This Week In St. Louis 11/18/13 - 11/24/13

WEDNESDAY, NOV. 20


Blotter (TX)
Pinkos (TX)
Punky and The Brewsters
Wild Hex
Life Like

@ Plush (upstairs) / 3224 Locust St.
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

There's no hidden meaning behind the lyric "STUPID PEOPLE SAYING STUPID SHIT!" In fact, most of Blotter's vocals are spewed out, full of discontent. That's just the way classy crossover thrash should be. Expect harsh guitars and a torrent of bass and drums behind them. Lumpy and The Dumpers will probably snort Nickelodeon Gak while Life Like breaks beer bottles over nasty hardcore songs. Come for the punk, stay for the slime.

THURSDAY, NOV. 21


Thollem McDonas (IL)
Kisser
Claude Glass featuring
Dave Stone, Eric Hall, Ryan Wasoba, Kevin Harris, Thollem McDonas & Joseph Hess
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust St.
8:30 p.m. / free / all ages

World-class pianist Thollem McDonas will be bringing a prototype synthesizer developed by Analog Outfitters to the Tap Room to use side by side with many area musicians. Some of our city's best experimental artists will join McDonas on stage throughout the evening in duos, trios and ensembles. To give you an idea, McDonas has performed with Nels Cline, Pauline Oliveros, Glenn Kotche, Mike Watt, William Parker, Jad Fair, Susie Ibarra, Damo Suzuki, C Spencer Yeh, Arrington De Dionyso, and Darin Gray just to name a few. Kisser will be performing in between sets, slinging their punk-meets-psych rock.

FRIDAY, NOV. 22


Dirty Work (KC)
Nuke Cult (KC)
Bathhouse Boys
RÜZ
Cal and The Calories

@ Ask a punk
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Nasty, unhinged rock stands next to hardcore on the shaky, busted foundation of Bonerville. Although there's five bands, expect them all to fly by quick - these are the type of bands that don't like to overstay their welcome. How polite.

The Acid Kat Fall Freak Out is also happening over at The Livery, featuring more than ten bands for free including Beauty Pageant, Animal Teeth, Corrigan Brothers and more.

If the 5+ band party/fests aren't your thing and you want to see something different, Barely Free Partial Prisoners is playing at Colorado Bob's. Yes, COLORADO BOB'S. And the opening band is called "Smooth Talkin' Perverts".