The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: August 23 to 25

Aug 23, 2013 at 6:26 am
Kid Rock - Saturday, August 24 @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheater - Press Photo
Kid Rock - Saturday, August 24 @ Verizon Wireless Ampitheater

Long-time editor-in-chief Tom Finkel currently wraps up his last week at Riverfront Times, so here's a Kid Rock send-off. Yeah, why not? OK, but seriously, let's all pay our respects by watching Bob Schneider's new music video. Tom will soon be overseeing the Village Voice's music blog, Sound of the City (along with the rest of it), and it's a whole 'nother world over there. The RFT office just won't be the same without the sounds of Bob Dylan spilling into the hallway practically every day. We wish the best to you, Tom! This weekend's list of recommendations include everything from thrash and hip-hop to bluegrass and indie-pop. Read on for our picks.

Friday (August 23):

Cairo w/ Blasphemy + Rooster, Seymour Justice, Sean Arnold @ Foam 9 p.m. | $5 Hip-hop from outer space, featuring Jake from Barely Free Partial Prisoners and Cairo, featuring CJ Boyd and John Horner. Only $5 ya dummies! (DH)

Howl w/ Fatality, Tropical Storm!, Savage Seduction, Manifest @ The Firebird 8 p.m. | $8-$10 Part one of your metal evening. Rhode Island's Howl plays devastating doom with punishing riffs. (DH)

SMD w/ Fatality, Liquor Lords @ Cusumano's Pizza 11:55 p.m. | $5 Part two of your metal evening. SMD is a California thrash metal band over twenty years running. Six Weeks Records; can't miss! This show starts later in the evening to make room for Howl; go to both. (DH)

The Music of Charlie Brumley w/ Steve Carosello, Stephen Baier, the Educated Guess @ Off Broadway 8:30 p.m. | $10 Charlie Brumley, aka Chrono Man, celebrates his birthday by holding a revue-style show. (MS)

Slumfest: Rewind w/ Darris Robins, Davo Fly, Hard Asylum, Kay Gee, Kooly Jev, Lou Kang, Midwest Avengers, Scrub, Milli White, Red Zero, Ricky Jones, Victor Vick @ The Demo 8 p.m. | free This event serves as an extension of the St. Louis Underground Music Festival that happened back in June, featuring plenty of performances for free free free! (MS)

Also on Friday, check out these great shows covered in RFT Music earlier this week. Simply click the links to read more: Sleepy Kitty's single release, Darin Gray, Mars Williams and Tyler Damon Trio, Ruby Velle and the Soulphonics and Parasites.