This Week In St. Louis 11/9/15 - 11/15/15

WEDNESDAY, NOVEMBER 11


Olivia Block (Chicago, IL)
Circuit Des Yeux (IN)
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson ave.
8 p.m. / $10-$15 / all ages

Olivia Block specializes in found sound and collage noise with busy post-processing that gradually morphs in real-time. Her performances tend to be disorienting -- a challenge to the senses with a huge payoff. Circuit Des Yeux is the creeping synth-laden songs of one Haley Fohr, who just released a brand new record, In Plain Speech, on Thrill Jockey earlier this year. 


Negative Approach (Detroit, MI)
Child Bite (Detroit, MI)
Everything Went Black
Ruz
@ Fubar / 3108 Locust St.
7 p.m. / $12-$15 / all ages

Negative Approach is legendary Detroit hardcore that needs little introduction. At this point, most people have their mind made up about the band, so think of this as a simple P.S.A. They're coming to town with Child Bite and two of St. Louis' best and busiest bands in the genre are opening. 

THURSDAY, NOVEMBER 12


Video (Denton, TX)
Black Panties
Cal & the Calories
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / $7 / 21+

Lumpy Recs illuminati open for Denton's Video, who includes members of Radioactivity, Bad Sports and others. The band is signed to Third Man Records now (yeah, Jack White's label), but that doesn't seem to have taken any of the grit or gravel out of its total punk rock.


Bod (Minneapolis, MN)
Dana T (IA)
T.A.F.K.A Biggiestardust
Mangina
Fragile Janet
Slave Cable
DJ Larva Lu

@ Kismet / 3409 Iowa Ave.
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Grace Smith is leaving St. Louis again. As in, moving. This night is the last that the woman behind Janet will bewilder you and everyone else just "trying to have a good time" (at least until she moves back). This show is a weird, noisy send-off headed by Minneapolis' garage-punkers Bod. 

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 13


Free Pizza (Boston, MA)
Tubby Tom
The Vanilla Beans
Boreal Hills
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Remember when you joked around about naming your band "Free Pizza" but never got around to it? These guys did, and judging by the video above, they write songs that sound like its namesake. Do these guys know about provel? Probably not, so go fuck them up with our fake cheese. 


Night Grinder (Denver, CO)
Mirror Fears (Denver, CO)
Catholic Guilt
Monster Sized Monster
Fragile Farm
DJ Paradoxal Pterodactyl

@ Kismet / 3409 Iowa Ave.
8 p.m. / donation$ / all ages

Brad Schumacher a.k.a. The Night Grinder lived in St. Louis for many years as a sort of buried treasure. It's not that he didn't play shows, but with other older, more renowned names in town doing noise and free-improv, Schumacher never enjoyed much hype. And really, that's to the detriment of everyone in town -- he was one of St. Louis' most innovative and articulate noise artists and now he's back for one night.