The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: April 4 to 6


B.B. King - Friday, April 4 @ Peabody Opera House - PRESS PHOTO
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  • B.B. King - Friday, April 4 @ Peabody Opera House

Get out of that bathtub or basement and get out to a show this weekend. B.B. King plays the Peabody, Kate Nash follows up the Ready Room's debut show with the space's second concert, Why? finds its way to the Demo, and Guttermouth storms the stage at Fubar. No mighty gust of wind could keep is in this weekend -- just do us a favor, and proceed with caution.

Friday (April 4):

B.B. King @ Peabody Opera House 8 p.m. | $35-$100 It's B.B. King, you idiot! Am I really supposed to tell you something you don't already know? Sorry I called you an idiot, by the way. (DH)

Dax Riggs w/ Lions of Hazelwood, Hideous Gentlemen @ The Firebird 9 p.m. | $12-$14 From Dax Riggs' Facebook page, in the "Artists We Also Like" section: "dead ones." (DH)

Junoon @ Saint Louis University-Busch Student Center 6:30 p.m. | $5 And now for something completely different: Have you ever seen a rock band from Pakistan? Neither have we, so here's a chance to check out some psychedelic sufi rock. Here's what that sounds like, in case you're curious. (MS)

Kate Nash w/ Spectator @ The Ready Room 8 p.m. | $15/$18 Try to tell me this song isn't the catchiest thing you've heard today, and I'll call you a liar. And an idiot. Also, you are DOOMED. Keep reading to learn why. (DH)

LIFTED w/ BoomBaptist, Parisian, Ra Cailum @ Blank Space 9 p.m. | $5 The tenth installment of LIFTED features BoomBaptist, who hails from Texas and makes genre-blending beats. Get a sample via Soundcloud. (MS)

International Contemporary Ensemble with Claire Chase @ Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts 7:30 p.m. | $10-$20 Flutist Claire Chase has premiered more than a hundred new works for flute in the past ten years. During this performance, inspired by the Pulitzer's current exhibit she'll perform a dozen works with ICE. Afterwards, head to Tavern of Fine Arts for another event for experimental music fans: Rob Mazurek and Darin Gray duo -- more on that here here. (MS)

Why? w/ Bo and the Locomotive @ The Demo 8:30 p.m. | $12-$14 Cincinatti-based WHY? combines alternative hip-hop with indie rock, and apparently does it pretty damn well -- 68,772 people can't be wrong, right? Check out songs on its official website. (MS)

Friday night has plenty more great options to choose from including Oneohtrix Point Never, St. Paul and the Broken Bones and Todd Rundgren. Click on the links to learn more via extended previews.

Saturday (April 5):

Guttermouth w/ The Scam, The Fuck Off And Dies, Saturday Nights Alright For Fighting, 431 @ Fubar 7 p.m. | $15-$17 You are doomed at this show if you stand up front, because I am going to throw all 230 pounds of my body off the stage at you during "Jaime's Petting Zoo." Bet on it! Doomed, I say! (DH)

Wildeyed EP Release w/ All My Vices, Crowns @ Plush 9 p.m. | $7 Go to this show, pick up the new EP from Wildeyed, eat a Mac & Cheeseburger, and DON'T EVEN THINK ABOUT WALKING DOWN THE STREET TO THE GUTTERMOUTH SHOW AT FUBAR. You are doomed there; dooooooooooooooooomed! (DH)

For another option on Saturday night, head to the Schlafly Tap room to check out a local line-up featuring Yowie and more.

Sunday (April 6):

Blues For the Heart w/ Jeremiah Johnson Band, Rich McDonough and Rough Grooves, Pat Liston, Big Mike Aguirre, Lucky Old Sons, Aaron Griffin, Matt Rattlesnack Lesch, Benefit Blues Band, Melissa Neels @ BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups 1 p.m. | $10 This jam-packed concert of local blues regulars benefits the American Heart Association. (MS)

G-Eazy performs at Pop's Nightclub on Sunday as well. For more on him, check out this 2013 interview.

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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