KDHX's annual post-Spring fund drive massive blowout at the City Museum, Midwest Mayhem, is nearly upon us: It's tomorrow night, May 12. One noted St. Louis music expert (who is not affiliated with KDHX) says this is among his favorite nights of the year. I'm inclined to trust his opinions.
The basics: nineteen musical acts, Show Me Burlesque doing three sets, photo booth run by Photomaton, a bike being raffled off by Fat Tire, hula-hoopers, and on. Tickets are available for $20 at the door; music starts at 7 p.m. Wednesday and burlesque gets rolling fifteen minutes later. Full lineups for all seven (!) stages below.
Whale Stage (1st Floor) Beth Bombara 7:00-7:45 Samba Bom 8:15-9:00 Sleepy Kitty 9:30-10:15 Teddy Presberg Funktet 10:45-11:30
Mezzanine Stage John Uhlemann 7:45-8:15 Carlos Jove 9:00-9:30 Ital-K 10:15-11:45
Vault Room Stage (2nd Floor) Pretty Little Empire 7:15-8:00 The Dive Poets 8:45-9:30 The Hibernauts 10:15-11:00
St. George's Chamber Stage (2nd Floor) Rob Levy 8:00-8:45 DJ Needles 9:30-10:15 Johnny Orr 11:00-11:45
Architecture Room Stage (3rd Floor) KDHX Blues Band 8:00-8:45 Soul Alliance ft. CocoSoul 9:30-10:15 Funky Butt Brass Band 11:00-12:00
Burlesque Stage (3rd Floor) Set 1 7:15-8:00 Set 2 8:45-9:30 Set 3 10:15-11:00
Bale Out Stage (4th Floor) The Eaton Family 7:30-8:15 The Lulus 9:00-9:45 The Folk School String Band 10:30-11:15