Friday, June 15, 2012

The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: June 15 to 17

Posted By on Fri, Jun 15, 2012 at 12:40 PM

Alice Cooper - Saturday @ The Pageant
  • Alice Cooper - Saturday @ The Pageant

I'm going to level with you, folks: It get difficult coming up with these introductory paragraphs week after week for these show posts, but luckily I just got a "word of the day" calendar to help keep it creative. See if you can guess what today's word is. Now, without further cunctation, here's this weekend's picks.

Indie rockers Pinback return to St. Louis after nearly a decade; their show is tonight at the Firebird. Local metal darlings Lion's Daughter release their new CD alongside a stacked lineup; that show is on Saturday. Speaking of stacked shows, S.L.U.M. Fest returns to Atomic Cowboy this Saturday, bringing an unholy amount of hip hop talent with it. The rest of our picks follow.

Friday:

Barleyjuice @ The Gramophone 7:00 p.m. | $8 Local t-shirt moguls Stl Style are having a birthday and have brought out celtic-rockers Barleyjuice to help them celebrate. Throw on your "Saint Fuckin' Louis" shirts and come party. (DH)

Pinback @ The Firebird 8:00 p.m. | $15 Gorgeous (have you heard "Loro" lately?) and complex constructions from the excellent West Coast band. Close your eyes and pretend it's Fall. (KM)

Whitey Morgan & the 78's @ Off Broadway 8:30 p.m. | $10 to $13 Shit-kicking honky-tonk rocker Whitey Morgan heads to Lemp Ave. from the mean streets of Flint, Michigan. (KM)

Saturday:

Miranda Lambert @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater St. Louis with Chris Young, Jerrod Niemann 7:00 p.m. | $19-$104 In the last seven years, country music songstress Miranda Lambert has been nominated for over 70 music awards, ranging from the Teen Choice variety all the way to a Grammy win. So, yeah, she can sing. (DH)

Alice Cooper @ The Pageant 8:00 p.m. | $32.50 to $37.50 The most theatrical man in rock & roll comes to the Pageant -- not Verizon or any comparably huge arena -- so maybe you'll be able to actually see the stage and finally figure out how he does that one trick where he cuts his own head off. (DH)

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