Friday is stacked to the rafters with shows this week, encompassing more than 50% of this blog post. The inimitable Unknown Hinson brings his comedic Country-Western stylings to the Old Rock House, Rappers Future and Pusha T will be at the Ambassador, and local heroes 7 Shot Screamers will be making a now-rare appearance at the Firebird.
Saturday and Sunday have some excellent shows going on as well, and don't forget this weekend is Pridefest so get out there and get gay; don't be so uptight. The rest of our picks follow.
Future & Pusha T @ Ambassador 7:00 p.m. | $20-$65 Pharrell may be the reason "Grindin'" is such a classic, but Pusha T is not to be underestimated. Future has the Dungeon Family stamp of approval. (KM)
Unknown Hinson @ Old Rock House 8:00 p.m. | $18-$20 The undisputed King of Country Western Troubadours will get the party liquor flowin' and the womans swoonin'. Read this interview from this week's print edition for full details. (DH)
Jay Fay @ 2720 Cherokee w/ Coreyography, Heezy 9:00 p.m | $5 Former local boy Jay Fay has been picking up steam since he left town for Mizzou. The electronic music whiz kid has even been affiliated with super-producer Diplo as of late, who has been hyping Fay's remixes on his Mad Decent blog. (DH)
7 Shot Screamers @ The Firebird w/ Bible Belt Sinners, Ellen The Felon 8:00 p.m. | $10 7 Shot Screamers shows are a rare treat nowadays, since singer Mike Leahy moved to LA. Apparently back in town and stepping out of the Clownvis alter-ego, Leahy is sure to lead a high-energy rockabilly set from one of St. Louis' favorites. (DH)
Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three @ Saint Louis Art Museum 7:00 p.m. | Free You don't need to be introduced to Pokey and his incredible backing band at this point -- here you get them in a perfect summer setting. (KM)