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The Veils 

6 p.m. Friday, August 31. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

Finn Andrews, the charming frontman for New Zealand-via-London band the Veils, recently reinvented the encore. After a poorly attended Kansas City show in June during which the PA malfunctioned, the dauntless kiwi took his acoustic guitar into the women's bathroom for an almost awkwardly intimate finale. Anyone who stumbles into the band's last-minute St. Louis show is bound to be just as impressed by its dark, intense, preacherman take on doleful, Americana-themed rock. Its songs evoke the country gothic of Tom Waits and Nick Cave but are higher-tuned, as if Rufus Wainwright had a hand in the writing. Andrews even led the band in a kickass rendition of "Mr. State Trooper" from Springsteen's Nebraska in K.C.

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