This Week In St. Louis 11/25/13 - 12/1/13


Naan Violence
Zak Marmalefsky
Ladder Shadows
(first show)
@ House Show / Click For Address
9 p.m. / donations / all ages

Brooding folker Zak Marmalefsky returns home from his tour with psychedelic sitar group Naan Violence. Check out an intimate show that blends experimental and acoustic jams with a debut performance by Ladder Shadows. This show is hosted at a house, so mind your manner and brings some scratch for the out-of-towners.

Negative Approach and The Casualties with Cardiac Arrest and more tear up Fubar Saint Louis. If you prefer old-school hardcore, at least one band on the bill is worth the price of admission. Click here for event details and tickets.


Failed Mutation (WI)
The Thumb Suckers (IL)
Pink Sock
Lumpy and the Dumpers

@ Café Ventana / 3919 West Pine Blvd
8:30 p.m. / $5 / all ages

The Thumb Suckers features St. Louis ex-pat Alec Plant, formerly of Masculine Journey. Expect fast hardcore under fierce vocals. The same can be said for Failed Mutation, who join Lumpy and the Dumpers in the weird-side of hardcore. This is a proper anti-consumerist Black Friday party if I've ever seen one.

Hard In The Garden The (cassette release)
Trauma Harness
Demon Lover
Wild Hex

@ Chromozone / Ask For Address
9 p.m. / free / all ages

All of those bands you see listed above aren't playing. Rather, the aforementioned groups will be forming jam bands for a special evening of space rock. Hard In The Garden The is the alter-ego of Kisser and features Jake Jones from Bug Chaser. This is a release party for said band.


The Lion's Daughter Record & Indian Blanket Record Release
Ashes and Iron
@ The Firebird / 2706 Olive Blvd. 
8:30 p.m. / $6-$8 / 18+
Metal and folk rarely share bills together, let alone wax. On "A Black Sea," they're set up to commingle flawlessly. Expect a spoken word set by local poet Matthew Questionmark to mix the bill up even further along with instrumental metal group Ashes and Iron.

Pat Sajak Assassins
Elbow Through Hammer

@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust St.
9 p.m. / free / all ages

Pat Sajak Assassins bring post-rock with odd-timing and subtle skronk. Guitars and keys mingle with mixed percussion featuring both acoustic and electronic drums. Payphones is the newest incarnation of Hatches, who used to bring their own brand of math rock.