This Week In St. Louis 5/31/16 - 6/5/16


Wet Ones (Kansas City, MO)
Major Softie
Sunday Candy
Beach Bodies
Skin Tags
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages

KC's Wet Ones plays cheeky garage punk punctuated by both wailing guitars and wily words (ie: their Bandcamp hit, "Waaah Waaah Waah"). Plenty of locals fill the bill, from the melodic pop of Major Softie to the primal rock of Beach Bodies.


Way Out Weirdo Wednesday feat.:
Spray Tan (Oakland, CA)
Zak M.
@ The Way Out Club / 2525 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / free / 21+

This edition of local artist David Bell's typically all-local eclectic and experimental showcase features plenty of fresh faces. Oakland's Spray Tan mixes things up with its self-described "shameless queer slut rock," juxtaposed between drone, noise and more.


Wei Zhongle (Chicago, IL)
Skarekrau Radio
Double God
@ Hobbit Hole
9 p.m. / all ages

To make a Wei Zhongle, pair clever songwriting punctuated by a precise rhythm section with cool clarinet melodies -- and shake vigorously. Grab Skarekrau Radio's new tape while you're there and catch them if you can. This performance is the no-wave wonder's first one in a long while.


River Des Press Expo feat.:
Little Big Bangs
Mother Meat
Maximum Effort
@ South Broadway Athletic Club / 2301 S. 7th St.
3 p.m. / free / all ages

This second annual Shitty River Comics event features more than 40 small-press goodie vendors, free live entertainment and food trucks -- what more could you ask for to kick off your summer of subversion?

Mea Culpa (New Orleans, LA)
The Nude Party (Boone, NC)
Boreal Hills
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / $7 / all ages

NOLA's Mea Culpa plays dark yet jangly post punk under crooning vocals -- a peculiar yet suitable pairing with the poppy psychedelia of fellow out-of-towner, the Nude Party.

False (Minneapolis, MN)
The Lion's Daughter
Cross Examination
@ Skate Liborious / 1850 Hogan St.
8 p.m. / $10 / all ages

If you've ever wanted to see a metal show in the real-deal version of the Foot Clan hideout from TMNT, now's your chance. Skateboarders shred ramps in the scenic former cathedral upstairs while drums and guitars bellow from the dank basement and bar below.

See the calendar side bar for more shows happening this week including a weeknight of harsh noise at the Way Out, the grunge pop of Nashville's Idle Bloom at San Loo, and a couple lineups of Friday night all-local bangers.