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Britches

9 p.m. Saturday, February 25. Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street.

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Furry enthusiasts and audiophiles alike can find something to love in Britches, St. Louis' own purveyor of otherworldly rock. Elevated by the release of its recent EP Demonstration, Britches fills a niche in this city for creepy indie-rock songs bathed in static and hum. The three members' faces are concealed by hollowed out heads from life-size animal dolls. Singer Martin Reutter is a towering figure, releasing poignant bursts of shouting and moaning behind a wall of fragmented rhythms. The guitar riffs here are akin to a broken synthesizer being repeatedly slammed into a brick wall for the duration of the set. Britches pours these elements into a slurry of brilliant and luminous noise rock.

Bring Ear Plugs: St. Louis sound artists Rick Weaver and Rick Wilson join forces to deliver Global Distance this evening and local noise herder (and RFT contributor) Josh Levi augments the line up with his latest project Radiator Greys.

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