What’s Going On 5/8 – 5/13

What’s Going On this week…

TODAY, May 8th

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It’s Union Tree Review‘s 2nd Birthday! It’s the two year anniversary of Union Tree Review’s first official show. Union Tree Review recently released a Show Me Show of their track “Skeletons” which was filmed in a truck outside of the Firebird. They’re playing tonight at Off Broadway.

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Star & Micey, an energetic pop-folk group from Memphis, and opener, Carolina Story, an Americana husband/wife duo from Nashville, are making their way to Plush for a show with real Tennessee flair.

WEDNESDAY, May 9th

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Join the staff of Eleven and the producers of Show Me Shows as we debut 8 never-before-viewed Show Me Shows videos. Taking place at The Gramophone, the event is open to all ages and the artists featured in the videos include Young Readers, Ian Fisher & The Past, The Skekses, and Bo & The Locomotive.

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Basil Kincaid and Black Spade Present Double Consciousness, an art exhibit and sound installation dealing with Post Traumatic Slave Syndrome and Drapetomania. The exhibition begins at 8:30pm and will be held at 2847 Cherokee.

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As part of the #THeGroovyTour, ScHoolboy Q will be performing at Plush with opener AB-Soul. Doors open at 7pm.

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Shpongle Presents The Masquerade with Phutureprimitive and Heezy. This electronica-filled show has been moved from Plush to Old Rock House.

THURSDAY, May 10th

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Midwest Mayhem 2012 is going to be one wild party. Your hosts at KDHX want to thank all their fans for their support of the independent radio station. And what better way to thank them than a party at the City Museum? Add 13 local bands, burlesque performances, a Photomaton photo booth, as well as food and drinks, and KDHX members and those who donated during their Spring Membership drive are going to have an amazing night.

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Support St. Louis’s own Royal Smokestacks as they play Plush this week. Though they were only started in 2011, Royal Smokestacks already have a great sound if you’re in the mood for some Americana rock.

FRIDAY May, 11th

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ARTCRANK is coming to St. Louis once again. Beginning on Friday and continuing through Sunday, ARTCRANK STL will present hand-made bicycle-inspired posters designed and created by 30 local artists. The event will be held at Atomic Cowboy and admission will be free though limited edition autographed copies of the displayed posters will be for sale for $40 a piece. Why the bike theme? Because the event coincides with the Missouri Professional Cycling Series. The MO PRO is three days of competitive cycling by some of the fastest professional cyclists in America. Beyond the bikes and the bike-related art, there will be family events and outdoor activities all Saturday.

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For a good time and to give to a good cause, head down to Atomicdust to check out the Face Off Against Hunger Gallery Show. The show is the result of a campaign where for anyone who came into their office, scanned their face on the photocopier, and let them post it on Facebook, Atomicdust would donate $5 to the St. Louis Food Outreach. Over 180 people lent their faces to the cause and now you have a chance to see the wacky pictures that resulted. They are asking for a $5 donation at the door but once again all the money will go to the St. Louis Food Outreach.

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Tennis is coming to St. Louis. The Denver-based band is rapidly growing in popularity and is bringing their loved minimalist rock to Plush. The show is open to all ages.

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The Firebird presents Royal Bangs with openers Heavy Times.With Tennessee’s Royal Bangs’ Japanese classical music-influence and Chicago’s Heavy Times’s grunge roots, the two bands are an unlikely team but together they will put out an awesome show.

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Welcome to Art Walk 2012! Hosted by the Grand Center, the Art Walk is an annual event where visitors are given a “passport” in which they can collect stamps from galleries and art museums. Collecting six of more stamps qualifies visitors for discounts at participating restaurants and venues. Art Walk is a fantastic time to enjoy the latest exhibits at various museums. One such exhibit is Analog, which will be opening during Art Walk. The Analog exhibition is the second exhibition by a group called The Transients. The exhibition consists of a variety of artists’ work displayed alongside mock ups of current or previous museum pieces.

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Local group, Burrowss, is releasing their first full length album, “Don’t Take It Slow”. Burrowss is having a CD release show at the Heavy Anchor. Buffalo 66 and All the Sad Young Men will also be performing. Matt Stuttler, one half of Burrowss, is a regular Eleven writer. Check them out on bandcamp: http://burrowss.bandcamp.com/

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Head down to the Gramophone to check out Missouri band, Mouth. This three-piece  funk and dance band is from Kansas City and they’ve made the not-so-long trek to St. Louis in order to get the crowd at the Gramophone moving.

SATURDAY, May 12th

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The centrepiece of the previously mentioned Missouri Professional Cycling Series, the Tour de Grove is the highest-paying one-day race in all of Missouri. Come down to watch the race as well as to enjoy the various family events and outdoor activities that will going on all day Saturday.

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Loufest Presents Maps and Atlases with openers So Many Dynamos and Sister Crayon at the Firebird. With the pop-influenced Chicago group, Maps and Atlases, headlining and local indie pop band So Many Dynamos as well as California-based Sister Crayon, this show promises to be one great night of music.

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Head down to Brennan’s Wine and Cigars Bar for the listening/release party for Adult Fur‘s new remix album. Rán, the new album composed entirely of remixes, features remixes by Née, CaveofswordS, OuOù, Loose Screwz, Trifeckta, StlLegend, Black James, Mr. Blair, Great Grandma, Eric Hall, Sacha Bernardson (France), and Sonictone (Iceland).

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