by Mabel Suen
It's beautiful out -- what more do ya need? Get out there and see some stuff. There are plenty of excuses to hang out outside including Harvest Sessions and the Webster Grooves Festival. Check out our Out Every Night post from earlier this week to read about great shows over the next few days including Mvstermind's CD Release, Little Big Bangs, the Bo-Keys, Eagles of Death Metal and Shiny Ribs. More after the jump.
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Friday (May 17):
Lo-Fi Cherokee 2013 Video Release Party @ Blank Space 8 p.m. | free Lo-Fo St. Louis had an exhausting, exhilarating day filming 16 bands in everybody's favorite up-and-coming neighborhood. See the results of all the creative collaboration during this debut screening. (MS)
Saturday (May 18):
The Dwight Twilley Band w/ Old Lights @ Off Broadway 8 p.m. | $15-$23 Man, Off Broadway sure is "On Fire" recently with its booking! Do you get it?? Ohhh man. Oh yeah, and local favorite Old Lights opens! (DH)
Harvest Sessions w/ Brothers Lazaroff @ Tower Groove Farmers' Market 10 a.m. | free Hellooo, spring and summer in St. Louis! It's so good to see you. Live music and produce shopping? Don't mind if we do. (See a video of Brothers Lazaroff playing their soul infused roots tunes at least year's market after the jump). (MS)
Movers and Shakers 3 w/ Firedog, Roundheels, Bulletpop, Solo-Zunder, DJ Mikey Wehling @ The Heavy Anchor 9 p.m | $5 The third installation of local music fanatic Daniel Kraus' dance party series includes indie and garage rock sounds. (MS)
REO Speedwagon w/ Styx, Ted Nugent, Mama's Pride @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheater 6 p.m. | $31-$218 Put on your favorite old Trans-Am t-shirt (no, not the one with the sleeves on it) and get blasted drunk in the sun! Fire your crossbows and automatic rifles into the air to celebrate the Nuge's set. After all, it's the American way! (DH)
Rhizomatic St. Louis Vol. 2 Cassette Release Show @ Kerr Foundation Building w/ John Tamm-Buckle, Radiant Husk, Byssus, Marble 9 p.m. | $5 Local avant garde and experimental music collective Close/Far puts together its second collection of free improv and electronically-based songs. Projections by artists Ajaj Khanna and Jeremy Kannapell enhance live performances for a combination audio and visual experience to be remembered. (MS)
Webster Grooves - A Retro Soul Festival w/ Ransom Note, Rhythm Section Road Show, Big Brother Thunder and the Master Blasters, The Right Now, The Bo-Keys, JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound @ Webster Groves 2 p.m. In addition to six soul revival acts performing throughout the day and night, check out plenty of DJs and classic soul films from the '50s and '60s. (MS)
Wind & Fire CD Release @ The Chapel 7 p.m. | $10-$15 I went to read more about this, since it is a CD release, and it's pretty cool. Mark Holland & N. Sott Robinson use instrumentation from around the world, including tons of percussion and flute, resulting in what sounds like remarkably like public radio bumper music. Neat! (DH)
Sunday (May 19):
The Steve Strayhorn Celebration to Benefit the American Cancer Society w/ Mike and Nick Swedo, Rusty Van Gogh, Choozey Muthers, Brian Clark, Planet Boogie, Full Moon, Gypsy Jones, Uncle Albert @ Plush 2 p.m. | $10 Cancer sucks a fat one and we all know it. Now put your money where you mouth is about it, and catch a great show. Good cause, good cause! (DH)
Graphic for Rhizomatic St. Louis Vol. 2 Cassette Release Show below (courtesy of Jeremy K):