This Week In St. Louis 6/2/14 - 6/8/14


Peter Brotzmann, William Parker, Hamid Drake Trio
Dave Stone & Friends

@ Lemp Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Avenue
8 pm / $15-21 / all ages

This trio of free-jazz legends blasts a harsh, full volume wall of interweaving loops and melody. This is jazz at a breakneck pace, sans the masturbatory nonsense that comes with the genre, typically. Dave Stone is a St. Louis champion in this realm of music and brings a specially handpicked group of players to open.


Glow God (OK)
American Hate (OK)
Maximum Effort
@ Plush / 3224 Locust Street
9 pm / $7 / 18+

Public service announcement: This show was originally booked at Bad Dog and has been moved to Plush. If you see the flyer around town, don't get confused. I once watched Glow God and American Hate play an empty room to three people and both bands still killed. This is unapologetic punk rock with more than a few obvious influences, but their execution is spot on with tons of tiny melodies crammed into quick songs. Maximum Effort might be St. Louis' only alien/government conspiracy punk band, and they seldom play live. Catch a rare sighting and pick up their LP so the wait isn't so harsh next time around.

If punk's not your flavor, try the harsh noise show on Thursday at Lemp Arts Center featuring Matthew Reis (OH), Kingston Family Singers and Kevin Schlueter.


As Unstable As - A survey of contemporary electronic and performance art in St. Louis
Kevin Harris, Chad Eivins, Dr. Mabuse, Perverted and many more
@ Kranzberg Arts Center / 501 North Grand Boulevard
7 pm / $7-10 / all ages

Local artist and curator Kevin Harris put together a three room multi-sensory, multimedia event featuring multiple local video and sound artists. Harris will be performing at the beginning of the night with a quadrophonic sound piece. Perverted featuring Larva Lu, Rick Wilson and William Gass, will perform a special cabaret piece. Dr. Mabuse, one of the heads behind HEARDing Cats, has built a device he calls "The Dome" and will join Harris and videographer Chad Eivins to close the night with a crazy audio-video presentation.

Little Big Bangs, Kisser and the Carondelettes are performing at Ross and Kim's on Friday. If you don't know the address, check this Facebook event and find out for yourself.