10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: July 25 to 27


Illphonics - Friday, July 25 @ Art Hill. - PRESS PHOTO

This weekend sees new releases from local bands the Langaleers, the Feed, and the Sun and the Sea. Besides that, you can catch the second installation of the Electric Kool-Aid Acid Kat Fest at Livery Company, enjoy a curated evening out on Art Hill featuring the sounds of Illphonics, or catch a number of other great shows around town. Read on for our recommendations.

Friday (July 25):

The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Kat Fest w/ Zoned Out, King Worm, Vanilla Beans, Zen Zone, Beauty Pageant, Soap Scum, Faultfinder, Dad Jr., Cal and the Calories, Trauma Harness, Bad Dates, Posture, Shitstorm, Willis, Tubby Tom, Mouthsex, Pregnancy Test, Animal Teeth @ Livery Company 2 p.m. | $7-$12 A funfest for subversive weirdos and other St. Louis troublemakers. This lineup is seriously stacked with talent, and this show is guaranteed to be a rowdy one. Get the full schedule with a lineup for day two here. (DH)

JEFF the Brotherhood w/ D. Watusi, The Yowl @ Off Broadway 9 p.m. | $10-$13 JEFF the Brotherhood is made up of two brothers playing psyched-out grungy garage rock. Strangely, neither of their names are Jeff. (MS)

The Langaleers Album Release w/ The Joy Kills, Blackwell @ The Heavy Anchor 9 p.m. | $5 Festus-based group the Langaleers takes its alternative rock to the stage at south city's the Heavy Anchor. Hear them here. (MS)

Posture w/ Stonechat, Boland-Trull, Hoban-Carter @ Schlafly Tap Room 9 p.m. | free This show features a new local post-punk outfit, seasoned spastic rock and improvised sets from notable experimental musicians -- all in the name of raising funds for Pü Fest this fall. (MS)

Illphonics @ Art Hill 7 p.m. | free A movie and a show! The Saint Louis Art Museum prepares an easy outing: arrive at 6 p.m. to grab some grub from a local food truck, catch a set from Illphonics at 7 p.m., wander around the museum to burn some calories and stick around to see Field of Dreams to cap off the evening. (MS)

Also on Friday, Lil Debbie performs at the Firebird. Click on the link to learn more.

Saturday (July 26):

The Feed/The Sun and the Sea Double CD Release w/ Tommy Halloran's Guerilla Swing @ Blueberry Hill 8 p.m. | $12 Get twice the rock in one evening with local bands the Feed and the Sun and the Sea -- just click the links to access some older recordings via Bandcamp, and look forward to new tunes live. (MS)

Clap Your Hands Say Yeah w/ Alec Ounsworth @ Old Rock House 8 p.m. | $15 Not 100 percent sure how a band with almost no official members in it is touring. Go to the show and let me know, will ya? (DH)

Panic! At the Disco w/ Walk the Moon, Twenty One Pilots, Fitz & the Tantrums @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater 5:30 p.m. | $20-$100 PATD recently made headlines for turning a Westboro Baptist Church protest into a fundraiser for charity. Gotta give 'em credit for that. (DH)

Touche Amore w/ Tigers Jaw, Dads @ The Firebird 8 p.m. | $15 Between this show and I Am Heresy, fans of metalcore have plenty to look forward to this weekend. (DH)

I Am Heresy w/ So Hideous, Thorhammer @ Fubar 11 p.m. | $8-$10 Unrelenting in its approach, I Am Heresy plays pummeling metal-tinged hardcore that brings to mind Converge's earlier stuff. Recommended highly. (DH)

For a couple more options this Saturday, check out some recommendations from previews posted earlier this week: 7 Seconds plays at Fubar, Peter J Woods performs at Lemp Arts Center and Pigeon John takes the stage at the Gramophone.

Lions Eat Grass also performs on Sunday, opening for Curt Oren at Lemp Arts Center.

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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