Another weekend of great St. Louis shows: Hot 104.1's Super Jam is this weekend at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, and in case you missed it Master P got added to the already stacked bill -- No Limit soldiers, take note. Twangfest also continues this weekend with shows Friday and Saturday at Off Broadway -- the former features Langhorne Slim and the second features John Doe (of X). Speaking of "features"....the Features are playing Firebird on Friday. The rest of our picks follow.
Flogging Molly @ The Pageant 7:00 p.m. | $29.50 Flogging Molly has been playing high-energy Celtic punk for fifteen years now, taking influence from bands like The Pogues, The Clash, The Dubliners and probably a bunch of other bands whose names may or may not start with the word "The". (DH)
The Features @ The Firebird w/ The Sun And The Sea 8:00 p.m. | $10 Thus far the Features have remained relatively off the radar here in the US, instead finding acclaim "across the pond", as they say. Their 2009 signing onto Kings of Leon's imprint label and subsequent releases are slowly changing all that, and stateside Yankees are finally hopping on board. (DH)
The Skekses @ The Heavy Anchor w/ Magic City, Lonesome Cowboy Ryan 9:00 p.m. | $5 Ellen Herget's band is at its best ever, and her voice seems like it should be coming out of something about eight times bigger than she is. The rest of that lineup is fantastic, as well. (KM)
Twangfest 16 @ Blueberry Hill Friday and Saturday shows -- Click on individual days for more info 8:00 p.m. | $20 Halfway through the KDHX (88.1 FM) presented festival and there's still plenty of excellent music remaining. Semi-local favorites Ha Ha Tonka anchor tonight's lineup and tomorrow you get a chance to see a punk legend in his wise years. (KM)
Hot 104.1 Super Jam 2012 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis w/ Master P, Wale, Young Jeezy, Miguel, more 4:00 p.m. | $25-$129 Yeah, so Master fuckin' P got added to this! We expect him to arrive in style: in a solid gold tank, wielding a bunch of guns and making 'em say "ugh". (DH) Sink the Bismark - Saturday @ Cicero's
fun. @ The Pageant 8:00 p.m.| $17.50-$20 Some nights we still miss the Format, but if this is going to be the "rock" music that actually makes a dent in the Top 40, we'll take that every time. (KM)
Hospitality @ The Firebird 8:00 p.m. | $10 Those of you taking roll will note the presence of a former White Rabbit, but Hospitality's got plenty to offer in its own right. (KM)
Pulse Festival @ Old Rock House w/ Above & Beyond, Morgan Page, more 5:00 p.m. | $25 An electronic music festival of unprecedented proportion (in St. Louis), Pulse debuts with headlining sets from Morgan Page and Above & Beyond. (KM)
John Henry and The Engine @ Off Broadway 9:00 p.m. | $10 Local rockers John Henry and The Engine recently released a four-song EP entitled The Spinning Wheel, with production and instrumental help from Ken Coomer (formerly of Wilco). This Off Broadway show is the video release party for the EP's title track. (DH)
Sink the Bismark Record Release Show @ Cicero's w/ The Disappeared, The Fuck Off and Dies, Bent Left 7:00 p.m. | $10 Punk rockers and DIY devotees Sink the Bismark release their debut LP at this show on St. Louis's venerable I Hate Punk Rock Records; fans of earnest, well-executed local music would do well to take note. (DH)
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