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.
THURSDAY, JUN. 5
Glow God (OK)
American Hate (OK)
@ 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.
FRIDAY, JUN. 6
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.