The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: October 11 to 13


Beth Bombara releases a record this Sunday, October 13 with performances at three local record stores. - JON GITCHOFF FOR RFT
  • Jon Gitchoff for RFT
  • Beth Bombara releases a record this Sunday, October 13 with performances at three local record stores.

Welcome to the weekend! There's a lot going on, so brace yourself three days filled with a smorgasbord of shows to choose from. While RFT Music's fearless leader enjoys the remainder of a long overdue staycation, we bring you the following recommendations. Don't forget to let us know what else is going on that you're stoked about this weekend in the comments.

Friday (October 11):

Blobby Boys Signing w/ Lumpy and the Dumpers @ Star Clipper 7 p.m. | free Cartoonist Alex Schubert comes from his base across the state in Kansas City, Missouri to sign his new book, Blobby Boys. The subject matter? Slime, punks and Ninja Turtles. This sounds like a job for Lumpy and the Dumpers. Meet the author and catch a short set orchestrated by Lumpy himself at 7:30 p.m.

Franklin Felix/Billy and the Jets Dual Album Release Show @ The Firebird 8:30 p.m. | $8-$12 Two Illinois-side rock outfits share an album release show! Links: Franklin Felix and Billy and the Jets.

Water Liars w/ John Paul Keith and the One Four Fives, The Gunshy @ Off Broadway 9 p.m. | $10/$13 Water Liars return to the Lou. For a primer, check out writer Christian Schaeffer's review of their 2012 album, Phantom Limb.

Deftones w/ Avenged Sevenfold, Ghost B.C. @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheater 7 p.m. | $17-$79.50 This event is called Pointergeist. 'Nuff said.

Also on Friday, check out Danny Brown with Pretty Lights, or go see Barenaked Ladies! Click on the links to read more.

Saturday (October 12):

KRS-One w/ The 12 to 6 Movement, Seymour Awesome, Truth Serum, Smooth Dude and DJ Deadasdisco @ The Mad Magician 8 p.m. | $15-$50 KRS-One stands for Knowledge Reigns Supreme Over Nearly Everyone. The legendary rapper Lawrence Krisna Parker prepares to drop some serious knowledge on everyone.

Broadway Oyster Bar 8 p.m. | $12/$15 Get funky with two stages, eight bands and two DJs. Music lasts until 2:30 a.m., and the event is sponsored by Woodchuck Cider, Southern Comfort and Schlafly Beer -- all certain to keep the party going all night long.

Bully w/ Scanlines, Bruiser Queen, Amen Lucy Amen @ Foam 9 p.m. | $5 This mixed bill has everything from girly garage rock to folk and instrumental post-rock. For a grab bag full of sounds that are easy on the ears, check this line-up out.

Also for your consideration: Saturday also welcomes Nicoffeine and Minus the Bear to town.

Sunday (October 13):

Beth Bombara Record Release @ Euclid Records, Vintage Vinyl and Dead Wax Records 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. | free Songstress Beth Bombara, voted best singer-songwriter in the 2012 RFT Music Awards, drops her vinyl in a novel way: directly onto local record shop's doorsteps with a series of live in-store performances. Have a listen and head to a vinyl dealer near you to grab the wax.

Ghost Box Orchestra w/ CaveofswordS, Accelerando @ CBGB 9 p.m. | free Ghost Box Orchestra hails from Boston and plays psychedelic mostly-instrumental rock that sounds like a soundtrack of epic proportions. Take a heavy dosage of chill pill by checking their sounds out on Bandcamp.

Onewayness w/ NNN Cook @ Lemp Arts Center 8 p.m. | $5 This show promises ambient, meditative drone and introspective noise. Click on the following links to sample each musician's work: onewayness and N.N.N. Cook.

Two other great options for your Sunday evening: The Angry Samoans and Motion City Soundtrack.

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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