Bernard Herman (NYC)
@ The Revisionist Inn / 1950 Cherokee Street
$8 / 9 p.m. / all ages
Timeghost was one of those acts that came through, played a relatively empty show, and the few people who attended wouldn't shut up about it for days. A quick look at his videos shows that Timeghost is pretty distinct in the realm of noise - he makes use of beats not unlike Wolf Eyes, but includes an intricate wall of sound that is, well, "heavy." I don't use that term lightly. Get it? Hehe.
Pop Crimes (Canada)
Prude Boys (MI)
Kisser (Tape Release)
@ Melt / 2712 Cherokee Street
9 p.m. / $7 / all ages
Pop Crimes rips through garage rock like it's running away from its own genre. The guitarists sound like they could grind right through their strings and fretboards at any moment. The whole thing is played so damn hard that abrasive sounds start to surface, invoking the same feeling of hardcore or even noise rock. Fitting that Kisser will release its new tape recorded by Cooper Crane (Cave, Bitchin Bajas) on this night.
SATURDAY, NOV. 8
New Music Circle Presents:
@ The Luminary / 2701 Cherokee Street
7 p.m. / $10-$20 / all ages
Eli Keszler is an experimental percussionist known for his insane installations (like his recent project where he works with repurposed piano strings). His hyper-active style of drumming builds atmosphere with powerful flourishes. Rashad Becker travels from Berlin to deliver a nuanced set of electronic sounds. This gig is a sure bet for fans of free-improvisation.
@ The Heavy Anchor / 5226 Gravois
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+
Sand is a progressive-jazz trio featuring members of Nels Cline Singers, Cibo Matto and Cursive. This dream team makes songs that range from super dense to simple and accessible. St. Louis' own Yowie is set to headline, and they've been warning people via social media that this will be their last show for several months. Maybe that means a new record is on the way? Oooo...