The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: July 18 to 20

Sammy Hagar - Saturday, July 19 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. - Press Photo
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Sammy Hagar - Saturday, July 19 @ Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.

This weekend, catch a variety of acts including Billy Joe Shaver, Sammy Hagar and Mike Stud. Check the fine print for other happenings previewed earlier this week as well -- Cardiac Arrest hots its record-release pub crawl, and the Bump & Hustle celebrates two years of record slinging at Blank Space. Read on for these recommendations and more for ways to stay entertained over the next few days.

Friday (July 18):

Angel Dust w/ Forced Order, Out of Time, Cardiac Arrest, Free At Last, Alienate You @ Fubar 8:30 p.m. | $7 Who cares if they "don't wanna see you slam"? With a lineup this fun it simply can't be avoided. While you are here try to get one of those tasty new Cardiac Arrest LPs so you can brag about how you were the first. (DH)

Billy Joe Shaver w/ Jack Grelle @ Old Rock House 8 p.m. | $20/$22 Outlaw country is still the best of the genre. A lot better than that bro-country crap, that's for sure. (DH)

The Leave Me Be's w/ Boreal Hills, Mother Meat @ Melt 9 p.m. | free Get a Friday night dose of garage rock with Memphis' the Leave Me Be's. Check them out here to get a taste of what's to come. (MS)

Peter Matthew Bauer @ The Firebird 9 p.m. | $12-$14 Following a hiatus from the Walkmen, bassist Peter Matthew Bauer released a debut solo album entitled Liberation!. Read about it here. (MS)

Toasted Plastic w/ Arrows in Her, Crucial, Con Trails @ Livery Company 8 p.m. | $5 Get an emo fix with two bands all the way from the East Coast. Have a listen via Bandcamp: Arrows in Her and Toasted Plastic. (MS)

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