This Week In St. Louis: Aug. 13 - 20, 2017

WED. AUG. 16

@ CBGB | 9pm | $5 | 21+
-Birthing Hips (Boston, MA)
-18andCounting & TheOnlyEnsemble

The Boston-based Birthing Hips crafts a wiry brand of no-wave that still manages to feel catchy and sing-songy despite its harsh and disparate demeanor. This show marks the first (and maybe only) time 18andCounting brings TheOnlyEnsemble to the narrow hall stage of CBGB. Expect a packed mid-summer fever dream. 

FRI. AUG. 18

@ RKDE | 9pm | $7
-Radiator Greys (Washington, DC)
-Droids Blood (Chicago, IL)
-Lumpy and the Dumpers

Two St. Louis ex-pats come to town in two separate projects that aren't actually touring together but ended up on the same show. The brains behind Radiator Greys, Josh Levi, made massive contributions to St. Louis in his time here, including booking and the Flood Yr Face blog. Droids Blood is led by Scott Plant, and the group sounds like a continuation of his prior project Broken Prayer. 

SUN. AUG. 20

@ Off Broadway | 9pm
-Waveless (Minneapolis, MN)
-The Funs

On this tour, Minneapolis post-punk outfit Waveless performs with video artist Au, who will generate visuals to the band's live sound. With careful use of delay and other textural treatment, the group generates an amazing density that leaves subtle pathways for melody to creep through. 

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