by Mabel Suen
This weekend sees new local releases from the Tennis Lesson, Other People, Patrick Scott Project and Static Life. Lo-Fi Cherokee also throws a huge party to debut sixteen brand new live music videos of local performers. Besides that, catch some touring acts including Ex-Cult and Ray Creature. Read on for this weekend's show recommendations.
Friday (May 30):
Alarm Will Sound @ The Sheldon 7:30 p.m. | $10-$20 Alarm Will Sound continues to change people's definition of what an orchestra should be by tackling contemporary music in a thoughtful and enthralling way. (DH)
Lo-Fi Cherokee 2014 Video Release Party @ Bomb Door 8 p.m. | free Earlier this spring, Bill Streeter's Hydraulic Pictures shot sixteen videos of sixteen different bands, performing at a variety of venues on Cherokee Street, all in one day. This show marks the great unveiling of the finished product. Come see your favorite local bands as never before, in expertly crafted fashion by a truly talented group of visual artists. (DH)
Other People CD Release w/ The Defeated County, Prune, Lights Out Loser @ The Heavy Anchor 9 p.m. | $5 The first album from a relatively new band which already shows promise. Check out some tracks here -- "Brazen Ways" and "Harvest Time" are the standouts, in my humble opinion. (DH)
Ray Creature w/ Bad Psychic, Willis, What We Won't See @ Foam 7 p.m. | $5 Fans of synth-pop ought to experience the gloom and doom of these two Bloomington, Indiana electronic acts: Ray Creature and Bad Psychic.
Saturday (May 31):
Cherokee Bottoms Music Festival w/ Jordyn Kylie, Benny Fowler, Ashley Batiste, Adam Donald, Ellen the Felon, Willis, Animal Teeth, Zoned Out, 32 Piece Vintage Party Set, Dan Roth, The Leads, The Less Heads Knocking, Brianna Douglas, 3 of 5, Syna So Pro, Solo Zunder, Fred Friction, Barely Free Partial Prisoners, Snooty and the Ratfinks, Maybe Dynamite, Tiger Rider @ Livery Company 6 a.m. | $5 You didn't read that wrong. This local music fest starts at 6 in the morning -- and lasts until 12:30 a.m. That's more than twenty acts and eighteen hours of live tunes for only five bucks. (MS)
The Funs Tour Kick-Off w/ TV MA, Demonlover, Kisser, Hylidae @ CBGB 9 p.m. Local fuzz-rock duo the Funs hit the road again. If you don't know them yet, get a primer by checking out this Bandcamp. (MS)
School of Rock presents: A Tribute to Black Sabbath and Pink Floyd at Plush on Sunday, as well.
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 anytime. Let everyone know what else you're looking forward to seeing this weekend in the comments below, and submit show info online to be considered for inclusion on these lists.
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