Cortege w/ Bastard & the Crows,  ISH
Oct
15
9:00 PM21:00

Cortege w/ Bastard & the Crows, ISH

Tuesday, October 15th @ Foam!
9p • $7 • All Ages!

Hailing from Austin, Tx., doom duo, Cortége, cinematically blends spacey, dark ambience with heavy post-western twang. The tubular bell wielding group is often described as if Earth teamed up with Pink Floyd and did a soundtrack for David Lynch.
Local Support from:

Bastard and the Crows

ISH

https://www.facebook.com/events/555788915249795/

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Abram Shook w/ Sister Wizzard, Prairie Rehab
Oct
17
8:30 PM20:30

Abram Shook w/ Sister Wizzard, Prairie Rehab

Sister Wizzard - casting spells and drinking potions: https://sisterwizzard.tumblr.com/

Abram Shook - neon-soul swagger / dystopian dance pop on tour from Austin, TX: https://soundcloud.com/western_vinyl/abram-shook-future-hustler

Prairie Rehab - Catchy Twang-Pop songcraft, brimming with melodic guitar riffs, thoughtful lyrics, and crystalline vocals. https://prairierehab.bandcamp.com

830pm - doors

9pm - show

$7

All Ages

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minihorse w/ Foothold
Oct
18
8:00 PM20:00

minihorse w/ Foothold

minihorse
https://www.parkthevan.com/label/minihorse
At the age of 32, Ben Collins has already lived an entire lifetime. From working with some of Michigan’s most talented indie rockers to traveling the world as practical bodyguard to a robot (yes, you read that right) and expanding his mind through life-changing ayahuasca trips, he’s accrued a breadth of experience most people only dream of—and all before releasing his first album, no less. Living Room Art, the first album from Collins’ minihorse project, is equal parts dreamy and disturbing, nailing a softly psychedelic sound not unlike indie heroes Grandaddy and Olivia Tremor Control. The trio’s blend of crunchy guitars, wavering atmospherics, and Collins’ cushion-soft vocals feels totally unique and revitalizing right now, creating a world as tactile and fascinating as Collins’ life itself.

Foothold (St. Louis)

730pm - doors
8pm - show
$8 adv / $10 dos
All Ages

https://www.facebook.com/events/503130957136962/

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Bellhead w/ Gary Robert & Community, the Cult Sounds
Oct
20
8:30 PM20:30

Bellhead w/ Gary Robert & Community, the Cult Sounds

Gary Robert and Community
https://www.facebook.com/garyrobertandcommunity/
https://www.garyrobertandcommunity.com
Community plays post punk / rock original songs. Influences include Joy Division, Iggy Pop, Lou Reed, Sisters of Mercy.

BELLHEAD (chicago)
https://www.facebook.com/bellheadband/
https://bellhead.bandcamp.com/
Male-female duo band. Two basses and a drum machine. No Guitar, No BS.

The Cult Sounds
https://www.facebook.com/cultsoundsstl/
A long and arduous musical endeavor from St Louis, MO. Born of a love for dark, oppressive, and ominous sounds and voices

830pm doors / 9pm show / $7 / ALL AGES

https://www.facebook.com/events/381897052503005/

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[EARLY SHOW] Bernhard Eder w/ Mari Mara, Le'Ponds
Oct
21
9:00 PM21:00

[EARLY SHOW] Bernhard Eder w/ Mari Mara, Le'Ponds

Bernhard Eder (Vienna, Austria)
http://www.bernhardeder.net/
Vienna’s Bernhard Eder is known for his inspiring lyrics and distinct yet gentle voice. His music combines elements of classic and modern, mixing lo-fi acoustic, indie and psychedelic styles. He is inspired by classic artists such as Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Air and Elliott Smith - influences, he does not hide behind but uses to propel his music in new and exciting directions. With his latest album "Reset" he opened a new episode of his musical career - instead of guitars he has used old organs, synthesizer for writing and producing. »Marvellous electronic odes« (Rolling Stone)

Mari Mana (Berlin, Germany)
https://marimana.bandcamp.com/music

Le'Ponds (St. Louis)
https://lepondsmusic.bandcamp.com/

7pm - doors
730pm - show
$5-$7 donation for touring acts
All Ages

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[LATE SHOW] Side Action w/ Freon, the Yeasties
Oct
21
10:00 PM22:00

[LATE SHOW] Side Action w/ Freon, the Yeasties

CHICAGOS ONLY SIDE ACTION BLESSING US WITH THEIR PRESENCE AND VIBES ONE MORE TIME AGAIN!!! How could ya miss it?

W locals

FREON
second show! Watch me forget the words that I wrote.

THE YEASTIES
First show? Not sure! New all star line up I know I don’t wanna not be there.

$5-$7 suggested donation for Side Action but no one turned away!
Late show at foam ain’t that something! 10pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/539924403438339/

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Closet Witch w/ Dryad, Redbait
Oct
22
7:30 PM19:30

Closet Witch w/ Dryad, Redbait

Closet Witch and Dryad are returning to St Louis. Locals will be Redbait and one TBA. it will definitely be your best use of a Tuesday night.

Closet Witch. Iowa. Intense live show. Grind.
https://closetwitch.bandcamp.com/

Dryad. Iowa. wild antifascist metal.
https://dryad.bandcamp.com/

Redbait. St Louis. Proletarian Crust.
https://redbait.bandcamp.com/album/cages

TBA

https://www.facebook.com/events/241401400110356/

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Big Tobacco w/ the Sigmund Frauds, Slow Boys, Bill's Wife
Oct
25
7:30 PM19:30

Big Tobacco w/ the Sigmund Frauds, Slow Boys, Bill's Wife

rock and roll which will start on time at 7:30 pm i am not joking it will start at this exact time and that is not a joke

rock and roll which will be free and cost no money

Big Tobacco who are back and will close out the night
The Sigmund Frauds who are back and will play before them
the slow boys who are not fast and will play before them
Bill’s Wife who don't play music and will perform first

https://www.facebook.com/events/509880169848369/

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[EARLY SHOW] Bradley Palermo w/ Paige Beller, Amy Quinn
Oct
26
5:00 PM17:00

[EARLY SHOW] Bradley Palermo w/ Paige Beller, Amy Quinn

NOTEL EARLY SHOW DOORS @ 4 / Show at 5.
All Ages / $7

Bradley Palermo (Los Angeles, CA)
https://bradleypalermo.bandcamp.com/
This Los Angeles based folk artist grew up in St. Louis playing in bands such as Femme Fatality and The Sudden Passion. He has a new solo record, Volume 1, out now on teal blue vinyl, CD, and digitally.

Paige Beller (Dayton, OH)
https://paigebeller.bandcamp.com/
"Imagine drifting endlessly through outer space, with only a strange concoction of thoughts and feelings to entertain you. The live set is equally dynamic, as Beller deploys everything in her instrumental arsenal; from acoustic and electric guitars, to drum kits, a tiny piano, and of course, her iconic voice."

Amy Quinn (St. Louis, MO)
https://amyquinn666.bandcamp.com/releases
Of Amy Quinn & The Depressives. DIY folk punk.

https://www.facebook.com/events/481846582379513/

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[LATE SHOW] Spookapalooza
Oct
26
8:00 PM20:00

[LATE SHOW] Spookapalooza

Mammoth Management & Productions LLC Presents: Spookapalooza STL 2019!

Sponsored By: 4 Hands Brewing Company, Cherokee Street, South Side Spaces, Lotown Studios, Elaine's, and * Far Fetched

Featured Venues: Foam, The Fortune Teller Bar, The Juice , Artist Art, The Whiskey Ring, The B-Side, Yaquis on Cherokee, * Blank Space, and * Mighty Kind Cannabis. More TBA

LOCATED ON CHEROKEE STREET

3 PM - 1 AM
General Admission: $15
VIP: $25
*Limited tickets available: VIP ticket buyers will enjoy complimentary karaoke provided by Karaoke BOOM, food and beverages at Artist Art (3 PM - 9 PM)

Costume Contest and Prizes!

Performances By...
Mammoth Piano
LS XPRSS
Syna So Pro
Leverage Dance Theater
Bounce House
SCRUB and ACE HA
Tiger Rider
Stllegend
Him Horrison - MS
Crystal Lady
O’Ivy
Sisser
Incogweirdo
CertainBeat WorldBop
18andCounting

Maxi Glamour
Dick Von Dyke
SinDee Hoo Hoo
Salamander Rage
Janet Xmas
Dj Brando
The Dhoruba Shakur Collective
Raw Earth
John Hawkwood's Blackfoot Sun
ISH
Fluorescent

VAPORSPACE StL Presents:
Sound Market and Bit Dream

DJ Ben Stein
Luisa Sims
We Are Warm
Hosteen and the Aztechs
Cherokee Moon
Destination Will and The Modern Cowboys
Tristaño
Bryan Basler
Amber Skies
Bagheera
Fatal Mentality

TigreNolo
Big-Step
Hunter Hamilton
Jenny Roques
Daniel C. Roth
Mother Stutter
Dill Spears
Annie and the Fur Trappers

Morning Mtn.
Sunset Over Houma
The Fighting Side
The Evening Glories
OnlySound
Ellen Hilton Cook
Nick Gusman and the Coyotes

Far Fetch Presents:
Aiko Tsuchida, Kong, Subtle Aggression Monopoly, and Che Sanchez

Nightchaser FINALLY returns to Cherokee for the original Southside disco!!

All vinyl all night with Djs Alexis Tucci, Mark Lewis and James Biko

Located at Galería Obscura aka 2720 Cherokee.

$10 at the door, $5 with wristbands.
Let’s Boogie!

Hold tight more surprises to be announced!!!

FOAM LINEUP

815 - 845 - Crystal Lady

915 - 945 - Sisser

1015 - 1045 - oivy

11- 1am - 18andcounting

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Strobobean w/ Hover, Sparrowhead
Oct
30
8:30 PM20:30

Strobobean w/ Hover, Sparrowhead

Strobobean (OH)
Strobobean began in the summer of 2018, when Katrina Eresman and Jake Langknecht, who met playing together on the local Cincinnati scene (Pop Empire), played a six-song set in a dive bar known for its late-night burritos. When the duo added Brianna Kelly (Soften) on bass later that year, Strobobean was complete, delivering their no-wave and avant-pop influenced songs with a full, heavy sound and three-piece harmonies.

Hover (STL)

Sparrowhead (STL)

830pm - doors
9pm - show
$7
All Ages

https://www.facebook.com/events/483530625821959/

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ADJY
Nov
1
8:00 PM20:00

ADJY

Adjy is a group of humans that form a whole that is greater than the sum of its parts. A captivating force of storytelling wrapped in dynamic musicianship that you do not want to miss. They're also on Triple Crown Records. Come getcha some, shit bangs.

2 locals tba, drop Max a line if you're interested in playing

ALL AGES
8:00 doors / 8:30 show
$7 at the door
This band doesn't tour this way very often, so your presence is not only requested, but encouraged. Come hang out, it'll be fun, promise.

https://www.facebook.com/events/382109442691890/

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[MATINEE SHOW] Suzie Cue w/ Ellen Hilton Cook, Joshewa Boyer
Nov
3
4:30 PM16:30

[MATINEE SHOW] Suzie Cue w/ Ellen Hilton Cook, Joshewa Boyer

Suzie Cue is hosting a show where you can pick up the shirts you pre-ordered from her, if you were kind enough to do so. If you didn't, still come to the show, it'll be fun! Admission is free if you ordered a shirt, and $5 if you didn't. Some shirts will also be available for purchase at the show, along with other fun Suzie Cue merch.
Suzie Cue, Ellen Hilton Cook, and Joshewa Boyer will be performing. Doors at 4:30, show starts at 5. All ages (kids must be accompanied by an adult).

https://www.facebook.com/events/369904267224211/

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Indigo De Souza w/ Banana Clips at Foam St. Louis
Nov
4
7:30 PM19:30

Indigo De Souza w/ Banana Clips at Foam St. Louis

Indigo De Souza
Indigo De Souza is an Asheville based garage-pop band. Their dreamy sound packs a punch while maintaining a sense of heartbreaking intimacy.
https://indigodesouza1.bandcamp.com/

Banana Clips (STL)
https://bananaclips.bandcamp.com/
Five extra-terrestrials who came to St. Louis to play psychedelic party punk for public school kids

730pm - doors
8pm - show
$10 adv / $12 dos
All Ages

https://www.facebook.com/events/2913096652052456/

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Pale Lips w/ Bad Waitress at Foam St. Louis
Nov
5
8:00 PM20:00

Pale Lips w/ Bad Waitress at Foam St. Louis

Pale Lips (Montreal, Quebec)
Delivering a satisfying mix of poppy, rock and roll anthems with just a pinch of punk attitude thrown in, Pale Lips have set themselves apart as a band that always delivers a good time. Combining Chuck Berry-esque riffs with catchy, funny lyrical brilliance, they have managed to invoke the best parts of their obvious musical influences without ever coming off as unoriginal. Known for their energetic live performances, Pale Lips make it their mandate to have a fun time, all the time.
Emerging on the Montreal scene back in 2014, Ilona Szabo (guitar), Jamie Radu (bass), Lynn Poulin (drums) and Jackie Blenkarn (vocals) have stuck it out as a unit and managed to produce a number of indie label releases so far. Starting with their first scrappy 7” back in 2015 (“Got A Sweet Tooth”, No Front Teeth Records) gave the band just enough momentum to record and release their first full length record the following year. “Wanna Be Bad” (Hosehead/Resurrection Records) garnered enough attention to warrant a European reissue in 2018 on Surfin’ Ki Records, along with a run of Japanese CDs on Waterslide Records. After the release of their second EP, “Should’ve Known Better” on Resurrection Records and Surfin’ Ki Records in 2017, the girls toured Canada and Europe and returned home to bang out their second LP.
“After Dark” is a joint release between European tastemakers Alien Snatch, and North American movers and shakers God’s Candy and Spaghettytown Records. The album exudes an occult undercurrent, touching on themes from witches to werewolves to aliens; like every good rock and roll record, the cornerstone of “After Dark” is, of course, love: both lost and imagined. "After Dark" will officially be released January 31, 2019.

w/ Bad Waitress (Toronto, Ontario)
https://badwaitress.bandcamp.com/releases

730pm - doors
8pm - show
$7
All Ages

https://www.facebook.com/events/660803864399946/

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Black Belt Eagle Scout w/ Hikes at Foam St. Louis
Nov
6
8:00 PM20:00

Black Belt Eagle Scout w/ Hikes at Foam St. Louis

Black Belt Eagle Scout
https://www.blackbelteaglescout.com/
https://blackbelteaglescout.bandcamp.com/

Katherine Paul is Black Belt Eagle Scout. Released in September of 2018, Mother of My Children was the debut album from Black Belt Eagle Scout, the recording project of Katherine Paul. Heralded as a favorite new musician of 2018 by the likes of NPR Music, Stereogum, and Paste, the album was also named as a “Best Rock Album of 2018” by Pitchfork, and garnered further end-of-year praise from FADER, Under The Radar and more.

Arriving just a year after that debut record, At the Party With My Brown Friends is a brand new full-length recording from Black Belt Eagle Scout. Where that first record was a snapshot of loss and landscape and of KP’s standing as a radical indigenous queer feminist, this new chapter finds its power in love, desire and friendship.

At the Party With My Brown Friends is a profound and understated forward step. The squalling guitar anthems that shaped its predecessor are replaced by delicate vocals and soft keys, sentiments spoken and unspoken, presenting something shadowy and unsettling; a stirring of the waters.

The end result presents a captivating about-face that redefines KP’s beautifully singular artistic vision.

w/ Hikes

7pm - doors
8pm - show
$10 adv / $12 dos
All Ages

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ADWL w/ Darling Skye, Vince Puzzo, Dylan Mitchell
Oct
10
8:00 PM20:00

ADWL w/ Darling Skye, Vince Puzzo, Dylan Mitchell

In Support of the A Day Without Love Rise Above Tour ADWL will be playing day 8 tour in St Louis ,MO. Come on out and listen to these great St Louis Acts

Darling Skye
Vince Puzzo (Morning Mtn.
Dylan Mitchell

More information to come soon

The Rise Above tour is a tour from Philadelphia to Lexington,KY across the midwest and south for A Day Without Love to play the To the Front Festival. During this tour ADWL will be sharing a positive message to rise above all adversity and hopes to encourage others to do the same.

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Teen Divorce w/ Inches from Glory, Sparring, Chiller Whale
Oct
9
8:30 PM20:30

Teen Divorce w/ Inches from Glory, Sparring, Chiller Whale

it's fall it's here it's time to rock it's time to float

Teen Divorce (Jacksonville)
big florida punkers
https://teendivorce.bandcamp.com/

Inches From Glory.
loud twinkle yell thump
https://inchesfromglory.bandcamp.com/

Sparring
nü nü good swelling feelings

Chiller Whale
shred pop for the teenage soul
https://officialchillerwhale.bandcamp.com/

show at 8:30
$5 suggested donation // NOTAFLOF
tip your bartender
don't be a jerk

https://www.facebook.com/events/374369883481470/

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Desert Liminal w/ Golden Curls, Big Step, Oxherding
Oct
5
8:00 PM20:00

Desert Liminal w/ Golden Curls, Big Step, Oxherding

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Miracle Whip w/ Prissy Whip, Complainer
Oct
3
9:00 PM21:00

Miracle Whip w/ Prissy Whip, Complainer

FOAM will play host to an epic battle of whips with some complaints thrown in for good measure! Please welcome Prissy Whip all the way from sunny Los Angeles for their first ever STL performance. Joining them will be hard hitting locals Miracle Whip and Complainer. This evening is sure to be a smörgåsbord of sick sounds that will leave your eardrums ringing in ecstasy/agony!

MIRACLE WHIP
https://miraclewhip.bandcamp.com

PRISSY WHIP (LA)
https://prissywhip.bandcamp.com/

COMPLAINER
https://complainer.bandcamp.com

https://www.facebook.com/events/659485804538293/

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Gold Connections w/ the Hunter Hamilton Group
Oct
2
7:30 PM19:30

Gold Connections w/ the Hunter Hamilton Group

Gold Connections (Charlottesville, VA)
https://gold-connections.bandcamp.com
"Armed with a driving sound and deep tone, ‘Turn’ is an instantly appealing song that charms on its surface and delights with its undercurrent…Even though it seems evident Marsh indeed found both the word and vision, it’s enough to show you that Marsh is constantly pushing and growing to reach something more, a fact proved time and time again in this latest batch of music.”
- The Auricular

[“Like A Shadow”] is equal parts ‘90s alt-rock bravado and minimal pop à la The Jesus and Mary Chain.”
- Under The Radar

“Popular Fiction paves the way for Gold Connections to cement their place in the indie rock world for years to come."
- Modern Vinyl

w/

The Hunter Hamilton Group (St. Louis)

730pm - doors
8pm - show
$8 adv / $10 dos
All Ages

https://www.facebook.com/events/2557619907857764/

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Stefan Gonzalez w/ Alex Cunningham, Damon Smith
Sep
29
9:00 PM21:00

Stefan Gonzalez w/ Alex Cunningham, Damon Smith

The great Dallas percussion will visit STL for a trio with Damon Smith and Alex Cunningham.

Stefan Gonzalez - drums
Damon Smith - double bass
Alex Cunningham - violin

Stefan Gonzalez is a drummer, percussionist, and vocalist from Dallas, TX. He is most known for his work with his family bands Yells at Eels (with brother Aaron Gonzalez and father Dennis Gonzalez) and Akkolyte (with brother Aaron). Stefan also performs regularly in Europe with Ingebrigt Haker Flaten's super group The Young Mothers featuring Texas-based musicians Jonathan Horne, Jawwaad Taylor, Jason Jackson, and Amsterdam-based drummer Frank Rosaly. He performs solo under the moniker Orgullo Primitivo and also plays with the Dallas industrial noise trio Mother II.

Gonzalez aims to constantly push musical boundaries and blur the lines of genre through dabbling in many extreme genres and sub genres of music ranging from hardcore punk, industrial, black metal, and grindcore to improvisational music, jazz, and ambient music. He frequently performs at the Ochre House Theater in Dallas, often providing live soundtrack for plays and musicals.

Past groups, collaborators, and recording projects include Unconscious Collective, Asukubus, Jandek, Mike Watt, Luis Lopes Humanization 4tet, Curtis Clark Trio, Ariel Pink With Added Pizzazz, Renegade Spirits Ensemble featuring Famoudou Don Moye, Aram Shelton, Damon Smith, Tom Carter, Louis Moholo-Moholo, German Bringas, Remi Alvarez, Arturo Baez, Cojoba and many more.

Damon Smith studied double bass with Lisle Ellis and has had lessons with Bertram Turezky, Joëlle Leandré, John Lindberg, Mark Dresser and others. Damon’s explorations into the sonic palette of the double bass have resulted in a personal, flexible improvisational language based in the American jazz avant-garde movement and European non-idiomatic free improvisation. Visual art, film and dance heavily influence his music, as evidenced by his CAMH performance of Ben Patterson’s Variations for Double Bass, collaborations with director Werner Herzog on soundtracks for Grizzly Man and Encounters at the End of the World, and an early performance with the Merce Cunningham Dance Company.

Damon has collaborated with a wide range of musicians, including: Cecil Taylor, Marshall Allen (of Sun Ra’s Arkestra), Henry Kaiser, Keith Rowe, Jaap Blonk,Roscoe Mitchell, Michael Pisaro, Wadada Leo Smith, Weasel Walter, Marco Eneidi, Wolfgang Fuchs, Peter Brötzmann and Peter Kowald. After many years in the San Francisco Bay Area, and six great years in Houston, Texas working regularly with Alvin Fielder, Sandy Ewen, Thomas Helton, David Dove & Chris Cogburn. Damon moved to the Boston area in the fall of 2016 and began working with Jeb Bishop, Pandelis Karayorgis, Joe McPhee and Ra-Kalam Bob Moses and many others. Damon recently relocated to STL. Damon has run Balance Point Acoustics record label since 2001, releasing music focusing on transatlantic collaborations between US and European musicians.
http://balancepointacoustics.com

Alex Cunningham is a violinist, improviser, and visual artist based in St. Louis, MO. His work explores free improvisation, drone, noise, and minimalist composition. Cunningham’s current ongoing collaborations include a duo with electronic musician Kevin Harris, a trio with saxophonist Bob Bucko Jr (Dubuque, Iowa) and drummer Alexander Adams (Chicago, Illinois), and the free improvised duo Apathist! with guitarist Chris Trull (Yowie, Grand Ulena). Past collaborations include the groups Vernacular String Trio, Hess/Cunningham Duo, and Hardbody.
https://www.alexcunninghamviolin.com

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Sep
28
9:00 PM21:00

sewingneedle w/ Greg Electric, Miracle Whip, Metropolitan 400

sewingneedle (Chicago, IL)
https://sewingneedle.bandcamp.com/

Greg Electric (Philadelphia, PA)
https://gregelectric.bandcamp.com/releases

Miracle Whip (STL)
https://miraclewhip.bandcamp.com/releases

Metropolitan 400 (STL)

830pm - doors
9pm - show
$5-$7 donation for the touring bands
All Ages

https://www.facebook.com/events/526544381448379/

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Thollem (electric) + Ellen Hilton Cook
Sep
26
8:00 PM20:00

Thollem (electric) + Ellen Hilton Cook

Leaping from an electric diving board into the recesses of imagination, landing squarely in the midst of the time of our lives at the center of a world on the edge. "Thollem might be a musician, or he might be some kind of wizard scientist, the experience might melt your mind." (The Denver Westword) At Foam he'll be playing pieces from his solo albums Electric Confluence, 13 Billion Years to Tomorrow, Operation Sunbeam, Who Are US, Machine In The Ghost, Tsigoti and more.
www.thollem.com/electric

Thollem's collaborative electric projects and albums include: 'The Radical Empathy Trio' with Nels Cline and Michael Wimberly; 'Hand To Man Band' with Mike Watt, John Dieterich and Tim Barnes; 'Whistling Joy Jumpers' with Brian Chase and Jad Fair; 'Conformity Contortion' with Sara Lund; 'Tsigoti' with Andrea Caprara, Jacopo Andreini, Piero Spitilli and Matteo Bennici; Nashville Electric with Ed Pettersen, Tracy Silverman, Dylan Simon and Ryan Norris; 'Trio Music Minus One' with Gino Robair; 'Bad News From Houston' with John Dieterich, 'Blind Curves and Box Canyons' with Rob Mazurek, Dub Narcotic II with Brian Chase and Todd Clouser, and Keyngdrum Overdrive with a whole slew of incredible drummers. "Thollem is a bruising virtuoso who has deconstructed free music, classical, blues, electronic music, prog, noise, and everything in between." - Brad Cohan, Bandcamp

"Ellen Hilton Cook uses piano, voice, and sparse electronics to weave her original tapestries from pop, classical, and anti-folk influences, along with irreverent covers and improvisational stabarets.” www.facebook.com/EllenHiltonCook/

8 p.m. (7:30 doors)
$7
all ages

https://www.facebook.com/events/2219407785017259/

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Elour w/ Adam Gaffney
Sep
21
7:30 PM19:30

Elour w/ Adam Gaffney

Elizabeth Ghandour - elour
https://elourmusic.com/
Elour (pronounced "allure") is what Elizabeth Ghandour categorizes as Femm Rock. With Elizabeth’s direct lyrics, diverse background and uniquely trained voice and Ryan Vee's creative drumming the two create a big sound. Elour is full of energy and the song lyrics speak of serious feelings but the presentation is almost a bit playful.

Adam Gaffney & The Highway Saints (STL)
https://www.thehighwaysaints.com
Bearing a unique writing style original to Saint Louis, Missouri, The Highway Saints blur the lines of modern and traditional blues/folk rock. Wielding an aresenal of area musicians, Adam Gaffney and the Highway Saints spearhead the frontlines of new music that will capture the hearts and minds of listeners around the world. Ringing true to original and inspired writing, their heartfelt desire to break through the local music scene can be heard and seen all around the Saint Louis area.

730pm - doors
8pm - show
$7
All Ages

https://www.facebook.com/events/984263898650605/

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Triptides w/ Flaural, sexdad
Sep
19
8:00 PM20:00

Triptides w/ Flaural, sexdad

Triptides (LA)
https://triptides.bandcamp.com/
TRIPTIDES is a Los Angeles based psychedelic rock group led by multi-instrumentalist Glenn Brigman. It began in the summer of 2010 as a series of sun-drenched home recorded tape machine experiments. The band has since released six full length records and a number of singles and EP’s. Their music dives through realms of sonic clairvoyance complete with melted guitars, swirling farfisa organs and vocals like
sunlight through the fog.

The band’s latest record “Visitors” was released in 2018 to critical acclaim, with AllMusic calling it “their best sounding record to date” and LA Record describing it as “an
expansive expedition into the undercurrent of the late sixties.”
From international tours to performances at Desert Daze and Barcelona Psych Fest, the band has continued at a strong pace and shows no signs of slowing down. 2019 will see
the release of their new single “Nirvana Now” on Hypnotic Bridge Records and their return to Europe for another tour including several festival performances including Astral
Fest (UK) and Plisskën Festival (GR). They will also be touring the USA in September with stops at Lincoln Calling Festival and Back Alley Ballyhoo. The group will be teaming up with Brooklyn based Greenway Records for a new release in the fall

Flaural (Dever, CO)
https://flaural.bandcamp.com/
It’s rare that a band founded on pushing sonic boundaries is conscious of not alienating the listener. In the case of Denver-based rockers, Flaural, their music feels like the spoils of deep exploration, brought back down to earth for all to observe in traditional rock outfit form.

Flaural / ˈflôrəl / is the unified sum of four equal parts. The hypnotic pulse of Nick Berlin’s kraut rock drum grooves crystalize as the backdrop atop which sprawls the band’s ethereal art-pop-songwriting. Connor Birch’s expansive synths and keys, the unique virtuosity and aggression of Noah Pfaff’s guitar playing, and the resonant croon of Colin Johnson’s vocals and driving bass lines all coalesce into experimental psych rock that warmly invites the uninitiated listener into the unknown.

Following a string of EPs — 2015’s Thin King and 2016’s Over Imaginary Cigarettes — Flaural’s debut LP, appropriately titled Postponement, has been three years in the making. Over those three years, the band has endured the struggles of being an unsigned touring act while playing countless shows across the United States and experiencing both communal growth and personal loss. Early pieces of Postponement were initially recorded while touring through the Bay Area at the now defunct Animal Room Studio, but the album arrangements didn’t begin to take form until the band settled back in Denver and linked up with close friend and producer / engineer James Barone (Beach House, Tennis). Over the course of the next year and a half, the band found pockets of time to finish the recordings. Time becoming a central theme of the album as a whole.

On March 27th, 2017, frontman Collin Johnson’s father passed away after a long struggle with ALS. The album cover serves as an homage to his passing — an image resembling a clock with hands that read 3:27 — and the album’s first single, “The Thinker,” tells the story of his illness. “The Thinker” was originally written following his father’s diagnosis, with Johnson singing, “Nobody likes when you’re not well / Come up, come up, and feel better now.” The song’s lyrics were reworked after he passed, adding the line, “Unanswered questions still haunt me.” The emotional track ends with a dark, hectic, instrumental frenzy of piercing baritone saxophone squeaks layered over sporadic, aggressive guitar and driving drums.

“‘The Thinker’ definitely set a tone for the album in the sense of hardship and having no way out but just dealing with the way things are,” Johnson recalls. “Trying times have no grace and that manifested as a recurring theme through the rest of album.”

w/ sexdad (STL)
https://soundcloud.com/sexdad

730pm - doors
8pm - show
$10 adv / $12 dos
All Ages

https://www.facebook.com/events/2707737392587287/

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Strange Ranger w/ Frankie Valet, Kijani Eshe, Mark Plant Solo Noise Project, mark plant solo noise project (DJ)
Sep
15
8:00 PM20:00

Strange Ranger w/ Frankie Valet, Kijani Eshe, Mark Plant Solo Noise Project, mark plant solo noise project (DJ)

Strange Ranger (Portland, Oregon)
https://strangeranger.bandcamp.com/
Strange Ranger (fka Sioux Falls) is an Indie-Rock/Post-Punk band from Montana, now based out of Portland, Oregon. The band was formed by the duo of Isaac Eiger and Fred Nixon, who have been playing music together since 2009 when the pair were still in high school. A friendship solidified by their mutual love of early Modest Mouse, the two would eventually make the move to Portland in search of more fertile musical soil. The band would struggle to solidify over the next few years but those hardships would lead to their breakthrough debut full-length, the sprawling Rot Forever under the name Sioux Falls, released in February of 2016. From there it has been a whirlwind of notoriety for the band. Rot Forever was named one of Consequence of Sound's 'Top 50 Albums of 2016.' Later in 2016 the band would change their name to Strange Ranger and release a new EP, Sunbeams Through Your Head, which would make Stereogum's list of "Great EPs from 2016." Those two releases would also lead Stereogum to name Strange Ranger one of "2016's Best New Bands." Along with that name change, the Sunbeams Through Your Head EP would be a prelude of the direction to come for the band with their next release.

Over the Winter of 2016/2017 the band would record their sophomore full-length, entitled Daymoon. Due to be released on Tiny Engines in the Fall of 2017, Daymoon naturally evolves from the expansiveness of Rot Forever in favor of a smarter and more focused approach. Because of that the album feels more subdued and organic in its approach. While Rot Forever seemed like a band throwing absolutely everything out there, Daymoon pulls back and showcases a heightened attention to detail from the group. Yet that honest heart-on-sleeve songwriting still remains even if the band has chosen subtler paths to deliver their message. It a tasteful evolution for Strange Ranger and one that looking back will be seen as a bridge to something even greater to come in the future.

frankie v: dont gotta tell ya, u know the deal
https://frankievalet.bandcamp.com/

kijani eshe: bedroom r+b punk
https://sexbambam.bandcamp.com/

mark plant solo noise project : a little noise to get the gig goin ! don't miss it
mark plant solo noise project (DJ) : mark asked to be billed twice bc they will also be djing this evening

730pm - doors
8pm - show
$10
All Ages

https://www.facebook.com/events/386990832170655/

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The Medium w/ Brainwaves
Sep
12
8:00 PM20:00

The Medium w/ Brainwaves

The Medium (Nashville, TN)
https://themediumband.bandcamp.com/
Since coming together in 2015, Nashville four-piece The Medium have crafted melodic, intricate pop rock tailor-made for summer nights and sweaty house shows. On their debut album Get It While Its Hot, the band brings together their eclectic musical influences and humorous, big-hearted takes on life and love for their first proper full-length statement.

Comprising Sam Silva, Shane Perry, Michael Brudi and Jared Hicks, The Medium met by happenstance in and around Nashville, and have spent the intervening years playing live and honing their sound, which pulls from the best of '60s pop and psychedelia, '70s rock and current day lo-fi and DIY.

The band wrote Get It While It's Hot in 2016 at their shared home, the Chapel House, and finished recording the tracks in the summer of 2018 in a buddy's garage and at their own home, with production from friend and frequent collaborator Jake Davis, another Nashvillian also known for his work with Rainsticks, Teddy and the Rough Riders, Skyway Man, and others. Since then the tracks have had plenty of time to marinate, with the band playing them around town, on the road and in jam-packed house show living rooms.

Opening track "Caroline" Shimmers with crystalline vocals and gauzy guitar, turning a tale of heartbreak into a breezy sing-along that's sure to be a staple of live shows. Early single "The Groove" refracts the woozy experimentation of Sgt. Pepper through a modern indie lens. Closer "Good Ol' Days" is, as the band describes it, the quintessential The Medium song, heavy on rose tinted nostalgia and even heavier on tasty vocal harmonies.

Lyrically, the band splits up songwriting duties between Silva and Perry, with Get It While It's Hot's narratives showing both their sense of humor ("Some of it's just a bunch of gobbledygook," Perry offers) and their honest introspection. "We like to draw inspiration from real things, but there's some nonsense, some gibberish thrown in there, too," Silva says with Perry adding, "Some of the songs have a basis in reality, but then turn into spaghetti fun."

Spaghetti fun with a side dish of reality well sums up Get It While It's Hot. The album is a colorful, kaleidoscopic look at the real world as seen by The Medium, and is a hell of a lot more fun than reality ever will be.

730pm - doors
8pm - show
$8 adv / $10 dos
Adv tix link - https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/4300576
All Ages

https://www.facebook.com/events/894514884243082/

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Niice. w/ Vermont, Acid Flashback at Nightmare Beach, Wise Disguise
Sep
11
8:00 PM20:00

Niice. w/ Vermont, Acid Flashback at Nightmare Beach, Wise Disguise

Woah, niiice. and Vermont are coming to town! To Foam, no less! Joining them will be The Acid Flashback at Nightmare Beach and Wise Disguise! Come hang out! Dang!

niiice. (MPLS guitar rock)
https://niiice.bandcamp.com/

Vermont (Cincinnati wrong-statecore)
https://vermontbandohio.bandcamp.com/

The Acid Flashback at Nightmare Beach (Progressive Lonnywave)
https://tafanb.bandcamp.com/

Wise Disguise (SoIL music rock)
https://wisedisguise.bandcamp.com/releases

$7 for the touring bands! Starting at 8:30 and planning to be done by 11! Come out and watch the rock, it'll be sick!
All Ages.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1329899023827461

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Red Sea w/ Crumbie, Bounce House, Big Step
Sep
10
9:00 PM21:00

Red Sea w/ Crumbie, Bounce House, Big Step

Red Sea (Atlanta, GA)

https://redsea.bandcamp.com/

Pop band, 12 years in the making. Michael Mayer, Patrick Mayer, Stephen Luscre, Kyle Sherrill. Based on Atlanta.


Crumbie (STL)


Bounce House (STL)

https://bouncehouseband.bandcamp.com/


Big-Step (STL)


830pm - doors

9pm - show

$5-$7 donations for the touring band

All Ages

https://www.facebook.com/events/2400450683401964/

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Satan's God & Googz (Satanplexia) Tour Kickoff w/ Seeds of Satan
Sep
5
9:00 PM21:00

Satan's God & Googz (Satanplexia) Tour Kickoff w/ Seeds of Satan

Googz & Satan's God are going on tour. Like everything they do, it is probably ill-advised! If you see a gap between dates, it probably means we need help! Please, and Thank You!

For extra Satanism at the Foam tour kickoff, Googolplexia will play this show as Satanplexia (though what, if anything, that'll actually mean, remains to be seen) and also joining us are Seeds of Satan! Unfortunately DEAR SATAN were not QUITE Satanic enough for this show, but I tried! And even as-is, the show was TOO SATANIC for the TapRoom!! Maybe we'll add another act, maybe this'll be enough, who knows!?!?!?

https://www.facebook.com/events/406852403264929/

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