To get in on some birthday action, hang out at Melt this week while it turns one, and head to Plush this Saturday as Apop Records blows out a decade's worth of candles. Other great celebrations include the return of DJ Mahf's Funk Jam series, release shows from the Pat Sajak Assassins and the Lion's Daughter, and the return of King Khan and the Shrines to St. Louis. Read on for info on these shows and more in this week's concert recommendations.
Friday (June 13):
The Return of the Funk Jam w/ Big Brother Thunder and the Master Blasters, Fresh Heir, DJ MAKossa, Hal Greens, DJ Mahf @ Atomic Cowboy 7 p.m. | $10/$12 DJ Mahf re-launches his funky concert series with an action-packed line-up of local talent. Recent RFT Music award winners, Big Brother Thunder and the Master Blasters, take the stage along with plenty other great performers. (MS)
Melt One-Year Anniversary w/ Animal Children @ Melt 9 p.m. St. Louis' favorite waffle-themed music venue (OK -- only waffle-themed music venue) on Cherokee Street blows out the candles on its first birthday cake. Besides some waffle specials (pizza or smores flavors, anyone?), Friday night features local jazz act Animal Children. Check out the Facebook event page for details on the week-long celebration. (MS)
Video Ranger w/ Shitstorm, Wild Hex @ Los Punk 9 p.m. | $5 Punk rock.... trombone? Alright, Omaha, show us what you've got. Unconvinced? The stellar local line-up ought to be enough to lure you out. Learn more about Shitstorm, for instance, by clicking the link for a recent artist profile. (MS)
Also on Friday, catch a free show featuring Breakmouth Annie and more at the Schlafly Tap Room, or head the the Heavy Anchor to see the subject of this week's music feature, the Pat Sajak Assassins, as the group releases its brand new album. Click the links for more info on each show.
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