Friday, October 15, 2010

Ten Things To Do This Weekend: October 15-17

Posted By on Fri, Oct 15, 2010 at 12:00 PM

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Besides the shows listed on the music page -- including the Skarekrau Radio DVD screening/puppet show extravaganza at Apop Records and tonight's Space Parlour shindig at the Firebird -- here are some other music-centric options for this lovely fall weekend. Have you found your sweaters yet? I'm still looking...

Ongoing: Nowhere Boy @ The Tivoli Set in Liverpool, England, in the 1950s, Nowhere Boy is the story of John Lennon's adolescence. The movie follows the future Beatle as he struggles to reconcile his relationships between the aunt who raised him and his biological mother. Showtimes here.

Friday: Kentucky Knife Fight @ Vintage VInyl A few months ago, Kentucky Knife Fight released its second album, We're All Nameless Here. In his review, Christian Schaeffer said the album "uses punk's energy and drive without sacrificing the band's rustic aesthetic." See the band in action with this free in-store. 8 p.m.

The Lighthouse and the Whaler @ The Gramophone The Lighthouse and the Whaler is wintry, melancholy Indie-folk from Cleveland, Ohio, that's vulnerable and snowed-in sad. The Blind Nils and Pachyderm are also performing. 9 p.m. $5. 21-plus.

Saturday Con-Tamination Halloween Horror Show, with Lost Boys actors Brooke McCarter and Billy Wirth and musician G Tom Mac, Firebird Halloween comes early to St. Louis, as two actors from '80s cult flick The Lost Boys and musician G Tom Mac -- also known as Gerard McMann -- star in the Con-Tamination Halloween Horror Show. While best known for the movie's Sisters of Mercy-like track, "Cry Little Sister," G. Tom Mac has also worked with Roger Daltrey, co-written songs for Chicago and Carly Simon and written music for TV shows such as Scrubs and Smallville. He'll be performing at 10:30 p.m. $20 to $55.

"Cry Little Sister":

Keelhaul/Russian Circles/Call Me Lightning @ Off Broadway More music from Cleveland, this time stoner-metal; last year, the band released the fantastically named Keelhaul's Triumphant Return to Obscurity LP via Hydra Head. 8 p.m. 21-plus: $10 in advance, $12 day of show. Under 21: $12 in advance, $14 day of show.

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