The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: January 4 to 6

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The Rum Drum Ramblers - Saturday @ Blues City Deli
The Rum Drum Ramblers - Saturday @ Blues City Deli

Whoa, it's a new year, and change is weird. I'm still getting used to working at this office. This week, I've been strategically re-adjusting the angle of this side view mirror set up on my soon-to-be desk, which Daniel apparently kicked off of his car one day and brought up here "to prevent people from sneaking up on him." I'm not sure why this is such a concern exactly, but I don't intend to let my guard down either, I guess.

Meanwhile, I'm contemplating how I should make this little corner of the office my own. A collection of glorious unicorn statuettes, perhaps? Re-purposed lawn flamingos and gnomes? A lava lamp or two or three? Can you still buy those?

Friday is not represented below; tough luck Friday. It just didn't happen to shake out for you this week in the weekly wrestling match -- nothing intentional. Although, perhaps it was our subconscious speaking up because we already have plans: We'll be busy sending off good ol' Kiernan during his free sayonara shindig at Off Broadway. Stop by starting at 8 p.m. to say goodbye and offer up a best of luck high five!


The Rum Drum Ramblers @ Blues City Deli 1 p.m. | free Make sure to pick up the Ramblers' new 45 at this show, released just recently on December 23. Also make sure to pick up a Redbird hoagie. Both are delicious.(DH)

Schlafly's 21st Birthday Party w/ Bunnygrunt, the Bottle Rockets, Old Lights @ The Pageant 8 p.m. | free Turning 21 is a pretty big deal, especially if you're into beer. Celebrate Schlafly's coming of age on a really big stage. (MS)

Method Man w/ BURNTmd, DJ Who, DJ ChulM @ The Coliseum Music Lounge 8 p.m. | $35-75 Method Man tore the house down last time he was in St. Louis, as part of the Smoker's Club tour, even arguably upstaging headliner Curren$y. Expect a high-energy, charismatic set filled with solo hits and Wu-Tang classics. (DH)

Spot Ons w/ Suzie Cue, Acorns to Oaks @ Livery Company 9 p.m. | free Spot Ons is two! Not quite old enough to drink like Schlafly is, but sure to be a party nonetheless. (DH)

Fred Friction w/ The Trophy Mules, Butcher Holler @ Schlafly Tap Room 9 p.m. | free The inimitable Fred Friction at the always-free Schlafly Tap Room. (DH)

The Queers - Sunday @ Fubar

The Day After Tomorrow w/ SNS, Thelonius Kryptonite, MME, Black James, Cave of Swords, Adult Fur, Mikey Wehling, Reverbs @ Off Broadway 8 p.m. | $7 We survived the apocalypse! Go figure. Celebrate, uh, being alive with this eclectic mix of sounds. (MS)


Troubadour Dali w/ The Little Big Bangs @ Off Broadway 7 p.m. | free Troubadour Dali's residency during three Sundays this January comes served with accompanying locals and a side of film and liquid light projections. (MS)

The Queers w/ The Manges, Bassamp & Dano, The Humanoids, The Haddonfields @ Fubar 7 p.m. | $12 A perfect line-up of well executed, hyper-fun pop-punk, headlined by the legendary Queers. (DH)

Lazy w/ The Funs, Black Panties, Animal Teeth @ Apop Records 9 p.m. / $5 Rock'n'roll and garage dressed in their Sunday best. Be sure to wear your leather coat. (MS)

Guerilla Toss w/ The Dreebs, Britches @ Blank Space 8 p.m. | $5 Full disclosure: I helped with setting up this show because the two touring East Coast bands make me totally stoked. RIYL: noise rock. (MS)

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