This Week In St. Louis: Feb. 26 - Mar. 4, 2018

MON. FEB. 26

@ Kerr Foundation | 8pm | $7-$10
-Bitchin Bajas (Chicago, IL)
-Nadir Smith
-The Funs

The brainchild of Cooper Crain (Cave, Warhammer 48K), Bitchin Bajas offers up an electro-acoustic abyss of circular synth and a wild, textural crosshatch of noise. One of St. Louis' straight-up coolest spaces hosts a night of prime exploratory music ranging from the rock-rooted Funs to the sample-based Nadir Smith. 


@ The B Side | 7pm
-Body Pressure (Austin, TX)

St. Louis' most recent post-punk export in Waterproof backs up a tight two-band bill featuring the pulverizing hardcore of Body Pressure. The songs rarely relent, pushing a wall of low, guttural hum shaped by a strict and sharp rhythm section. The guitar is gripped by gnar and molded into harsh, memorable leads. 


@ GCADD | 9pm
Benefit for Arch City Defenders:
-Sea Priestess (tape release)
-Wax Fruit
-DJ Crim Dolla Cray
-DJ Ghost Ice

Coming off the release of a board game by his other endeavor Catholic Guilt, KDHX DJ Swan fronts the amorphous Sea Priestess, a pile of sonic oddities given a danceable shape. The recently released music video (above) offers an intimate look at the project and should be seen as both a promise and warning of the weirdness to come. 

@ Way Out Club | 8pm | $5-$7
-Hundredmillionthousand (Canada)
-Hands and Feet
-Ali Naeini
-Eric Hall

Capping off a week of wondrous electronic acts comes the immeasurable Hundredmillionthousand, who takes a distinct approach to carefully stacking moving layers of melody. Pieces are peeled and reset in real time, resulting in a rhythmic rip that is undeniably buoyant. 

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