This Week In St. Louis: Feb. 25 - Mar. 3, 2019

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.


@ Foam | 9pm | $7
-Crown Larks (Chicago, IL)
-Jane Wave
-Ronnie Rogers

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.


@ El Lenador | 9pm | $5
-Shell Of A Shell (Nashville, TN)
-Glued (record release)
-Body Leash

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)
-Newt Patrol

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!