The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows: February 2015

click to enlarge An adequately unnerving flyer
An adequately unnerving flyer

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!

Enabler, Call of The Void, Everything Went Black, Path of Might at the Demo February 7th 8 p.m./$10

Once again, one of Milwaukee's best (aha! Get it?), Enabler, is coming through St. Louis with new jams from last year's La Fin Absolue Du Monde LP; this time the support is provided by Denver's Call of the Void. Now, it would be a huge mistake to write off Enabler as "that band that the drummer of Fall Out Boy was in a while ago." One, because you aren't going to find a more proficient hybrid of Converge and Tragedy in the Midwest, and two, because Andy Hurley hasn't been involved with the band for a long time. Yes, two or three years is an eternity in band/tour years. Plus, EWB's new stuff will tear your asshole's head off. Find more credible excuses if you want to be a poser and miss out on this show.

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