This Week In St. Louis: 8/22/16 - 8/28/16


I.G.M. (DC)
Lugweight (NY)
Jake Leech
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages

I.G.M. does not offer a structured noise by any means, but the resulting sound still feels calculated and careful. Lugweight brings an equally as thoughtful approach, making for an overall stacked night of experimental music via the east coast. Jake Leech performs a rare ambient set to contrast his more recent DJ and dance-based outings while Nebumeister is the latest St. Louis noise duo with members of Kenshiro's


Calvin Johnson's Selector Dub Narcotic (WA)
Dubb Nubb
My Bloody Underwear
Jane Wave + Fragile Farm
@ Bolozone
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages

The founder of K Records, the legendary Calvin Johnson, will perform in Bolozone's dusty backroom. This contrasts his past two visits to St. Louis at the Luminary and the now-shuttered storefront of Apop Records. The local lineup is reason enough to attend with a collaborative set between Fragile Farm and Jane Wave (Rip Rap, Swear Beam). My Bloody Underwear offers up sideways indie rock and the charming folk ballads of Dubb Nubb round out the night.

Anybody But the Cops (MI)
The Conformists
Babe Lords
Musth Bardo
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / $5 / all ages

Anybody But the Cops offers a crash course in math rock that clashes with punk. Every song punches hard with considerable weight, and luckily a few stray hooks cut through the band's busy veneer. The Conformists and Babe Lords offer up two very different sounds yet fit with ABtC seamlessly -- a credit to the show's versatile lineup.


Pü F3st feat.:
Horse Lords (MD)
The Body (OR)
Bib (NE)
Plack Blague (NE)
Crown Larks (Chicago, IL)
Unnatural Ways (NY)
+many more
@ Blank Space / 2847 Cherokee St.
2 p.m. / $20-$30 / all ages

The third annual Pü F3st offers two (technically three if you count the free kick-off show on Friday at Blank Space) full days of punk, experimental and every weirdo sub-genre in-between. We can't recommend this fest enough, especially with bands such as Horse Lords and Imelda Marcos filling out the bill. With hyped up acts, lesser-knowns and one-time collaborative sets, this event offers a true subversive and alternative taste of underground music from throughout the US.

See the calendar side bar for more shows happening this week including a Tuesday night of electronic music at Blank Space. On Thursday, check out the next edition of experimental series, Bruxism, at the Schlafly Tap Room or head to Kismet for an intimate evening of interesting instrumentation.