This Week In St. Louis: Mar. 19 - 25, 2018

MON. MAR. 19

@ CBGB | 9pm | $5
-Jane Wave
-The Cowboys (Bloomington, IN)

Fresh off tour and her recent album, Plastic Peridot, Jane Wave supports The Cowboys, a Bloomington, Indiana-outfit that riffs on classic rock without being beholden or constrained to the genre. The sequel to Mark Plant's Times Beach, aka Nibiru, fires off a new round of raw pop.

TUE. MAR. 20

@ The Sinkhole | 9pm | $5
-The Phlegms (AR)
-Thee Oswalds

The Phlegms aren't ooey and gooey in name alone -- the band's sordid sound feels just as sticky and infectious. The psychedelics coming from Sunwyrm are both lurid and ludicrous, reaching from noise rock and riff-heavy jam bands in equal measure.

WED. MAR. 21

@ 2720 basement | 9pm | $5
-Radiation Risks (Buffalo, NY)
-The Stranger

The mutants that make up Radiation Risks absolutely revel with a forced injection of funk into its finely-tuned punk. The songs here are wound tight to the point that they eventually snap, breaking into slick, danceable sections before winding back up again. 

THU. MAR. 22

@ Off Broadway | 8pm | $10-$20
New Music Circle presents:
-The Thing (Sweden/Norway)

As a trio, the Thing manages to manipulate space with subtley syncopated rhythms that dodge discernible timing with reckless abandon. The sound offers up a playful kind of chaos that is innately primal and ultimately welcoming. This is a free-jazz party through and through. 

SUN. MAR. 25

@ Hoel | 8:30pm | $5
-Curt Oren (Chicago, IL)
-Henry Hank (Springfield, IL)

We can't say enough nice things about Curt Oren, whose set weaves between story-telling, anecdotal comedy, inclusive sing-alongs and experimental jazz. Really, he manages to cram all of those things into one cohesive and compact set. New album coming out on Already Dead this summer. 

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