This Week in St. Louis 12/29/14 - 1/4/15


Glassss (Austin, TX)
Skeleton (Austin, TX)
Nos Bos
Smallpox Champion
@ Bonerville
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Two grindy punk outfits from Austin grace the Bonerville basement with their presence -- the best post-holidaze presents. Things got pretty gnarly there last night, so expect some elbows.

Also on Monday:
- Okoiucho, the live improvisation of Gray+Smentowski, at Tavern of Fine Arts
- Everything Went Black and more at 4 Hands Brewing Company


Crave Rave feat.
Black James
DJ Daddy
DJ Ryan Snowden
@ Bonerville
9 p.m. / free / all ages

In case you missed last year's Crave Rave, just know that it's back -- and it's bigger, better and glow-stickier than ever. If you prefer to keep things PG, seek solace in the crave cage.

Little Big Bangs
@ CBGB / 3163 S. Grand Blvd.
10 p.m. / free / 21+
Little Big Bangs ring in the new year. Plus, we just wanted an excuse to post their music video for their chart-topping number one hit single, "Lucky." What? Not there yet? The year is still young. Like, prenatal young.

Also on NYE:
- Mariner, Plunge and more at Lemp Arts Center
DJ Wrong Division at the Heavy Anchor


Relentless Approach (Omaha, NE)
The Warden
Pizza Boys
@ Melt / 2712 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / all ages

It's a busy week for punk preachers and practitioners. Relentless Approach plays some deep, dark hardcore grown in Omaha, which if you didn't know, tastes great with a side of waffles.


Rob Funkhouser (Bloomington, IN)
Organized Crimes
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust St.
9 p.m. / free / all ages

For some variety, definitely check out this line-up which features solo experimental percussion, KC indie rock and St. Louis' freshest post-punk outfit.


Blank Spell (Philadelphia, PA)
Latex (Philadelphia, PA)
Skin Tags
@ Melt / 2712 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / all ages

Only three days into the new year and this city's already swimming in shows featuring excellent out-of-town acts. This bill features two noteworthy Philly punk projects whose dark chords will get your blood boiling.

And if you're still standing by Sunday:
- Amygdala tears up a living room near you