This Week in St. Louis 10/5/15 - 10/11/15


Tellavision (Germany)
Invisible Circle (NY)
Zak M
@ Los Punk / 2709 Cherokee St.
9:30 p.m. / $5

Tellavision builds loops through electric and acoustic means, blending textures with primal beats. Her voice creeps through the layers, eventually becoming part of the concrete loops. Sections crack and come back together in weird ways, making for odd, fractured dance songs.


Upsilon Acrux (CA)
Nicoffeine (Germany)
@ Schlafy Tap Room / 2100 Locust St.
9 p.m. / free / all ages

Upsilon Acrux came out of the early 00s through the second wave of "math rock," where it crashed bold and melodic riffs into glitched keys and synth. Beats feel frantic but never frenetic, as the composition leaves just enough room for all the moving parts to stretch and compress. The whole affair feels more elastic than stringent, owing to playful interplay between finger-tapped riffs and harsh dischord. With the recent addition of a second drummer, Upsilon Acrux force a breath of fresh air into a band that never felt stale to begin with. These songs are more than ahead of their time, and we're all here to play catch up. 


Lazy (Kansas City, MO)
Little Big Bangs
@ CBGB / 3163 S. Grand Ave.
8 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Lazy is KCMO's resident garage rock monstrosity, pushing a Ramones-era punk that manages to harness that same catchy magic. There's an underlying optimism to the band's sunny disposition, which might explain why its songs feel so charming. Out of the garage and into the dive bar.