STL Shows this Weekend

Photo of High Strung bassist Chad Stocker by Amy Haugesag

Photo of High Strung bassist Chad Stocker by Amy Haugesag

The river city is awash in good live music this weekend. Here are a few concerts on my radar:

Fri 3/13 The High Strung – Firebird
Fri 3/13 Dumpstaphunk – Old Rock House
Sat 3/14 The Whigs – Fubar
Sun 3/15 Andrew Bird and the Heartless Bastards – Pageant
Sun 3/15 Cut Off Your Hands, Headlights and Pomegranates – Firebird

Friday is a tough call, but I think I’m going for Detroit rockers the High Strung, who seem to be getting better with every record. Ode to the inverse of the dude is due out this April on Park the Van and judging from a few leaked tracks I’ve heard, it’s shaping up to be another strange and estranged power pop journey, with many cassettes of Village Green-era Kinks along for the ride.

Saturday I’ll be at the sold-out Eilen Jewell house concert and Sunday I’m hoping to have the energy for the Heartless Bastards and Andrew Bird at the Pageant. Where will you be this weekend?


  • Ryan

    Tonight I’ll be at Off Broadway for Pab Staggath and the triumphant return of Dock Ellis Cooper. 70′s metal all night, and a guillotine! Woo-hoo!