Anyone who accuses St. Louis bands of having no ambition hasn't heard Ludo
. This summer alone the quintet's traveled to Cleveland to play shows hyping a new cell-phone company, opened for Goldfinger at SOKA Fest and
recorded a new album, Broken Bride
. In fact, Bride
contains all the trappings befitting its rock-opera tag: a dramatic story arc involving death, zombies, dragons and rebirth, all wrapped up in music ranging from Ludo's trademark Weezer-esque crunch to Star Wars
-epic strings and even some moody synth-prog shuffle and medieval monk chants thrown in for good measure.
Doors at 7 p.m. Tickets are $8 to $10; call 314-421-3853 for more information.