MON. AUG. 6
@ Foam | 8:30pm
-Curt Oren (Chicago, IL)
While Curt Oren identifies as a saxophonist, his new album explores the full range of his approach to sculpting sound. Likewise, his live set includes storytelling, sing-alongs, free-jazz and a mournful dirge for the eventual end of the Earth. Tourmate Real Dom spices up the post-apocalyptic world with sultry dance music.
WED. AUG. 8
@ Foam | 9pm | $5
-Treadles (New Orleans, LA)
NOLA's Treadles is a gnar-filled rock outfit that scrapes a bit from early grunge. The local lineup brings both the wiry and riff-driven songs of Glued and the solo noise-rock of Body Leash. A taut three act show on hump day.
FRI. AUG. 10
@ Beatnik Bob's | 7pm | museum admission | all ages
Kansas City expat Justin Randel builds retroactive synth-pop around repetition and subtle manipulation. Formerly known as I Love You, his playful beats come wrapped in bent melodies for songs that are informed by Afrofuturism, Kraut rock and straight-up club bangers. Although the show is technically free, you'll still have to shell out for admission to the City Museum.
SAT. AUG. 11
@ RKDE | 9pm | $7
-No Thanks (Omaha, NE)
In many ways, this show serves as a preview for Pu Fest 5 coming in early September. Not only does this night offer a band from Omaha (the upcoming festival has five acts from this city alone), but outsider hip-hop and noise rock round out the show with Ra Child and Body Leash, respectively. No Thanks has been through St. Louis before, but the band's signature brand of deathrock is sharper than ever.
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