TUES. JAN. 3
@ Kismet | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Venereal Crush (Dubuque, IA)
-Tracy Andreotti+Dave Stone duo
Dubuque sound artist Bob Bucko Jr. brings his multiform ensemble to Kismet Creative Center with a local lineup that features the rare duo of cellist Tracy Andreotti and saxophonist Dave Stone and Alex Cunningham performing solo pieces on violin.
THURS. JAN. 5
@ Schlafly Tap Room | 9pm | free | all ages
-Vernacular String Trio
A night of improvisations, compositions and experimental pieces that fall somewhere between. Expect strings (as made evident by Vernacular STRING Trio), keys and percussion for a free event at one of St. Louis' most consistent music venues.
FRI. JAN. 6
@ CBGB | 8pm | donation$ | 21+
Benefit Show for Doctors Without Borders:
-Traveling Sound Machine
The narrow confines of CBGB provide the right kind of tunnel vision for frills-free rock and roll. Hopefully you're still feeling the season of giving after the recent glut of holiday benefit shows.
SAT. JAN. 7
@ The Sinkhole | 9pm | $5-$7
-Falling (Minneapolis, MN)
-Good Doom (Minneapolis, MN)
For the last year or two, Minneapolis' chief export has been solid bands who quickly garner national hype of varying degrees and the same holds true for Falling. Good Doom's wiry, melodic shoegaze tampers with the typical formula of thick, reverbed-out guitars to offer a more nuanced palate with its songs.
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