The week ahead features visits from touring artists including Action Bronson, Califone and the Copyrights. In addition, Hearding Cats Collective puts on its next experimental show and Lunch Beat takes over the Pulitzer. Check out some previews of these shows and more after the jump.
Soulard Blues Band Monday, January 20, 9 p.m. @ Broadway Oyster Bar - free By RFT Staff The Soulard Blues Band has gigged around town for more than twenty-five years. Most notably, its weekly residency at Broadway Oyster Bar perfectly accompanies the Southern-themed vibe complete with booze and Cajun food. Bassist and sole remaining founder Art Dwyer, a blues aficionado on local community radio station KDHX, holds down the band with his casual plucked lines. The rest of the rhythm section follows suit, allowing room for solos to float between rounds of drinks and a comfortable swing.
Teach Me Equals Tuesday, January 21, 8 p.m. w/ Elk Driver @ Foam - free By Mabel Suen Teach Me Equals come from Sarasota, Florida and stop in St. Louis during a tour that precedes the release of its debut album. The duo plays dark pop characterized by brooding vocals, drum machines and scraping layered strings a la guitar, violin and cello. Local musician Josh Meyer opens under the pseudonym Elk Driver.
Lunch Beat #8 Wednesday, January 22, 12 p.m. w/ DJ Boogieman @ Pulitzer Foundation - free By Mabel Suen From this 2013 preview: Dancing: It's not just for weekends or home alone in your underwear anymore! Now, St. Louisans can feel unashamed to let their freak flags fly during the daytime with Lunch Beat, a new, free hump-day lunchtime dance party. "Lunch Beat is an event that started in Sweden and has spread across the world, finally landing in St. Louis," says Andrew Warshauer, a.k.a. DJ Boogieman. "It's got a simple premise: Have a drug-free, alcohol-free, free dance party at lunch time." This edition of Lunch Beat features a bento box from local company MOFU Soy.
Lazy Magnet Thursday, January 23, 9 p.m. w/ Noise Nomads, Ghost Ice, Tether, Dungeon Broads @ Apop Records - $7 By Joseph Hess Jeremy Harris is a purveyor of sound who travels often, gabbing the gospel of noise through subversive pop, snarling punk and other genre-mixed jams. Since settling in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, Harris has narrowed the focus to Lazy Magnet -- his mostly-solo endeavor with nearly two decades of history. With deep roots in the east coast noise scene, Lazy Magnet manages to feel accessible, thereby working as a great starting point for those seeking new, experimental music. Lazy Magnet feels best in a venue like Apop Records, where the art and surrounding walls perfectly match the tone and mood of the sounds within. Lazy Magnet leads the traveling troupe of Noise Nomads, Tether and Dungeon Broads to offer a wild range for fans of electronic music. St. Louis' own Ghost Ice opens the show with imitable, creeping ambiance.
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