The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: January 4 to 6

The Rum Drum Ramblers - Saturday @ Blues City Deli
The Rum Drum Ramblers - Saturday @ Blues City Deli

Whoa, it's a new year, and change is weird. I'm still getting used to working at this office. This week, I've been strategically re-adjusting the angle of this side view mirror set up on my soon-to-be desk, which Daniel apparently kicked off of his car one day and brought up here "to prevent people from sneaking up on him." I'm not sure why this is such a concern exactly, but I don't intend to let my guard down either, I guess.

Meanwhile, I'm contemplating how I should make this little corner of the office my own. A collection of glorious unicorn statuettes, perhaps? Re-purposed lawn flamingos and gnomes? A lava lamp or two or three? Can you still buy those?

Friday is not represented below; tough luck Friday. It just didn't happen to shake out for you this week in the weekly wrestling match -- nothing intentional. Although, perhaps it was our subconscious speaking up because we already have plans: We'll be busy sending off good ol' Kiernan during his free sayonara shindig at Off Broadway. Stop by starting at 8 p.m. to say goodbye and offer up a best of luck high five!


The Rum Drum Ramblers @ Blues City Deli 1 p.m. | free Make sure to pick up the Ramblers' new 45 at this show, released just recently on December 23. Also make sure to pick up a Redbird hoagie. Both are delicious.(DH)

Schlafly's 21st Birthday Party w/ Bunnygrunt, the Bottle Rockets, Old Lights @ The Pageant 8 p.m. | free Turning 21 is a pretty big deal, especially if you're into beer. Celebrate Schlafly's coming of age on a really big stage. (MS)

Method Man w/ BURNTmd, DJ Who, DJ ChulM @ The Coliseum Music Lounge 8 p.m. | $35-75 Method Man tore the house down last time he was in St. Louis, as part of the Smoker's Club tour, even arguably upstaging headliner Curren$y. Expect a high-energy, charismatic set filled with solo hits and Wu-Tang classics. (DH)

Spot Ons w/ Suzie Cue, Acorns to Oaks @ Livery Company 9 p.m. | free Spot Ons is two! Not quite old enough to drink like Schlafly is, but sure to be a party nonetheless. (DH)

Fred Friction w/ The Trophy Mules, Butcher Holler @ Schlafly Tap Room 9 p.m. | free The inimitable Fred Friction at the always-free Schlafly Tap Room. (DH)