The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: February 28 to March 2

Feb 28, 2014 at 10:00 am
Air Dubai - Saturday, March 1 @ The Firebird. - Press Photo
Air Dubai - Saturday, March 1 @ The Firebird.

Have you ever had a run of really shitty luck? Like, really bad?

Recently St. Louis' Kentucky Knife Fight, whom we've named as the best rock band in town from time to time, had a particularly bad run, starting with the mid-January theft of their touring van and ending with the subsequent discovery of said van smashed to unrecognizable pieces at a local scrapyard. KKF will be playing a benefit show to get some new wheels this weekend at Off Broadway -- stop on by and contribute to the cause; they could certainly use the assistance.

More show recommendations after the jump.

Friday (February 28):

Bible Belt Sinners Video Release Party w/ Jefferson Avenue Duo @ Lemp Grand Hall 7 p.m. | $10 To ramp up to Mardi Gras, Bible Belt Sinners release a new vadio for its song "Lake Michigan" from an upcoming album called Sunday Best. Karaoke closes out the night. (MS)

Ded Weight Release w/ Willis, The Vanilla Beans, Playing Possum, Animal Teeth @ Livery Company 9 p.m. | free This zine release show features a collective of young, fun bands who "like arts" and "like farts." See what these whippersnappers conjure up over a beer or a few at this south city speakeasy. (MS)

Mass Appeal - Dre Day w/ DJ Mahf, Grocery, Big Once, Kool Hersh, Pickel, Trew @ The Gramophone 9 p.m. | $5 It's Dre Day -- and everybody's celebratin'. (DH)

Old Salt Union @ Stagger Inn Again 10 p.m. | $2 Make sure to congratulate the boys in Old Salt Union for that whole "playing at Daytona 500" thing. Its kiiiiiind of a big deal. (DH)

Popular Mechanics @ Vintage Vinyl 7 p.m. | free Local rock group Popular Mechanics recently put out a music video and a new album, which critic Christian Schaeffer proclaims "smart songs, rock efficiency and punk wit. Click the links to read more and catch 'em for free in the Delmar Loop. (MS)

Also on Friday, check out 2 Chainz at the Chaifetz Arena and Tok's CD Release show at Schlafly Tap Room. Click the links for concise previews, and check out this week's music feature on Tok.