This Week In St. Louis: Jul. 16 - 22, 2018

MON. JUL. 16

@ RKDE | 9pm | $7
-Period Bomb (Miami, FL)
-HWY! (Los Angeles, CA)
-Killakee Kat (Kansas City, MO)

The noise rockers in Period Bomb join a tight three band bill with LAs party-rocking HWY! and the KC-based hardcore outfit Killakee Kat. The hometown heroes in Waterproof glue the show together with its infectious post-punk. 

TUE. JUL. 17

@ Foam | 9:30pm | $7
-Peace Talks (Pittsburgh, PA)
-SLIP (Pittsburgh, PA)
-Newt Patrol

Peace Talks' fast and frantic songs are supported by a thick underbelly of bass riffing. From ideas to execution, everything here feels very tightly wound. The band does have gloomy undertones, but that doesn't take away from the high-energy vibe throughout the set. 

WED. JUL. 18

@ RKDE | 9pm | $7
-Royal Brat (MN)

Royal Brat brings a buoyant kind of punk that bounces between sarcastic and snotty. Catchy choruses and a penchant for driving repetition cements the band's pop-sensible sound while taking leaps and bounds over the pitfalls of being totally accessible. Shux and Kiki play the first of two shows that take place in the same venue, two days in a row. 

THU. JUL. 19

@ RKDE | 9pm | $7
-Mentira (Kansas City, MO)
-Mirror Mirror

Mentira's approach to mid-tempo hardcore is darkened, even burnt to a crisp. It's a sound that seems almost indigenous to Kansas City. St. Louis power trio Mirror Mirror returns after a lengthy hiatus for a short summer tour -- and this is the kick-off. 

FRI. JUL. 20

@ CBGB | 9pm | $5
-Stella (OH)
-Dirt Trio

Forget minimalism -- Stella opts to fit in as much sound as possible. The band backs up its stringy no-wave with a wall of static and hum, making for a full-on sensory overload. Featuring members of Pineapple RNR, nebulosa and more, the newcomers in Kids close out the night with their second show to date. 

SAT. JUL. 21

@ El Lenador | 8pm
-Little Big Bangs (album release)
-Adderall (Asheville, NC)
-Jane Wave

With solid songwriting at its core, Little Big Bangs opts to distort and disrupt by pushing its songs through the thick and noisy mesh of grunge rock. Less of a callback than a continuation, the band's new album I Like It Here is full of songs that make you feel nostalgic for something that hasn't happened yet. The hardcore heavies in Adderall were just added to the show, bringing local favorites Mom in tow. 

SUN. JUL. 22

RKDE | 9pm | $7
-Daniel Francis Doyle (Austin, TX)

Austin legend Daniel Francis Doyle has been known to perform clean cut indie rock gems with a full band or noisy loop-based songs as a solo artist. On this show, he opts to do the latter by employing a kind of musical smoke and mirrors to craft layered songs on stage in real time. 

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