Welcome to the weekend! I'm operating from a strategic satellite location out of town at the moment, so I can't tell if it's spring in St. Louis yet. Regardless, I am bummed to be missing out on some awesome shows this weekend. For starters, Fister, Old Salt Union, Great Isaac and Tear Out the Heart debut some great new releases. Read on for more recommendations including KDHX's tribute to The Kinks and a snippet from KWUR Week.
Friday (Mar. 29):
Fister CD Release w/ Bastard, ((THORLOCK)), The Gorge @ The Firebird 9 p.m. | $7 Read resident metal expert Rick Giordano's review of Fister's latest full length, Gemini, and then head to the show to grab a copy. (MS)
Saturday (Mar. 30):
Ev'rybody's Gonna Be Happy: A Tribute to the Kinks w/ The Aviation Club, The Blind Eyes, Burrowss, The Educated Guess, Estevan, Picture Day, Melody Den, The Nevermores, Old Lights, Prune @ Off Broadway 8 p.m. | $10-$20 KDHX does it again with another local star studded tribute event. See some of the Lou's finest pop-influenced outfits as they pay homage to The Kinks. (MS)
Papier Tigre - Saturday, Mar. 30 @ Schlafly Tap Room
METZ w/ Roomrunner, The Brainstems @ Gargoyle 8:30 p.m. | $10 Fans of the likes of '90s grunge and garage rock can worship at this show, which brings in great bands from Baltimore and Toronto during Wash U's illustrious KWUR Week. (MS)
Papier Tigre w/ The Conformists, Kisser @ Schlafly Tap Room 9 p.m. | free This partial Sick Room Records showcase features Papier Tigre from France with its weirdo experimental St. Louis counterparts, The Conformists. Kisser opens with its off-brand of scuzzy rock bile. (MS)
Tear Out the Heart Album Release w/ The Fuck Off and Dies, Inimical Drive, Batallion, Fears Vs. Dreams @ Pop's Nightclub 7 p.m. | $10-$12 Victory Record's Tear Out the Heart releases Violence at this show, much the way Fister released Violence a year ago. Look out for Tear Out The Heart's newest, Gemini, next year! (DH)
Sunday (Mar. 31):
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