TUE. APR. 25
@ Kerr Foundation | 9pm | $7-$10 | all ages
-Timeghost (Providence, RI)
-Pod Blotz (Los Angeles, CA)
Timeghost merges harsh noise with written poise while using his own body to invoke a distinct sense of sadomasochism. His dark synth work moves in waves, working with rhythm and, at times, drone to a meditative degree.
FRI. APR. 28
@ CBGB | 9pm | $5-$7 | all ages
-Nectar (Champaign, IL)
-Carte De Visite
This CBGB spring fling sees upbeat twee pop mingle with moody post-punk. Nectar isn't afraid to cut a song off at just the right time to keep a fast pace. All around, the show provides variety while still keeping feel-good vibes at the core.
@ Flop Club | 9pm | $5-$7 | all ages
This is a jazz show through and through, but don't expect standards or even a sense of cohesion between the acts. All three come at the genre from different angles which is fitting for Grownup Music, a collective that doesn't seem to adhere to any particular thing except quality.
SAT. APR. 29
@ The Sinkhole | 9pm
-Nag (Atlanta, GA)
-Rubber Mate (Cleveland, OH)
The snotty punks in Atlanta's Nag make slow burners that revel in decay and feedback. Tour mates Rubber Mate are equally as noisy but with a thrashy, nihilist bent. Earplugs are kind of required.
@ The Stage | 8pm | $10-$20 | all ages
New Music Circle presents:
-Tomas Fujiwara & the Hook Up
Drummer and composer Tomas Fujiwara brings his experimental jazz unit which features Jonathan Finlayson, Brian Settles, Adam Hopkins and Mary Halvorson (who also performs in Thumbscrew with Fujiwara). A quick search on the Hook Up will net tons of accolades over the group's live show, and the video above is proof positive.
@ Kismet | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Dan of Earth (Milwaukee, WI)
Since Dan of Earth takes a different approach to roughly every show, the best way to describe him to people in St. Louis is to say that he's the Ghost Ice of Milwaukee -- a performer that has unanimous acclaim yet remains a hidden treasure in his own city.
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