WED. JAN. 30
@ The Nest | 9pm | $7
-Eke Buba (Croatia)
As if a band from Croatia playing a house in south city wasn't enough to get you to brave the cold, Eke Buba's approach to high speed hardcore is completely visceral. People Zoo (Colin from Waterproof and a million other bands) pulls from an impressive backlog of songs that have been collected on the project's massive Bandcamp page.
SAT. FEB. 2
@ El Lenador | 9pm
Microgreens offers up a palette of pastoral synth music with processed vocals at the fore. The trio of locals range from the minimalist punk of Sloopy McCoy to Zak M's singular baritone songs to Cranky Yellow's full on sensory overload of a set -- a cold day in St. Louis made just a little warmer by an exploratory set of audio and visual artists.
@ Foam | 9pm | $7 | all ages
-Healthy Realism (NY/IL)
While looking for Healthy Realism online nets little to no info, a few sparse videos of the group show an improvisational powerhouse. St. Louis latest string duo in Apathist lends an opening set to the show, courtesy of Alex Cunningham (Vernacular String Trio) and Chris Trull (Yowie). One band that's not improvised, however, is the Conformists, who take a scalpel to odd compositions informed by noise rock and punk.
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