This Week In St. Louis 11/2/15 - 11/8/15


Blight Future
Path of Might
Van Buren
@ Dugan Haus
8 p.m. / donation$ / all ages

At one point, Temple from Wisconsin was on this show but the band had to cancel their tour, so the locals decided to just have a show anyway. Free, BYOB and at a house in Tower Grove South. Hit the link for an address/directions. Half of Blight Future just finished their Rage Against The Machine cover set, so maybe they'll break out "Killing In The Name Of" or that one song that was on the Matrix. Probably not, though.


The Funs
Trauma Harness
The Bubbleheads
@ Bonerville
10 p.m. / $5 / all ages

The Funs have been on tour for a solid month slinging their new double LP, and this show is a proper homecoming with Trauma Harness and the newish kids on the block, the Bubbleheads. Drag, the latest project from Nick Goldschmidt (Posture, Smallpox Champion, Burners) opens the show. 


Way Out Wednesday #2 feat.:
Whsky Janetor
Dave Stone
Brandywine River
David Bell + Joe Hess

@ Way Out Club / 2525 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / $5 / 21+

Way Out Wednesday is a new monthly experimental music series by David Bell, the proprietor of the Paradoxal Pterodactyl podcast. The Way Out Club was a hotbed for weirder bands roughly 15 years ago, and this recurring show plans to build on that legacy. This month's edition sees the leading ladies of weird, Whsky Janetor, along with saxophone legend Dave Stone and more.


Ahleuchatistas (NC)
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
8 p.m. / $7 / all ages

Ahleuchatistas have been hitting St. Louis for more than a decade, but it's only in the past year that people have really started to take notice. Through its early days as a heavy, spazzed-out math trio to its current duo of guitar and drums, the band has undergone several changes but always maintained a distinct style, owing to founding member Shane Perlowin. The video above is a pretty good measuring stick of what's to come. 


New Music Circle presents:
Charlemagne Palestine
@ Pulitzer Arts Foundation / 3716 Washington Blvd.
8 p.m. / $10-$20 / all ages

From New Music Circle's promotion of the show: A 1970s contemporary of Terry Riley and Steve Reich, spontaneous-composer and multi-instrumentalist Charlemagne Palestine has developed a unique, highly eclectic style of his own, based upon broad sonorities and effects. For Palestine, who also has a strong background in the visual arts, including film (his works have been shown at MoMA and the 2014 Whitney Biennial), the performance space, itself, has become a critically important element of his presentations, and this should be evident at both St. Louis events. 

Whether you can or can't make the first show, consider the second performance taking place Sunday night at 7 p.m. at the Historic Trinity Lutheran Church (812 Soulard Street). A church organ set with an actual organ in an actual church


Mouth Reader (Murfreesboro, TN)
Outside World (New York City, NY)
Maximum Effort
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
7 p.m. / $7 / all ages

With warbling vocals and a straight-ahead rhythm section, Mouth Reader teeters on the edge of shoegaze and straight-up punk by bringing an enormous tone and wrapping it locked beats. The songs are short and succinct but stay around long enough to get stuck to your skill. The local lineup is just as jammin', as Shitstorm and Max Eff are two of St. Louis' most reliable bands in the punk set. Don't be a cheapskate, $7 is a real bargain. Show starts early 7, don't mess up.