The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: March 30 to April 1


  • Pete Rock: Tonight at Lola

Another excellent spring weekend in St. Louis: It's tough to top legendary DJ and producer Pete Rock, performing tonight at Lola, but he'll get a run for his money from Ben Kweller (Off Broadway) and Peter Frampton (Peabody Opera House). Saturday brings William Fitzsimmons to the Firebird and Pillow Talk's demo release show to CBGB. And Lemmons' hosts a punk lineup to benefit cancer on Sunday. Here are the rest of our picks -- apologies to the several excellent shows we didn't have room for. Please let us know what you'll be up to in the comments.


Pete Rock Lola 10 p.m. | $10 to $15

Peter Frampton Peabody Opera House 8 p.m. | Sold Out

Ben Kweller Off Broadway With Sleeper Agent and the Dig 8 p.m. | $18 to $23

Koffin Kats Fubar With Benedict Arnold and Scene of Irony 7:30 p.m. | $10 to $12


Pillow Talk Demo Release CBGB With Black Panties, the Winchester and Shaved Women 9 p.m. | Free

Nicholas Payton Trio Jazz at the Bistro 7:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. (also Friday) | $15 to $35

William Fitzsimmons The Firebird With Denison Witmer 9 p.m. | $17

Sharon Van Etten Luminary Center for the Arts With the War on Drugs


Lemmon's Cancer Benefit Show Lemmon's With Black for a Second, Winchester, Guy Morgan, Popular Mechanics, Chill Dawgs and THORLOCK 6 p.m. | $5

Mansions on the Moon The Gramophone 9 p.m. | $8 to $10