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Friday, August 24, 2012

The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: August 24 to 26

Posted By on Fri, Aug 24, 2012 at 7:05 AM

Dear Landlord - Friday @ the Firebird
  • Dear Landlord - Friday @ the Firebird

LouFest is this weekend! We're sure you are aware of the huge outdoor event, with headliners Flaming Lips and Girl Talk, not to mention Dinosaur Jr. and Sun Volt. We've already worn out plenty of computer keyboards writing it up this year, so the contents of this post are decidedly LouFest-free.

The local rockers in Hathead Jones release their debut CD this weekend, alongside local mainstays Ded Bugs; the show is Saturday at Jefferson Warehouse and is only $5. Blues-rocker Lyle Lovett returns to town, also on Saturday; that show will be at the Peabody Opera House. Finally, NYHC legends Murphy's Law play Fubar on Saturday. See if you can match frontman Jimmy Gestapo's onstage alcohol intake without ending up in the hospital. The rest of our picks follow.


Official LouFest Pre-Party @ Off Broadway w/ Dressy Bessy, Cotton Mather, Middle Class Fashion 8:30 p.m. | $8-$11 The most surprising entrant on this year's LouFest lineup joins local pop mainstay Middle Class Fashion and Denver's buoyant Dressy Bessy. Whether this is your pre-anything, it will certainly be a party. (KM)

Dear Landlord @ The Firebird w/ The Murderburgers, The Haddonfields, Sink The Bismark 8:00 p.m. | $10 The membership of Carbondale's Dear Landlord is two parts the Copyrights and two parts Rivethead, culminating in some damned catchy, anthemic pop-punk in the Screeching Weasel tradition. (DH)

Midway Music Festival @ Midway Expo Center (Columbia, MO) feat. Pretty Lights, Curren$y, Coyote Kisses, Keys N Krates, Paul Basic, Spankalicious 5:00 p.m. | $36 Yeah, its in Columbia, we know, but look at the line-up. Jet life your way through Curren$y's set, and don't miss Ft. Collins' Pretty Lights. (DH)

Ocean Rivals @ Blueberry Hill w/ Great Isaac, The Great Grandfathers 9:00 p.m. | $7 An exceptional bill of locals includes our new favorite band (the Great Grandfathers) and one we're always glad to see (Ocean Rivals). (KM)


Lyle Lovett @ Peabody Opera House 8:00 p.m. | $52-$72 Do we really need to tell you? He's one of the country's songwriting treasures, playing the acoustic hallowed ground of the Sheldon. Worth every penny of the steep admission price. (KM)

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