UNDERCURRENT NO. 1
Ou Où Magic Orchestra (members of Ou Où, Yugen, Bear Hive and Jake Leech)
BACCO (members of Stonechat)
The Jerk (members of Barely Free)
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust Street
8:30 p.m. / free / all ages
Undercurrent is a collaboration between Wrong Division, Chizmo.TV, the Paradoxal Pterodactyl podcast and a revolving door of local tape labels. These are monthly shows that are recorded live and arranged onto a mixtape. Each month's show sees the release of the previous month's tape (free to attendees) and works as a live recording session. The idea is to provide a physical analog format of local groups from multiple genres. This show is the kick-off for the Undercurrent series, hosted at the Schlafly Tap Room.
The first night will have a special visual installation by Chizmo.TV and a new zine release by Mr. Ben. This will be Burrowss' last show, and three of the other groups are one-night-only performances. Not to be missed.
FRIDAY, JAN. 31
Lobster (Kevin Harris and Nathan Cook)
The Night Grinder
with a DJ set by Kingston Family Singers
@ Apop Records / 2831 Cherokee Street
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages
BRUXISM, another monthly series, aims to provide an entry point into experimental and electro-acoustic music. Attendees will receive a free cassette, print or zine, depending on the month.
Other options for Friday:
- Release show for Acid Kat Zine No. 11 with Babe Lords and Girls 2021 at The Livery.
- Popular Mechanics album release show at Plush.
- Maximum Effort, Cardiac Arrest and Rat Heart play Fubar lounge.
- The Tennis Lesson plays a free show with Humdrum at Schlafly Tap Room.
SATURDAY, FEB. 1
Relentless Approach (NE)
What We Won't See
Bath House Boys
Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee Street
11 p.m. / $5 / 21+
This show has mostly super loud, straight ahead punk rock and hardcore, but What We Won't See is the oddball out with its harsh drum-machine rock. Black Panties returns after a brief hiatus and Bath House Boys are on a tour of St. Louis from their hometown of Bonerville.
SUNDAY, FEB. 2
@ CBGB / 3163 South Grand Avenue
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Yautja features Tyler Coburn, who also plays drums for Gnarwhal. He's one of the most inventive drummers around, and his approach to Yautja's metal keeps the genre fresh. Cathedral Fever is one of St. Louis' best kept secrets still and Nos Bos are resident gutter-punx who refuse to just die already. Bands like this usually only last 4 months then hipsters spend the next 4 years talking about how great they were. Don't be hip; Get nerdy.