This Weekend in St. Louis 3/26/15 - 3/29/15


Fountainsun (Baltimore, MD)
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
7 p.m. / donation$ / all ages

Fountainsun combines the efforts of legendary post-punker and Lungfish frontman Daniel Higgs and Fumie Ishii. Expect brain-bending banjo riffing alongside disparate vocals and subtle, meditative drones. This show is early, so use it as a pre-game before catching Grouper over at Wash U or JJ Hamon's solo set along with Ish and Lions Eat Grass over at the Schlafly Tap Room. Daniel Wyche and Eric Hall perform over at the Lemp Arts Center as well, making for a night of hard choices. Not a bad problem to have. 


KSLU, KWUR and the Billiken Club present:
Tim Hecker (Vancouver)
Travis Bursik
@ Kranzberg Arts Center / 501 N. Grand. Blvd.
7 p.m. / $15 / all ages

Legendary ambient artist Tim Hecker brings dense layers of busy ambient work to the Kranzberg. He's earned critical praise from places like Pitchfork and Noisey, and for good reason. Hecker is a world class performer and $15 is a bargain to see him perform in an intimate setting like the Kranzberg. Travis Bursik is St. Louis' own master of sonic meditation -- you might remember him as one half of synth duo Ou Ou. Arrive on time. 


The Down-Fi (Broad Ripple IN)
Bad Dates
Little Richard Brothers Band
@ CBGB / 3163 South Grand Ave.
9:30 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Sweaty garage rock in its purest form should be enough to clear up your sinuses. Huff the punk rock at CBGB and watch the paint peel off the walls. 

Bruxism No. 8 feat.:
Dave Stone
Tracy Andreotti
Sun Bros

@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
10:30 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Maybe the term "avant-garde" seems too snooty for you. You're in good company here. Nathan Cook's Close/Far label puts on an event every other month called Bruxism. This night is a good intro to free-jazz and noise alike with solo performances by cellist Tracy Andreotti and resident sax-demon Dave Stone. 

New Music Circle presents:
Matthew Shipp (NY)
Michael Bisio (NY)
@ The Stage at KDHX / 3524 Washington Ave.
7:30 p.m. / $10-$20 / all ages

Straight-up living legend Matthew Shipp brings 2/3 of his original trio to the Stage at KDHX. This is a New Music Circle event, so admission sits on a sliding scale. If you can swing $20 at the door then fine -- the rest of us can pay the "struggling music supporter" fee of $10. Either way, this show is worth every penny. The video above gives a good preview of what's in store but don't expect a carbon copy of what you hear -- every performance is unique. 


Peter J. Woods (Milwaukee, WI)
Jeff Landgraf
Sam Naumann
Mark Saric
@ Lemp Arts Center / 3301 Lemp Ave.
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Peter J. Woods (local noise OGs might known him as PETE-ZA) returns for a show the Lemp calls "Quiet! a concert of new music." As to what that actually means, we don't know. Peter tends to bring some sort of theatrical aspect to his sets, so it's best to expect the unexpected (as cheesy as it sounds).