Shabazz Palaces is genius. 2011's Black Up made instant waves as the left-field "hip-hop" release of the year; the spare, esoteric beats percolate under Ishmael Butler's outré flows, and the fine folks at the Luminary have booked them on April 24. Idle Warship, made up of Talib Kweli and soul songstress Res will be at 2720 Cherokee on February 15 and singer songwriter Jenny Owen Youngs is back at her St. Louis home, Off Broadway, on March 11.
Blueberry Hill The Brew, March 6
Cicero's Coles Whalen, March 15
The Firebird White Denim, April 7
Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center Boar, March 9 Dear Rabbit, March 3
Lola The Coolin' System, March 24 DJ Kon 1200, February 25 DJ Spinna, February 11 Idle Warship, February 15 J*Davey, March 31 Just Blaze, March 30 King Britt, March 2 Lady Mecca, March 10 The Bo-Keys, March 21
Luminary Center for the Arts Shabazz Palaces, April 24 Van Dyke Parks, April 5
Off Broadway Grace Weber, March 12 JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound, March 10 Jenny Owen Youngs, March 11 Joy Kills Sorrow, March 19 Peter Bradley Adams, April 29 Uncle Lucius, March 1
Old Rock House Austin to Boston: Ben Howard, The Staves, Nathaniel Rateliff, March 24
The Pageant The Fray, May 8
Pop's Janus, March 29
Robert's Orpheum Theatre Don Williams, March 14
Southern Illinois University Edwardsville Ken Waldman, February 22
Vintage Vinyl Eddie Spaghetti, February 10 Heartless Bastards, February 8
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