This Week in St. Louis 6/8/15 - 6/14/15


Flykills (Brooklyn, NY)
Black Planet (Cincinatti, OH)
Homebody (Denver, CO)
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
10 p.m. / $7 / all ages

Cincinnati's Black Planet brings dark, snarling punk ensnared by a femme-fronted fuzzy mess. This lands somewhere around garage rock with dark, gothy vibes. The show is a mish-mash of two others, bringing the psych twang of Homebody right up against the rough, abrasive Flykills. Wamhoda and Jake Leech hold the fort, representing STL on a crazy mixed bill.


CJ Boyd
Vernacular String Trio
Eric Hall
Louis Wall
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / all ages

Nomadic noisemaker C.J. Boyd always tends to bring a fresh set of sonic oddities every time he stops through St. Louis. The local lineup couldn't be better with the heavy-handed Vernacular String Trio and ambient powerhouse Eric Hall. A night of intricate electro-acoustic jams on the cheap, with bonus live poetry from Sean Arnold.


Paranoid Chant (Houston, TX)
The Drip (Philadelphia, PA)
Pink Sock
@ Bonerville
9 p.m. / $6 / all ages

The Drip brings busy hardcore that pummels with little restraint. Blastbeats drag guttural chords along quick sub-minute bursts of pissed rambling. Paranoid Chant was one of those bands that people lauded on the Facebook the day after they came, trying to make everyone feel bad for not showing up. Maybe go see what all the hype was about. Better yet, just go for Pink Sock.

New England Patriots (Boston, MA)
Double God
@ Livery Company / 3227 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $5

New England Patriots keeps good company in its native habitat of, well, New England. The band has split LPs with both Boston's Skimask and Brooklyn's Palberta. Remember Guerilla Toss? The Patriots are the meaner, leaner counterpart that brings faster beats amid insane rambling and taut, angular riffs. This is a short three band bill that will start real late and still end early.

Carl Calm
Flanger Magazine
DJ Jake Leech
@ William A Kerr Foundation / 21 O'Fallon St.
9 p.m. / $10 / all ages

You might know Carl Calm and Flanger Magazine from their duo Caboladies. This is a show full of solo performances, including two from RAI and Jake Leech, who used to also perform together years ago. Chill beats wrap around lush ambient tones to create a dark, heavy atmosphere. This show starts early at 8 but will go until question-marks, no doubt.


Baghead (MS)
Cherry Death (Oklahoma City, OK)
Strong Force
@ / Riverfront Generator
$7 / all ages

Baghead and Cherry Death both bring pretty different vibes, but that's because this show used to be split. Watch the two get smashed together over a fire and marshmallows. Sam Clapp's Strong Force opens with punky psych songs that die before wearing out their welcome. This is a secret location, but you can find the spot if you actually ask a punk.


Black James
Nick Klein
@ Upstairs Lounge / 3131 S. Grand Blvd.
9 p.m. / $5-$7

Profligate makes a danceable noise that sounds like its been squeezed out from a Sega Genesis soundchip into a dirty dog bowl. Lap it up, naves. Black James brings her own bouncy brand of black magic alongside openers Lolito and Nick Klein. Also, this is at Upstairs Lounge – bringing back 2009 in style, no doubt.