The 2013 RFT Music Awards have come and gone, longtime RFT Music contributor Ryan Wasoba bids the blog adieu and quite frankly, we're at a bit of a loss. Still, here at RFT Music we're looking forward to continually figuring out how to better serve the music community. But first thing's first: Let's get to the shows!
Jump back to our Out Every Night post from earlier this week to read about some notable concerts happening over the next few days including Twangfest 17, Foals, the Dead Milkmen, Story of the Year and the Go-Go's. Read on for more recommendations.
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 (June 7):
Shana Falana w/ CaveofswordS, Frances with Wolves, Bug Chaser, DJ Lil' Daddy Reba McEntire @ The Heavy Anchor 9 p.m. | $5 Expect projections and lots of electro driven pop during this psych-induced show. Shana Falana, who hails from New York, performs songs from the recently released In the Light EP, while Bug Chaser promises a rippin' set before they embark on a tour of its own. (MS)
Kylesa w/ Blood Ceremony, White Hills, Lazer/Wulf @ The Firebird 7:30 p.m. | $15-$17 With two drummers, two guitars, bass, keys, synths and both male and female vocals, there isn't a lot that Kylesa can't do. With its dreamy melodies and psychedelic high energy, it's not hard to imagine the band as a heavier Sonic Youth. (Rick Giordano)
Lorn w/ Dolor, adoptahighway, 18andCounting @ Blank Space 10 p.m. | $5 Milwaukee's Lorn comes to melt the brains of Blank Space patrons this Friday. The prolific electronic artist has released albums on Flying Lotus' Brainfeeder label and London powerhouse Ninja Tune. He also plays a mean game of wiffleball. (DH)
The Skekses w/ The Red Squad, The Southside Jazz Ensemble @ Schlafly Tap Room 9 p.m. | free Schlafly Tap Room doing what it does best: Three top-notch locals for the low low price of nothing at all. Bring your dancing shoes! (DH)
Kylesa - Friday, June 7 @ The Firebird
Saturday (June 8):
Final Veil CD Release w/ Raw Earth, DJ Bill Finkbiner @ Plush 9 p.m. | $7 Snakes! Fire! Belly dancing! Eye-catching performances supplement the electronic Egyptian songs crafted by Final Veil and company all night long. (MS)
Nurse w/ Graphic Tease, Opportunist, Beauty Pageant @ Foam 8 p.m. | $5 This mixed bill features a mish-mash of touring musicians. Duos Opportunist from Arkansas and Nurse from Detroit bring hard rock and no wave, respectively, to Foam, while Graphic Tease from Nashville and local openers Beauty Pageant get completely unhinged with noise supplemented by projections from Chizmo.tv. (MS)
Cigar Box Guitar Festival @ Hwy 61 Roadhouse 12 p.m. | free Do you know your way around a cigar box? Show everyone at this open mic and contest! If you're a first timer, get set up with a build-your-own-kit to put together the day of. (MS)
Sunday (June 9):
Cannibal Corpse w/ Napalm Death, Immolation, Magrudergrind @ Pop's Nightclub 7 p.m. | $20-$24 Cannibal Corpse, without the hassle of Hatebreed! One of the billion incarnations of Napalm Death! Immolation and DC's Magrudergrind! This is a metal show for the history books, folks. Bang your head until it falls off. (DH)
Waterloo German Band @ Carondelet Park 6 p.m. | free The 25th edition of free concerts in the park kicked off last weekend with Bob Kuban Band. Catch the second show in the series and get the full schedule to keep along all summer.