This Week In St. Louis 3/10/14 - 3/16/14

THURSDAY, MAR. 13


Fake Surfers (MI)
Bug Chaser
Black Panties

@ Livery Company / 3211 Cherokee Street
9:30 pm / $7 / 21+

Bug Chaser crams psychedelic rock into a plasma-jam with influence from kraut legends of yore. Black Panties is a raw farce of rock 'n roll with tongues planted firmly-in-cheek throughout. And landing somewhere between both local bands is Fake Surfers, from Michigan, with its unhinged garage rock.

FRIDAY, MAR. 14


BRUXISM No. 2 featuring:
Catholic Guilt
Derek Dadian-Smith
Nyfolt
DJ Mr. Ben

@ Apop Records / 2831 Cherokee Street
8 pm / $5 / all ages

BRUXISM is a partnership between Apop Records and Nathan Cook's label Close/Far. Expect subtle experimental acts spaced apart by DJing from Mr. Ben's collection of obscure wax.

SATURDAY, MAR. 15


Kowabunga Kid (IL)
Vanilla Beans
Wild Hex
Dem Scientist

@ Café Ventana / 3919 West Pine Boulevard
8 pm / $5 / all ages

Kowabunga Kid belts static-filled punk pop with a wet underbelly of feedback. Wild Hex and Dem Scientist both spew the kind of noisy rock and roll St. Louis is so good at. The Vanilla Beans is there as a keen pop discourse to the rest of the bands. Skank with confidence.


Frank Hurricane (NY)
Catholic Guilt
Crisp Money Legends
Zak Marmalefsky

@ Foam / 3359 South Jefferson Avenue
9 pm / $5 / all ages

This is a St. Louis bizarro-bill at its finest: Over-the-top parody hip-hop, Zak's droney crooning and an anything-goes set from Catholic Guilt. Frank Hurricane from Hurricanes of Love comes from New York - highly recommended.

If neither show above suits your taste, the HEARDING CATS collective just announced an experimental showcase featuring Gino Robair at the William A Kerr Foundation for Saturday night.