This Week In St. Louis 5/2/16 - 5/8/16


Hank Wood & the Hammerheads (NY)
Mala Leche (MN)
Black Panties
@ Bonerville
10 p.m. / all ages

The snot-nosed punks in Hank Wood and the Hammerheads pack Bonerville with dual drums and a solid fix on catchy riffs with support from Q, Black Panties and newcomers NSOD. Mala Leche is the proto-punk brainchild between Ben Osborne (of Ruz, Lumpy) and players from Minneapolis, a scatterbrained post-apocalypse of screaming and scratchy strings. 

Stephen Houldsworth and Eric Hall collaborate with noise and spoken word at Foam. 

Gnarly Davidson returns to St. Louis for a family reunion with brothers in slime Shitstorm at San Loo.


NOiSETTE feat.:
Brain Transplant
Corrigan Bros.
Free Willy
The Musth Duo
Stone Hen

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

NOiSETTE looks like it's running a marathon with that long list of clientele, but in reality this is a noise and synth-filled sprint that runs from 8 to midnight. These monthly shows are typically far reaching and act as a primer to the seedy underbelly of the St. Louis music scene. 


Bboys (NY)
Phantom Head (Kansas City, MO)
Trauma Harness
Demon Lover
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
7 p.m. / $7 / all ages

Bboys funnels all the trappings of a shoegaze band into a stringent punk mold, melting hefty, straight-ahead beats with spacious riffs around a strong vocal lead. KC's Phantom Head returns with its buoyant noise-rock that runs in half-time with snarling vocals howling throughout. Both locals alike offer their own rabbit hole to fall in -- Trauma Harness reprises its role as the post-punk kings of the city and Demon Lover offers strange, otherworldly pop. 

See the calendar side bar for more shows happening this week!