This Week In St. Louis: Mar. 12 - 18, 2018

MON. MAR. 12

@ The Sinkhole | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Slump (Richmond, VA)
-True Body (VA)

Slump pulls its set of molten punk through portals to achieve an intense brand of harsh psychdelia. The slow burns here never reach the territory of a jam band, but the riffing does evoke a sense of exploration. Shitstorm maintains its role as the city's utmost in workhorse garage rock. 

THU. MAR. 15

@ Blank Space | 8pm | $7-$10
Grownup Music presents:
-Mike Herr (tape release)
-Ra Child
-Larva Lu
-DJ 18&Counting

The prodigal drummer returns to St. Louis after moving to Austin last Fall. Mike Herr puts a punctuation mark on 2017's Continual Debrief with a new raw, succinct document released by the heads over at Grownup Music (GUM). The night is sure to be an audio-visual chill pill for fans of abstract percussion. 

FRI. MAR. 16

@ Foam | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Paddlefish (Springfield, MO)
-Kid Chrome (Olympia, WA)
-Isabel Rex

With a lackadaisical vibe but a solid and pointed approach to songwriting, Paddlefish constructs pop-friendly riffs that revel in fuzz and buzz. Isabel Rex returns for a rare show in support of two touring acts that vary in style while both bringing substance. 

SAT. MAR. 17

@ El Lenador | 9pm | $5
-Jack Toft (Buffalo, NY)
-Cranky Yellow
-Ex Salis
-Li'l Smokie
-Zak M

Jack Toft is a DIY journeyman who has picked up the detritus of punk and sordid pop to construct a bizarre set of raps with a minimalist approach to backing tracks. OK, so songs like "Doin' Beers" and "Why Live When You Can Die" are surface level at best, but Jack's rhymes have little nooks and crannies filled with baffling loops of logic and inanity. 

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