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In addition to the nihilistically clever moniker, WFC? brings tight musicianship, blistering riffage and an in-your-face attitude to the St. Louis punk scene. With all of its members having been active in local hardcore bands for years, WFC? does not carry itself like a new band at all, but rather a finely honed one. Playing fast hardcore punk that borrows influence from bands such as Poison Idea, Infest and Tear It Up, the four-piece cuts like a rusty scalpel on record, annihilating and infecting anything it touches. Its live shows are almost unsettling; Lead singer Gus Theodorow growls and barks like a rabid animal, spitting lyrical hatred in an off-kilter and sincerely angry fashion. Jimmy Eberle plays his guitar like he's trying to snap it in half, drummer CG keeps pace at a speed best described as "frantic," and bassist Kevo Gash provides the band's thick backbone. Early 2012 will see the release of WFC?'s debut EP, and a two-week East Coast tour is in the works just in time for spring. Daniel Hill

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Ed Golterman
Ed Golterman

Just wondered why RFT didnt organize a band festival in Kiel Opera House. It's kind of the best place for indoor music festivals, anywhere.

Travisty
Travisty

Mike sucks. Little Big Bangs rock.

MikeO
MikeO

Little Big Bangs lost any right to be on this list after they threw a temper tantrum on stage when they opened for the Coathangers.

Becca
Becca

LBB did not throw a fit, the Firebird cut the mics for bullshit reasons. the firebird has no say in what happens in the actual St Louis music scene.

Fowl Peppis
Fowl Peppis

LBB got cut because they went over set time after being to told otherwise by the sound engineer. They were given notice they had one song left to perform but instead played two. There is a midnight curfew on all ages shows, which that night's show was. Their tantrum cut into The Coathanger's set, who the venue paid a guarantee to perform. It was their show, not LBB's. LBB coerced The Coathangers into putting their friends, yourself included, on their guest list. It was The Coathangers own choice to do this, that's whatever. Understand that a local band that brings in people who feel it is somehow their right to not pay cover doesn't really do shit for a venue that has rent, staff, and band guarantees to pay. A band that throws a fit because of some grossly misinterpreted Situationist ideals doesn't do shit, either.

Throwing new mics on the ground, hitting someone, then asking to come back in because you *really* wanted to see the headliner who's show your just derailed? Yeah, these are champions of the local scene. Real rising stars.

Becca
Becca

Meant to say rock n roll history has no rebels in it. Fail at sarcasm.

Becca
Becca

Yeah, rock n roll history has rebels in it. It's just full of people who behave themselves and cater to venues and other peoples' expectations. Get over yourself. That show would be done by midnight if you let a band play for 5 more fucking minutes. And no one was coerced into letting anyone in. I knew the Coathangers from previous shows, shows at real venues.

Travisty
Travisty

Mike lost any right to comment on quality music by working at Old Navy.

FMS
FMS

and WFC? sounds like what?

Fred L
Fred L

OK, so Karate Bikini includes members of Magnolia Summer, the Bottle Rockets, the Painkillers, Jon Hardy & the Public, Old Lights and Tight Pants Syndrome.Who are they?Which "members"?In short, who's actually in the fucking band?Thank you.

Tmcavin1
Tmcavin1

Karate Bikini: Tim McAvin, Johnny Horton, Rich Ives, Gabe Doiron, Michelle Rae, and Danny Hommes. Past members include Mike Martin, Joe Scanlan, and Jill Aboussie.

 

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