What’s Going On: 8/3 – 8/6/11

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Live Upcoming What's Going On
Wednesday
August 3rd
12:30 pm

We at Eleven just wanted to get something up about just some of the AMAZING shows happening all week.

TODAY – WEDNESDAY, August 3rd

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Local indie heroes Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three play the finale show of the Missouri Botanical Garden’s Whitaker Music Festival. The Garden opens free to the public at 5:30pm and will be chock-full of picnickers and old timey Americana folk fans. Fresh off their July release Middle of Everywhere, Pokey and company will be a delightful soundtrack to your garden exploration and lazy snacking.

Here’s their NPR Tiny Desk Concert:

 

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Cherokee Street’s beloved Apop Records brings the Coathangers, with Skarekrau Radio, Pink Sock, and Escalade. All we can say is: Prepare to have your face rocked off. Full details here.

 

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Cults and Guards play the Firebird. Cults will bring you undeniably catchy lo-fi twee to bop around to. Guards rock, a la Portugal the Man or Suckers – definitely a band to check out.

 

THURSDAY, August 4th

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Atlanta pranksters The Black Lips bring their shenanigans to the Firebird. Local openers Flaming Death Trap and Seattle’s Night Beats will get the mosh pits started.

Here’s Flaming Death Trap’s Stack Session at KWUR 90.3FM, St. Louis Underground Radio:

 

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On the folkier side, Frontier Ruckus grace The Gramophone with their banjo-laden mountain music. Perfect to sip a craft brew to.

 

FRIDAY, August 5th

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Screw Lollapalooza. We’ve got a show at the Gramophone with ultra-groovy Gardens and Villa, The Reeling Gilly, and Spectator. Enjoy the show for a chance to win LouFest tickets. RSVP here for free admission.

 

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Off Broadway brings The Pains of Being Pure At Heart, with Craft Spells. The Pains’ yummy twee jams and Craft Spells’ tasty synth tunes will feed your music cravings.

 

SATURDAY, August 6th

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Holy cow. Troubadour Dali throws their release show with The Blind Eyes, Ocean Rivals, and Secret Colours – new music bonanza! Troubadour Dali’s new album Let’s Make It Right kicks psychadelic-pop ass (we got it early from Euclid Records). The Blind Eyes just released their With a Bang in June, and have been playing a lot of shows to spread their ’60s pop vibes. Ocean Rivals also recently released Summer’s Dogs, in April, and their mellow guitar-heavy rock screams America. Secret Colours fits the bill, consistent with the psychadelic-tinged experimental rock of the night.

Here’s the Blind Eyes from inside one of the haning cages at the City Museum!

 

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See some of hip-hop’s hardest, when Tech N9ne plays Pop’s with Krizz Kaliko, Kutt Calhoun, Big Scoob, and Jay Rock. It’s undoubtedly going to be a wild show… slash dance-off?

 

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If you’re in the mood for a short road trip, the legendary Blue Note in Columbia celebrates 31 years with a show with emo-folk sweetheart Bright Eyes. Here’s a Connor Oberst classic:

 

Now get out there, St. Louis. 

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