The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: August 9 to 11


Printbangerz Ball 2 - Saturday, August 9 @ Atomic Cowboy - TOM HUCK'S EVIL PRINTS

This weekend, our intrepid music editor Daniel Hill and reporter Drew Ailes endure a full weekend of the Gathering of the Juggalos. In Daniel's stead, attend some concerts this weekend while he does dog-knows-what in the woods or wherever the heck he is. Head to the biennial Printbangerz Ball for a chance to check out a bunch of amazing art, catch the Cuban Missiles and get a chance to purchase some of the late, beloved musician Bob Reuter's signature black-and-white photo prints before congregating in September for an official memorial event. Plenty more opportunities to rub shoulders with like-minded music lovers await after the jump.

Friday (August 9):

Beneath Oblivion w/ Heavy Horse, Grand Inquisitor, Cathedral Fever @ The Firebird 9 p.m. | $7 Beneath Oblivion's self-proclaimed genre is "doom and death, loathing and loneliness." 'Nuff said.

SIDEWORK w/ LVXXTR, Billy Brown @ Upstairs Lounge 10 p.m. | $5 SIDEWORK features the live remixing talents of Hypo and Evelque. Check out a live stream during the show if you want to put the party directly in your own living room.

Secondary CD Release w/ La Bella Charade, Flawless, Home & Away, Bike Path @ Fubar 8 p.m. | $7 Check out pop punk/emo band Secondary's latest on Bandcamp before heading to the Fubar lounge side to see 'em live.

Snarky PuppyOld Rock House 8:30 p.m. | $15 Jazzy, funky New Yorkers return for another set filled with good grooves, bodacious beats and an apt horn section. Check out a great live performance video here.

Also on Friday, check out Those Darlins at the Open Highway Music Festival and the Union Electric at Plush. Click on the links to read more via coverage from earlier this week.

Saturday (August 10):'

Printbangerz Ball 2 w/ The Cuban Missiles @ Atomic Cowboy 12 p.m. | $10 "If you're in the market for artisianal, hand-pulled art, today's your lucky day. Tom Huck and Evil Prints lit up the printmaker signal (it's a skull atop two crossed ink rollers) and summoned the nation's finest print artists to town for Printbangerz Ball 2, and the call has been answered... All prints are priced at $50 or less, which is a goddamn steal. " (PF)

Huey Mack w/ Davo Fly, Theo Means, Nick Youngerman @ Fubar 8 p.m. | $15-$20 21-year-old rapper Huey Mack hails from West Virginia and has t-shirts, everyone. T-shirts.

Saturday (August 10) cont'd:

Tef Poe w/ Mvstermind Einstein, Thelonius Kryptonite, Darris Robins @ Cicero's 9 p.m. | $15/$20 Says Mvstermind Einstein on the event's Facebook page: "this is how we intend to get down."

The Tennis Lesson w/ Popular Mechanics, The Eternal Virgins @ CBGB 10 p.m. | free Post-pop (yes, we just made that up), post-rock, post-whatever group the Tennis Lesson debuts a new line-up for its first show. Check out mellow tunes via its Bandcamp.

We also featured a couple more great shows to look forward to on this day: the Dive Poets' CD Release, Electric Kool-Aid Acid Kat Fest and Bear Hive.

Sunday (August 11):

Tumbleweed Wanders w/ Barna Howard, Indian Blanket, Samuel Fickie @ The Firebird 8:30 p.m. | $8-$10 This night of feel-good Americana features Oakland folk-lovers, Tumbleweed Wanderers and the solo stylings of Barna Howard.

Missouri Black Expo w/ Kelly Price, Joe @ Chaifetz Arena 5 p.m. | $5-$10 The weekend's events wrap up with a performance from national R&B artists Kelly Price and Joe. Catch plenty of local acts and more in the event's "music lounge" located in the Chaifetz Arena Concourse on Saturday and Sunday as well.

Don't forget about Lil Wayne, also in town on Sunday. Also, consider checking out the ten-year anniversary show of Dave Simon's Rock School.

Note: Though we wish we could, we can't feature every great show happening in town in just one measly post. Peruse the St. Louis concert calendar for more ideas any time. Let everyone know what else you're looking forward to seeing this weekend in the comments below, and send show tips to to be considered for inclusion on these lists.

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