The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: September 19 to 21


Shabazz Palaces - Friday, September 19 @ the Firebird. - PRESS PHOTO
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  • Shabazz Palaces - Friday, September 19 @ the Firebird.

Check out new releases from local groups Hands and Feet and MusicEmbryo this weekend as well as a reunion from Otto's Revenge. For more excuses to get out of the house, check out great touring acts in addition to a variety of fests: FarFetched's Brave New World festival, the Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival, the South Grand Fall Fest and Wild Fest. Details on these events and more await right after the jump.

Friday (September 19):

Bob Mould Band w/ Cymbals Eat Guitars @ Old Rock House 8 p.m. | $22-$25 Two words: Hüsker Dü. This guy was in that band. If you don't know what that means, or that it is a big damn deal, nothing else I can say here will help you. (DH)

Brave New World w/ Edamame, Scrub, 18andCounting, Scripts 'N Screwz, Loren D, Laren Loveless, Mathias and the Pirates, Blank Generation, Subtle Aggression Monopoly, Abnormal, Centipede, MME, Black James, Kneegrowpleeeze, Ewokie Talkie @ Blank Space 8 p.m. | $5 Those unfamiliar with the FarFetched collective will find a fitting introduction at their annual festival, featuring several local artists from its roster alongside some out-of-town artists. Check out the FarFetched Bandcamp page for a primer of the label's talent, and look forward to a packed house party at Blank Space -- be sure to high-five Kaveh when you see him around. (MS)

MusicEmbryo Record Release w/ Nick Flora, the Old Souls Revival @ Foam 8:30 p.m. | $8-$10 Local ethereal rock group MusicEmbryo digitally released its EP, Sunrise, last week. Preview two tracks via Bandcamp, and head to Foam this weekend to pick up a limited edition version on CD (they look pretty snazzy)! (MS)

Nothing Shocking @ The Ready Room 8 p.m. | $10-$12 A tribute to the music of Jane's Addiction, which is criminally too often forgotten by modern music fans, this show is sure to be a spectacle, with the guy behind El Monstero's huge stage shows working this one as well. (DH)

Otto's Revenge @ Vintage Vinyl 7 p.m. | free Hometown alternative-punk rockers Otto's Revenge plays its first show in nearly twenty years preceding the upcoming re-release of its album, Gods of Love and Torture and Light. And hey -- free beer! Snatch up a copy of their local compilation, the Guide to Fast Living if you get a chance, too. Make sure you look for that hilarious old RFT logo on the back. More info via the Otto's Revenge Facebook page. (MS)

Shabazz Palaces w/ Nappy DJ Needles @ The Firebird 8 p.m. | $15-$17 From Digable Planets to today, Ishmael Butler has yet to phone it in or turn out anything short of high-quality music. Show some respect, whippersnapper. (DH)

For more options on Friday, consider checking out the Hands and Feet Album Release at the Heavy Anchor and Joe McPhee at Joe's Cafe. Just click the links to learn more about each show.

Lee Fields & the Expressions

Saturday (September 20):

Eaten Back to Life w/ Horror Section, the Haddonfields @ Fubar 9 p.m. | $8 Pick up the new split by Eaten Back to Life and Horror Show at this gig, and then watch both bands perform live! (DH)

Old Webster Jazz and Blues Festival w/ Funky Butt Brass Band, Big Brother Thunder and the Master Blasters, The Gene Dobbs Bradford Blues Experience, Webster University Jazz Ensemble, Marquise Knox with Big George Brock, Erin Bode, St. Louis All-Stars, Webster Groves High School Jazz Band, Jim Manley & Wild Cool and Swingin' @ Webster Groves 12 p.m. | free Free and fun and funky -- nothing not to like about this. Including the weather. Go outside for once, ya vampire. It's good for you. (DH)

South Grand Fall Fest w/ Cree Rider Family Band, The Company She Keeps, The Union Electric, Pat Sajak Assassins, Acorns to Oaks, CaveofswordS 3 p.m. | free It's fall! Soak in the foliage over some live local music, food, vendors and assorted fun activities. (MS)

Wild Fest w/ Resinater, the Maness Brothers, Tok, Cody James, WaxWorks, Scruffy & the Janitors @ El Lenador 7 p.m. | $5 Wild Fest, meant to commemorate Livery Company's move down the street, will take place instead at El Lenador since the new space isn't quite ready yet. The show features rock acts from near and far -- details here. (MS)

Also on Saturday, Spoon performs at the Pageant and Lee Fields & the Expressions take the stage at 2720 Cherokee. The Fixx also performs in town this Sunday at Blueberry Hill.

Note: Though we wish we could, we can't feature every great show happening in town in just one post. Peruse the St. Louis concert calendar for more ideas, and let everyone know what else you're looking forward to seeing this weekend in the comments below. To be considered for coverage in RFT Music, submit show info online or drop us a line anytime.


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