This Week In St. Louis 10/3/16 - 10/9/16


Way Out Weirdo Wednesday feat.:
Ali Naeini and Drew Gowran
Jason LaChance
Brain Transplant
@ Way Out Club / 2525 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / free / 21+

The duo of Ali Naeini and Drew Gowran headline this month's edition of David Bell's Way Out Weirdo Wednesday, which includes a solo performance by Jason LaChance (of Barely Free Partial Prisoners), Julio Prato (of Kenshiro's) as Nebulosa and a classic configuration of St. Louis' longest-standing noise troupe Brain Transplant. 


Kal Marks (Boston, MA)
Kilometers Davis
A Leaf In the Street
@ Cookie Tree Mansion
8:45 p.m. / all ages

Boston's Kal Marks brings sawtooth indie rock from the ditches of the same music scene that produced Guerilla Toss, Pile and New England Patriots among many others. The band's approach to pensive, melodic passages mixing with thick, overdriven dirges provides an enormous payoff in regards to range and scope. St. Louis' own Glued features members of Blight Future, Persh, Fragile Farm and Whsky Gngr. 


Fried Egg (Richmond, VA)
Fried E/M
Maximum Effort
@ San Loo / 3211 Cherokee St.
9 p.m.

This solid weekender offers hyperactive hardcore via Richmond's Fried Egg alongside Lumpy Rex alums Q and the relatively new Fried E/M - a Lumpy offshoot that fires off more gritty punk baked in grime.


Ded Weight Vol. 2 release feat.:
Jaded Evil Lambs
Tubby Tom
Mussy Cluves
@ Dugan House
9 p.m. / all ages

Ded Weight is Kyle Izded's tiresome exercise in nihilism (which is sort of the point here) wrought with graphic sketches that juxtapose with snarky and slapstick satire. Being Kyle's first release in years, several of STL's harshest, most stringent of noise makers celebrate to peel the paint off the walls at Dugan Haus. 

Bob Bucko Jr. (Dubuque, IA)
Vernacular String Trio
Fragile Farm
@ Foam / 3359 S. Jefferson Ave.
9 p.m. / all ages

Through sculpting lonesome waves of folk and drone, Dubuque's Bob Bucko Jr. offers an experimental expression of songwriting that rarely wavers in sharpness and wit. On this night, he is joined by St. Louis' Vernacular String Trio, who is set to release its debut on Bucko's label Personal Archives this fall. 

TheBirdsAtThisHour feat.:
Black Body Heat
BoBo/Hylidae/18aC trio

@ The Luminary / 2701 Cherokee St.
9 p.m. / $10

Stan Chisholm, the brains behind 18andCounting, debuts a three-part series on this night titled TheBirdsAtThisHour, which features both digital and physical installations as well as live performances by a variety of performers and collaborators. Parts 2 and 3 occur in November and December, and will ultimately culminate with a release party at the end. 


The Blues (Oakland, CA)
Larva Lu
Beauty Pageant
Mike Herr
Aluminum Sasquatch Trio

Trauma Harness
@ The Nest
8 p.m. / $7 / all ages

While the show technically starts at 8 p.m., all are invited to the Nest from 4 p.m. for a BBQ and party. The Blues is pretty obscure (literally, there is little to no information about this band online), but the band sports members from Violence Creeps so that should be assurance of a solid performance. 

See the calendar side bar for more shows happening soon including Quintron and Miss Pussycat at the Firebird on Saturday.