Soda (Gainesville, FL)
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Avenue
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages
Gainesville's Soda reaches across the board, opting for that catch-all kind of party punk that seems easy to grab onto but the group keeps its songs on the edge with busy, noisy passages. The Bubbleheads released its demo just a few months back and word is, the band is bringing out several new songs in the very near future. Shitstorm and Fumer are both anchors in St. Louis, but if you haven't caught either, this show is as good excuse as any.
Power Trip from Dallas, Texas is currently on tour with Anthrax and Lamb of God, but the band hits St. Louis on an off-night to play Fubar with Out of Time, Grand Inquisitor and Skinner.
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 3
Way Out Weirdo Wednesday #5 featuring
Monster Sized Monster
Jaded Evil Lambs
@ The Way Out Club / 2525 S. Jefferson Avenue
9 p.m. / free / 21+
David Bell (of the Paradoxal Pterodactyl podcast) pulls the bizarre, inane and obviously weird to the Way Out Club for a monthly gathering of cross-genre brain gnashing and cheap booze. This month mixes classic St. Louis noise acts with stand-up comedy, hip-hop and a solo drum performance by Drew Gowran.
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 6
Mollot (Toronto, Canada)
Lumpy and the Dumpers
@ Bonerville / Ask Somebody
9 p.m. / $7 / all ages
The cover of Mollot's tour tape shows an opossum or some kind of rat-thing "making love" with a sledgehammer. In keeping with that theme, Toronto's Mollot sounds equally as twisted, opting for harsh, fast punk inside scuzzy noise and fuzz. The local lineup is a solid primer on south city punk with Lumpy leading the pack. Someone told me Q was breaking up. I guess THEY forgot. We call that progress, compared to what used to happen with hardcore bands in St. Louis: Release a full-length and immediately call it quits.
@ Beatnik Bob's (inside City Museum) / 701 N 15th Street
8 p.m. / all ages
Stephen Favazza, the sole player behind Hands and Feet, offers the first of several nights that explore both electronic and experimental artists inside the Beatnik Bob's space upstairs at City Museum. This night's lineup reads Favazza's full name, as opposed to Hands and Feet, because he plans to perform a rare ambient set alongside local purveyors of the genre Travis Bursik and Eric Hall. Captured Planet rounds out the show, kicking off a full month that will feature .e, Golden Curls and many artists from the FarFetched Collective.