The Best Concerts in St. Louis This Week: November 10 to 16

Our picks for the must-see shows of the next seven days

click to enlarge Duma will perform at the Sinkhole on Thursday. - VIA BANDCAMP
VIA BANDCAMP
Duma will perform at the Sinkhole on Thursday.

Each week, we bring you our picks for the best concerts of the next seven days! To submit your show for consideration, click here. All events are subject to change, especially in the age of COVID-19, so do check with the venue for the most up-to-date information before you head out for the night. And of course, be sure that you are aware of the venues’ COVID-safety requirements, as those vary from place to place and you don’t want to get stuck outside because you forgot your mask or proof of vaccination. Happy show-going!

Duma w/ Masma Dream World, ONO, Radiator Greys

8 p.m. Thursday, November 10. The Sinkhole, 7423 South Broadway. $15 to $18. 314-328-2309.
Noisy metal duo Duma builds a slow moving wall of industrial drums and distorted vocals painted with blood-red guitars blazing through static. The Kenyan duo's 2020 single "Lionsblood" sounds like metal and thumping nightclub music that was conjoined at birth, subsequently ripped apart, and then sewn back together with pulsing drones. The song's music video probably needs an epilepsy warning, but the band's live sets should definitely come with a big disclaimer because hearing protection is practically required. Not that Duma's penchant for maximum volume is a detriment — in fact, the maximalist approach ensures that everyone in the room (and within a one mile radius) will feel these songs in their bones. Although Duma released the Cannis b/w Mbukinya EP as part of Sub Pop Records' singles club in 2021, interested parties should start with the band's self-titled full length, released in 2020 by the excellent Nyege Nyege Tapes label in Uganda. Joining Duma on a month-long coast-to-coast tour of the United States is New York City's Masma Dream World, the performing and solo-recording project of multi-disciplinary artist and sound sculptress Devi Mambouka. Legendary outsider music ensemble ONO from Chicago will join the two acts for a short jaunt through the Midwest, including this night in St. Louis, making for a full lineup of transcendental squalor. Maybe dancing to harsh strobe lights in a dark and dusty room full of sweaty folks at the edge of the river is the kind of release you need, or maybe the spectacle of three experimental juggernauts playing an intimate space for a nominal fee is too good to pass up, but in any case there are more than enough reasons to hit up the Sinkhole this Thursday night.
River City Ransom: The brainchild of local visual and sound artist Josh Levi, Radiator Greys emanates an idyllic aura despite dealing in what most would call "harsh noise," which makes it a great project to represent the river city when bands such Melt-Banana or Wolf Eyes come to town.
—Joseph Hess

click to enlarge Omar Apollo. - ZAMAR VELEZ
ZAMAR VELEZ
Omar Apollo.

Omar Apollo w/ Ravyn Lenae
7:45 p.m. Thursday, November 10. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard. $32.50 to $37.50. 314-726-6161.
Few musicians manage to catch that big break — you know, the kind depicted in TV and film — but it seems like ever since Hobart, Indiana, native Omar Apollo borrowed 30 bucks from his friend to upload a song to Spotify, his music career has been a rapid succession of full-on breakthroughs. From playing Coachella to appearing on The Tonight Show to his single "Evergreen" going viral on TikTok, this past year has shown that Omar Apollo is either on an unprecedented hot streak or he's the luckiest guy in the room wherever he goes. Or maybe it's a little bit of both, seeing as his first single "Ugotme" landed on Spotify's Fresh Finds and hit tens of thousands of plays within 24 hours. Sure, that placement would be a massive boost to any aspiring artist, yet few musicians will ever reach the heights that the now 25-year-old has seen since his career kicked off in 2017. The Mexican-American singer-songwriter lyrically bobs and weaves between both English and Spanish, which lends a contrast of tonality and inflection to his lush fusion of pop and alternative R&B. Think about how many artists dip in and out of relevancy on a daily basis due to the machine of social media — now marvel at the fact Omar Apollo continues to build on early success by feeding an aesthetic niche that he himself made cool in the first place.
Where Have I Heard That Before: Although 23-year-old Chicago-native Ravyn Lenae has already toured with SZA and Noname, she only recently released her debut album HYPNOS back in May. Given the record's immediate acclaim, don't be surprised to see the Windy City's neo soul powerhouse on several best of 2022 lists later this year.
—Joseph Hess

click to enlarge Judas Priest. - VIA APA AGENCY
VIA APA AGENCY
Judas Priest.

Judas Priest w/ Queensrÿche
7 p.m. Sunday, November 13. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles. $47 to $125. 636-896-4200.
You do not need some so-called music critic from the RFT to come down from his ivory tower (alright full disclosure, it's a rented two-bedroom in north county) and tell you to go see Judas Priest. You already know that you need to go see Judas Priest. For you see, you have ears to hear, and thus you have heard Screaming for Vengeance. You are of this earth, and therefore you are familiar with British Steel. When the Best Band in the World comes to your town — the band that wrote Painkiller, for fuck's sake — you know full well that you must take notice. Make haste, then, and get your ass to the Family Arena this Sunday so that Rob Halford and Co. can melt your face off and pulverize your bones to dust. Over the course of more than 50 years, and with more than 50 million albums sold, the group has solidified itself as the keepers of the flame of the heavy metal sound — the Defenders of the Faith, you could even say — and contrary to all appearances, it can't last forever. This one is a no-brainer.
Not So Silent Lucidity: The legendary prog-metal act Queensrÿche will open the show, and while they're no Judas Priest, to be fair: Who is? Arrive on time or commit Mindcrime; the choice is yours.
—Daniel Hill

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 10
-Chris Webby: 7:30 p.m., $25-$275. Red Flag, 3040 Locust Street, St. Louis, 314-289-9050.
-Duma: w/ Masma Dream World, ONO + Radiator Greys 8 p.m., $15/$18. The Sinkhole, 7423 South Broadway, St. Louis, 314-328-2309.
-The Early November: w/ I Can Make A Mess, Vinnie Caruana of the Movielife 7 p.m., $24. Old Rock House, 1200 S. 7th St., St. Louis, 314-588-0505.
-Hot Club of St. Louis: 8 p.m., $15-$20. Joe's Cafe, 6014 Kingsbury Ave, St. Louis.
-Ivas John: 7 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Kariné Poghosyan: 7:30-9:30 p.m., Free, 314-977-2410, [email protected] St. Francis Xavier College Church, 3628 Lindell Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108, St. Louis.
-Marilyn Maye: 7:30 p.m., $55. Jazz St. Louis, 3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis, (314) 571-6000.
-Mid Coast Comedy Series: 8 p.m., $12-$16. Central Stage, 3524 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, 314-533-0367.
-Neil Salsich and Friends: 7:30 p.m., free. The Frisco Barroom, 8110 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314-455-1090.
-Omar Apollo: 7:45 p.m., $32.50. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-726-6161.
-Pierce Crask: 5 p.m., free. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811.
-Rufus Wainwright: 8 p.m., $45-$55. The Sheldon, 3648 Washington Ave., St. Louis, (314) 533-9900.
-Smoking Popes: w/ Off With Their Heads, Limbeck, The Color Fred 8 p.m., $22. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, 314-498-6989.
-Zak Farmer: 6:30 p.m., $20. Blue Strawberry Showroom & Lounge, 364 N Boyle Ave, St. Louis, 314-256-1745.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 11
-As the Crow Flies: 7:30 p.m., free. The Frisco Barroom, 8110 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314-455-1090.
-Cheri Evans Band: 7 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Chronyx: w/ Megadune, Coach, Inner Sanctum 8 p.m., $12. Red Flag, 3040 Locust Street, St. Louis, 314-289-9050.
-Collie Buddz: w/ Shwayze 9 p.m., $25-$30. Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-726-6161.
-Comrade Catbox: w/ Sophomore Burnouts, ADR1, George & Lili 8 p.m., $10. The Sinkhole, 7423 South Broadway, St. Louis, 314-328-2309.
-Dave Grelle's Playadors: 7:30 p.m., $22. Jazz St. Louis, 3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis, (314) 571-6000.
-Fivefold Family Reunion: 5 p.m., $10. Pop's Nightclub, 401 Monsanto Ave., East St. Louis, 618-274-6720.
-Flor de Toloache: 8 p.m., $35-$45. The Sheldon, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900.
-Forgotten Space: 8 p.m., $25-$28. Old Rock House, 1200 S. 7th St., St. Louis, 314-588-0505.
-The Gold Giraffe Album Release Party: 8 p.m., $10-$15. Blank Space, 2847 Cherokee St., St. Louis.
-The Hamilton Band: 10 p.m., $10. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811.
-Kiltro: 8 p.m., $15. Blueberry Hill - The Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-727-4444.
-The Kingdom Brothers: noon, $10. The Attic Music Bar, 4247 S. Kingshighway, 2nd floor, St. Louis, 314-376-5313.
-Monday Cortez Band: 11 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Platypus 1 Year Anniversary: w/ Mürtaugh, Fortunate Son, Key Grip, Pillars of Creation 7 p.m., free. Platypus, 4501 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, 314-359-2293.
-River City Allstars: 9 p.m., $20-$25. Central Stage, 3524 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, 314-533-0367.
-Sarah Silverman: 8 p.m., $35-$65. Stifel Theatre, 1400 Market St, St. Louis, 314-499-7600.
-The Taylor Party: Taylor Swift Night: 9 p.m., $15. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-726-6161.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 12
-Alan Ferber Nonet: 7:30-11:59 p.m., $15. Blue Strawberry STL, 364 N Boyle Ave, St. Louis, 314-256-1745.
-All Roostered Up: noon, free. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811.
-Beats 4 Eats: 6 p.m., free. Steve's Hot Dogs, 3145 South Grand, St. Louis.
-Ben Ottewell & Ian Ball Of Gomez: 8 p.m., $20. Blueberry Hill - The Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-727-4444.
-Big Al & The Heavyweights: 10 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Bo Daddy Harris: w/ Glory N’ Perfection, Matt F Basler 8 p.m., $10. The Sinkhole, 7423 South Broadway, St. Louis, 314-328-2309.
-Damager: w/ Tommy Kessler, Blond Guru 6 p.m., free. Platypus, 4501 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, 314-359-2293.
-Daniel Howell: 7:30 p.m., $39.50. The Factory, 17105 N Outer 40 Rd, Chesterfield, 314-423-8500.
-Dark Star Orchestra: 8 p.m., $30-$45. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-726-6161.
-Dave Grelle's Playadors: 7:30 p.m., $22. Jazz St. Louis, 3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis, (314) 571-6000.
-Dogtown Records Allstars: 9 p.m., free. Llywelyn's Pub-Webster Groves, 17 Moody Ave., St. Louis, 314-962-1515.
-The Gaslight Squares: 7:30 p.m., free. The Frisco Barroom, 8110 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314-455-1090.
-Heartless: A Tribute to Heart: 7 p.m., $30-$40. Grandel Theatre, 3610 Grandel Square, St. Louis, 314-533-0367.
-Jason Cooper & The Coop DeVilles: 3 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Kendrick Smith presents Fuze Box: 8 p.m., $15-$20. Joe's Cafe, 6014 Kingsbury Ave, St. Louis.
-MK Ultra: 9 p.m., $12-$16. Central Stage, 3524 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, 314-533-0367.
-Off Topic Band: w/ Dallas Moore 5 p.m.-1:30 a.m., $10. The Attic Music Bar, 4247 S. Kingshighway, 2nd floor, St. Louis, 314-376-5313.
-The Otto Modest: w/ Harpo Jarvi 8 p.m., $10. The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, 314-352-5226.
-Pluckin' to Feed: 10 p.m., $12. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811.
-Rocky Mantia & The Killer Combo: 7 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Self Pollution: Tribute to Pearl Jam: w/ The Dookie Brothers Green Day tribute, Chili Magik RHCP tribute 7 p.m., $20. The Playhouse at Westport Plaza, 635 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, 314-469-7529.
-Summoning The Lich: 7 p.m., $15. Pop's Nightclub, 401 Monsanto Ave., East St. Louis, 618-274-6720.
-The Emo Night Tour: 8 p.m., $15. The Hawthorn, 2225 Washington Avenue, St. Louis.
-Twiddle: 8 p.m., $25. Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-726-6161.
-Tyler King: 7 p.m., $5. Spine Indie Bookstore & Cafe, 1976-82 Arsenal St., St. Louis, 314-925-8087.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 13
-ABBA Mania: 8 p.m., TBA. The Sheldon, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900.
-The Barflies: 2 p.m., free. Cheers Bar and Grill, 61 National Way Shopping Center, Manchester, (636) 220-8030.
-Bob Row Organ Trio: 3 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Brian Culbertson: w/ Marcus Anderson, Marqueal Jordon 8 p.m., $49.40-$59.50. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-726-6161.
-Carsie Blanton: 7:30 p.m., $25. Blue Strawberry Showroom & Lounge, 364 N Boyle Ave, St. Louis, 314-256-1745.
-Drew Lance: 9 p.m., free. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811.
-An Evening with Clem Snide: 8 p.m., $18. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, 314-498-6989.
-J.D. Hughes: 2 p.m., free. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811.
-Judas Priest: 50 Heavy Metal Years: w/ Queensryche 7 p.m., $47-$125. Family Arena, 2002 Arena Parkway, St Charles, 636-896-4200.
-Love Jones “The Band”: 7 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Mamalarky: w/ Algae Dust 8 p.m., $13/$15. The Sinkhole, 7423 South Broadway, St. Louis, 314-328-2309.
-Nada: 3 p.m., free. First Congregational Church of Webster Groves, 10 W. Lockwood Ave, Webster Groves, 314-962-0475.
-The Red Pears: 8 p.m., $15. Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-726-6161.
-Voidgazer: w/ Howling Giant, Cloud Cruiser, No Antics 6 p.m., $8. Platypus, 4501 Manchester Avenue, St. Louis, 314-359-2293.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 14
-Cathedral Bells: 7 p.m., TBA. The Ready Room, 4140 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, 314-833-3929.
-Soulard Blues Band: 9 p.m., $5. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811.
-Steve Vai: 8 p.m., $40/$60. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-726-6161.
-Third Sight Band: 8 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 15
-Chris Shepherd Band: 7 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Eagles: 8 p.m., $126-$496. Enterprise Center, 1401 Clark Ave., St. Louis, 314-241-1888.
-Eric Lysaght: 9 p.m., free. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811.
-Guster: 8 p.m., $36-$56. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-726-6161.
-Leah Osborne: 5 p.m., free. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811.
-SRSQ: w/ Middle Class Fashion 8 p.m., free. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, 314-498-6989.
-Steven Page: 8 p.m., $30-$50. Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-726-6161.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 16
-Amanda Shires: 8 p.m., $30-$35. Old Rock House, 1200 S. 7th St., St. Louis, 314-588-0505.
-Butch Moore: 4:30 p.m., free. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811.
-Catbite: 8 p.m., $13. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, 314-498-6989.
-The Charlie Berry Project: w/ Ish 6 p.m., $15. Blueberry Hill - The Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-727-4444.
-Dogbreth: w/ Kitz Row 7:30 p.m., $10/$12. The Sinkhole, 7423 South Broadway, St. Louis, 314-328-2309.
-The Jimmys: 7 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Ping Pong Tournament: 7 p.m., free. Central Stage, 3524 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, 314-533-0367.
-Rod Wave: 8 p.m., $32-$146.50. Enterprise Center, 1401 Clark Ave., St. Louis, 314-241-1888.
-Turnover: 8 p.m., $25. Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-726-6161.
-Voodoo CSNY: 9 p.m., $12. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811.

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