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Little Big Bangs barely lets a week go by without tearing through some St. Louis basement or dive bar with its crackling grunge rock mess. The band first cut its teeth on south city streets as a trio in 2010. Shows felt like a punk rock game of musical chairs while each member hopped between instruments. Nowadays, drummer Drew Gowran rounds out the quartet by making damn well sure you hear him through that noisy wall of guitars.
After nearly three years of musty basements, broken bottles and cigarette butts, Little Big Bangs laid down several songs with local stalwart engineer Jason Hutto. The band is all set to release its debut album on September 7 at Plush (3224 Locust Street; 314-535-2686). $10 gets you the album and admission. Not a bad deal considering the openers: The Corrigan Brothers, Skarekrau Radio and The Union Electric. Little Big Bangs are banking on St. Louis liking its no-wave with a side dish of darkened folk-rock.
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