by Mabel Suen
This weekend, locals the Old Souls Revival and Emily Wallace release new albums, Weird Fest stirs up Foam, and blues regulars work together to raise some funds for pups. Besides that, check out some options at newer spots hosting shows in town including the Blind Tiger and No Coast's new location in Tower Grove South. More on these recommendations and more after the jump.
Friday (March 7):
Emily Wallace CD Release w/ Cold Hearted Strangers, Isatis @ The Gramophone 8:30 p.m. | $10 A fourteen-year veteran of the St. Louis music community, Emily Wallace has played cover sets at bars all over town, but insists that her original material is her real passion. Pick up the singer-songwriter's new self-titled EP at the show. (DH)
King Buzzo of Melvins @ Fubar 9:30 p.m. | $13-$15 Buzz Osbourne, the curly-fro coiffed main man of Melvins, embarks on a special solo tour. Expect plenty of his trademark metal shredding on an acoustic guitar. (MS)
The Old Souls Revival CD Release w/ The Wise Bros, Blackwater '64 @ Stagger Inn Again 10 p.m. | $5 The Old Souls Revival plays rootsy indie rock. Check 'em out on Bandcamp and pick up a physical copy of their latest album, Common Ground, at the show. (MS)
Weird Fest w/ 32 pc Vintage Party Set, Animal Teeth, Willis, The Night Grinder, Beauty Pageant, Tiger Rider, Skull @ Foam 6:30 p.m. | $5 Subversive sounds will fill the air at Weird Fest. $5 buys you more than your fair share of bands, offering plenty of bang for your buck. Make sure to check out Animal Teeth, too, for your does of punk rock weirdness. (DH)
White Denim w/ The Districts @ The Firebird 8:30 p.m. | $13-$15 Honestly, this band pull from so many different genres and styles of music that it would just be easier for you to have a listen yourself than for me to try and describe it to you with a long list of hyphenated adjectives. So do that, already. (DH)
For other options on Friday night, check out some previews from earlier this week, including our feature on a punk fundraiser show for Peat Henry. Also, Keller Williams plays at the Pageant and the FarFetched crew takes over Kranzberg Arts Center to tell the story behind Prologue III -- get the Homespun review here.
Saturday (March 8):
The Shell Corporation w/ The Humanoids, Better Days @ No Coast Skateboards 8 p.m. | $5 The openers should tell you everything you need to know about the Shell Corporation. Melodic pop-punk with catchy riffs and hooks for miles. (DH)
Stevie Stone @ The Mad Magician w/ Spaide Ripper, Haiku, Partners N Rhyme @ Mad Magician 8 p.m. | $12-$15 St. Louis' own Stevie Stone is signed with Tech N9ne's Strange Music label, fast becoming the go-to source for independent midwest hip-hop. The future is Strange. (DH)
Tone Rodent w/ Popular Mechanics, Solid State Disaster @ The Firebird 7:30 p.m. | free This fun, free show celebrates Gerald Good, the engineer behind locally-produced, super rad Physics Punk Pedals, and his 40th birthday. Bonus: Free cupcakes while supplies last! (MS)
Sunday (March 9):
Blues Cause For Paws w/ Big Mike Aguirre & the Blu-City All Stars, Rich McDonough & Rough Grooves, Brother Jefferson Band, Soulard Blues Band, Hudson & the Hoodoo Cats, Paul Bonn & the Bluesmen with Frank Bauer, CB & the Cadillac Daddies @ BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups 1 p.m. | $10 Seven bands over seven hours play the blues to throw pups in need a bone. Proceeds for the show go to benefit St. Louis-area animal rescue groups. (MS)
Single Mothers w/ Cathedral Fever, Resolute @ Blind Tiger 8 p.m. | $7 Blind Tiger is a new-ish joint in Maplewood brought to you from the folks behind the Crow's Nest and the late great Bleeding Deacon. It'll be interesting to see how punk will fill out the huge space (formerly occupied by the Jumpin' Jupiter cabaret). Ooh, and there's pizza.
Also on Sunday, Wakey!Wakey! performs at the Demo.
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