WEDNESDAY, FEB. 12
Animal Teeth (Tour Kick-Off)
Dad Jr. (Return Show)
@ The Livery / 3211 Cherokee Street
9 pm / $5 / 21+
This show is both part of Johnny Vegas' monthly Stag Nite (which means cheap beer) and Acid Kat's zine night (which means tons of zines, duh). Dad Jr. returns after a lengthy hiatus and line-up change, and Animal Teeth will kick-off their tour on this night. Dem Scientist is a long running punk group featuring Andy and Gabe of Nos Bos with the recent addition of Martin from Lumpy and the Dumpers on drums.
THURSDAY, FEB. 13
@ Kerr Foundation Building / 21 O'Fallon Street
8 pm / $10 / all ages
Based in Berlin, Steven Warwick dons the alias of Heatsick and applies a lo-fi punk aesthetic to ethereal dance music. By working through guitar pedals and a single Casio keyboard, Heatsick manages to feel full and distinct, nevermind the minimalist approach. Heatsick's latest album Intersex, released via PAN, sees Warwick fully delving into massive psychedelics.
FRIDAY, FEB. 14
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Avenue
9 pm / $5 / all ages
This is the romantic hang for weirdos. Ambient, noisy electronics by way of Chicago meets up with St. Louis' best kept secret Eric Hall.
For a fresh take on experimental and contemporary composition, check out Lemp Arts Centers' Quiet Concert series on this night.
SATURDAY, FEB. 15
Little Big Bangs
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust Street
9 pm / free / all ages
Little Big Bangs has a great new record, some upcoming splits and great free demos floating around the web. The band worships the '90s and does a sort-of grunge rock that sounds distinctly "St. Louis." I don't get it. It's great. The Funs some how make that "indie" sound feel fresh and inclusive.
On Sunday, Apop Records hosts Cheap Art from Atlanta with Nos Bos and two new local groups: Self Help (featuring members of Doom Town and Shaved Women) and Astral Place (all-girl post-punk).