Friday: 7 Shot Screamers @ Way Out Club Punk-a-billy faves 7SS haven't done a show in a long, long time; this gig features the golden-age lineup of Mike, Chris, Kevin and Deano. 9:30.
The Conformists @ Vintage Vinyl The band's new album, None Hundred, is available now. Christian Schaeffer says: "The band's greatest strength is its use of restraint: It knows how and when to unleash a guitar squall and when to cut it teasingly short. The incremental tempo shifts that kick off "Jesus Was a Shitty Carpenter" evince these players' extra-sensory understanding of their truncated rhythms and sharp, stabbing guitar lines. Mike Benker's vocals are clearer this time around, and on a song such as "Swim Home" he's confident to dramatically speak-sing, instead of settling into his usual full-throttle howl." 8 p.m. Free.
*Banner Pilot/The Dopamines @ Cicero's Pop-punk the way it should be done by Minneapolis' Banner Pilot and Cincinnati's the Dopamines. The Humanoids and the Wifflers are also on the bill. $8. 8:30 p.m.
Saturday: KDHX Harvest Sessions Grand Finale @ Tower Grove Farmers Market Adam Reichmann, Pretty Little Empire and Miss Molly Simms and Eric McSpadden will be closing the 2010 season of early-morning musical entertainment. 9:30 a.m. West Pool Pavilion at the Tower Grove Farmers' Market.
Clownvis Presley @ Vintage Vinyl/ Clownvis Spook-tacular @ The Fox Hole Roll out of bed and mosey on over to Vintage Vinyl at 1 p.m. Under the marquee, America's sweetheart, Clownvis Presley, will be performing. Rumor has it he might be showing up to hte event in a limo, by the way... Later that night, at 11 p.m., Clownvis' Spook-Tacular will be taking place at the Fox Hole at Atomic Cowboy. Performances, a costume contest and more is on the agenda. VV show is free; Spook-tacular is $10. Chuck Prophet @ Euclid Records On Saturday night, Chuck Prophet is performing at Off Broadway. (Roy Kasten stresses why you should attend.) During the afternoon, though, the musician is playing an in-store at Euclid Records. 4 p.m. Free.
Booty Halloween 7 "BASS IN SPACE" @ Koken Art Factory The list of DJs for this multi-room event is staggering; highlights include artists from Montreal (Max Graham), London (Deekline), Brooklyn (Dara) and plenty from right here in St. Louis (Karizma, Narcosis, Mr. Sophisticated). Of other performing note is tastemaker Eskmo, who is doing a mix for Flying Lotus' label, Brainfeeder, and released an album this week on Ninja Tune. Tickets range from $25 to $40. 9 p.m. 18+ More info here.
Homegrown Showcase @ the Pageant Catch some of the city's best live bands all in once place this Saturday: The local-music lineup includes pop shufflers the Blind Eyes, sweet-popsters Airplanes, garage heavies Bruiser Queen and righteous rockers Tilts. 8 p.m., all-ages. $5 at door, free with ticket if 21-plus.
The All-Girl Boys Choir @ The Crack Fox The All-Girl Boys Choir features ex-Gore Gore Girl Marlene "The Hammer" Hammerle and drummer extraordinaire Alicia Warrington (Kelly Osbourne, Disney's Hannah Montana and Lillix). Naturally, you can expect to hear sassy, sneering garage-pop. Peach is also on the bill. $8. This is a breast cancer benefit.
Sunday: *Brandi Shearer & We're Wolf @ Off Broadway Brandi Shearer's smoky, bluesy folk music is the perfect way to warm up on these chilly fall nights. We're Wolf is a local acoustic-folk duo comparable to Moldy Peaches. 7:30 p.m. 21-plus: $8 in advance, $10 day of show; under 21: $11 in advance, $13 day of show.