The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: March 22 to 24

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JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound - Sunday, Mar. 24 @ Off Broadway
JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound - Sunday, Mar. 24 @ Off Broadway

Bunnygrunt turns 20 this weekend! Not many bands live long enough to celebrate two decades, so be sure to prepare some spankings. Besides that, there's of other bands to see in a wide variety of shape and size. Read on for our recommendations.

Friday (Mar. 22):

Break Anchor w/ The Humanoids, The Winchester, Breakmouth Annie @ Fubar 9:30 p.m. | $10-$12 See the lead singer of the Suicide Machines' new band and snatch up the vinyl version of The Humanoids' self-titled EP. (MS)

Chris Knight w/ Cody Canada, Evan Felker @ Off Broadway 9 p.m. | $20-$30 Fans of Texas-style songwriting will find a lot to enjoy at this show. Kentucky native Chris Knight has even been named and "honorary Texan." (DH)

née w/ King James and the Killer Bee @ The Firebird 9:30 p.m. | $8 Welcome née back from their adventures at SXSW during this homecoming show.(MS)

The SteelDrivers @ Old Rock House 8 p.m. | $25 Senior RFT Music writer Roy Kasten says it way better than I could: "Some bluegrass bands - think Kentucky Thunder and the Del McCoury Band - make the most-demanding of country sub-genres sound effortless, if not easy. The SteelDrivers make it sound hard."(DH)

Twista @ The Ambassador 9 p.m. | $15-$25 Chicago's motor-mouthed MC returns, this time at the Ambassador. (DH)

née - Friday, Mar. 22 @ The Firebird

Saturday (Mar. 23):

Brown Bottle Fever CD Release w/ Fat Tramp Food Stamp, The Loot Rock Gang @ Off Broadway 7:30 | $10-$13 Get the best of local American blues rock with MCing by Fred Friction. Ten bucks includes Brown Bottle Fever's new CD. (MS)

Blank Space One Year Anniversary w/ DJ MAKossa, 18andCounting, Alexis Tucci, Mr. Ben, Ra Cailum, Billy Brown, evelque, Black Spade, Nappy DJ Needles @ Black Space 12 p.m. | free Celebrate Blank Space's first birthday party with DJs all day, tea, coffee, books, records and booze. (MS)

Chick Corea & Bela Fleck @ Blache M Touhill Performing Arts Center 8 p.m. | $35-$125 The jazz legend and banjo wizard join forces to wow audiences at UMSL's performing arts space. (DH)

So'n'So CD Release w/ Tef Poe, Red Zero, Mathias & the Pirates, Scripts & Screwz, J-Toth from Hoth, Eyecon the Academic, Beast Mode, DJ Knine, DJ O.B. Juan @ The Demo 10 p.m. | $5-$8 This CD release show is stacked to the ceiling with St. Louis hip-hop's finest. (DH)

The Trophy Mules w/ Prairie Rehab @ Mangia Italiano 11 p.m. | free Night owls can find entertainment in the form of country-infused folk rock at Mangia. (MS)

Sunday (Mar. 24):

JC Brooks and the Uptown Sound @ Off Broadway 8 p.m. | $10-$15 Post-punk and soul are two terms that rarely intertwine. See how it adds up and get a glimpse of that fine afro pompadour. (MS)

See also: -Ten Bands You Never Would Have Thought Used to Be Good -The Ten Biggest Concert Buzzkills: An Illustrated Guide -The 15 Most Ridiculous Band Promo Photos Ever -The Ten Worst Music Tattoos Ever

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