The 2012 calendar is rapidly filling at the Luminary Center for the Arts (4900 Reber Place, 314-807-5984). Today the venue announced the addition of Shabazz Palaces -- the Seattle based group comprising Ishmael Butler (formerly of Digable Plantes) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai Maraire. The duo's 2011 release Black Up found its way into the heavyweight class in the year-end list-off.
Shabazz Palaces' St. Louis show -- its first ever -- is on April 24. Tickets are $15, and no opener has yet been announced.
The Luminary will also host Oberhofer, Bear in Heaven, the Hive Dwellers, Zola Jesus and Sharon Van Etten this year, and there are more shows yet to be announced. The venue is currently running a campaign through Kickstarter to raise the money necessary to move into a space on Cherokee Street. Several donation levels include admission to all the venue's 2012 shows.