by Daniel Hill
This weekend has some pretty huge shows: Saturday especially is packed. There's a crazy ass rave thing (it's a rave, right? Cause that's what I'm calling it) happening at the Scottish Rite (that bigass empty building on Lindell) that is headlined by none other than the Crystal Method. I think it would be funny if someone went there with a bottle of fake blood (its Halloween season, by the way) and started covertly putting bloody hand-prints all over people / things throughout the night.Then it's just a waiting game to see what happens. You're welcome.
While I'm doling out advice, if you go to Apop for the Tower Groove Records Fall Informal, look for Allsauce -- it's delicious and they home-make it sometimes for these events. And if you are attending Gateway to the West Fest at Fubar this year, seriously, protect ya fuckin' neck. Its going to be a rowdy one. The rest of our picks follow.
Tilly and the Wall @ The Firebird 8:00 p.m. | $15 Not just tap-dancing! OK, not even really tap dancing at all: More like Omaha's best band. Yeah, I went there. (KM)
Illphonics @ Plush 8:00 p.m | $6 Look, I don't know what to tell you at this point. iLLPHONiCs is awesome, one of the most entertaining bands going in this city and I see these dudes at every kind of show always. Repay the favor. (KM)
Gateway to the West Fest @ Fubar w/ Backtrack, Death Threat, Expire, Bitter End, many more 6:00 p.m. Friday and 1:00 p.m. Saturday | $35 Thirty-plus of hardcore's finest descending on Fubar for two days. Van-loads of folks from all over the Midwest are converging on St. Louis for this; don't miss out. (DH)
Arrested Development @ 2720 Cherokee 7:00 p.m. | $20 It's the twentieth anniversary tour, and something tells us they see Waka Flocka Flame (in STL on Monday!) and just shake their heads. This is the hip-hop show; go to it. (KM)
Tower Groove Records Fall Informal @ Apop Records w/ Trauma Harness, Accelerando, Kisser, Shaved Women, The Skekses, The Jungle Fire, Bug Chaser 2:00 p.m. | Free Outdoors on Cherokee Street, day drinking, several of St. Louis' most beloved bands, all in the name of Tower Groove's singles club! You know what to expect from this, and you know it'll be a good time. Rumors of the return of ALLSAUCE have been percolating as well; who knows? (DH)
Dark Funeral - Sunday @ the Firebird
Stevie Stone @ Heartbreakers Rock-n-Roll Saloon 8:00 p.m. | $10-$15 Tech N9ne's buddy Stevie Stone has been rising in status lately; I saw a recent video the other day that he did featuring Yelawolf. Neat! (DH)
Booty Halloween 9 @ Scottish Rite 8:00 p.m | $40-$60 I have no idea what to make of this, but it looks awesome and there will be thousands of people there. (KM)
Coheed & Cambria @ Pop's Nightclub w/ The Dear Hunter, Three 7:00 p.m. | $25 Six studio albums, three live albums, a series of comic books and a full-length novel later and the tale of the Amory Wars is not yet fully told. Hit up Pop's on Sunday to see the best Rush cover band that has ever claimed to not be fans of Rush. (DH)
Dark Funeral @ The Firebird w/ Grave, The Lion's Daughter, Tyranny Enthroned 7:00 p.m. | $18 One of the biggest names in black metal hailing all the way from Sweden. Fair to say this shit is both Trve and Kvlt and not coming back around for a while. (DH)
Dysrhythmia @ Fubar w/ The Gorge 7:30 p.m. | $10-$12 Apparently (according to my favorite RFT Music writer, Ryan Wasoba) the members of Dysrhythmia are the missing link between virtually every band in New York hipster-metal scene. On an unrelated note, I cannot spell the name of this band correctly even when I'm staring directly at it. (DH)