This Week In St. Louis 3/3/14 - 3/9/14

FRIDAY, MAR. 7


PEAT HENRY Benefit Show featuring:
The Conformists
Faultfinder
Shaved Women
Lumpy & The Dumpers
The Funs
Catholic Guilt
Life Like

@ Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois
8 pm / $7 / 21+

We could call this show "For Peat's Sake" or "Give Peat A Chance." Click any of the aforementioned names to check out the music, but honestly, there hasn't been a better, more representative line-up of St. Louis music in a long time. This is a great chance to support a local dude while checking out some of the freshest sounds this city has to offer.


King Buzzo (of the Melvins)
@ Fubar / 3801 Locust Street
9 pm / $13-15 / all ages

King Buzzo is the captain of the Melvins, one of the most influential rock and/or metal (depending on who you ask) bands of the 20th century. His solo work is mind-blowing too and definitely worth checking out. Although the songs are based around an acoustic guitar, that Melvins sound is still very much present.

Get weird with WEIRD FEST at Foam, featuring The Night Grinder, Willis, Tiger Rider, Beauty Pageant, Animal Teeth, Skull and Pet Rock: The Musical. Bring 5 bucks.

SATURDAY, MAR. 8


Wei Zhongle (IL)
Eric Hall
Con Trails
John McCowen

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

Wei Zhongle brings bizarre progressive rock into the freak folk realm ala Sun City Girls and bands of that ilk. If you're unfamiliar, expect throaty singing over odd time signatures with flourishing sections that often delve into chaos. Eric Hall is an appropriate opener, as he chops and screws sounds into a different collage with every show.


Little Big Bangs/Barely Free Partial Prisoners Split Release Show
Little Big Bangs
Barely Free Partial Prisoners

@ Barely Free Lair / On Cherokee Street, same block as The Livery
7 pm (early show) / free / all ages

Little Big Bangs and Barely Free are starting this show early to not conflict with any of the other gigs going on, so pre-game at what used to be "Rsdio Cherokee" ten years ago and pick up the new split tape for $5. Both bands are great and are generally anti-establishment. That's worth your time.


Mayday (NY)
Massive Ego (IL)
431
Liquor Lord

@ Bonerville / On Michigan
9 pm / $5 / all ages

Straight gutter-punk from all over the USA. Massive Ego brings a sort of pop-tinge to everything, but the rest of the bands keep it nice and trashy. Just the way every writer from Maximum Rocknroll likes it.

Go celebrate Gerald Good's birthday for free at the Firebird with Tone Rodent, Popular Mechanics, Kadu Flyer and more.

Mark your calendar for next week:

3/11: Canadian Rifle, Better Days, Self Help @ Lemmons
3/13: Fake Surfers, Black Panties, Big Chaser @ Livery
3/13: Tideland, Shut In, Heavy Horse, Mariner @ Plush Parlor
3/14: Bruxism No. 2 with Catholic Guilt and more @ Apop
3/15: Kowabunga Kid, Vanilla Beans, Wild Hex, Dem Scientist @ Cafe Ventana
3/15: Frank Hurricane, Catholic Guilt, Zak and more @ Foam