Stacked. That's what this weekend is -- stacks of records, stacks of bands, stacks and stacks of shows. There's so much going on lately that its a surprise RFT Music hasn't toppled over like a teetering Jenga tower (or has it? Google Chrome has trouble loading the website lately. Quit it!). Let's try to spread the love, shall we?
Besides the following ten shows, don't forget acts like Weird Al and Kill the Noise stopping through town. Read about them as well as Stonechat's CD Release, the Heavy Anchor's Two Year Anniversary and the second installment of InFest in our Out Every Night post. Then, check out this post for a look at the Extension Chord Records releases and other local records debuting Saturday night.
And, of course, Record Store Day is the big what's up this weekend, with plenty of jam packed line-ups all over town. Study up on schedules with our comprehensive RSD guide and get ready for an utterly awesome show-going daze over the next few days.
Did we leave something significant out? There's a chance it didn't make it onto our radar! Send your show tips anytime to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Friday (April 19):
Black James w/ MME, Adult Fur, Hearskra-z, @ Billiken Club 8:30 p.m. | $2-$5 The Billiken Club lives! Catch the tail end of KSLU Week, featuring a FarFetched showcase that's sure to be an epic dance party. (MS)
Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival w/ Dee Dee Bridgewater, Christian McBride, Chris Potter, Benny Green, Lewis Nash, Ambrose Akinmusire. @ Touhill Performing Arts Center 8 p.m. | $35-$75 Celebrate ten years of Greater St. Louis Jazz education and performance with a stacked lineup of talented artists. (DH)
Saturday (April 20):
Bruiser Queen w/ Modern Convenience @ Lemmons Midnight | free Make this show the after-party to the after-party. Bruiser Queen salutes Record Store Day with a tape release of their album, Swears. Memphis rockers Modern Convenience share the bill. (MS)
Resoldered - Saturday, April 20 @ Way Out Club
The Upright Animals w/ Tef Poe, Midwest Avengers, Javier Mendoza @ Blueberry Hill 9 p.m. | $10 Alternative rockers the Upright Animals host a reunion show featuring a diverse local line-up of sounds that range from pop to hip hop. (MS)
Sunday (April 21):
Benefit Concert for Tony Creamer w/ Javier Mendoza, Jimmy Griffin, Old Salt Union @ Old Rock House 7 p.m. | $10 Tony Creamer was a lighting director in St Louis, having worked venues such as Mississippi Nights, the Ambassador, Argosy & the Old Rock House. 100 percent of the proceeds from this show will go to benefit Tony's family, following his untimely passing.(DH)
Ch41k w/ Kevin Harris, Radiant Husk, Eric Carbonara, Mike Tamburo @ Blank Space 9 p.m. | $5 This show features two Pennsylvania artists performing minimalist instrumental music. Check out their Bandcamp links here: Eric Carbonara and Mike Tamburo. (MS)
Eddie's Munsters CD Release @ Blueberry Hill 3 p.m. | $10/$11 This eccentric group has had a rotating cast of more than twenty different members over the past decade, starting out as a cover band and eventually performing alternative originals. Hear 'em here. (MS)