This Week In St. Louis: Jan. 8 - 14, 2018

TUE. JAN. 9


@ 2720 Basement | 9pm | $7
-Nihilistic Fit (Fort Worth, TX)
-Effluvium (Omaha, NE)
-CBN (Omaha, NE)
-Sea Priestess
-Mom

Strict hardcore made of marble and carved with a deadly serious sense of urgency. Fort Worth's Nihilistic Fit leads a diverse set of bands from the midwest with its hasty and frenetic songs that have little to no relent. 

FRI. JAN. 12


@ The Nest | 8:30pm | all ages
-Livin Thing (Springfield, IL)
-Datenight (Nashville, TN)
-Gnat
-Q

Livin Thing's "It's A Livin' Thing" feels like it was recorded in some subterranean fallout shelter with a microphone firmly embedded in the singer's face. Everything here is so upfront and present that nothing is kept vague or left to the imagination.

SAT. JAN. 13


@ Pulitzer | 8pm | $10-$20
New Music Circle:
-International Contemporary Ensemble

Renowned flutist Claire Chase leads core members of her International Contemporary Ensemble for a trio that features pianist Cory Smythe and percussionist Tyshawn Sorey. The three will perform compositions by Sorey himself and the legendary Pauline Oliveros.

SUN. JAN. 14


@ CBGB | 9pm | 21+
-Salvation (Chicago, IL)
-Little Big Bangs
-Frankie Valet

Fans of Drive Like Jehu or the early advent of noise rock (and for that matter, post-hardcore) can find much to love in Chicago outfit Salvation, whose harrowing vocals roll over dense and atonal chords backed by propulsive percussion. Ahead of their 2018 release, Little Big Bangs gives a live preview of its new album while reaching from a long backlog. 

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