This Week In St. Louis 1/20/14 - 1/26/14

THURSDAY, JAN. 23


Lazy Magnet (NC)
Noise Nomads (MA)
Tether (PA)
Dungeon Broads (RI)
Ghost Ice
@ Apop Records / 2831 Cherokee Street
9 pm / $7 / all ages

Lazy Magnet leads the traveling troupe of Noise Nomads, Tether and Dungeon Broads to offer a wild range for fans of electronic music. St. Louis' Ghost Ice opens the show with imitable, creeping ambiance.

FRIDAY, JAN. 24


Pat Sajak Assassins
Spooky Action Space Captain (IL)
Kites
@ Cafe Ventana / 3919 West Pine Boulevard
7 pm (early show) / $5 / all ages

Pat Sajak Assassins brings catchy prog-rock with a hybrid of electronic and acoustic drums. They dabble in math rock but never get too heady or dense. Spooky Action Space Captain comes from Chicago and Kites features members of Stonechat. This show starts at 7 to make way for...


CC Murder Dogs (IN)
Bearer (IL)
RÜZ
@ Cafe Ventana / 3919 West Pine Boulevard
9:30 pm (late show) / $6 / all ages

CC Murder Dogs is thick, straight-ahead hardcore with guttural vocals. The songs comes fast, leave before wearing out their welcome and carry catchy riffs throughout. This show starts late after the trio of melodic math rock bands earlier in the night.

Ventana's a great choice because of the two very different shows going down, but if neither is your style try these out:

- HEARDding Cats Collective presents HEAR WHAT YOU DON'T SEE is an experiment in sound using sensory deprivation
- Animal Teeth, Willis and others play an all-locals gig over at The Livery
- The Prologue III Release Party happens at 2720 Cherokee with members of the FarFetched Collective

SATURDAY, JAN. 25


Stonechat
Airglow
Early Worm
Crucial
Elk Driver

House Show / Click For Address
9 pm / free / all ages

Blending emo with bizarre pop, these bands mostly come from the east side of the river and take a brainy approach to weird, melodic songs. This is a comeback show for Airglow, which features Sean from Stonechat and Curtis from the now-defunct Navigator.

SUNDAY, JAN. 26


Destruction Unit (AZ)
Bug Chaser
Life Like
Self Help

@ Melt / 2712 Cherokee Street
8 pm / $5 / 18+

Destruction Unit brings familiar sounds of rock and roll with a drone-line repetition, using psychedelic guitar sounds to thicken up otherwise drawn-out punk songs. There's plenty here to latch onto and ride. Bug Chaser and Destruction Unit sound like kindred spirits, coming from similar influences. Life Like is powerful punk rock with hints of metal imbued throughout. Self Help is the newest digs from members of Doom Town, Shaved Women and more.