It's spring! It's sunny! It's raining! There's a tornado! It's cold! Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore. Whatever the weather may be this weekend during this typical questionable Midwestern season, the show must go on. Our "Out Every Night" post at the start of the week previewed some shows including One More Time: A Tribute to Daft Punk, Fred Friction's album release and Cheryl Wheeler. Read on for more recommendations including new local releases from Unanimous and Brookroyal.
Friday (April 12):
Bryson Gerard w/ Syna So Pro, Pat Eagan @ Livery Company 8 p.m. | free Bryson Gerard's folksy tunes cannot be confined to ordinary American instruments. See him employ the Hammered Dulcimer, Greek Bouzoki and some African / Mideast percussion at this free show with openers Syna So Pro and Pat Eagan. (DH)
Nikki Hill @ Siete Luminarias 6 p.m. | free Nikki Hill's tour plans start this Saturday and include Illinois, Germany, Norway, Netherlands, Spain, Finland and Sweden throughout the spring and summer. Give her a splendid St. Louis send off over dinner, but hurry -- seats will fill up quickly! (MS)
State Champion w/ Animal City, Falsetto Boy, Hmpf, Stonechat @ mushmaus 9 p.m. | $5 This evening of bizarre indie rock features out-of-town bands from Louisville and Chicago. Good vibes and heavy riffage abound. (MS)
Unanimous CD Release w/ Fresh Heir, DJ Blu @ Jefferson Warehouse 8 p.m. | $10 This quintet of old friends promises a dance party of epic proportions, championed by the group's brand of rock and blues infused reggae. Admission price includes a copy of the new CD and a "special surprise." (MS)
Nikki Hill - Friday @ Siete Luminarias
Saturday (April 13):
Brookroyal CD Release w/ Shaman's Harvest, Fivefold, OATM, Connibal Road @ Pop's Nightclub 6:30 p.m. | $5-$10 Brookroyal will release its latest, Cycles Of Life & Sound at this show. The band has been known to sell out Pop's in the past, so show up early if you don't want to miss out. (DH)
Sunday (April 14):
Soilwork w/ Jeff Loomis, Blackguard, Bonded By Blood, Hatchet @ The Firebird 6 p.m. | $18-$21 The melodic death metal of Soilwork comes to St. Louis all the way from Sweden. Opening the show are notable New Wave of Thrash bands Bonded By Blood and Hatchet. (Note: Not pizza-party metal, but Bonded By Blood did record a cover of the Ninja Turtles theme song once. Your call. (DH)
See also: -Ten Bands You Never Would Have Thought Used to Be Good -The Ten Biggest Concert Buzzkills: An Illustrated Guide -The 15 Most Ridiculous Band Promo Photos Ever -The Ten Worst Music Tattoos Ever
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