Monday, February 10, 2014

The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows: February 2014

Posted By on Mon, Feb 10, 2014 at 4:45 AM

click to enlarge Flyer for the Dangers show February 14.
  • Flyer for the Dangers show February 14.

Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brought out to their fullest potential (in a positive way). These are my recommendations for great local and national bands that don't play five-minute (marathon!) songs or remind you about drink specials. General rule of thumb: If you have five bucks and can show up by 9 p.m., then it's go time in the pit. One, two, fuck you!

Dangers, Blackhole, Perfect People, Cathedral Fever, Lamentors @ Fubar February 14 8 p.m. / $10

California's Dangers is one of the catchiest, weirdest, most confrontational hardcore bands of the past ten years. While not really tradional hardcore, there's no post-whatever pretentiousness to be found either. The riffs are mean as all hell, the band's tightness is remarkable and the lyrics bite every hand that feeds everyone. Once known as "that band that got kicked off of a fest or two for pissing off FSU," the years have proven that there's way more going on here than just gossip and calling-out bullshit within the hardcore community. This band is just as intense as when it started and getting less predictable as time goes on.

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