MON. MAR. 6
@ Blank Space | 9pm | $7-$10
-Mollot (Toronto, Canada)
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.
TUE. MAR. 7
@ Kismet | 8pm | $7-$10 | all ages
-Curt Oren (Chicago, IL)
-Terror Pigeon (Nashville, TN)
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This laid-back affair is billed as more of hangout than a proper show, but the lineup begs otherwise. Recent Chicago transplant Curt Oren (formerly of Iowa City) spans the spectrum, offering up a mix of pensive folk, experiential music and fierce free improvisation.
WED. MAR. 8
@ Foam | 9pm | all ages
-Rik and the Pigs (Portland, OR)
-Barbed Wire (NY)
If "something and the somethings" could be its own genre, Portland's Rik and the Pigs would be the poster children with its irreverent vocals backed by infectious rock and roll. A Lumpy-tested, punk-approved lineup of locals rounds out St. Louis' own little taste of the upcoming Everything Is Not OK festival in Oklahoma City.
SUN. MAR. 12
@ The Nest | 7:30pm | donation$ | all ages
-Peaer (Brooklyn, NY)
-Drool (Chicago, IL)
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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