Friday, August 10, 2012

The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: August 10 to 12

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Broncho - Saturday @ The Firebird

Wanda Jackson @ Blueberry Hill 9:00 p.m. | $20-$25 Wanda Jackson got her Jack White stamp of approval with a joint record in 2009, but maybe it's more accurate to say Jack White got his Wanda Jackson stamp of approval then. The rockabilly pioneer has been at this for some sixty years and she hasn't lost an ounce of power. (KM)

Googolplexia / Butt Split EP Release Show @ El Lenador w/ Butt, Googolplexia, Little Big Bangs, Escalade 9:30 p.m. | $5 I was right last week, I was just a week off! THIS is the release show for the much-ballyhooed Butt / Googolplexia split, Ass-Sick Creeps. Butt is too aewsome to be missed and its members don't live in our state anymore. Or even each others' for that matter. (DH)

The Casualties @ Fubar w/ Scene of Irony, The Pencil Dicks, Captain Dee & The Long Johns, Six Gun Salvation 7:00 p.m. | $12-$14 When I saw that some of the members of the Casualties had cut all their hair off I almost rescinded this recommendation and called the band a bunch of POSERS, but then I saw that Jorge still has huge liberty spikes so we're all good I guess. (DH)

Broncho @ The Firebird w/ Bug Chaser, Animal Empty, Leather Tramp 9:00 p.m. | $8-$10 Oklahoma's aptly-named Broncho (or is it apt? Maybe I have unfair stereotypes about Oklahomians. Those guys all ride horses everywhere, right?) calls to mind the music of classic 70's bands like The Replacements, Iggy and the Stooges and The Ramones. Bug Chaser opens, and is great too. (DH)

Sunday:

Gruff Rhys @ Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis 7:00 p.m. | $8-$10 Gruff Rhys -- who you may know from his work with Super Furry Animals, Neon Neon, Sparklehorse, Mogwai, Gorillaz and plenty more -- is doing something called an Investigative Concert Tour. He's done this once before; we'll let him explain: (KM)

In August 2012 Gruff will be seeking out the final resting place of his relative John Evans, who left Wales in 1792 on a quest to find a mythical tribe of Welsh speaking Native Americans. Gruff will follow the path of John Evans using film, the written word, photo-story, social media and song to create an investigative road movie and album.

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