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Friday, July 12, 2013

The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: July 12 to 14

Posted By on Fri, Jul 12, 2013 at 10:40 AM

"Teen Wolf: Bloodthirsty Power Forward" -- Art by JERT. Read below for more on his art show this weekend.
  • "Teen Wolf: Bloodthirsty Power Forward" -- Art by JERT. Read below for more on his art show this weekend.

The RFT's office has an interesting soundtrack of its own this summer. Take, for instance, the saxy guy tootin' for loose change outside or the busker heard down the street letting out a blood-curdling "Go, Johnny! Go-oo-oo--ooo!" a mere block away from Chuck's statue. How about the sound of children's laughter coming from down the hallway as intrepid RFT Music writer Allison Babka conducts a special social experiment? Stay tuned to learn more. The hits just keep comin', folks.

Friday (July 12):

Jert and Partney: Propaganda in the War Against Boredom w/ Dropout Boogie DJ Collective @ Mad Art Gallery 7 p.m. | free The artist who calls himself "Jert" is Jeremy Townsend, former St. Louisan and singer of 12 Gauge Blues many moons ago. His work is AWESOME -- see for yourself; he's responsible for the art that leads this post. Then, come to the oepning of his art show, where he and fellow subversive Aaron Partney will be selling prints and doing live painting sessions. (DH)

Lisa Lisa @ Hollywood Casino - Boogie Nights 9 p.m. | $10 Can we feel the beat? We sure do, Lisa Lisa. We sure do. (MS)

TERRAVITA @ 2720 Cherokee w /JPhelpz, Pah Jé, Part Human 8 p.m. | $12-$25 Let the bass rattle your brain into soup. Don't fight it; just let it happen. Shhhh.... (DH)

Care to get a bit weird instead? Check out the musical styles of Priests from DC or catch the experimental duo Ou Où. Click the links to learn more.

Saturday (July 13):

Dither: the DIY Sound Screening w/ Native, Laika, Anodes, LzBnz @ Lemp Arts Center 8 p.m. | $5 A selection of bands from the Midwest's active post-hardcore scene convene for the screening of a DIY-themed documentary made by Missouri filmmakers. Read more about Dither here. (MS)

Pewter Cub w/ Magic City, Doctor Pyramid @ Schlafly Tap Room 9 p.m. | free Pewter Cub's latest is a delightful little slice of poppy female-fronted indie rock -- check it out for yourself at the band's Bandcamp page. (DH)

For even more fun, consider the Indie Rock Ice Cream Social, the Defeated County's EP Release and The Urge.

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