The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: July 18 to 20

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Sammy Hagar - Saturday, July 19 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. - PRESS PHOTO
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  • Sammy Hagar - Saturday, July 19 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

This weekend, catch a variety of acts including Billy Joe Shaver, Sammy Hagar and Mike Stud. Check the fine print for other happenings previewed earlier this week as well -- Cardiac Arrest hots its record-release pub crawl, and the Bump & Hustle celebrates two years of record slinging at Blank Space. Read on for these recommendations and more for ways to stay entertained over the next few days.

Friday (July 18):

Angel Dust w/ Forced Order, Out of Time, Cardiac Arrest, Free At Last, Alienate You @ Fubar 8:30 p.m. | $7 Who cares if they "don't wanna see you slam"? With a lineup this fun it simply can't be avoided. While you are here try to get one of those tasty new Cardiac Arrest LPs so you can brag about how you were the first. (DH)

Billy Joe Shaver w/ Jack Grelle @ Old Rock House 8 p.m. | $20/$22 Outlaw country is still the best of the genre. A lot better than that bro-country crap, that's for sure. (DH)

The Leave Me Be's w/ Boreal Hills, Mother Meat @ Melt 9 p.m. | free Get a Friday night dose of garage rock with Memphis' the Leave Me Be's. Check them out here to get a taste of what's to come. (MS)

Peter Matthew Bauer @ The Firebird 9 p.m. | $12-$14 Following a hiatus from the Walkmen, bassist Peter Matthew Bauer released a debut solo album entitled Liberation!. Read about it here. (MS)

Toasted Plastic w/ Arrows in Her, Crucial, Con Trails @ Livery Company 8 p.m. | $5 Get an emo fix with two bands all the way from the East Coast. Have a listen via Bandcamp: Arrows in Her and Toasted Plastic. (MS)

Mike Stud w/ DJ Leon Lamond, IamG, Justina @ The Pageant 8 p.m. | $17-$22 Stud was forced to abandon his pro baseball aspirations due to a prolonged period of recovery from Tommy John surgery, but it was during this time that he discovered he could rap. Must be nice to be good at TWO things. I'm still working on the ONE.... (DH)

Various Hands CD Release w/ The Upright Animals, Sweaters, DNA @ Plush 9 p.m. | $7 Music critic Christian Schaeffer checks out Various Hands' new EP, Hypoluxo in Homespun this week. Check it out here. (MS)

Some other recommended options for Friday night include Old Crow Medicine Show at Peabody Opera House and Bruxism No. 4 at Apop Records. Click the links to learn more.

Saturday (July 19):

Cotton Jones w/ Spectator @ Off Broadway 9 p.m. | $10-$15 The husband-and-wife duo of Michael Nau and Whitney McGraw play harmonic indie folk. This tour features the band's latest album, Tall Hours in the Glowstream. (MS)

Reignwolf @ The Firebird 8 p.m. | $14 Head-banging, dope-smoking rock. Thick grooves and impassioned howls. Gotta imagine this band plays in a haze of smoke at all times, and that's a good thing. (DH)

Sammy Hagar w/ The Schwag @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 7 p.m. | $49.95 St. Louis, you love Sammy Hagar, you weirdos. Never change. (DH)

Also on Saturday, the Bump & Hustle's two-year anniversary takes over Blank Space and Cardiac Arrest's Record Release Pub Crawl invades various venues throughout town.

Jack White also performs this Sunday at the Fox Theatre.

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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