This #weekend rocks. Again.
TODAY – THURSDAY, August 11rd
Doors at 6:30pm, show at 7. $8 adv/$10 door.
FRIDAY, August 12th
Awesome local acts Paper Dolls and The Reeling Gilly open for Chicago’s LUSTER at the Firebird, presented by the Loud Label and Do314. Jam out at 9pm. $8 gets you in, and an online RSVP gets you some free digital downloads from LUSTER and Paper Dolls.
$8 for 8pm doors/9pm show with free BBQ on the patio on a first come-first served basis.
There’s an RFT Music Party at Off Broadway. We at Eleven have to admit: it’s gonna be rad. Kentucky Knife Fight, Bruiser Queen, Ra Cailum, and The Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra performing an original score to Buster Keaton’s “The High Sign.” Need we say more?
$6 to get in at 8pm, show at 8:30.
Embrace your inner (and outer, you mustachioed beast) creative by attending the Luminary Center for the Arts‘ FORM Design Show‘s VIP Preview Party. The Art Institute of Chicago’s Curator of Architecture and Design, Zoe Ryan, is keynote speaker, while silent auctions on designer wares, free food and drank, and DJ’d tunes rock your world. Duff’s, Harvest, Labeebee’s, Randall’s, and Schlafly provide the libations.
$40 buys you in. And holy frack, here’s the lineup for the weekend: http://formdesignshow.com/participants/. Clearly, FORM is doing awesome things to get STL on the design map!
Andrew Wyatt, while performing with Miike Sno:
SATURDAY, August 13th
St. Louis is a music city and a river city – both influences evident at Saturday’s multiple record release parties for one of STL’s finest Americana groups, the Rum Drum Ramblers. Influenced by both punk rock and the Delta blues, the Rum Drum Ramblers, on the local Big Muddy Records label, have taken the city by storm. Their second album and first vinyl LP release Mean Scene drops on Saturday, August 13th, followed by two release shows with great music and free giveaways. Hear it first at STL’s own Vintage Vinyl at 4pm, and enjoy free Stag beer. Continue the party through the night at the Gramophone with BBQ, compliments of the venue. The Gramophone kicks off their celebration with the cookout at 6pm and Chicago’s Mississippi Gabe Carter at 7pm, followed by the Rum Drum Ramblers. The Ramblers don’t need the free booze or food to keep your attention—but who’s complaining about those perks? Cheers to a full day of music and fun the good ol’ STL way.
Shaved Women, at Apop before:
Chicago’s ever-catchy lo-fi pop rockers Animal City return to the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center. They’ll play with kazoo-clad, acoustic Walter Mitty and his Makeshift Orchestra, San Luis Obispo, CA, and St. Charles’ own Nathan Ponzar. As always, $5 gets you into this 8-11pm show. Check it out.
Animal City at the Lemp in December:
BIKE RIDING. YES. Tonight, the 48th annual Moonlight Ramble and the FBC‘s 78th Full Moon Fiasco coincide. It’s will be one crazy night of wheeled shenanigans.
The Ramble starts begins at Soldier’s Memorial downtown (14th & Chestnut) at 9pm, including glow-in-the-dark tee shirts, an 18-mile route, vendors, and after-party! (Buy tickets before the price goes up by $2.50 the night of).
The Fiasco starts at 11pm at Turtle Park (Oakland & Tamm, in Forest Park by the Zoo) and goes as late as the crew can ride/yell/drink/dance.
We won’t pick favorites… but we do tend to root for the free and the late-night.
SUNDAY, August 14th
Southern hardcore comes to the Old Rockhouse in the form of Nashville Pussy, along with veteran punks The Dwarves and local openers The Scam. You’ve seen the electric pink and yellow posters around, haven’t you? Prepare for chaos.
Catch more Sunday night RAWK at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center: 2 Ton Bug, Bees, We Are Empire, Carrion Decay, and Orion Pax. Word is that this show’ll be your last chance to see Orion Pax for a bit. Check it outttt.
Now get out there, St. Louis.
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