This Week In St. Louis: Apr. 9 - 15, 2018

WED. APR. 11

@ The Nest | 9pm | $5-$7
-Flasher (DC)
-Shady Bug

Flasher's shoegazing songs are cold to the touch, decorated with laid back vocal harmonies that mix into a smooth, milky texture. The overall vibe here is straightforward but never narrow-minded thanks to the subtle weaving of exploratory tones. Waterproof is south city's latest post-punk export while Shady Bug returns to form with its first local show in some time. 

FRI. APR. 13

@ CBGB | 9pm | $7
-Trampoline Team (New Orleans, LA)
-Enoch Ramone (Atlanta, GA)

NOLA's Trampoline Team brings a frantic scraping of strings against a forceful backbeat. This is hardcore that stays true to form while side-stepping the potholes of genre norms. Between Mom and Xenon, St. Louis mirrors the touring acts with an unending supply of snarling punk. 

@ El Lenador | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Beauty Pageant
-Dave Stone Ensemble
-NNN Cook
-Funeral Stripper

No lineup screams classic St. Louis noise like one with Beauty Pageant at the fore. Close/Far Recordings and Bruxism guru Nathan Cook lends a solo set to a strange night of experimental music that ranges from robotic synth songs to otherworldly free jazz. A variety show for deep space aliens and deep sea creatures.

SUN. APR. 15

@ The Nest | 8pm
-Not For You (Chicago, IL)

By blending buoyant indie rock with no-wave squalor, Chicago's Not For You travels into dark, even gothic territory. There's a clandestine vibe here, comparable to other Chicago contemporaries such as Toupee or Drool. Riffs here are unapologetically drenched in reverb, but they work due to solid bass work that keeps a melodic stranglehold on the sound. 

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