TUE. MAY 23
@ Blank Space | 7:30pm | free-$3 | all ages
Dubb Nubb Fest:
-Karen Meat (Des Moines, IA)
-Curt Oren (Chicago, IL)
The Rainey sisters actually turn 25 on this day, so to celebrate a quarter century of actually staying alive and surviving as the effervescent duo Dubb Nubb, they have put together a one-night festival packed with local favorites and a few out-of-towners to boot.
WED. MAY 24
@ Foam | 9pm | $5-$7 | all ages
-Wildhoney (Baltimore, MD)
-Mark Plant Solo Noise Project
Wildhoney funnels thick, full-bodied fuzz into pewter molds made of melodic leads. The band's approach to songwriting falls somewhere between the shoegaze and grunge rock camps, but its tendency for almost primal, straightforward beats lends a certain level of polish that works to great effect.
THU. MAY 25
@ The Sinkhole | 9pm | $7
To make one of those RIYL lists for a band like Bboys would be tedious and likely shortchange their proto-punk vibe, which feels especially fresh despite being clearly inspired by torchbearers. Bboys bounces back and forth from relaxed, hook-y riffs to hyperactive songs that cut with precision.
SAT. MAY 27
@ Blank Space | 9pm | $5
-Spencer Radcliffe (Chicago, IL)
-Butthole (Nashville, TN)
-Horse Jumper of Love (Boston, MA)
-Concentrator (album release)
Worshiping at the altar of Unwound, St. Louis' own Concentrator means to merge art rock with prog-leaning rhythms with an almost jazz-like handling of syncopation. Their latest album, No Known Code, is proof positive of the band's approach and realizes a set of tight and nuanced songs.
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