by Mabel Suen
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)
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)
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)
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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