WED. FEB. 27
@ CBGB | 9:30pm | $7
-Sick Thoughts (New Orleans, LA)
Sick Thoughts is where the purest forms of punk and rock blend to make a mixed blend of heavy, pop sensible songs. It's the kind of sound that's easy to wrap your head around, and it all works so well because of the band's no-frills approach. Nothing's getting in the way of a good song or a good time.
FRI. MAR. 1
@ Foam | 9pm | $7
-Crown Larks (Chicago, IL)
It's prog but it also kind of isn't. Chicago's psychedelic super group makes music that could find its way out of any maze, but the songs carry a common thread that feels approachable and altogether chill. Crown Larks show no sign of slowing down, still riding the rush from their 2017 LP, Population.
SAT. MAR. 2
@ El Lenador | 9pm | $5
-Shell Of A Shell (Nashville, TN)
-Glued (record release)
Shell Of A Shell's bent riffs are propelled by a heavy and heady rhythm section. Through the course of a single song, guitar tones tend to melt together and slowly come back apart, lending a wide range of both wiry and dense sounds. Plus, Glued is celebrating the release of their first full-length album, due out this day on Born Yesterday Records.
@ The Nest | 9pm | $5-$7
-Side Action (Chicago, IL)
Side Action plays with tension and release for stretchy hardcore songs with an especially dark vibe. The Chicago outfit's subtext is vital with a straightforward style of delivery than can't be mistaken. The trio of local bands is on point too with a diverse cut of St. Louis punk.
These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!