The Urge is upon us, and the holiday lasts until the end of the month with a show at the Pageant on every Friday from here out. But this weekend's kickoff is different: On back-to-back nights, both of them sold out, the newly re-minted ska-punk-kitchen-sink outfit will remind fans what they've been missing all these years. And, if the first show at Pointfest was any indication, there are plenty of reasons for optimism.
There's plenty more where that came from: the Blind Eyes, now with more guitar, anchors a highlight bill of St. Louis pop with a little help from the ACBs of KC. The New Music Circle continues with Keith Fullerton Whitman and Mastodon offers a very loud excuse to head across the river.
The Urge The Pageant With R6 Implant and Shooting With Annie 8 p.m. | Sold Out
Eleven Magazine 11/11/11 Cherokee Street Bash Many Locations Along Cherokee Street With Palace, Bear Hive, Kid Conselor, Since 1902 and more. 3:30 p.m. to 3 a.m. | Free
STL Loud Vol. 3 Showcase Off Broadway With Funky Butt Brass Band, Superhero Killer, The Reeling Gilly and Firedog 8:30 p.m. | $10 (includes CD)
The Blind Eyes Firebird With Nee, Jump Starts and the ACBs 9 p.m. | $8
IndyGround All Day Cicero's With Steddy P & DJ Mahf, Mathias (of Earthworms), Jbomb and Farout 9 p.m. | $5 to $7 Keith Fullerton Whitman White Flag Projects With Joe Raglani DJ set 7:30 p.m. | $7 for students and artists and $15 for everyone else
Bobby Conn Off Broadway With Skarekrau Radio and M.S.I.F. 9 p.m. | $7
Mister Heavenly Firebird With Mr. Dream and Palace 9 p.m. | $10
Coping Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center With Family Might (CD Release), Badgerhunt and Team Treachery 8 p.m. | $5
Mastodon Pop's Nightclub With The Dillinger Escape Plan and Red Fang 7 p.m. | $26