Young Widows 

9 p.m. Tuesday, November 11. The Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.

The members of Young Widows wear their influences on their sleeves; in fact, it's easy to imagine homemade Fugazi and Dazzling Killmen patches sewn onto their hoodies. Not that anyone is complaining: The Louisville, Kentucky, band has perfected the mid-'90s basement-show indie rock that was popular when it recorded as seminal post-hardcore outfit Breather Resist. On Young Widows' latest album, Old Wounds, Evan Patterson's sharp-elbowed guitar work and commanding baritone bulldoze his band's fuzzed-out bass and Neanderthal drumming. It's a cocktail heavy enough to pummel the listener into oblivion — yet addictive enough to make the same listener swear they fell down the stairs to conceal the bruises.

Speaking of...

Latest in Critics' Picks

Best Things to Do In St. Louis


Never miss a beat

Sign Up Now

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.

© 2018 Riverfront Times

Website powered by Foundation