Is winter over yet? Argh. Here are the shows we've highlighted in the paper this week; that link include a ton of shows. And below, here are ten other things to do this weeked in St. Louis -- that is, if you're not going to Randy Newman.
Friday Celebration Day: A Tribute to Led Zeppelin @ the Pageant The local Led Zeppelin tribute band is growing in popularity -- so much so that Saturday's performance is sold out. But don't worry; you can still buy general admission tickets for tonight's gig. 8 p.m. $20.
WE THE PEOPLE @ 2720 Cherokee This social-action event has it all: Voter education/registration, slogan art, improv comedy and, of course, music from the Hot House Sessions, 18andCounting, Tef Poe, Jonathan Toth From Hoth, Tucker Booth and John Maxfield Band. Facebook event page. 9 p.m. 21+ $5.
JC Brooks & the Uptown Sound @ Off Broadway These Chicago soul purveyors/pals of Jeff Tweedy play one of their frequent, welcome dance parties in our fair city. With the Green Room Rockers. 9 p.m. 21-plus: $10. Under 21: $13.
The Union Electric @ Schlafly Tap Room The local noise-twang group is running a Kickstarter campaign to fund a new seven-inch; it's almost to the goal amount, with just three days to go! With Middle Class Fashion, the Ottomen. 9 p.m. Free.
Saturday Anacrusis @ The Firebird The local metal legends do a rare local show, after recently releasing a new song. With Murder Happens, Megalith. 9 p.m. $8. The Fuck Off and Dies @ Fubar Profane pop-punk with humor and skill. Find out about the band's recent recording here. With the Scam, the Disappeared, Direct Hit!, the Haddonfields and more. Doors at 7 p.m. $8 plus minor surcharge.
Prairie Rehab CD Release show @ Off Broadway Before Jon Langford and Skull Orchard destroy, listen to the soothing strains of Prairie Rehab, a band that "uses melodic, twang-burnished folk as a springboard for several strands of genteel pop music," according to Christian Schaeffer's review of the new Philology. 9 p.m. 21-plus: $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Under 21: $13 in advance, $15 day of show.
JEFF the Brotherhood @ The Gargoyle Nashville-based purveyors of urgent garage rock. 8:30 p.m. With Diarrhea Planet. $10 for the general public, free for Wash U students with a valid ID.
St. Louis Secret Sound Society Secreet Show @ Fort Gondo Says the StlSSS: "Saturday night's Secret Sound Society's Secret Show will be your ONE & ONLY chance to hear the much anticipated release of The A Capella Project. It will not be recorded, it will not be repeated!" Well, okay. Show up to find out what happened. 9 p.m. $5. All-ages.
Née @ Foam Bedroom-synthpop for the brokenhearted and buoyant, in the hands of local one-woman wunderkind Née (a.k.a. Kristin Dennis). Her latest EP, The Hands of Thieves, is available here. With the lady DJ crew Bitch Please. 8:30 p.m.