This week, liven up the dull winter season with some shiny new things: No Coast Skateboards unveils its re-location to Tower Grove with a show and local post-hardcore group Anodes releases a brand new split 10" record. For more excuses to get out of the house, check out some live music at Schlafly's Cod and Cask Festival and see Bearhug get down and dirty at the Bad Dog Bar & Grill. These recommendations and more await after the jump.
Friday (February 7):
New Politics w/ Magic Man, Sleeper Agent @ The Firebird 8 p.m. | $15-$17 Pop-punk from Denmark, with dancey tendencies. New Politics served as the opener on several dates of Pink's tour last year. (DH)
No Coast Grand Reopening Party w/ Mad Conductor, Seymour Awesome, The Haddonfields @ No Coast Skateboards 6 p.m. | $7 South city's sole skateshop makes its move from the Grove to a new Tower Grove South location and unveils it along with a new ramp next door to the future home of the KHVT Peter Mathews Memorial Skategarden. Headliners Mad Conductor bring their space rock from New Orleans to the party. (MS)
Peter Martin @ The Sheldon 8 p.m. | $35-$50 Local pianist Peter Martin, named best jazz artist in the RFT's Best of St. Louis in both 2010 and 2012 returns to the Sheldon with a program of "chamber jazz," combining jazz and classical music with an emphasis on improvisation and special guests. (MS)
Schlafly's Cod & Cask Festival w/ The Red Headed Strangers @ Schlafly Tap Room 5 p.m. | free Can't go wrong with a whole festival dedicated to tasty fish and delicious drinks, not to mention the musical talent. Note: also on Saturday, featuring Trophy Mules! (DH)