The weekend's finally here, though I guess we got it started a little early this time thanks to Artopia and the Mastermind Awards. There's a lot happening, and we want to highlight as many shows as possible, so be sure to check our notes under each evening's list of events. Just click on the big blue links to learn more about the featured artists via posts published earlier this week. Keep reading for our recommendations!
Friday (August 30):
Mattox w/ Depth & Current, Kevin Harris, N. Nomurai @ 2720 Cherokee 9 p.m. | $5 Mattox features experimental post-rock Tex-Mex while Depth & Current hails from Oklahoma and shovels out heady shoegaze. Openers include the improvisational N. Nomurai and analog synthesis stylings of Kevin Harris. (MS)
Freshman Class VIII w/ Victor Vick, Ackurate Tha Wise, Prospect, Less, J'Demul, Kay Gee, DJ Lola @ Blank Space 8 p.m. | $5 The eighth annual Freshman Class show introduces St. Louis to its up-and-coming hip-hop artists. (DH)
Saturday (August 31):
Current: An Open Air Workshop and Performance w/ Thelonius Kryptonite, DJ Nune, Mikey Wehling, Franco-Hill, Black James, Eric Hall, Syna So Pro, Loose Screws, Ou Où @ Old Post Office Plaza 7 p.m. | free The Luminary's post performance series culminates with a series of improvisational, collaborative sets. Read more about it in our interview with Luminary co-founder James McAnally. (MS)
Sammy Hagar @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheater 7 p.m. | $49-$332 Honestly, I do not count myself among the Red Rocker's many fans...but most of St. Louis does! You can thank KSHE for that one. He does make a decent tequila, though. (DH)
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