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The Lawrence Arms

8 p.m. Thursday, January 12. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.



Along with contemporaries like Alkaline Trio and Rise Against, the Lawrence Arms spent the early 2000s helping put Midwest punk rock back on the map. And when its three members weren't crisscrossing the globe, the heavy drinking, rambling boys of pleasure always made it a point to stop by the old Creepy Crawl to bang through their patented Midwestern beer-belly despair rock. The trio has been in hibernation over the last few years, but true to its roots, it's doing a brief Midwest tour and playing its first St. Louis show in six years. For the uninitiated, picture your favorite Jawbreaker albums played at 78 rpm, but with more dick and fart jokes.

Recommended Drink Pairing: Take yourself back to the old Creepy Crawl days and order a shot of Jägermeister and chase it with a lukewarm tall boy of Miller High Life.