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Monday, August 3, 2015

The Best Concerts in St. Louis This Week, August 3 to 9

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FRIDAY, AUGUST 7

Cathedral Fever Final Show w/ Fister, Hell Night, Anodes Friday, August 7 Fubar 8 p.m. | $8 By Daniel Hill Three and a half years after forming, Cathedral Fever is calling it quits. While that might not seem like a very long time, it is actually a pretty typical lifespan for a hardcore band, and the St. Louis group managed to release a matching number of records during that period (one demo, two EPs and a split with Hell Night, amounting to three and a half releases according to our crack team of math buffs). That actually puts the group a little bit ahead of the curve, honestly. Bonus points are awarded for the fact that each of those efforts was really fucking good. Members of the darkened hardcore act ("dorkened," to hear them tell it) insist there is no bad blood or animosity behind the breakup, and that the group has simply run its course. Expect a good time shared by friends and fans alike, as well as sets from Fister, Anodes and the aforementioned Hell Night.

SATURDAY, AUGUST 8

Ferguson Rocks w/ Tom Morello and the Freedom Fighter Orchestra, Boots Riley (of the Coup), the Outernational, Steffanie Christi'an, Jessica Care Moore Saturday, August 8 The Ready Room 8 p.m. | free By Daniel Hill One day before the one-year anniversary of the death of Ferguson teenager Michael Brown at the hands of then-Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson, the Ready Room will play host to a concert to raise awareness and benefit social activism. Organized by rapper/activist Talib Kweli's Action Support Committee, the free show will feature performances by many artists who are outspoken about social justice, including Rage Against the Machine's Tom Morello, Boots Riley of the Coup, Street Sweeper Social Club and more. While the event is free of charge, donations are encouraged.

SUNDAY, AUGUST 9

Every Time I Die w/ Real Friends, Counterparts, Gnarwolves, Brigades, Gatherers Sunday, August 9 The Ready Room 5:30 p.m. | $19-$22 By Ryan Wasoba From the RFT Music archives: Since Every Time I Die originally stepped out of the metalcore herd by infusing its tracks with Dimebag Darrell fretwork, no description of the group seems to be complete without the use of Southern as an adjective. Through years of refinement, the Buffalo, New York, band is gradually shifting geography, its rock & roll hardcore recalling the '90s circle of San Diego bands that included Drive Like Jehu, Hot Snakes and Rocket From The Crypt. Today's spin-kick ninja kids don't particularly care about Jehu, but the further west ETID ventures, the fewer banjo intros to sit through before the breakdowns.

Note: Though we wish we could, we can't feature every great show happening in town in just one post. Look for plenty more recommendations this Friday in our weekend shows post, peruse the St. Louis concert calendar for more ideas and let everyone know what else you're looking forward to seeing this week in the comments below. To be considered for coverage in RFT Music, submit show info online or drop us a line anytime.

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