 Gravois), too.

If you're more privy to free gigs, check out The Cell Phones from Chicago over at Schlafly Tap Room with Accelerando and Popular Mechanics.


Calvin Johnson (of Beat Happening, Hive Dwellers)
Jake Leech

@ Apop Records / 2831 Cherokee Street
8 p.m. / $7 / all ages

I can't stand Calvin Johnson. I think the dude is a creep. Look at the video above. Jake Leech and Raglani are both stellar, so that's enough reason to go. I suppose you could bask in Johnson's creepiness or at least pat him on the back for his work with K Records.

Much Worse (MN)
Cardiac Arrest

@ Bonerville / Ask A Punk
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Much Worse jets through hardcore sets with super quick, sharp songs. Nasty vocals permeate the whole mess, giving a guttural feel with visceral voice. Ruz is a parody (or tribute?) to Rob Ruzicka, the singer of Cardiac Arrest. At the end of the night, Cardiac Arrest will play while Ruzicka moans between each song, "I'm too old for this shit."

The Bob Reuter Memorial Show
I won't write another eulogy for Bob Reuter, that's been done enough. Whether you're hitting up a show already or not, try to make it over to the Casa Loma Ballroom (3354 Iowa) to pay your respects to a St. Louis legend (it's all for a good cause, too.)