This Week In St. Louis 1/11/16 - 1/17/16


Urochromes (MA)
Big Bleach (MS)
@ Bonerville / Ask Somebody 
9 p.m. / $7 / all ages
Urochromes are as grimy as hardcore gets, but classy rock riffs still manage to stab through all the scuzz with stark clarity. This is the headbobbin', foot-tappin' music of the dystopian future that we're already living in. You from ten years ago would think this was so cool. 


New Berlin (TX)
Boreal Hills 
Zak Marmalefsky
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave. 
 9 p.m. / $5 / all ages
Melt down every crayon in the box and pour that rainbow soup into a bowl. The result is typically a weird grayish-brown but New Berlin has managed to keep all its shades of garage rock, punk and hardcore despite smashing them together. This band is meant to be heard in a dusty basement with low ceilings but Foam will have to do. 

RAOS presents: Night of Duos II featuring: 
Sam Clapp and Chad Hickman 
Stephen Houldsworth and Sean Ballard 
Ben Stegmann and Patrick Weston
@ Schlafly Tap Room / 2100 Locust
 9 p.m. / free / all ages
Jake Leech brings together several of St. Louis' most active players in the experimental and noise scene and pairs them for short improvised sets. Members of the Brainstems, Kingston Family Singers, Fragile Farm, Beauty Pageant and the now-defunct Ou Ou will join together for this night of one-time performances. 


Corrigan Brothers Album Release Show 
Slave Cable 
Dave Stone 
Tubby Tom 
Beauty Pageant
@ Kismet Creative Center / 3409 Iowa 
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages
The guitar-mangling Corrigan Brothers have been quiet in recent months, if only to prepare its own cacophonous album for release. The duo plans to fill Kismet with its coarse merging of strings that cross no-wave stylings with a warped blues aesthetic. Sets on this night start at 8 p.m. and will run in rapid-fire fashion to make way for a post-hardcore show starting later on.

Farfetched Collective celebrates its annual label compilation with a release party, meant to serve as an intro to its roster of electronic artists. Music kicks off at 8 p.m. over at 2720 Cherokee.


Breath Fire
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages
GT could stand for anything, but "Get Tryin'" makes sense. The band's low-down vibe leaks through a dark but bluesy set of songs. Hints of psych and shoegaze are here, but GT doesn't bash you over the head again and again with its pedal prowess. Instead, the exploration here is more subtle, helping to drive riffs just left of center.