WEDNESDAY, OCTOBER 5
Way Out Weirdo Wednesday feat.:
Ali Naeini and Drew Gowran
@ 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.
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 6
Kal Marks (Boston, MA)
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.
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 7
Fried Egg (Richmond, VA)
@ San Loo / 3211 Cherokee St.
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.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 8
Ded Weight Vol. 2 release feat.:
Jaded Evil Lambs
@ 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
@ 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.
Black Body Heat
@ 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.
SUNDAY, OCTOBER 9
The Blues (Oakland, CA)
Aluminum Sasquatch Trio
@ 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.