1. September 13 – Dear Genre at The Heavy Anchor
An amazing one-man act local to St. Louis, and interviewed by yours truly the first week of December for KSLU, Dear Genre is definitely a concert you won’t want to miss. The Heavy Anchor is a small venue on Gravois, so it’s super friendly to students looking for a concert on a budget.
Fans of Twin Peaks, The Strokes, and Nirvana will enjoy Dear Genre.
2. September 15 – Mom Jeans. at Fubar
Another concert at a venue that is student-budget friendly, Mom Jeans is definitely a show to look out for if you’re into more DIY and garage rock. So if you’re looking for a little bit of a rowdier concert, this will definitely be right up your alley.
Fans of Remo Drive, sports., It Looks Sad. will enjoy Mom Jeans.
3. September 16 – Beck with the Voidz at the Fox Theatre
Mixing it up from the cheaper concerts, tickets for this concert run anywhere from $35 to $135 depending on what part of the Fox you want to sit in. Beck has been a major musical presence since the ’90s, and the Voidz, with Julian Casablancas of the Strokes as the frontman, are sure to impress with their new-wave sound and looks.
Fans of The Flaming Lips, Spoon, Protomartyr, and Ariel Pink will enjoy Beck and the Voidz.
4. September 17 – Yo La Tengo at Delmar Hall
A more eclectic band thrown into the mix, Yo La Tengo is known to have some of the most atmospheric shows with their unique sound that is often compared to the Velvet Underground. I’ll be going to this show to celebrate my birthday, which is coincidentally the same day, and I can’t think of a better way to spend it.
Fans of Broadcast, Stereolab, and Pavement will enjoy Yo La Tengo.
5. September 19 – Chromeo at the Pageant
One of the most fun artists I’ve seen live is coming to the Pageant, and I’m so excited to see them again. Chromeo always brings the party to their shows and is the perfect concert to go to if you’ve been having a rough few days, weeks, months, etc. While I’ll be celebrating my birthday at the Yo La Tengo show, tickets to this concert are my birthday present to myself because I’ll be damned if I miss out on this show.
Fans of Justice, Miike Snow, and Penguin Prison will enjoy Chromeo.
6. September 21 – Lord Huron at the Pageant
Again, one of my favorite artists I’ve seen live, Lord Huron brings the atmosphere to any show, no matter the venue. I truly feel like I’ve been transported to the middle of a forest every time I see them, so if that’s something you’re into, definitely check them out and see them if you can! It’s a guaranteed good time, and, if I remember correctly, I cried at their last show because of how beautiful it was. So I mean, if you’re in the mood to cry, come on down.
Fans of The Head and the Heart, Local Natives, and Shakey Graves will enjoy Lord Huron.
7. September 21 – Big Tobacco at Foam
One of my favorite local bands, Big Tobacco consistently puts on amazing shows, especially considering they’re in college. Imagine being talented. It couldn’t be me. Anyway, Foam, like I said, is a super student-friendly venue, as tickets never cost more than a few dollars, and is a great space for more intimate shows. I had the honor of interviewing these beautiful boys the first week of September, and it got me super excited for this show, especially because I got to hear some new music from them. I’ll definitely be there rocking out, and I would love to see a ton of SLU faces at this show since Foam is literally a 10 minute drive from campus.
Fans of Slow Hollows, The Public, and The New Mendicants will enjoy Big Tobacco.
8. September 23 – Le’Ponds at Foam
Another local band that continues to blow my mind is Le’Ponds. I saw her open up for Natalie Prass at the Duck Room in August and she was amazing. As an artist, she ties so many different genres together with the predominant one being folk. I hope to see her many more times while I’m still in St. Louis, and I would definitely suggest seeing her perform if you’re looking for a really relaxing and ambient show atmosphere.
Fans of Palehound, Lucy Dacus, and Anna Burch will enjoy Le’Ponds.
9. September 28 – Foxing at Delmar Hall
A St. Louis band that made it big, Foxing, is a band that appeals to both my middle-school emo and my current college self. Anyone that knows me knows that bands incorporating orchestral notes in the backgrounds of their songs is my favorite thing in the world. That’s probably why I love Hozier so much. Who’s to say. Anyway, heavily considering going to this show on the 28th if I’m not completely bankrupt from all the concerts before this.
Fans of Pine Grove, Tiny Moving Parts, and Sorority Noise will enjoy Foxing.
10. September 30 – Shakey Graves at the Pageant
Shakey Graves is a staple for any fan of folk/blues/rock and roll music, and is an insane performer. If you’ve seen any videos or photos from his concerts, you know why people pay an arm and a leg to see him live. I’ve listened to his song “Family and Genus” maybe 10 million times, but it will never be old. Definitely a must for any roadtrip playlist, especially when you want to be dramatic and look out the window imagining your life as a movie.
Fans of Houndmouth, Dr. Dog, and The Avett Brothers will enjoy Shakey Graves.