This Week In St. Louis: 9/23/13 - 9/29/13

TUESDAY, SEPT. 24


Darto (WA)
Tone Rodent
@ The Billiken Club / 20 N. Grand Blvd.
8 p.m. / $5 for non students / all ages

Darto blends a shoegaze punk experience with built-up post-rock meanderings. If that means nothing to you, just know that this is loud, powerful and wild sounding rock music. Tone Rodent is the resident St. Louis god of shoegaze. Bring earplugs.

WEDNESDAY, SEPT. 25


Tree Blood (MN)
Mancontrol (TN)
Eric Hall
The Funs
Chris Smentowski, Dave Stone and Joseph Hess

@ Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee St.
8 p.m. / $6 / 21+

This is south city variety hour with Eric Hall, The Funs and a trio of noise artists from the area. Tree Blood comes from Minneapolis with fierce punk songs and an overuse of guitar pedals. Mancontrol, from Memphis, crafts songs using looping pedals and photo-optic cells. You can't go wrong with this clashing of well-crafted punk and noise.

THURSDAY, SEPT. 26


Mac Blackout Bands (IL)
Shaved Women
@ CBGB / 3163 S. Grand Ave.
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Mac Blackout brings harsh jangle in the realm of garage rock. The band effectively sneaks in uncommon sounds outside its aforementioned genre and comes out sounding distinct and heavy. Shaved Women are local hardcore heroes.


Mezzanine Swimmers (NY)
Dusty Fingers
Catholic Guilt
Still and Moving Lines
(Tony Renner, Jerry Green & Mezzanine Swimmers)
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / donations / all ages

Mezzanine Swimmers puts sharp beats through the grinder, bringing out an unhinged, noisy sound that moves to a rhythm. Dusty Fingers blends dark ambiance with a world of slime and sewers while Catholic Guilt sounds like the aural interpretation of your darkest fantasy. Something like that. These groups are definitely off the deep end.

SATURDAY, SEPT. 28

September 28th is one of the busiest nights of recent memory, and St. Louis is totally jammed with shows that night. Here's a short (but not complete) list of cool stuff happening that night, including details on the Wrong Division 5 Year Anniversary Show.

- The Jefferson International Rock and Roll Show (or The Benefit Show for Jeff Hursey) with Trauma Harness, Shut In and more. Starts at 2 PM over at the Fairview Elks Lodge in Fairview Heights, Illinois.

- Another day-time show happening over at Chromozone. Total Trash (MN), Outside World (IL) and Burrowss will play from 4 to 8 p.m.

- Catholic Spray is coming from FRANCE to play with Beauty Pageant and 32pc. Vintage Party Set at The Livery. This show is a freebie.

- A huge six band show is happening over at the Skatium. Punk rock and roller skates! Featuring Doom Town, The Funs, Maximum Effort and many more.

- Lord Snow and My Dad come from Chicago to play a late-show (read: after party to all the other shows) happening over at Foam. This shindig starts at 11 PM, and features local openers Laika and Red Squad.

and finally...

WRONG DIVISION 5TH ANNIVERSARY SHOW
Saturday, September 28th
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust St.
free / all ages / 8 p.m.

AHLEUCHATISTAS (NC)

YOWIE (MO)

GNARWHAL (TN)

GOOD LUCK AT THE HOG SLAUGHTER (MO)

CHIZMO.TV will do live visual projections throughout the night using cameras and video feedback.