I don't have a lot of shows to recommend for this weekend, but there's plenty of music to be heard -- especially if you attend the 20-plus-act festival Saturday:
Sadly, Sunday's Diarrhea Planet show at Off Broadway was just cancelled; they are (so to speak) quite a blast. After a few hectic weekends (and a very busy week), one that's pretty subdued becomes even more so:
Some two years in the making, "Let’s Love," the new album from Scarlet Tanager, finds the St. Louis band enriching its chamber-pop sound with ever-maturing emotional and instrumental textures, notably on the haunting, call-and-response vocals of "Place That I Come From."
Brothers Lazaroff were the featured performers for Saturday's Harvest Sessions.
When Lou Edward Thimes spoke on the radio and intoned "Fatha, Fatha, Fatha," it was an adult thing: women listeners approved, and the male ones would nod in agreement: they knew when listening to Fatha Thimes, the music would be top-notch soul/rhythm and blues, selected and voiced by one of the most identifiable talents on St. Louis airwaves.