This weekend is crammed with tons of shows to choose from, including two local record-release shows from Mathias and the Pirates and Anodes. St. Louis ex-pat Schwarz plays Upstairs Lounge tonight while Project Pat headlines a great event over at Plush. But really there's lots to do all weekend long, so read on for our recommended top picks. And if you think we missed something, feel free to add to the list in the comments section below -- that's what it's for, so don't be shy!
Friday (October 24):
The Hood Internet w/ Hologram Kizzie, My Gold Mask @ 2720 Cherokee Performing Arts Center 8 p.m. | $10 The Hood Internet makes a crazy mash-up of genres that brings waves of nostalgia. The band's danceable tunes recall hip-hop and indie rock.
Project Pat w/ Gotta Be Karim, Tef Poe, Indiana Rome, Family Affair, William H @ Plush 8:30 p.m. | $15-$18 Legendary rapper and co-founder of Three 6 Mafia, Project Pat headlines a stacked bill of local hip-hop luminaries at Plush.
Schwarz w/ Abdu Ali, Kilbourne, Billy Brown @ Upstairs Lounge 10 p.m. | $5-$10 This week we interviewed St. Louis ex-pat Schwarz about his new song "Hands Up, Don't Shoot," inspired by the recent events in Ferguson. Read the recent Q&A.
Saturday (October 25):
Mathias and the Pirates Album Release @ The Gramophone 10 p.m. | free Local hip-hop group Mathias and the Pirates will release its new EP Caveman Barnacles with the help of DJ Mahf and special guests from the Far Fetched Collective.
Jill Scott @ Peabody Opera House w/ Cedric the Entertainer 8 p.m. | $39.50-$79.50 Jill Scott will sing and Cedric the Entertainer will, presumably, entertain. Pretty interesting that his last name is "Entertainer" and that he managed to find a job in the entertainment business, I always thought. What are the odds?
Odair Assad @ Ethical Society of St. Louis 8 p.m. | $24-$28 Brazilian guitarist/composer/arranger Odair Assad has won a slew of awards over the years for his work, oftentimes performing with his brother Sérgio. Catch him in solo form while you can.
The Wonder Years w/ Story So Far, Modern Baseball, Gnarwolves @ The Ready Room 7 p.m. | $19.50-$23 Ben Stein and Fred Savage team up to create the Wonder Years, a doom-rock duo showcasing monotone vocals and...oh wait...we're just getting word that I made all of that up. Woulda been cool, though. Instead, check out the pop-punk stylings of this Pennsylvania act on Hopeless Records. This song is a good start.
For other options on Saturday, read about Bootsy's Rubber Band and Anodes in Out Every Night, our weekly post of show recommendations.