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Hindenberg: The last time we saw a music explosion as big as the Midwest Music Explosion, we were picking shards of jewelcases out of our asses for weeks. So watch out: MME St. Louis is having its Volume 1 CD release on Saturday, November 26, at 7 p.m. at the Pageant (6161 Delmar; 314-726-6161). The show includes performances by moderndayzero, Cavo, rustedShine and Six By Silver all of whom appear on the disc along with an acoustic set by a re-formed Stir. A $12 ticket includes a copy of the CD.
Breaking up is hard to do: But radiation treatment is even harder. Beloved local act Mountain of Venus is taking a hiatus owing to bass player Dave Gesualdo's recent diagnosis with Hodgkin's lymphoma. There will be two benefit shows: Wednesday, November 23, at Three-1-Three (20 Mascoutah Avenue, Belleville, Illinois; 618-239-6885) and Saturday, November 26, at Magee's (4500 Clayton Road; 314-535-8061). Performing at the events will be Earthsol, Toast and Jam, Ambidextrous Octopus, Stingray, Vitamen A, Languid and Diggler's Lounge.
No Russians allowed: Finally, an appropriate place to celebrate your pride in Polish-St. Louisan heritage! The St. Louis Metro Polka Club, a nonprofit dedicated to the promotion of polka, is hosting its sixteenth annual Thanksgiving Weekend Polka Festival this Friday, November 25 (3 p.m. to midnight; $14), Saturday, November 26 (noon to midnight; $14) and Sunday, November 27 (noon to 6 p.m.; $6) at the St. Louis Pavilion Hotel (One S. Broadway; 314-421-1776). Polka bands include Brian McCarty (local), Duane Malinowski (Toledo, Ohio), Top Notchmen (Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin), Kenny Brandt (Hartford, Wisconsin), and Larry Hallar's Two Star Final (local). óKrystyn Pomranz
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