This Week In St. Louis: Dec. 4 - 10, 2017

WED. DEC. 6


@ Way Out Club | 9pm | $5 | 21+
Way Out Weirdo Wedsnesday #24:
-Mirror Fears (Denver, CO)
-Church Fire (Denver, CO)
-The Lonely Procession
-Drew Gowran & JJ Hamon
-Nebulosa

Denver's Mirror Fears puts hard-edged industrial beats against climbing synth lines. This makes for songs that toe the line, sometimes coming off harsh and intrusive while keeping a warm, melodic core. Taking a minimalist approach, nebulosa stacks simple pieces to construct a live stream of consciousness -- a total foil to the touring acts on offer. 

SAT. DEC. 9


@ Ready Room | 8pm | $10-$12 | all ages
-18andCounting & TheOnlyEnsemble (EP release)
-Mathias & the Pirates (EP release)
-Broke Poets
-VThom
-DJWhiz

Stan Chisholm is many things to many people, but as the bandleader behind 18andCounting & TheOnlyEnsemble, he fronts one of St. Louis' most underrated acts. There's a post-apocalyptic vibe that permeates the songs, owing to a blend of scattershot percussion and frantic melody relayed by live players. Hip-hop and sonic oddities mingle for an experimental rap performance that feels both exploratory and laser-focused. 

SUN. DEC. 10


@ El Lenador | 7pm | $7-$12
-Chikamorachi
-Larva / Ghost Ice + Kevin Harris visuals
-Complainer (EP release)
-DJ Swan
-DJ Crim Dolla Cray

The aggressive clamor of Chikamorachi comes by design of percussionist Chris Corsano and legendary bassist Darin Gray (Dazzling Killmen, Grand Ulena, Tweedy). A sense of structure and storytelling belies the duo's frenetic fervor, making for a gripping set that weaves a seamless web of dynamism. Ghost Ice and Larva team for an improvised set bathed in a feverish portal conjured by visual artist Kevin Harris. 

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