The short week has ended and there's plenty of live music to get your ears ringing through the start of fall. Javier Mendoza is releasing a CD tonight at Old Rock House, Bon Iver brings the woodsy yacht rock (we guess?) to the Pageant on Sunday and there's a benefit show for WORK/PLAY and the St. Louis Secret Sound Society at the HandleBar. Plus, An Under Cover Weekend is upon us, whereby ten ambitious local bands take on a full set as a beloved icon of music. Bo and the Locomotive will be performing as Cake, which, incidentally, is also in town this weekend for Pointfest. Can we resist the have your Cake and eat it too joke? Obviously not.
Oh and some band called the Urge is officially reuniting at Pointfest as well. Drink it all in.
Javier Mendoza CD Release Old Rock House With Upright Animals 8 p.m. | $20 (includes CD)
An Under Cover Weekend Night One The Firebird With Via Dove, Union Tree Review, Bo & the Locomotive, Dots Not Feathers and Tight Pants Syndrome vs. Paper Dolls 8:30 p.m. | $10
WORK/PLAY and Secret Sound Society Benefit HandleBar With Scripts N Screwz, Teresajenee, 18andCounting and Michael Franco 9 p.m. | $5
Triceratops Schlafly Tap Room With Dulad and Popular Mechanics 9 p.m. | Free
Pointfest Verizon Wireless Amphitheater With the Urge, Cake, Bush and more. $20
An Under Cover Weekend Night Two The Firebird With Troubadour Dali, the Breaks, False Moves, the Orbz and the Jump Starts 8:30 p.m. | $10
Kevin Devine Old Rock House With the Features and Apollo Mud 8 p.m. | $12
Art Outside Schlafly Bottleworks With Magic City, Theodore, Humdrum, the Campfire Club and more 11 a.m. to 10 p.m. | Free (Also on Friday from 5 to 10 p.m.)
Jonezy & Sandie's Pre-Wedding Bash Llywelyn's Pub CWE With Jonezy, Hearstkra-z, Crub, Scripts N Screwz, Xeuxe and DJ L Snoogie 10 p.m. | $5
Bon Iver The Pageant 8 p.m. | Sold Out
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