This Week In St. Louis 2/22/16 - 2/28/16

WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 24


The Roaring 420s (Dresden, Germany)
Malady
Bastard the Crows

This is the kind of show for people who can't say "rock" without "n' roll." Dresden's Roaring 420s have an unhealthy obsession with the year 1969, specifically in America, and benefits can certainly be reaped from a band who sounds like it lives in a vacuum with a few six-strings and the most obscure of scratchy old rock records, bent and warped with the passage of time. Malady is the newest digs from Ryan Macias, otherwise known for his lead guitar work in Little Big Bangs. 

THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 25

Bruxism #14 feat.:
Rich O'Donnell
Van McElwee
Benjamin Kaplan
Now that Close/Far's Bruxism is settled in at Schlafly Tap room, the bi-monthly series has switched to a monthly format, but the good news is every show is now free. February's edition features Rich O'Donnell, proprietor of the HEARDing Cats Collective and director of the Electronic Music Studio at Webster University. This night brings a mix of video projections and percussive noise. 
If you know Ancestral Diet or Sports, you know what to expect. If not, maybe it's best to approach this one with virgin ears. The video above provides a preview of the show to come -- a collaboration between Colby Nathan (of New England Patriots) and Caethua shows how the two songwriters combine their styles for an odd and amorphous set. The local lineup features two of St. Louis' most prolific songwriters.

A local-centric rock lineup with Buttercup, Ish, Kenshiro's happens down Cherokee Street at San Loo. 

Conductor from Columbia plays a free show at Schlafly Tap Room with support from Shitstorm, Little Big Bangs and Dracla. 

SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 27


Drum Machine Tape Release feat.:
DMP#001
Ruz
(Record Release)
The Warden
@ Bonerville / Ask Somebody
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages
Ben Osbourne (of Ruz, Lumpy and the Dumpers, 1,000+ other bands) wrote a set of songs with drum machine as the basis. He then invited several of his friends, some from bands, some not, to play on separate songs and put everything together for a Lumpy Recs tape. According to Ben, this show is the ONLY time you'll be able to hear those songs in a live format.