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Friday, September 30; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)


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.

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