This Week In St. Louis: Mar. 6 - 12, 2017


@ Blank Space | 9pm | $7-$10
-Mollot (Toronto, Canada)
-Newt Patrol

Mollot's propulsive hardcore hits with a blunt edge, invoking both a nihilistic tone and an expression of boundless energy. St. Louis' own Q is similarly dark and frenetic, managing a short set of songs that run in relentless tandem. 


@ Kismet | 8pm | $7-$10 | all ages
-Curt Oren (Chicago, IL)
-Terror Pigeon (Nashville, TN)
-3 of 5
-Shady Bug
-Berry Barbie

This laid-back affair is billed as more of hangout than a proper show, but the lineup begs otherwise. Recent Chicago transplant Curt Oren (formerly of Iowa City) spans the spectrum, offering up a mix of pensive folk, experiential music and fierce free improvisation.


@ Foam | 9pm | all ages
-Rik and the Pigs (Portland, OR)
-Barbed Wire (NY)
-Mala Leche
-Fried E/M

If "something and the somethings" could be its own genre, Portland's Rik and the Pigs would be the poster children with its irreverent vocals backed by infectious rock and roll. A Lumpy-tested, punk-approved lineup of locals rounds out St. Louis' own little taste of the upcoming Everything Is Not OK festival in Oklahoma City. 

SUN. MAR. 12

@ The Nest | 7:30pm | donation$ | all ages
-Peaer (Brooklyn, NY)
-Drool (Chicago, IL)
-Isabel Rex

Brooklyn's Peaer is reason enough to go, with its super-group roster of players from bands such as Palehound, Fugue and Suns, but our favorite of this night is Chicago's noise-gazing Drool. The former duo (recently a trio) dips its dirty fingers into otherwise melodic songs, making a cacophonous mess that aligns just right. 

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