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Friday, April 11, 2014

The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: April 11 to 13

Posted By on Fri, Apr 11, 2014 at 5:00 AM

Little Big Bangs Record Release - Friday, April 11 @ Schlafly Tap Room. - MABEL SUEN
  • Mabel Suen
  • Little Big Bangs Record Release - Friday, April 11 @ Schlafly Tap Room.

Happy weekend, everyone! In this edition of our weekend best bets, we talk about an experimental pop act from Switzerland, I Went To a's latest showcase, the Little Big Bangs vinyl release show and much more. If you didn't get tickets to see Billy Joel or Ben Folds, fret not -- there are plenty of other ways to stay entertained. Read on for our recommendations, and let everyone know what else is going on in the comments.

Friday (April 11):

DJ Captain Crunch w/ T-Zank, Scalp Squad v Quasar Camp, Mathias & the Pirates, Seymour Awesome, Parlo Martin, Sir Racha @ The Demo - $12-$20 And here I thought the only game this guy had was cereal-based. Nice moves, Cap'n. (DH)

Ovlov w/ Disco Doom @ Fubar 8 p.m. | $10 Ovlov comes all the way from Connecticut and plays some of the catchiest pop-structured alt-rock your ears will ever hear. Their tourmates, Disco Doom, make their way into town from even further away -- Zürich, Switzerland, to be exact. Click on the bands names to hear some tracks, and check them out in person (cuz who knows if/when they'll ever come back). (MS)

iLLPHONiCS w/ CaveofswordS, née @ Plush 8 p.m. | $10 Local hip-hop fusion group iLLPHONiCS gears up for a tour to California. Get a taste of its tunes via Bandcamp and see 'em off with help from née's electro-pop and CaveofswordS "dubwave." (MS)

The Little Big Bangs Record Release w/ Middle Class Fashion, Bug Chaser @ Schlafly Tap Room 9 p.m. | free The Little Big Bangs finally commits its punky, raw rock'n'roll to vinyl -- an accomplishment certainly worth celebrating. Read a review of the tunes in Homespun. (MS)

ThLife @ Melt 8 p.m. | free Local hip-hop artist ThLife debuts an EP and music video with a free listening party followed by an interactive performance. Hear a preview via Soundcloud. (MS)

Also on Friday night, Billy Joel plays the Scottrade Center and Shakey Graves performs at Blueberry Hill. Click the links to read our previews from earlier this week.

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