This Week In St. Louis: Apr. 8 - 14, 2019


@ Foam | 9pm | $7-$10
-Tatsuya Nakatani + Assif Tsahar
-NNN Cook + JoAnn McNeil
-Fuck Lungs

You might remember Tatsuya Nakatani from his immersive Nakatani Gong Orchestra, and the Japanese percussionist returns to St. Louis in a duo with Israeli saxophonist Assif Tsahar. The two have been collaborating together for two decades, using extended technique to explore experimental jazz and freeform music. This night of duos is rounded out by a rare live collaboration of NNN Cook and ambient artist JoAnn McNeil.

@ The Ready Room
8pm | $10/$13 | all ages
-Special Interest (New Orleans, LA)
-Boy Harsher (MA)
-DJ Ghost Ice

Boy Harsher is the obvious headliner here, but Special Interest is no less a must see. Rough-edged industrial beats lay a bedrock for shrill riffs and an unrelenting vocal assault. The New Orleans band unwinds in real time, staying just tight enough to evoke no-wave vibes. 

WED. APR. 10

@ Pizza Head | 9pm | free | all ages
-Hotline TNT (MN)

Last time Hotline TNT came to town, we called the band a live manifestation of the first Tony Hawk Pro Skater soundtrack (Playstation version, of course). So that alone makes them a perfect fit to play a free punk show at a pizza joint. 

SAT. APR. 13

Sat. Apr. 13 @ The Record Space
Record Store Day:
-BB Eye
-Lysergik Acid
-No Point
-Fight Back Mountain
+many more

It seems like St. Louis has been a revolving door for record stores, but the Record Space in Affton seems to be doing everything right. If you need any proof, check out the full lineup for the spot's first Record Store Day event. It's the perfect excuse to check out the shop and discover new favorites.

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