MON. OCT. 8
@ SLU Xavier Hall | 8pm | $15-$25
New Music Cricle & SLU present:
Fresh off an appearance at Louisville's Cropped Out Festival, legendary composer and free-jazz innovator Anthony Braxton performs St. Louis to help ring in New Music Circle's 60th year as a purveyor of avant-garde music in St. Louis. Jacqueline Kerrod is a world-renowned harpist and will join Braxton for this rare duo performance.
THU. OCT. 11
@ Strawberry Bounce House | 8pm | $7
-The Cavves (KS)
-Party Fridge (KS)
Bright vibes on a Thursday night with the bubbly Cavves who play rock that's equally upbeat and unapologetic. Tourmates Party Fridge literally have "party" in the name, so draw your own conclusions there. Anthony Worden tours on his latest record Slouching Towards Tomorrow, which features a who's who of Iowa artists backing up the luminous songwriter.
FRI. OCT. 12
@ Schlafly Tap Room | 9pm | free | all ages
-Sexual Jeremy (TX)
-Imelda Marcos (Chicago, IL)
This damaged no-wave punk from Texas would be more at home in a half-flooded basement than the stage at Schlafly. While Sexual Jeremy has some brainy jazz-bending parts, the feel never veers too far off from its thrashy, punk core. Chicago's Imelda Marcos rounds out the bill with a rhythmically dense set of songs for those who want to venture down the progressive and math rock rabbit hole. This is the kind of mixed bill you want in your life.
SAT. OCT. 13
@ Foam | 9:30pm | $7 | all ages
-Sediment Club (NY)
-The Dreebs (NY)
Whether it's by Pitchfork or the Bandcamp blog, Sediment Club has been hailed as one of the pure innovators of no-wave for the last decade, and all its members are still under 30. Their tourmates the Dreebs feature a former member of Parquet Courts while sharing players with New York's practically legendary noise outfit PC Worship. Arrive on time to catch Apathist!, the latest south city duo featuring former members of Yowie and Vernacular String Trio.
These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!