This Week In St. Louis: Mar. 13 - 19, 2017

MON. MAR. 13

@ Foam | 8:30pm | $5-$7 | all ages
-Amulets (Austin, TX)
-Larva Lu
-Bret Schneider

Amulets, the latest export from Austin's bustling ambient scene, brings his dense guitar swells to Foam. Expect a collision of melodic noise and skull-squeezing visuals.

TUE. MAR. 14

@ Foam | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Parlor Walls (NY)

Alyse Lamb, also known for her work in punk outfit EULA, returns to St. Louis with the aggressive and progressive Parlor Walls. The guitar, drum and saxophone trio recently signed to Northern Spy Records, fitting right in with a roster full of visceral post-rock oddities. 

@ The Sinkhole | 9pm | $5-$7
-Beta Boys (Olympia, WA)
-Lysol (Seattle, WA)
-Mark Plant

For those who like their punk super trashy and burdened by walls of feedback, the one-two punch of Lysol and Beta Boys (on their way back from Everything is not OK in Oklahoma City) should be a palate cleanser. 

THU. MAR. 16

@ The Stage | 8pm | $10-$20 | all ages
New Music Circle presents:
-Erik Friedlander's Black Phebe Trio

The latest New Music Circle event brings an airy blend of jazz and chamber music with busy polyrhythmic arrangements that range in depth and volume. Friedlander is a key player in New York's avant-garde scene and here he performs with two of his favorite collaborators: Shoko Nagai and Satoshi Takeishi. 

SAT. MAR. 18

@ Kismet | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Bob Bucko Jr. (Dubuque, IA)
-Gristle McThornbody
-Gray/Hess/Suen trio

Whether it's with his group Venereal Crush or one of his many outings as a collaborator with other experimental artists, Bob Bucko Jr. is a certified master of drone and noisy guitar. Check out his latest experiment in sound recently released by Already Dead Tapes, Decelebrate.

SUN. MAR. 19

@ The Nest | 8pm | donation$ | all ages
-Ovlov (Newtown, CT)
-Jackal Onasis (Brooklyn, NY)
-Glued (tape release)

Through a band split and subsequent reunion, Ovlov never missed a beat. As the cream of the crop of East Coast grunge and pop bands a la Exploding in Sound Records, Ovlov wreaks six-string havoc with infectious riffs and a distinct vocal presence -- accompanied here by likeminded labelmate, Jackal Onasis.

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