by Mabel Suen
This weekend sees new releases from the Maness Brothers as well as Paces Lift and Ben Bounce. Besides these record-release parties, see the Blind Eyes one last time during Off Broadway's SXSCity weekend, get some shopping in at Plush's rummage sale of rock and check out a variety of other shows happening over the next few days. The forecast is a favorable one. Get out and enjoy it.
Friday (March 14):
Greensky Bluegrass w/ Wood & Wire @ Old Rock House 9 p.m. | $15/$18 The band's name tells you everything you need to know here. GB seems to have taken a shine to St. Louis; stops in town have been frequent in recent years. (DH)
Lifeless w/ Not 'Til Death, Dogfight, A Death and A Promise, Ally Ooop, Danny Greene @ Fubar 8 p.m. | $10 Notable is the inclusion of A Death and A Promise on this bill, one of St. Louis' best and longest-running hardcore acts. ADAAP doesn't play out as much nowadays, so don't miss it. (DH)
Paces Lift and Ben Bounce Vinyl Release w/ DJ Who, DJ MAKossa @ Blank Space 9 p.m. | free The sticker on the cover of the LP provides the most apt description: "A Brooding and funky, beat-driven, sample-based, lo-fi instrumental spaghetti Western adventure piece." Check it out for yourself. (DH)
The Rummage Sale of Rock w/ Tok, Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship, Kenshiro's, The Man in Brown @ Plush 9 p.m. | $5 One-half rock show and one-half rummage sale, this fun-for-all event features a few great local acts as well as Conway Twitty records and Bon Jovi swag up for grabs. (MS)
Saturday (March 15):
Catholic Guilt w/ Crisp Money Legends, Frank Hurricane, Zak M @ Foam 9 p.m. | $5 We could try to write a description for this epic variety show, but whoever penned the Facebook invitation kicked ass at it: "Um, I know this is a 'coffee shop show,' but forget about that. Remember real parties? Remember abandon, oblivion, the yawning abyss -- when being around other people meant the welcome embrace of friendship and not just the threat of crowds?" (MS)
HEARding Cats Gelatinous Orchestra w/ Gino Robair @ William A. Kerr Foundation 8 p.m. | $10-$15 This 75-minute improvisation conversation featuring Gino Robair takes place between veteran experimental musicians. Participating local artist Tory Z Starbuck says, "I am thinking of bringing various species of chameleon lizards to this show and having them lurk around the room." Hmm... (MS)
The Maness Brothers 7" Release w/ Old Capital Square Dance Club, Oh Yeah Dakota!, Carriage House, Fred Friction, Miss Molly Simms, Guitardog Life @ Livery Company 7:30 p.m. | $5 Have you seen the cover art for the Maness Brothers' latest? Because it is awesome. (DH)
Sunday (March 16):
SXSCity w/ Bagheera, Jedi Nighties, Cree Rider Family Band, Karate Bikini, Tommy Halloran's Guerilla Swing @ Off Broadway 7:30 p.m. | $7 This weekend fest featuring local bands, beers, prints and more, wraps up on Sunday after two days of excitement and a fond farewell to the Blind Eyes. (MS)
For another option on Sunday night, check out Everything Went Black opening for hardcore legends Ringworm at the Demo.
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 submit show info online any time to be considered for inclusion on these lists.
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