This Week In St. Louis 11/4/13 - 11/10/13


Two Knights (TX)
You (NM)
@ Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Avenue
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Two Knights comes from Denton, Texas, the southern hub of emo and post-hardcore cross-over music. Two Knights is a duo of two best friends who probably spend 3/4 of their band practices playing Magic: The Gathering cards and the other 1/4 making super melodic songs with deep hooks. Laika is your local equivalent, honing well-crafted songs with plenty of nooks and crannies.

Screaming Females (NJ)
Dad Jr.
@ The Firebird / 2706 Olive Boulevard
7:30 p.m. / $10 / all ages

Screaming Females harkens back to '90s rock (hell, the band even did a collaboration with Garbage this past year), but does so in a way that doesn't feel like a pedantic throwback. The trio busts out powerful and soulful rock with definite origins in punk music.


Oozing Wound (IL)
Trauma Harness
@ Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee Street
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Oozing Wound has been making the rounds with its latest album on Thrill Jockey Records. I've seen hype from Pitchfork, the NY Times, Spin and more. Come hear what all the hip-ass music writers are blabbing about. Actually, if you're a fan of crossover (metal and hardcore), then you'll easily find something to like with Oozing Wound. The opening bands are pretty stellar, too.

For something just as heavy and nasty, albeit with less mainstream buzz, check out Anodes and Dissention with Our Lady from Springfield over at the Livery.


Statistical Directions in Axiom Invalidation
Kevin Harris
Kingston Family Singers
@ BANK projects / 3420 Iowa Avenue
7 p.m. / free / all ages

Kevin Harris and Kingston Family Singers combine to provide an audio-video performance using quadrophonic sound and video projections using images manipulated in real time. The space provides for roughly 35 people and the performance begins at 8 p.m. sharp, so get there early to secure a spot.


Ant'lrd (IL)
Isidro (LA)
Eric Hall
@ Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Avenue
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages

All three artists take an experimental approach to electronic music, making use of drones and ambient sounds to push subtle pieces right along. Prepare for a varied night of synthesized sound.

Trauma Harness and Violations both released new songs through Bandcamp this past week. Trauma Harness is the resident post-punk god while Violations dishes out harsh hardcore.