This Week In St. Louis: Apr. 1 - 7, 2019


@ The Shrub | 9pm | $5
-Allegra (Philadelphia, PA)
-Fine (Providence, RI)
-Sloopy McCoy
-American Poetry Club

Allegra's sugary sweet sound is made up of polyrhythms with a complex crosshatch of textures. The whole band is wound tight, squeezing out syncopated beats that propel each song with a jazzy vibe. Tourmates Fine boast an unapologetic brand of queercore that spiritually rhymes with heavy '90s grunge.

@ Foam | 9pm | $7-$10
-Hikes (Austin, TX)
-Jr. Clooney
-Pono Am
-18andCounting & TheOnlyEnsemble
-Ryan Wasoba

Whether it's intentional or just a consequence of their clean and precise approach to math rock, Hikes' set feels much like a live soundtrack. The songs progress seamlessly while moving at a breakneck pace, blending peaks and valleys into an ongoing ripple of warbling guitars, all dense with melody. 


@ Foam | 9pm | $7
-Buddy Crime (Louisville, KY)
-Net (Oklahoma City, OK)
-Sea Priestess
-Trauma Harness

In a way, Louisville's Buddy Crime is the perfect middleground on a show with St. Louis post-punk torchbearers Trauma Harness and the space-faring Sea Priestess. Buddy Crime pours syrupy synths over clangy industrial beats for a dark pop odyssey. A late addition to the show, Oklahoma City's Net brings a circuit-bent set of cyberpunk rippers.

These are just some highlights. See the side bar for more!