This Week In St. Louis 4/4/16 - 4/10/16


Daisy Chains (MN)
Dem Scientist
Double God
@ Bonerville
9 p.m / $5 / all ages

With members from Minneapolis' Miami Dolphins, one might expect Daisy Chains to be more spaz than swing, but this trio plays with its soft side showing. Double God brings the brains behind Fragile Farm, Laika and Mangina together for a weird mutant mass of post-punk and noise rock. This is Dem Scientists' alleged last show before the band's actual last show, which means that this is a safe bet just in case Dem calls it quits before a proper farewell. 

ALSO: Staghorn heads off a heavy lineup over at Foam


Fred Lonberg-Holm (Chicago, IL)
Frode Gjerstad (Norway)
Ghost Ice/Trull/Stone Trio
@ Jackson Pianos / 4354 Olive St.
8 p.m. / $10-$15 / all ages

If you have an even passing interest in free-improv this show is a good introduction, especially with Fred Lonberg-Holm at the helm with longtime collaborator Frode Gjerstad. Lonberg-Holm has worked with a long list of more punk and rock-based bands, such as US Maple, God Is My Co-Pilot and Wilco among many others. The opening act is especially standout, with electronics by Ghost Ice, guitar by Chris Trull (of Yowie) and Dave Stone on saxophone. 

ALSO: Weatherbox from San Diego headlines an indie-heavy bill with Enemies, Yonsei and Sunday at Foam


Chad Eivins
Maxwell UK

@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / all ages

This show is a full audio-video package with every artist bringing a strong visual element via projections. Chad Eivins offers more than his typical set-up, which already warps any venue into his sordid, personal portal. Maxwell UK is yet another Kingston Family Singers production yet promises to be different from the "duo's" day-to-day goings on. 185668232 comes by way of Philadelphia's noise scene, which has heavy hitters such as Drums Like Machine Guns among many others. The only contemporary I can really compare this work to is Providence's Time Ghost, but this takes a less calculated, more unhinged approach. 

ALSO: Way Out Weirdo Wednesday, the monthly series by the Paradoxal Pterodactyl podcast goes down over at the Way Out Club


NOiSETTE feat.:
Alex Cunningham
Marble//Wall Duo
Dave Stone Ensemble
Beauty Pageant
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
8 p.m. / free / all ages

Mr. Ben's NOiSE series has been one of few pillars holding up St. Louis' seedy underbelly in the last five years. While the show has taken a more seasonal approach over its once monthly schedule, the lineup is no less severe, offering a wide-range of improvisers and acts across the noise and free-jazz scenes in St. Louis. Arrive on time for a four hour concentration of subversive sound. 

New Music Circle presents:
Tyondai Braxton (NY)
@ The Luminary / 2701 Cherokee St.
8 p.m. / $15/$17 / all ages

Tyondai Braxton needs little introduction -- whether you're familiar with his compositions, electronic work or his time fronting math-rock supergroup Battles, his reach extends far beyond the expansive borders of experimental music. Despite his dense approach, Braxton's output is almost universally accessible, incorporating elements of avant-garde and world music in his brand of noise that is as distinct as it is needlessly varied. One of St. Louis' strongest solo electronic artists, Hylidae, fittingly opens the show. 


Hallowed Bells (PA)
Rip Rap
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / $7 / all ages

DTCV might be best known for its ex-Guided by Voices personnel, but its songs breathe smooth shoegazey sounds into classic rock songs bathed in nostalgia. The call backs are here, but in a world where everything is a guilty pleasure -- who cares? 

Lo Fi Cherokee offers Shitstorm, Tok and several other bands for free all day on Cherokee Street

Milk Vetch, Sole Loan and collaborative supergroup Thumpy Sticky plays CBGB


New England Patriots (Boston, MA)
Blight Future
Skin Tags
@ Kismet / 3409 Iowa Ave.
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages

The Patriots (from New England) come from the same Allston DIY scene that barfed out Guerilla Toss, Speedy Ortiz and several other bands of similar ilk. The difference is that the Pats aren't nearly as marketable as the aforementioned names and their stark, noisy punk songs can be dense slow burners or shortened blasts of weirdo hardcore. Singer Colby Nathan bathes himself in the salt of the audience and slithers on the floor begging to kiss their boots. Blight Future brings frantic post-whatever (punk, hardcore, rock) with an activist slant -- if you don't have something to say, pass the mic. 

ALSO: Violence Creeps and Trauma Harness play the late show over at Foam