All Aboard for Fun Times: St. Louis show highlights for September 12-14

All Aboard for Fun Times Train

Weeknights are jam-packed/packed with jams this week:
Monday, September 12
Black Moth Super Rainbow / Dosh / The Marshmallow Ghosts
Off Broadway  3509 Lemp  8-12  $15(+3 under 21)  Smoke-free
Pittsburgh’s BMSR make the psyched-out soundtrack for the acid trip I never took, I suppose; a little too fond of lo-fi for my full-blown approval, but very imaginative. Here’s a take on them from Diana Benanti and the RFT.
Minneapolis native D (Martin Dosh, to be exact) is a multi-instrumentalist — I didn’t get to preview. TMG are an annual/seasonal Halloween-themed act that offers experimental/ambient/noise-pop. I believe they’re made up of members from several bands, including BMSR — a spookergroup, if you will.
I’m confused — are you saying Boo!? Or Boooooo!?    
Shows at the Gargoyle, the Washington University campus venue, have resumed, with the first show tonight featuring Tokyo Police Club, with local support from Union Tree Review. Unlike the shows at SLU’s Billiken Club, there’s an admission charge here, and tix for non-students are limited to 100.
I forgot to mention last week that Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra are doing the September Monday residency at El Leñador (3124 Cherokee). I assume they’re working on new some scores to classic silent films. Starts around 9. Free (I believe the kitchen is closed). Smoke-free.
Tuesday, September 13
A bill of punk, thrash and stripped-down rock from Oakland’s Hunx and His Punx and Nashville’s Natural Child — along with Little Big Bangs and Bruiser Queen - takes place at Firebird (2706 Olive), starting at 8:30. Cover is $10 (+2 under 21). Smoke-free.
In a sunshine day kind of mood? Have that sucked right out of you with an evening of gothi-cana courtesy of NYC’s O’Death, NO’s Why Are We Building Such a Big Ship? and Strawfoot at Off Broadway, starting at 9. $10 advance; 12 at the door (3 more for under 21).  

Wednesday, September 14
Eilen Jewell / The Dirt Daubers
Off Broadway  3509 Lemp  9-12  $10(+3 under 21)  Smoke-free
EJ hails from Boston and has a vocal sound that ranges from rootsy country to torchy jazz and blues, all accompanied by a crack band. A preview from the RFT, courtesy of Roy Kasten. TDD hail from Paducah, KY and offer a vintage jazz sound that Pokey LaFarge fans should enjoy.
Stag Nite at El Leñador (3124 Cherokee) offers a wall of heavy sounds from Tone Rodent and The One-Off Band, which I could not locate on the interwebs. $5 gets you in (21+ only).  $1 Stag cans until midnight, with tasty Mex cuisine available. Smoke-free.   

Your humble servant,

Dick Caveat


  • Professor Skank

    Wednesday the 14th, big reggae show at Club Viva as Zion and the Lion Roots Band have their cd-release party for Zion’s latest on Skank Records, “Crying For Freedom.” Doors open at 8 with a spin til 10. Band on from 10-11:30, then 12 til 1:15. Tix are $10. Jamaican cuisine will be available. Guaranteed to be a crucial night of reggae music in StL. Viva is directly across form the old Balabans (now Herbies) in the CWE. Smoke-free.