WED. JUN. 13
@ The Nest | 8pm | $7
-Michael Beach (Australia)
-Hotline TNT (Minneapolis, MN)
-Mr. Matrix (Kansas City, MO)
Besides the novelty of Michael Beach traveling halfway across the world from Australia to play in a south city basement, this whole lineup is worth your time. Especially Minneapolis' Hotline TNT, whose video up above really looks no different than a homemade music video made in 1997. And the same rings true for the band's sound, which ebbs between playful party punk and heavy indie rock.
@ Foam | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Astragal (Houston, TX)
-Sad Cops (Denton, TX)
With vocals that come howling from the other end of a winding tunnel, Houston's Astragal fires off bright chords over sharp, pointed beats. The tight sound does the poppy songcraft justice, offering up polished gems that are cut with weird angles. The relative newcomers in Yuppy open up the show.
@ Way Out Club | 9pm | 21+
-Piper Harrow (Kansas City, MO)
-King of Herrings (Kansas City, MO)
Rounding out an unusually packed Wednesday night in St. Louis, Kansas City-native Piper Harrow blends a cappella with dense wall noise, making for a strange juxtaposition of man and machine. Beats emerge in this cyberpunk nightmare of a danceable noise set - a sure fire fit with locals Sea Priestess and nebulosa.
SUN. JUN. 17
@ B-Side | 9pm | $5
-White Moms (IN)
A show that could easily fall under the radar (BUT ABSOLUTELY SHOULDN'T) is this quick two band bill featuring the fresh faces in Kiki and Indianapolis outfit White Moms. A searing punk set sent barreling through space, White Moms offers up a wash of reverbed guitars in a fervent frenzy.
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