This Weekend In St. Louis: Apr. 6 – 9, 2017

THU. APR. 6

@ Foam | 9pm | all ages
-Vernacular String Trio (album release)
-Lobster
-Dave Stone and friends
-DJ Michael Williams

A classically trained cellist, St. Louis’ most prolific experimental violinist, and the host of KDHX’s All Soul, No Borders, come together to speak an alien language through the use of their instruments in the VST. This show celebrates the release of Parlance, their new CD put out by Bob Bucko Jr.’s Personal Archives label. 

@ Milque Toast Bar | 7pm | $5 | all ages
-Twelve Gardens (OR)
-Gobblinjr (NY)
-Honeydew
-The Chair Enthusiasts

Twelve Garden pulls its songs up a long, gradual incline built with solid tom-heavy drumming. The voice employed flows over a simple bedrock of guitar, blending into lush melody. Songwriter Nicole Bonura takes members of the Vanilla Beans as her backing band for Honeydew, a recent addition to the folk and indie set in St. Louis. 

FRI. APR. 7

@ The Sinkhole | 9pm | $5 | all ages
-Snakehole (FL)
-No Ice (NY)
-The Regrets (NY)
-Concentrator
-Bald

Snakehole makes tight, riffy songs dented with tons of distortion. In the wrong hands, songs like these would feel overtly punk or metallic, yet the band knows how to morph its parts in just the right way. This show is a combination of two sets of touring artists, so five dollars is really a minimum donation — consider giving more. 

SAT. APR. 8

@ El Lenador | 9pm | $5 | 21+
-Night Grinder (Denver, CO)
-Dead From the Neck Up
-Thumpy Sticky
-Beauty Pageant
-Kevin Harris

St. Louis ex-pat Brad Schumacher briefly returns to bring his glitchy, busy electronica to El Lenador. The local lineup on offer includes a longtime side project of Brain Transplant’s Chris Smentowski, a set from noise-cult Beauty Pageant, modular synth madman Kevin Harris and Thumpy Sticky (Dave Stone, Drew Gowran, JJ Hamon, Chris Powers). 

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