This Week In St. Louis 6/6/16 - 6/12/16


Blue Healer (Kansas City, MO)
Ursa Major
Blight Future

@ Hobbit Hole / Ask Somebody
8 p.m. / $5 / all ages

KC's Blue Healer approaches post-hardcore with a decidedly darker tone. Strange, wiry riffs interject slower, heavy fare but blink and you'll miss white hot songs that rip themselves to shreds near the one and a half minute mark. Blight Future just dropped its first full-length on the web, so put on your thinking cap to get the most out of its post-political punk theatre.


Backslider (Philly, PA)
The Warden
Kingston Family Singers

@ Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee Street
9:30 p.m. / $7 / all ages

Backslider's songs flex enough punk muscle but there's an underlying musicianship that works as a solid foundation. Riffs curve around the corner and swerve in every which way -- at times, the band sounds like a live collage of hardcore idioms while switching gears seemingly on a whim. Modular synth madman (and dog) Kingston Family Singers is a strange fit for the show, but his harsh approach is in line with the other local, the Warden.


Skeleton (Austin, TX)
Glaassss (Austin, TX)
Migraine(Austin, TX)
My Bloody Underwear
@ Bolozone / Near the corner of Illinois and Utah
9 p.m. / $7 / all ages
This is no-frills hardcore featuring yet another new south city band My Bloody Underwear. What you see in the video above is what you'll get -- this kind of hardcore has much in common with harsh noise in that it's a stripped down vehicle for discontent. Bring a couple extra for three touring bands on one night.


Waveless (Minneapolis, MN)
Swear Beam
@ CBGB / 3163 South Grand Boulevard
9 p.m. / $7 / 21+

Minneapolis band Waveless just sounds like St. Louis -- the songs bare sonic resemblance to both local openers, as well as Trauma Harness and the now-defunct Times Beach. And while we're not a fan of making comparisons for comparison's sake, this is apt given Waveless' tendency to sit in the murky middleground between all of the aforementioned bands. Incorporating genre sounds from shoegaze and post-punk in equal, the Minneapolis trio sends a jolt through its darkly riffs.