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IMDb plot outline: A psychotic killer runs rampant because of some serious IRS grievances, terrorizing a group of young law-abiding punks as he passes through Union Station's Improv Theatre (1820 Market Street; 314-621-2727). Realizing they are in mortal danger, the punks must rock out to Crypt33, the Horrifics, Discount Firearm and DJ Skeletal and check out the Horror Art Show by Zac Mauer, all while avoiding Fiscalface and his vile threats to file for an extension. In other words, catch the Taxes Chainsaw Massacre at 7 p.m. Saturday, April 15. $8.

DJ Mania! If I've learned anything from compulsively watching the WWE, it's that a typical heavyweight's personal style demands a shoulder-to-toe neon-lycra onesie and a face-obscuring mask. Eep. Thankfully, Heavyweight Styles at Spectrum Music (1620 Delmar Boulevard; 314-650-7790) will not be showcasing wrestlers' man-pieces, but rather crazy DJ beats. From 8 p.m. to 3 a.m. Saturday, April 15, you can catch Kaos, Paul Anthony, General Malice, and Dankskii & the Omen spinning and hitting as hard as Rey Mysterio. $15.

Neuromusic: If I were to make music with my brainwaves, it would probably sound something like, "People everywhere are spreading the news/All around St. Louis, 'You've gotta choose Fusz!'" (What can I say? I love me some wheels, and that's a catchy jingle!) Luckily, my brainwaves will not be on aural display when Alvin Lucier plays at the Steinberg Auditorium on the campus of Washington University (Forsyth and Skinker boulevards) at 7:30 p.m. Sunday, April 16. This international phenom matches physical gestures and brainwaves with visual imagery and sound in vibrating media. Or, for the laymen: He makes yer brains look 'n' sound purdy. $6 to $12.

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