Sexpill w/ Mala Leche, Shux
Apr
24
9:00 PM21:00

Sexpill w/ Mala Leche, Shux

SEXPILL (HTX)
NOISEY PUNK WILL FUCK U UP
https://sexpill.bandcamp.com/album/april-foo-fucker

MALA LECHE
GOO GOO GA GA LETS DANCE
https://malaleche69.bandcamp.com

SHUX
U KNOW U LOVE EM
https://shuxshuxshux.bandcamp.com/releases

$5-$7 FOR TOURING BAND NO ONE WILL BE TURNED AWAY FOR LACK OF FUNDS

THIS IS AT FOAM WHICH IS AT THE CORNER OF CHEROKEE AND JEFFERSON

LOVE YALL DONT BE AN ASS OR I WILL THROW U OUT

https://www.facebook.com/events/2337526169837944/

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It's a Party Y'all "Sum'n 4 da Honeys" Edition"
Apr
26
9:00 PM21:00

It's a Party Y'all "Sum'n 4 da Honeys" Edition"

A 90's - 2000's hip-hop and R&B jam!

This time, we're doing it for the honeys. All bops that get the ladies on the dance floor!

All the songs are gonna either be by or for the women.

Ladies free till 10:30!!!!

Sounds provided by - Van Coleman
Hosted by - Indiana Rome

Yall already know how we do, if you didn't come to dance don't even come out. This isn't for the cool kids.

Get discounted tickets now at -
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/its-a-party-yall-sumn-4-da-honeys-edition-tickets-60288094313

https://www.facebook.com/events/835218676817860/It

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Vinyl Williams w/ Dingus
Apr
27
8:00 PM20:00

Vinyl Williams w/ Dingus

Vinyl Williams
https://vinylwilliams.bandcamp.com
The rare history of harmonious pop music imbued in Vinyl Williams’s Opal LP is finally coming to the conscious surface in the warped form of a transcendental hyper-coaster, combining sunshine pop, afrobeat, and progressive rock into a dense emanation of sonic optics. The California native has attuned his sound palette to the cosmic quintessence – opalescent tones that harmonize chaos, synchronizing a global family of celestial harmonies into a macrocosmic epicenter.

Out of such came 10 tracks of incessantly lush pop songs that can be used to intangibly dress your dream palace. It was recorded almost exclusively by Lionel Williams at Non Plus Ultra (all ages venue / studio in LA he’s involved in) with the exception of Gal Lazer (ex-drummer of Yonatan Gat) playing hand drums on Aphelion, and Ian Gibbs (Williams’s long time musical partner) overdubbing guitar & synth on several tracks. Through the process of recording individual tracks onto a VHS camcorder, as well as using handheld cassette devices, the fluttery lo-fi guitar & synth sounds became architecturalized by hi-fi drum sounds, keeping the warbly rollercoaster somehow on track.

Active since 2007, the group have toured extensively with Toro y Moi, Unknown Mortal Orchestra, Mount Kimbie, This Will Destroy You, Temples, among others.

Dingus (St. Louis)
https://sugnid.bandcamp.com/

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

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[EARLY EVENT] Poetry at Foam
Apr
28
6:00 PM18:00

[EARLY EVENT] Poetry at Foam

We're back with the April edition of Poetry at Foam, featuring a broad variety of rich talent.

Thanks to all who came out to last month's double feature, this month will be stellar.

Featuring

Frances Garren:
Frances Garren is a poet, performer, model and visual artist from Saint Louis, Missouri. In April 2018 she published a collection of poems titled "Black Eye, Reason to Die" with local zine Bad Jacket Press after experiencing an assault by her lover. Her current projects address the confusion one experiences with regards to love, lust, morality, mortality, the questionable future and other dances back and forth between heart and mind. The candor of her writing and vibrance of her reading provoke virtue in her midst as a storm righteously inspires flowers to bloom. She is working on a second poetry collection titled, "Living is No Way to Die" which will be out later this year.

Mathew Scott Freeman:
Matthew Freeman has had seven books of poems published. He holds an MFA from the University of Missouri-St louis and heads a writers' group at the Independence Center. Much of his work deals with all his uncovered while recovering from a dual diagnosis.

Chris Ware:
Chris Ware is an award-winning spoken word artist, actor and musician. When not onstage, he works as a teaching artist, aiding children in discovering their own artistic talents. Chris, ever the community educator, also teaches computer aided design and machining (CAD/CAM) classes at the MADE in STL Maker Space, giving others the tools to create what they may. Recent credits for Chris include "Say Something, Do Something" (Metro Theatre Co, STL), "The Last Days of Judas Iscariot" (Mustard Seed Theatre, STL) "Romeo and Juliet" (Shakespeare Festival, STL).

and proudly presenting, Xander Millsap:
Xander is a Foam fixture and Cherokee Street Artist featured most prominently in the Bad Jacket zine. Xander describes his poetry as full of unique rhythms and deft wordplay.

Thanks for all the love, let's make this unique show one to remember.
And as always Foam has your beverage needs, hot cold, alcoholic, coffee'd, or sparkling.

https://www.facebook.com/events/436395710265890/

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[LATE SHOW] 60th Season Pop-Up: Swell / Zerang / Lonberg-Holm / Ullmann
Apr
28
9:30 PM21:30

[LATE SHOW] 60th Season Pop-Up: Swell / Zerang / Lonberg-Holm / Ullmann

On Sunday, April 28, 8:00pm (doors open 7:00pm) New Music Circle will enhance its 60 th Anniversary Season with a special “pop up” event at Foam, 3359 S. Jefferson Ave, St. Louis, MO, 63118. Admission is $20.00 / $10.00 for struggling music supporters.

And this will be a truly special event: Four top musicians – trombonist Steve Swell, percussionist Michael Zerang, cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm and woodwind player Gebhard Ullmann, all of whom have performed with NMC in the past, will be joining forces to create a virtuosic synergy of new collaborative music.

Steve Swell hails from Newark, NJ and has been an active participant on the New York City music scene since 1975. His breadth of versatility has allowed him to tour and record with such mainstream artists as Lionel Hampton and Buddy Rich in the past, as well as more contemporary artists like Anthony Braxton and Cecil Taylor more recently, Steve’s CD, Music For Six Musicians: Hommage à Olivier Messiaen, was listed in NPR’s top 50 CDs for 2018.

Born in Chicago, as a first generation American of Assyrian descent, Michael Zerang has been composing, improvising and collaborating in a wide range of multi-disciplinary art forms since 1976, more recently travelling the world to make contact with musicians from Europe, the Middle East and North Africa. As a recording artist, he has over 100 titles in his discography.

The highly eclectic, Chicago based cellist Fred Lonberg-Holm has studied with such stylistically wide ranging artists as Anthony Braxton, Morton Feldman and Pauline Oliveros. His most current involvements are with his Valentine Trio and The Lightbox Orchestra, but he also performs in groups
led by Joe McPhee, Peter Brötzman and Ken Vandermark.

Gebhard Ullmann is a saxophonist, bass clarinetist and flutist from Germany. Starting out on recorder at age six, he soon graduated to classical flute and eventually studied with Herb Geller and David Liebman. Among his most famous ensembles was the quartet, Out To Lunch, featuring guitarist Andreas Willers, and a tentet of woodwinds plus accordion,
formed in 1991, called Tá Lam. Since then, Ullmann has performed with a wide variety of musicians and recorded as a leader or co-leader on over 50 albums.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2238319699761242/

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[EARLY EVENT] Impossible Trivia w/ Googolplexia!
Apr
29
7:00 PM19:00

[EARLY EVENT] Impossible Trivia w/ Googolplexia!

Howdy Friends, Nerds, Dorks, Know-It-Alls, and Poindexters! Quick, what's the capital of Burkina Faso? Who's the only pitcher with a perfect game in the World Series? How many Best Director Oscars does Steven Spielberg have? What heaviest stable halogen has atomic number 53? Who wrote MOBY-DICK? And, in what year did Eli Whitney invent the cotton gin?*

If you knew the answer to any of these IMPOSSIBLE questions, and/or you're looking for a fewscore others, MONDAYS** at Foam (FOAM!) are the place to be, beginning FEBRUARY 11th! Bring some pals and join in the fun!

--Free to play
--7:00PM~9:00PM
--Teams of ONE to a maximum of SIX allowed
--Three games of 15 questions each (3 themed rounds of 5 questions each per game)***
--Prizes (mostly of the variety that you may IMBIBE!) for individual game scores, and overall nightly winners
--Other surprises and fun as are deemed fitting, appropriate, or accidentally arrived-upon!
--All composed and hosted (i.e. reigned-over tyrannically!) by me, your friendly neighborhood GOOGZ! (Pancake Productions / Googolplexia)****


*ANSWERS: Ouagadougou; Don Larsen; Two (for SCHINDLER'S LIST and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN); Iodine; Herman Melville; and 1793.

**Unless there's a concert or other event scheduled at Foam.

***You may, but probably don't, remember this format as that used by my once-upon-a-time late-night IMPOSSIBLE MUSIC TRIVIA at South City's best pizza-punk bar named for a misspelled citrus fruit, which took place during most of 2012.

****Don't worry, I won't play any pesky Googolplexia music...PROBABLY.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2230696500476512/

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Constant Stranger w/ Bo & the Locomotive, Le'Ponds
May
2
8:00 PM20:00

Constant Stranger w/ Bo & the Locomotive, Le'Ponds

Constant Stranger
www.constantstranger.com
1983-
Middle child.
Arkansas State Spelling Bee Champion 1996 & 1997.
AAA Member in fair standing.
10+ yrs dishwashing/short order experience.
20+ yrs working at songs—most recently in Water Liars, Marie/Lepanto, and continually as Constant Stranger.
Hopefully, a friend.

In my mind, Constant Stranger stands as

An argument.
A reckoning.
A reconciliation.
Some kind of understanding.
Something reached by work and luck with melody and language.
A home for memory, gratitude, acceptance, and regret.
Engine exhaust.
Brake dust.
A ship’s wake.
A snake’s skin.
A lover’s sweat.
Blood dried brown.
A portion of moon.
A strong wind.
The smell of a storm coming, a storm passed.
Fire burnt to ash by dawn.
Evidence of what was.
Hope for what may be.

/////////////////////////////////////////////////////

I was born
and I died
I don’t remember anything else
a green river perhaps
a green tree
green eyes
and about this so much ado
such regrets about this

—Anna Kamieńska

w/

Bo and the Locomotive

Le'Ponds

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

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Cinco After Party w/ Glued, Jr. Clooney, Boreal Hills, PNYBOY, DJ Limewire Prime
May
4
9:30 PM21:30

Cinco After Party w/ Glued, Jr. Clooney, Boreal Hills, PNYBOY, DJ Limewire Prime

Foam's Cinco De Mayo After Party Rock N Roll Extravaganza:

Glued
https://glued.bandcamp.com/

Jr. Clooney
https://jrclooney.bandcamp.com/

Boreal Hills
https://borealhills.bandcamp.com/

PNYBOY (Denver)

DJ Limewire Prime

930PM START TIME (outdoor street stages end at 10PM)
$3 cover
All Ages

MORE DEETS TA BE RELEASED

https://www.facebook.com/events/421173661974463/

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May
6
9:00 PM21:00

Chalked Up w/ Mystic Will, Exhalants, Bulls

Join us after Trivia at Foam for ROCK.

EXHALANTS (Austin, TX) feat members of every good band. Heavy music done right. So right. Damn.
Listen: https://youtu.be/m8JV7ZmYioc

CHALKED UP (STL) The right amount of agression. Leaves a lasting impression. Will blow you away. Come see them today (May 6th at Foam, last on the lineup)

BULLS (Fort Worth, Texas) the band you need to see to believe. Brace yourself.
https://bullsband.bandcamp.com/album/14-minutes

MYSTIC WILL (STL) doing it again. Look out! recording music now.

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Suburban Living w/ Cold Rooms, Overnighter
May
8
9:00 PM21:00

Suburban Living w/ Cold Rooms, Overnighter

Suburban Living (Philadelphia / 6131 Records)
https://www.suburbanlivingz.com/
https://suburbanliving.bandcamp.com/album/almost-paradise
Some things just take time. Nothing could be truer for Philadelphia’s Suburban Living, a project originally envisioned in 2011 as a solo endeavor of Virginia native Wesley Bunch. Yet, after 5 years and a move to Philadelphia, Bunch found Suburban Living to be much more than solely his own, joining forces with seasoned musicians Michael Cammarata, Peter Pantina, and Chris Radwanski in his newfound home. The resulting collaborative relationship amongst these four refreshed the project and expanded upon the already impressive groundwork laid by Bunch.

In early 2015, on the heels of touring throughout the U.S. and Japan, Suburban Living began writing what would become the band’s sophomore full length, “Almost Paradise.” During this time, a chance meeting with Philadelphia-based engineer Jeff Zeigler (The War on Drugs, Kurt Vile, Nothing) led to Zeigler offering to work with the band on their next recording. “Working with Jeff was pretty amazing. I’d never worked with an engineer that knew exactly how I wanted something to sound without me having to express it.” explains Bunch. The support of Zeigler, as well as his bandmates, equipped Bunch to spearhead undeniably the best Suburban Living material to date.

Cold Rooms

https://coldrooms.bandcamp.com/releases

Overnighter (St. Louis)

https://overnighter.bandcamp.com/

830pm - doors
9pm - show
$8 adv / dos
All Ages

https://www.facebook.com/events/351001478864662/

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Ragk w/ Battalion of Cloudships, Wamhoda, Bitchfit, Beauty Pageant
May
9
8:00 PM20:00

Ragk w/ Battalion of Cloudships, Wamhoda, Bitchfit, Beauty Pageant

Hope you all like N O I S E S !

☇☇☇☇☇☇

+RAGK+
extreme tones & zones from KS
ragk.bandcamp.com
doughgirltapes.bandcamp.com

☇☇☇☇☇☇

+BATTALION OF CLOUDSHIPS+
spectral noisescapes from PA
battalionofcloudships.bandcamp.com
assortedpsychedelia.bigcartel.com

☇☇☇☇☇☇

+WAMHODA+
STL legend maneuvers the air molecules

☇☇☇☇☇☇

+BITCHFIT+
"STL harsh fucking noise"

☇☇☇☇☇☇

+BEAUTY PAGEANT+
(good time for that smoke break)

☇☇☇☇☇☇

$7 suggested!
Starts promptly: no punx time!
**THIS IS AN ALL-INCLUSIVE EVENT**

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https://www.facebook.com/events/657779801318614/

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Old Time Relijun
May
13
9:00 PM21:00

Old Time Relijun

Old Time Relijun
https://oldtimerelijun.bandcamp.com/
Old Time Relijun is an unearthly combo from Olympia, Washington. We don’t throw words like “genius”, “brilliant” or “legendary” around lightly. Nor do we use them to describe Old Time Relijun (though others do). We prefer to see them as “mythical”. Their new EP, See Now and Know [KLP272], appears after a mysterious decade-long dormancy, reuniting the classic Catharsis in Crisis [KLP184] lineup featuring bandleader Arrington de Dionyso with Aaron Hartman (upright bass), Germaine Baca (drums) and Benjamin Hartman (saxophone and percussion). This is the band’s 9th studio recording and they appear to have exploded spontaneously, pounding together a fiery record, forged from within. Resistance, magic and hope are catalysts for a deeper tunneling under. The songs are typical OTR: sexy, untethered, and sing-along at the edge of the volcano fun. “Dragon Juice” conjures a dance party in a dangerous lair; “I Know I’m Alive” brings an inspired moment on the mountain into sharp, soulful focus; and “El Naranjo Gritando" brings us up close to the big nasty. There is real, palpable urgency in this recording. Seven songs, 23 minutes.
Everything necessary with no fat to cut out. Jump in, Old Time Relijun, See Now and Know!

w/ TBA locals

9pm - doors
930pm - show
$12 adv / $15 dos

https://www.facebook.com/events/1080172645517815/

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Reptaliens w/ Holy Posers, Tenant
May
17
8:00 PM20:00

Reptaliens w/ Holy Posers, Tenant

Reptaliens (Portland, Oregon)
https://reptaliens.com/
https://reptaliens.bandcamp.com/
Named in reverence for their interests in cult mentality, transhumanism, and conspiracy theories, Reptaliens quickly evolved from a bedroom-recording project to a full-fledged band that explores fringe pop culture through analog synthesizers, electric guitars, melodic bass lines, and singer Bambi’s lulling vocals.

w/

Holy Posers (St. Louis)
https://holyposers.bandcamp.com/

Tenant (St. Louis)

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/443770416362141/

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The Hussy w/ Shitstorm, Big Pig
May
20
9:00 PM21:00

The Hussy w/ Shitstorm, Big Pig

THE HUSSY - madison - long-tenured upper midwest punks. synthy and danceable. now a three piece and they bring the fuckin noise live.
https://thehussy.bandcamp.com/
https://madison.com/wsj/entertainment/music/years-in-fire-and-punk-alive-with-the-hussy/article_c66b3383-0f25-5a84-a90a-81db2d932290.html

SHITSTORM - st louis - brand new band. they've like basically never played or recorded or tour. it'll be matt's first show, it'll be calm and sober and quiet.
https://shitstormstl.bandcamp.com/

BIGPIG - st louis - back from a hiatus with a new lineup.
https://bigpigstl.bandcamp.com/

$7
9pm
all ages

https://www.facebook.com/events/730947937305444/

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The Spirit of the Beehive w/ Strange Ranger, Joss Barton, Camp Counselor, Swollen
May
23
to May 24

The Spirit of the Beehive w/ Strange Ranger, Joss Barton, Camp Counselor, Swollen

the spirit of the beehive. (Philadelphia, PA)
https://thespiritofthebeehive.bandcamp.com/
The Spirit of the Beehive have a fascination with contrast. The cover of their 2015 EP YOU ARE ARRIVED (but you’ve been cheated) juxtaposes the rare beauty of an urban sewer canal during sunset, with a washed-up body of a young woman sprawled peacefully beside some floating trash. The album that followed, 2017’s pleasure suck, explored the sick irony of pain brought on from overindulging in bliss.

Its first track featured the line, “pleasure sucks the life out of everyone,” and the record’s erratic nature—spontaneous shifts from flowery psych-pop into dissonant passages of grimy distortion—evoked the discordant effect frequent substance use has on one’s psyche.

Hypnic Jerks, the Philly quintet’s third full-length and second for Tiny Engines, sounds like, as frontman Zack Schwartz puts it, “the state between wakefulness and sleep.” It’s named after the involuntary muscle spasms that can happen right as someone begins dozing off, a perfect feeling to compare the album’s drowsy yet restless character to. Unlike the spiraling momentum of pleasure suck, The Spirit of the Beehive took a more grounded approach with Hypnic Jerks, though the ground they’re standing on is equally otherworldly. Dreamy is a fitting adjective, but the songs never fully slip into the peaceful yet backgrounded character of dream-pop. Rather than an ongoing fantasy, the record has the quality of an indescribable dream fading from memory as you slowly begin to regain consciousness. Its warped guitar tones, transcendental synths, and smattering of eerie audio samples—most come from bassist Rivka Ravede’s old family recordings, which Schwartz sifted through and edited together—conjure this purgatorial space between reverie and reality.

An arena where their songs unexpectedly contort themselves and take on different textures, morphing in and out of one another. These tracks were initially designed to comprise a “short mixtape,” which explains the record’s nebulous structure. If you’re not paying close attention to the tracklist, they could easily be mistaken for one, long song.

The first two, “nail I couldn’t bite” and “mantra is repeated,” are mid-paced, ethereal bops that sound like if Donovan was informed by The Microphones. They verge on soothing, but they’re quickly followed by the album’s loudest cuts; the tubular “fell asleep with a vision” and “can I receive the contact?”— the shouted ending of the latter being the point where you realize Hypnic Jerks is, deceivingly, not an album one can easily knock out to. “d.o.u.b.l.e.u.r.o.n.g.” begins with a minute-and-a-half- long sample of what once was a cute recording of a grandfather narrating a visit with his grandkids. Here, the band coated it with haunting reverb, scraped it with vocal processors, and uses it to transition into what’s both the prettiest and grimmest pop song the Beatles never wrote. “I’m saying things all wrong / I’m doing things all wrong / now everything is wrong,” Schwartz sings with a quivering intonation, as if he’s physically holding back tears.

However, it’s the celestial harmonies, balmy keys and creeping false climax of album closer “it’s gonna find you” that secures The Spirit of the Beehive a seat at this decade’s table of musical visionaries. The track ends with a similarly whirring sample to the one the record began with, finally rocking you off to
sleep after ten songs, but leaving you with the undying curiosity to play back what you think you just heard. Jerking your mind awake yet again. (bio by Eli Enis)

Strange Ranger (Philadelphia, PA)
https://strangeranger.bandcamp.com/

Joss Barton (St. Louis)
Joss Barton is a poet, writer, and journalist documenting transgender and queer love and life in Saint Louis, Missouri. Her spoken word poetry blends femme fever dreams over the soundtrack of american nightmares and queer and transgender liberation

Camp Counselor (St. Louis)
https://ittakestimerecords.bandcamp.com/album/rose-ceremony

Swollen (St. Louis)

830pm - doors
9pm - show
$10 adv / $13 dos
All Ages

https://www.facebook.com/events/826643661037156/

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JJW w/ Magu, Lobby Boxer, the Sigmund Frauds
May
24
8:00 PM20:00

JJW w/ Magu, Lobby Boxer, the Sigmund Frauds

Dang! A ripper! In St. Louis! Crazy!! Jacob James Wilton and Magū come back down from Omaha-way, but this time Magū will be solo and JJW will be ripping as a full band, how nuts is that?? We’ll be in on the fun as well as the Sigmund Frauds folks, come hang!!

Jacob James Wilton
https://jacobjameswilton.bandcamp.com/

Magū
https://magumusic.bandcamp.com/

Lobby Boxer
https://lobbyboxer.bandcamp.com/

The Sigmund Frauds
https://thesigmundfrauds.bandcamp.com/

$8 at the door! Fill up those gas tanks for the touring folks!
Let’s say we start this thing off at 8 PM, yeah? Keep it runnin promptly?
If you see someone sus, let us know! We’re trying to run a safe show environment so if you see a shady individual or someone is making you uncomfortable, please tell us and we’ll escort them out of the gig.

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Human Monster tour kick off show
Apr
23
9:00 PM21:00

Human Monster tour kick off show

Matt Ingram- Solo drum set with electronic backing tracks.
https://soundcloud.com/matthew_ingram/dutchtown-massif

Stank Thunder- Instrumental prog with a focus on groove and extended improvised jams.
https://soundcloud.com/stank-thunder/3-reels

Dragon Falcon- Heavy Instrumental prog with synth and Sax.
https://youtu.be/dR2_s2kv79c

Human Monster- Solo drum set with pedals and live loops.
https://youtu.be/qAdBIE_wLiM

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[LATE SHOW] Blessed (BC) w/ Shady Bug, Mark Plant Solo Noise Project (DJ set)
Apr
22
9:00 PM21:00

[LATE SHOW] Blessed (BC) w/ Shady Bug, Mark Plant Solo Noise Project (DJ set)

Blessed (British Columbia)
http://www.blessedtheband.com/
Formed in the early winter months of 2015 in British Columbia’s Fraser Valley, Blessed were born from a shared creative objective. From the start, its original four members found themselves naturally amalgamating elements of Post-Hardcore, Minimalism, New Wave, Krautrock, and Punk. To date, Blessed has released one single with Toronto's Buzz Records (Weaves, Dilly Dally, Greys), and two critically lauded EPs. The Fader wrote of the EP II: "Dominated by the high-fructose riffing pioneered by Deerhoof, giving way to a darker, propulsive jam that's just as chaotic, yet well-controlled."

Four out of Blessed’s five members cut their artistic and organizational teeth in a fiercely D.I.Y. community that developed in the most unlikely conditions. In the Fraser Valley’s sprawling collection of suburbs and farmlands, there is little cultural infrastructure. And there is even less municipal enthusiasm for the arts. It is a Lynchian setting that nurtures overt conservatism and covert creativity.

Young Valley musicians were forced to creatively accommodate their burgeoning local music scene by whatever means available. They turned the basements of shared punk houses into venues. They convinced former pastors to give them the keys to churches where they could play. They met a 65-year-old socialist sandwich shop owner who gave them access to his space after hours to host touring bands from around North America.

From this marginal yet supportive scene, Blessed built connections with a broader community. Their unparalleled work ethic took them on a set of tours that was ambitious for any band, but mostly unheard of for one without a full-length release. Together, they played 225 shows across North America, including stops at Sled Island, SXSW, and supporting slots with acts ranging from Preoccupations, The Courtneys, Chastity, and The Austerity Program. Meanwhile, individual members found time to tour Europe, and start side projects touted by The Needle Drop.

Shady Bug (St. Louis - Exploding in Sound Records)
https://shadybug.bandcamp.com/

Mark Plant Solo Noise Project (DJ set)


9pm - doors
930pm - show
$7
All Ages

https://www.facebook.com/events/828899764124185/

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[EARLY EVENT] Impossible Trivia w/ Googolplexia!
Apr
22
7:00 PM19:00

[EARLY EVENT] Impossible Trivia w/ Googolplexia!

Howdy Friends, Nerds, Dorks, Know-It-Alls, and Poindexters! Quick, what's the capital of Burkina Faso? Who's the only pitcher with a perfect game in the World Series? How many Best Director Oscars does Steven Spielberg have? What heaviest stable halogen has atomic number 53? Who wrote MOBY-DICK? And, in what year did Eli Whitney invent the cotton gin?*

If you knew the answer to any of these IMPOSSIBLE questions, and/or you're looking for a fewscore others, MONDAYS** at Foam (FOAM!) are the place to be, beginning FEBRUARY 11th! Bring some pals and join in the fun!

--Free to play
--7:00PM~9:00PM
--Teams of ONE to a maximum of SIX allowed
--Three games of 15 questions each (3 themed rounds of 5 questions each per game)***
--Prizes (mostly of the variety that you may IMBIBE!) for individual game scores, and overall nightly winners
--Other surprises and fun as are deemed fitting, appropriate, or accidentally arrived-upon!
--All composed and hosted (i.e. reigned-over tyrannically!) by me, your friendly neighborhood GOOGZ! (Pancake Productions / Googolplexia)****


*ANSWERS: Ouagadougou; Don Larsen; Two (for SCHINDLER'S LIST and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN); Iodine; Herman Melville; and 1793.

**Unless there's a concert or other event scheduled at Foam.

***You may, but probably don't, remember this format as that used by my once-upon-a-time late-night IMPOSSIBLE MUSIC TRIVIA at South City's best pizza-punk bar named for a misspelled citrus fruit, which took place during most of 2012.

****Don't worry, I won't play any pesky Googolplexia music...PROBABLY.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2230696500476512/

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NOiSETTE: Special Easter Edition
Apr
21
8:00 PM20:00

NOiSETTE: Special Easter Edition

( ( ( N O i S E T T E ) ) ) returns for its seventh season.......

......with a special EASTER SUNDAY edition!

Join us at FOAM on a most holy holiday as we resurrect special sets & settings from:

+ A I K O T S U C H I D A +
solo tones & ethereal zones

+ B E A U T Y P A G E A N T +
special ritual feat. special guests

+ B I G S T E P +
biggest colors, electronic & otherwise

+ D R E W G O W R A N E N S E M B L E +
new directions in ASMR frequencies

+ R A C H I L D +
messages from a parallel godhead

+ S T O N E H E N +
riyl side 4 of 'freak out!'

+ + + + + +

Event is absolutely FREE.
Doors at 8.
Plz tip yr bartender & hail Satan.

NOiSETTE is ALL-iNCLUSiVE.

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"Crowley then made supplication to the goddess in a beautiful and unpublished poem. A dead silence ensued. After a long pause, the figure enthroned took a violin and played --- played with passion and feeling, like a master. We were thrilled to our very bones. Once again the figure took the violin and played an Abendlied so beautifully, so gracefully and with such intense feeling that in very deed most of us experienced that ecstasy which Crowley so earnestly seeks. Then came a prolonged and intense silence, after which the Master of the Ceremonies dismissed us in these words: 'By the power in me vested, I declare the Temple closed.'

"So ended a really beautiful ceremony --- beautifully conceived and beautifully carried out. If there is any higher form of artistic expression than great verse and great music I have yet to learn it. I do not pretend to understand the ritual that runs like a thread of magic through these meetings of the A.'. A.'.. I do not even know what the A.'. A.'. is. But I do know that the whole ceremony was impressive, artistic and produced in those present such a feeling as Crowley must have had when he wrote ---

"'So Shalt thou conquer space, and lastly climb,
.............The walls of time:
And by the golden path the great have trod
.............Reach up to God!'"

https://www.facebook.com/events/858772411135742/

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Sutphin w/ Tit for Tat, John Hawkwood's Blackfoot, Safety Beach
Apr
18
8:00 PM20:00

Sutphin w/ Tit for Tat, John Hawkwood's Blackfoot, Safety Beach

Sutphin (Wichita, KS)
http://sutphin.bandcamp.com/
Post punk/brick rock from Wichita, Kansas. Released a full length, Medicine Machine, on January 4th

Tit for Tat (STL)
https://tit4tat.bandcamp.com/releases

John Hawkwood's Blackfoot Sun (STL)
https://johnhawkwoodsblackfootsun.bandcamp.com/releases

Safety Beach (STL)

830pm - doors
9pm - show
$5
All Ages

https://www.facebook.com/events/302537040460510/

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Pink Neighbor w/ Nap Time, Ashley Byrne, Sister Wizzard
Apr
17
9:00 PM21:00

Pink Neighbor w/ Nap Time, Ashley Byrne, Sister Wizzard

Pink Neighbor (IA)
Pink Neighbor is a lounge-pop and rock'n'roll group based in Grinnell, IA. Comprised of Midwest artists Katie In and Erik Jarvis, often joined by their friends Phill Smith and Carlos Ferguson on bass and drums, Pink Neighbor's music showcases exceptional songwriting and vocal harmonies.

The result is something both familiar and surprising, as they seamlessly blend their eclectic influences (60s psychedelia, film scores, Tin Pan Alley, baroque, and more) into one friendly sonic neighborhood.

Nap Time (St. Louis)
https://nap-time.bandcamp.com/releases

Ashley Byrne (St. Louis)
https://ashleybyrne.bandcamp.com/

Sister Wizzard (St. Louis)

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/255279358683968/

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[EARLY EVENT] Impossible Trivia w/ Googolplexia!
Apr
15
7:00 PM19:00

[EARLY EVENT] Impossible Trivia w/ Googolplexia!

Howdy Friends, Nerds, Dorks, Know-It-Alls, and Poindexters! Quick, what's the capital of Burkina Faso? Who's the only pitcher with a perfect game in the World Series? How many Best Director Oscars does Steven Spielberg have? What heaviest stable halogen has atomic number 53? Who wrote MOBY-DICK? And, in what year did Eli Whitney invent the cotton gin?*

If you knew the answer to any of these IMPOSSIBLE questions, and/or you're looking for a fewscore others, MONDAYS** at Foam (FOAM!) are the place to be, beginning FEBRUARY 11th! Bring some pals and join in the fun!

--Free to play
--7:00PM~9:00PM
--Teams of ONE to a maximum of SIX allowed
--Three games of 15 questions each (3 themed rounds of 5 questions each per game)***
--Prizes (mostly of the variety that you may IMBIBE!) for individual game scores, and overall nightly winners
--Other surprises and fun as are deemed fitting, appropriate, or accidentally arrived-upon!
--All composed and hosted (i.e. reigned-over tyrannically!) by me, your friendly neighborhood GOOGZ! (Pancake Productions / Googolplexia)****


*ANSWERS: Ouagadougou; Don Larsen; Two (for SCHINDLER'S LIST and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN); Iodine; Herman Melville; and 1793.

**Unless there's a concert or other event scheduled at Foam.

***You may, but probably don't, remember this format as that used by my once-upon-a-time late-night IMPOSSIBLE MUSIC TRIVIA at South City's best pizza-punk bar named for a misspelled citrus fruit, which took place during most of 2012.

****Don't worry, I won't play any pesky Googolplexia music...PROBABLY.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2230696500476512/

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Skirts w/ Wished Bone, Camp Counselor, Le'Ponds
Apr
14
8:00 PM20:00

Skirts w/ Wished Bone, Camp Counselor, Le'Ponds

all right here is the DEAL

skirts: existential bedroom pop - understated + compelling
https://skirts.bandcamp.com

wished bone: self exploration obstructed by tape saturation - a true delight
https://wishedbone.bandcamp.com

le'ponds: the voice of an angel w the charm of the devil (~:<
https://lepondsmusic.bandcamp.com

Ashley Byrne: rilo kiley meets michelle branch
https://ashleybyrne.bandcamp.com

8PM//$7//all ages//respect each other and respect the space

https://www.facebook.com/events/508090486263804/

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Unwed Sailor w/ Flow Clinic, MotherFather
Apr
13
8:00 PM20:00

Unwed Sailor w/ Flow Clinic, MotherFather

Unwed Sailor
https://unwedsailor.net/
https://unwedsailor.bandcamp.com/
With over 20 years of music under his belt, Johnathon Ford, the visionary behind Unwed Sailor, presents a new offering in his expansive interpretation of instrumental music.

Throughout the band’s career, Ford has leapt in a myriad of instrumental directions, from angular post-rock rhythms, to dreamy ambient soundscapes, to the sound of homemade instruments playing storybook nursery rhymes. Though all these directions vary in style, all of the albums share a certain melodic sensibility, a flavor that’s undeniably Ford’s, yet each has its own unique place in creating the sound and vision of Unwed Sailor. In effect, the band’s discography feels like a collection of postcards from different times and
places.

This, of course, includes Heavy Age, the band’s most recent full-length (and first in a decade), whose leaden beats land heavier and bass churns harder than the band’s predecessors.
“With Heavy Age,” Ford says, “I wanted this to feel like an Unwed Sailor live record. Like if you came to an Unwed show, this is what you’d hear—heavy and bombastic, like grabbing someone by the shirt.” Still Heavy Age also contains glints and sparks of the albums that preceded it. Songs like “Indian Paintbrush” and “ACAXAO,” for example, feature Little Wars’s wavering momentum, it’s swarming effervescence; others like “Nova” feature The White Ox’s vast expanses.

Though nothing quite captures the aesthetic of The Marionette and the Music Box, the album possesses a similar sense of narration, as if each track feels like a chapter in an epic story.
In effect, Heavy Age feels like the culmination of everything that Unwed Sailor has released—and a touchstone toward which the band has been building for years. But the only way
to understand their sound and style, to truly comprehend the breadth of their depth, is to pick up their stack of postcards—starting with Heavy Age, the darkest and densest—and flip through them one at a time.

w/
Flow Clinic (St. Louis)
https://flowclinic.bandcamp.com/releases

MotherFather (St. Louis)
https://motherfatherstl.bandcamp.com/releases

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/398316654276276/

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WOTP presents: Honest Fables, Zealous Foibles
Apr
12
9:00 PM21:00

WOTP presents: Honest Fables, Zealous Foibles

whale of the people presents: honest fables, zealous foibles
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friday, April 12 // @ Foam * 3359 S Jefferson Ave 63118 *
suggested donation $7


an evening in three acts featuring larger-than-life reality, in-process experiments & exploration through performance.

kimber river hall's "I Have Always Been a Storm" is a fantasy for the child within ~*~*~ a one-act theatre-for-all-ages show, as seen at the 2018 edinburgh fringe Festival !!! (that is in scotland my dudes) a joyful exploration of gender and the limitless possibilities of being. <333

janet-- if you have not seen you must see for yourself and if you have seen you must once again see. come one come all to the grand as heck ball! here is their adult swim feature:: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PwtXqgdaQP8

augie boyne and lana dvorak present: a piece of our new show that doesn't have a title yet! to share the process and to hold ourselves accountable to our creative goals n moralz, we invite you to see what we've been working on for our new show that explores cellular memory & the distortion of memory & the things we are born with that come from the women before us.
featuring danielle williams, marissa beccard, octavia synode, augie boyne & TBA

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funds raised from this event will go towards paying the artists involved in our next production. just like last time :-)

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no one turned away for lack of funds

this is a safe event:
no sexism, racism, ableism, homophobia, transphobia, queerphobia, fatphobia, or hatefulness allowed or tolerated.

https://www.facebook.com/events/263476967890582/

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Bill MacKay w/ Dark Tea, Jake Leech
Apr
11
9:00 PM21:00

Bill MacKay w/ Dark Tea, Jake Leech

Bill MacKay is a Chicago based guitarist-composer-improviser. He has energized experimental folk, rock, and avant-garde scenes with his radiant songs, and creative and unpredictable approach to the guitar.

https://billmackay.bandcamp.com/
https://billmackay.com/

Dark Tea is the solo project of New York musician Gary Canino. Freak-folk from BK.

https://www.facebook.com/darkteamusic/
https://darktea.bandcamp.com/?fbclid=IwAR13ysfBfdr5W506o7tMbr-Ndnu4iwLjs2gmLJWkLKp7g5fR3sJQ7yHKKts

Jake Leech is a STL-based ambient electronic musician.

https://soundcloud.com/jakeleechmusic

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/2059527000767303/

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New Candys (Italy) w/ display-only
Apr
10
8:00 PM20:00

New Candys (Italy) w/ display-only

New Candys (Venice, Italy)
>http://newcandys.com/music
>KEXP Session: https://youtu.be/mHiaVznIIJQ

Hailing from Venice, Italy, New Candys formed in 2008. Described as dark modern rock’n’roll, the band combines noisy, brooding sounds with distinct melodies and has developed a notably dynamic and symbiotic connection between their music and meticulously crafted visual imagery. The band consists of Fernando Nuti, Andrea Volpato, Alessandro Boschiero and Dario Lucchesi.

Released in 2012, their first studio album ”Stars Reach The Abyss”, mastered by Jon Astley, brought the band on tour in England and Italy. The song "Meltdown Corp." was included in the annual compilation “The Reverb Conspiracy”, co-released by the highly revered independent label Fuzz Club and The Reverberation Appreciation Society (Levitation Austin). In 2015 their second studio album “As Medicine”, mixed by John Wills of Loop, was released through Picture In My Ear and Fuzz Club and distributed by The Committee To Keep Music Evil. In the next two years the band toured Europe three times, also performing at the Secret Garden Party and Liverpool Psych Fest. They supported bands such as Slowdive, The Vaccines, Savages, Jon Spencer Blues Explosion and The Warlocks.

New Candys’ third and latest album “Bleeding Magenta” was released in 2017 by Fuzz Club and repressed in the United States by Little Cloud Records, followed by its European promotional tour and a performance at SpaceFest in Gdańsk. In 2018 they toured Australia playing 14 shows, headlining both Sydney and Melbourne Psych Fest and performing at the Adelaide Fringe. Next the band went on a US-Mexico tour of 18 shows plus a KEXP live session in Seattle. The American tour started with two shows in New York and proceeded along the west coast, including performances at Pappy & Harriet's in Joshua Tree and the Highland Park Bowl in Los Angeles. Later in the summer they performed at Fuzz Club Eindhoven, headlined by The Black Angels, and supported The Brian Jonestown Massacre for both of their Italian shows. Some of their songs are featured on episodes of Showtime Networks original TV series "Shameless".

display-only (St. Louis)
https://display-only.bandcamp.com/

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/2003832079707412/

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[LATE EVENT] Tatsuya Nakatani + Assif Tsahar :: Fuck Lungs :: Cook/McNeil Duo
Apr
8
9:00 PM21:00

[LATE EVENT] Tatsuya Nakatani + Assif Tsahar :: Fuck Lungs :: Cook/McNeil Duo

Tatsuya Nakatani + Assif Tsahar
*Telepathic free jazz explorations from two longtime masters of the genre*

Fuck Lungs
*Warped electro-acoustic punk jazz from Curt Oren and Joe Hess*

NNN Cook + JoAnn McNeil
*Textured electronic sound environments*


9pm - doors

930pm - show


$7-10 suggested, but no one turned away for lack of funds

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Tatsuya Nakatani is a sound artist, composer, and master percussionist originally from Osaka, Japan. Based in the USA since 1994, he lives in Truth or Consequences, NM. Since the late 1990s, Nakatani has released over 80 recordings in the USA and Europe and has toured extensively; performing solo, in collaboration with other artists, and with his large ensemble project, the Nakatani Gong Orchestra. He presents masterclasses, workshops, and lectures across the USA and around the world.

Assif Tsahar is a free jazz saxophonist born in Israel and now based in New York City. He runs Hopscotch Records and has collaborated with too many outer jazz luminaries to count, including Cecil Taylor, William Parker, Rashied Ali, Hamid Drake, Susie Ibarra, Fred Anderson, Gerald Cleaver, Cooper-Moore, and Ken Vandermark.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2348990125336843/

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[EARLY EVENT] Impossible Trivia w/ Googolplexia!
Apr
8
7:00 PM19:00

[EARLY EVENT] Impossible Trivia w/ Googolplexia!

Howdy Friends, Nerds, Dorks, Know-It-Alls, and Poindexters! Quick, what's the capital of Burkina Faso? Who's the only pitcher with a perfect game in the World Series? How many Best Director Oscars does Steven Spielberg have? What heaviest stable halogen has atomic number 53? Who wrote MOBY-DICK? And, in what year did Eli Whitney invent the cotton gin?*

If you knew the answer to any of these IMPOSSIBLE questions, and/or you're looking for a fewscore others, MONDAYS** at Foam (FOAM!) are the place to be, beginning FEBRUARY 11th! Bring some pals and join in the fun!

--Free to play
--7:00PM~9:00PM
--Teams of ONE to a maximum of SIX allowed
--Three games of 15 questions each (3 themed rounds of 5 questions each per game)***
--Prizes (mostly of the variety that you may IMBIBE!) for individual game scores, and overall nightly winners
--Other surprises and fun as are deemed fitting, appropriate, or accidentally arrived-upon!
--All composed and hosted (i.e. reigned-over tyrannically!) by me, your friendly neighborhood GOOGZ! (Pancake Productions / Googolplexia)****


*ANSWERS: Ouagadougou; Don Larsen; Two (for SCHINDLER'S LIST and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN); Iodine; Herman Melville; and 1793.

**Unless there's a concert or other event scheduled at Foam.

***You may, but probably don't, remember this format as that used by my once-upon-a-time late-night IMPOSSIBLE MUSIC TRIVIA at South City's best pizza-punk bar named for a misspelled citrus fruit, which took place during most of 2012.

****Don't worry, I won't play any pesky Googolplexia music...PROBABLY.

https://www.facebook.com/events/2230696500476512/

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Young Animals w/ Bernie &amp; the Wolf, Lightrider, Sunsulking
Apr
7
8:00 PM20:00

Young Animals w/ Bernie & the Wolf, Lightrider, Sunsulking

Young Animals
A dad hat-wearing math rock quintet

Bernie & The Wolf (Chicago)
Hot coco and world domination inspired indie alternative dream pop slightly mathy rock goodness.


Lightrider
Lightrider exemplifies sounds of melodic indie-rock interlaced with textures of a post rock influence.

Sunsulking
risen from soil, like plants. we eat flower food.
we won't be too loud, promise

~~~~~~~~~~

FOAM
All Ages
$5 cover
8PM

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Buddy Crime w/ Net, Sea Priestess, Trauma Harness
Apr
6
9:00 PM21:00

Buddy Crime w/ Net, Sea Priestess, Trauma Harness

BUDDY CRIME - louisville - psychedelic / prince inspired techno / dance from members of ANWAR SADAT. BRING YOUR BOOTY
https://buddycrime.bandcamp.com/?fbclid=IwAR3v1X28QQupDI9nBhPHq2w7YbGvhR-ACyGf8S8ARRxmkef1Y_A5h5hh1bg

Net - OKC - catchy cyberpunk weirdo goodness
https://netinspace.bandcamp.com/releases?fbclid=IwAR1EKM3N0Vj1ZdiGUaBy16C8l7uag-zWGIsdmTNe-3SKhODxxzuUnbkiHnI

SEA PRIESTESS - st louis - this city's premier bizarro sex fueled undewater dance act.
https://greathairrecords.bandcamp.com/album/last-years-paper-fan-a-night-with-a-clear-moon

TRAUMA HARNESS - st. louis

$7
9pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/2045752775533069

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Revelations: performance poetry by Berlin's Darling Fitch
Apr
6
4:00 PM16:00

Revelations: performance poetry by Berlin's Darling Fitch

Join us at FOAM for coffee, beer, liquor, snacks and some world-class performers!!! HAPPY HOUR, 4-7P
$1 off drafts / Stag + Whiskey - $6 / Fernet - $5
The show will start at 6 pm. This show has a $10 suggested donation. No one will be turned away. Books and other merch will be for sale.
Featuring Darling Fitch, traveling from Berlin, with their newest performance: "Revelations." This performance combines music, poetry and motion to create "a hopeful harsh noise poetry pop opera about the end of the world and our place in it."

Mx. Fitch will have books, album downloads, and maybe usb sticks with music and some tote bags all available on a sliding scale. Pay what you can, because accessibility matters!

Darling is joined by opening poets, including St Louis legend and absurdist extraordinaire, Brett Underwood, Kansas City's riot grrrl and fierce enby-femme Jeanette Powers, and from Columbia, MO, Zophia McDougal who brings stunning queer emotional richness to their poetry.

This epic show has a $10 suggested donation, on a sliding scale. No one will be turned away! Also, all poets will have books, merch and zines available for purchase, support independent artists! Bring cash and kindness!

Performer bios:
Darling Fitch is an American-born, Berlin-based writer, musician and performance artist. Their* performance work has appeared in festivals internationally, including the Dixon Place HOT! Fest, the Edinburgh Fringe and the Month of Performance Art-Berlin. Fitch holds a merit award in fiction writing from the National Foundation for Advancement in the Arts. Recent poetry publications include Slanted House, Anti-Heroin Chic and Transnational Queer Underground (TQU).

*Fitch uses they/them pronouns

Website: www.darlingfitch.com

Brett Lars Underwood is a bartender and a gadabout who writes, promotes and produces happenings and mishaps in St. Louis. Once upon a time, he co-published a ‘zine entitled "Lick My Squaggle Noose, Clam Tick". He penned Zen koans for The Riverfront Times and St. Louis Magazine as well as Curator. He has performed in back rooms, backyards, ball rooms, barrooms, basements, coffee
houses, courtyards, galleries, museums, rock venues and taverns. His verse and riddles have been published by The Bicycle Review, 52nd City, The Subterranean, Bad Shoe and included in "Flood Stage: An Anthology of Saint Louis Poets" and "The Gasconade Review presents 39 Feet High And Rising". He unleashed "Sunlit Insult", his first chapbook, in 2011 and "Its Bush Lent Subtle Hints" in October, 2013. His latest full-length is "Mush" by Spartan Press, 2018.

Jeanette Powers is a poet, painter and daydreamer who spends lots of time in creeks and swimming rivers. They have been widely published as a poet in such magazines as Chiron Review, The Gasconade Review, Thimble Lit Magazine, The Wild Word, Rye Whiskey Review and more. Their latest collection of poetry is "Sparkle Princess vs. Suicidal Phoenix" and have just release a first foray into fiction, "Little Jenny Sue." They are a founding member of FountainVerse: KC Small Press Poetry Fest and are a fellow at Osage Arts Community in the Northern Ozarks. Find them at @novel_cliche and jeanettepowers.com

ZOPHIA MCDOUGAL: McDougal is the original midwestern queer petunia meat. This versatile artist elevates the most mundane of day to day existence into high energy potent meaning which touches the
soul. Their latest book, What We Face Walking Out the Front Door (EMP), combines poetry and drawing in a completely unique book. McDougal specializes in very serious play and can throw a ball much farther than you.

https://www.facebook.com/events/426405991499415/

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Hikes w/ Jr. Clooney, Pono AM, 18andcounting&amp;theonlyensemble, Ryan Wasoba's 19 second songs
Apr
5
8:00 PM20:00

Hikes w/ Jr. Clooney, Pono AM, 18andcounting&theonlyensemble, Ryan Wasoba's 19 second songs

It's the hometown show for the Jr. Clooney/Hikes tour.
Live at Foam on April 5th, 2019.


Hikes (ATX)
Jr. Clooney
Pono Am
18andCounting&The Only Ensemble
Ryan Wasoba's 19 Second Songs.


7-10$ cash or whatever you've got. You won't be turned away for a lack of funds.

https://www.facebook.com/events/248224019445375/

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[HAPPY HOUR EVENT] Welcome (back) to St. Louis! Happy hour hangout
Apr
5
4:00 PM16:00

[HAPPY HOUR EVENT] Welcome (back) to St. Louis! Happy hour hangout

## What's this about?
Kristie Wickwire recently moved back to St. Louis to work on starting up this new project, "Live Local", and she's looking to connect with people in the community. Swing by Foam Friday April 5, 4-6pm* for an informal happy hour hang out!

## Why would I come to such a thing?
We'd love to talk about the Live Local project, learn about what you're up to in St. Louis, meet like-minded wanderers, and maybe bond over a shared struggle to get out in the city and feel like we belong. Let's kick off this weekend knowing we aren't alone!

## Will there be other opportunities for me to attend cool chill hangouts like this?
We will do this at least one more time, on Monday April 8, same time & place. That is an extra special happy hour hangout because it will be followed by Impossible Trivia! - Mondays at Foam! Whether it happens again will depend on how these first two go.

~~~~ Hope to see you there! ~~~~

*There is no real structure to this, so feel free to come and go as you please.

https://www.facebook.com/events/541884686334762/

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[HAPPY HOUR EVENT] Moving Forward: Comedy and a Reading
Apr
4
5:00 PM17:00

[HAPPY HOUR EVENT] Moving Forward: Comedy and a Reading

Join author Becky Franzel and comedian Jason Hillman for a casual conversation on mental health.

Becky Franzel will be reading from her second unreleased book, Moving Forward, which documents her recovery following her high school sweetheart’s suicide. She will also be selling her first book, This Road Must Go Somewhere, which documents a series of road trips she took to make sense of her high school sweetheart’s suicide. $8 of every $10 book sale will go directly to NAMI St. Louis.

Jason Hillman brings humor and insight into those things we would otherwise find uncomfortable in any other setting. Through his comedy, he questions societal norms and brings his own life experiences to make you question “what is normal, really?”

Free event, but donations to NAMI St. Louis are strongly encouraged.
All ages

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Satanic Abortion w/ Roman Master, Terminal Island, Nadir Smith
Apr
2
9:00 PM21:00

Satanic Abortion w/ Roman Master, Terminal Island, Nadir Smith

SATANIC ABORTION - omaha - Occult violence ritual / Primitive void static. Drums & electronics. heavy noise. members of BIB & Effluvium
https://satanicabortionfuckyou.bandcamp.com/

ROMAN MASTER - omaha - black metal / electronics.
https://moonworshipper.bandcamp.com/album/roman-master

TERMINAL ISLAND - st louis - DO YOU EVEN HARSH NOISE?! / CHAINS MADE OF MACHETES ON FIRE
https://trashfuckrecords.bandcamp.com/album/becoming-sick

NADIR SMITH - st louis - ambient, intentional and always fresh. Olan sends you messages from other dimensions.
(ex biggie stardust) / https://vimeo.com/149571024?fbclid=IwAR01kAOK8cH-y_KVsQ_I74nZ0_QmA0j0e4uXkC91290uEv2oO_GPuRlEDS0

$7
9pm
all ages

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[LATE SHOW] Jeff Carey w/ Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, NNN Cook
Apr
1
to Apr 2

[LATE SHOW] Jeff Carey w/ Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson, NNN Cook

Jeff Carey
Jeff Carey is an interdisciplinary artist creating radical computer music. He performs electro-instrumental synthetic noise with custom software controlled by a joystick and gamer keypad. His instrument also controls an array of strobe lights making shows totally immersive and visceral. "He's acting on raw instinct here - he refuses the clinical approach to programming software or composing music, and strives to throw himself bodily at his machines, replacing all mechanical moving parts with human flesh, blood, and bone. In pursuit of this all-organic goal, virtually everything else is jettisoned, starting with recognizable notes or melody.” Ed Pinsent, Sound Projector on ‘Impulse’ (2010)
jeffcarey.foundation-one.org
https://youtu.be/0cy5fbfGPNA

Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson (Iceland/Belgium)
Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson is a visual, sound and performance artist born in Akureyri, Iceland in 1977. He studied Sonology at the Royal Conservatory Den Haag, Holland in 1997 to 1998, and received MFA at Fachochshcule fur bilende kunst Hannover, Germany in 2004. Sigmarsson exhibits his paintings & drawings internationally but is probably most known for his energetic performances at a wide array of venues. His approach is that of the trembling artist, struggling to make sense and direction out of a creative impulse. Regardless of the medium, there is a continuous search for order and chaos throughout his body of work. With his series of drawings Sigmarsson distorts the normal, daily life by drawing very common objects in an abstract way. For some time he has been releasing solo recordings with albums on Trente Oiseaux, ERS, Helen Scarsdale, Fire Inc., Hanson Records, Bawag Contemporary Vienna, Korm Plastics, Bottrop Boy, Ultra Eczema and De Player.

Sigtryggur lives and works in Ghent, Belgium, where he has been working with Ghent gallery Tatjana Pieters and has taken part in two exhibitions in the gallery space as well as being presented by the gallery at various art fairs. Solo exhibitions of Sigtryggur Berg Sigmarsson include Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent (BE), Lindenau, Leipzig (DE),Castle Insterburg, Tchernyakhovsk (RU), Museums Quartier (AUS), Kunstschlager, Reykjavik (IS), Der Grieche, Berlin (DE), National Gallery of Iceland, Reykjavik (IS), Rocksbox Fine Art, Portland (USA), Hectoliter, Brussels, Stadslimiet, Antwerpen & Basement Gallery, Vienna (AT). Participation in various group exhibitions amongst others Copenhagen Art Festival, Copenhagen (DK), 21er Kunsthaus, Vienna (AT), The Living Art Museum, Reykjavik (IS), De Vleeshal, Middelburg (NL) & Galerie Tatjana Pieters, Ghent (BE).
http://www.hljodaklettar.com/sigtryggurbergsigmarsson.html
http://www.helenscarsdale.com/siggi/
https://www.discogs.com/artist/10136-Stilluppsteypa


NNN Cook
Multi-disciplinary sound artist, visual artist, and graphic designer, Nathan Cook runs the Close/Far Recordings experimental music label which publishes cassettes, zines, and art prints. Past commissions have been with the Laumeier Sculpture Park for Site/Sound, the World Chess Hall of Fame for a performance of John Cage’s Reunion, the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis for Audible Interruptions, a residency with High Concept Laboratories (Chicago), a performance for the Oscillations series at Experimental Sound Studios (Chicago), a radio presentation for Radius (Chicago), an end of the season showcase performance for the New Music Circle, a visiting artist performance for the MU electronic music department, and a commissioned composition for Alarm Will Sound (NYC) for the opening of the Public Media Commons in 2014. He has been documenting the work of St. Louis sound artists and experimental musicians over the last six years by publishing the Rhizomatic St. Louis compilation. For the past five years Cook has also been running a bi-monthly concert series called Bruxism which focuses on presenting St. Louis sound art, jazz, noise, free improvisation, electronic, ambient, and avant-garde music. The Wire magazine said this of his solo release (Bl)end User: “Regarding the latter [analogue electronics], Nathan Cook is a distinctive voice in this crowded field.”
www.close-far.com
www.nnncook.com

TBA: a fourth artist will also perform at this event. More details soon.

9pm - doors
930pm - show
$5
All Ages

https://www.facebook.com/events/235668084003772/

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[EARLY EVENT] Impossible Trivia w/ Googolplexia!
Apr
1
7:00 PM19:00

[EARLY EVENT] Impossible Trivia w/ Googolplexia!

Howdy Friends, Nerds, Dorks, Know-It-Alls, and Poindexters! Quick, what's the capital of Burkina Faso? Who's the only pitcher with a perfect game in the World Series? How many Best Director Oscars does Steven Spielberg have? What heaviest stable halogen has atomic number 53? Who wrote MOBY-DICK? And, in what year did Eli Whitney invent the cotton gin?*

If you knew the answer to any of these IMPOSSIBLE questions, and/or you're looking for a fewscore others, MONDAYS** at Foam (FOAM!) are the place to be, beginning FEBRUARY 11th! Bring some pals and join in the fun!

--Free to play
--7:00PM~9:00PM
--Teams of ONE to a maximum of SIX allowed
--Three games of 15 questions each (3 themed rounds of 5 questions each per game)***
--Prizes (mostly of the variety that you may IMBIBE!) for individual game scores, and overall nightly winners
--Other surprises and fun as are deemed fitting, appropriate, or accidentally arrived-upon!
--All composed and hosted (i.e. reigned-over tyrannically!) by me, your friendly neighborhood GOOGZ! (Pancake Productions / Googolplexia)****


*ANSWERS: Ouagadougou; Don Larsen; Two (for SCHINDLER'S LIST and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN); Iodine; Herman Melville; and 1793.

**Unless there's a concert or other event scheduled at Foam.

***You may, but probably don't, remember this format as that used by my once-upon-a-time late-night IMPOSSIBLE MUSIC TRIVIA at South City's best pizza-punk bar named for a misspelled citrus fruit, which took place during most of 2012.

****Don't worry, I won't play any pesky Googolplexia music...PROBABLY.

https://www.facebook.com/events/1315378465268137

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Moodie Black w/ Teacup Dragun, Wamhoda
Mar
30
9:00 PM21:00

Moodie Black w/ Teacup Dragun, Wamhoda

MOODIE BLACK - MN - returning after totally destroying their set at Pu Fest V, Moodie Black bangs out dissonant, disjointed and blown out hip hop with live visuals and guitar.
https://moodieblackdeath.bandcamp.com/

Teacup Dragun - st louis - dark emo vibes and candle lit confessions.
https://soundcloud.com/teacupdragun

Wamhoda - st louis - perpetually slithering from the cosmos. barely-there rhythms and tones through hazy, psychedelic unknown.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sGl70MBfBDk

$7
9pm

https://www.facebook.com/events/345929452662181/

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A Light Among Many w/ MotherFather, Ox Braker
Mar
29
8:30 PM20:30

A Light Among Many w/ MotherFather, Ox Braker

A Light Among Many (Lyons, CO)
https://aloopamongmany.bandcamp.com/
Doom/drone metal, ambient/experimental

MotherFather (STL)
https://motherfatherstl.bandcamp.com/releases
MotherFather is an instrumental post-rock band from St. Louis, MO.

Ox Braker (STL)
https://oxbraker.bandcamp.com/
Fuzz Rock

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/398287047384939/

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Harmony Woods w/ Frankie Valet, Camp Counselor, 3 of 5
Mar
27
8:30 PM20:30

Harmony Woods w/ Frankie Valet, Camp Counselor, 3 of 5

Harmony Woods: pretty, sad, and uncompromising
https://harmonywoods.bandcamp.com

Frankie Valet: have you heard their newer stuff? god damn it if its not some of the best indie rock I've ever heard...
https://frankievalet.bandcamp.com

Camp Counselor: that one friend that has a crush on everyone and cries a lot
http://actualcampcounselor.bandcamp.com

3 of 5: introverted nerd bedroom pop from our lovable dork Andy Garces
https://3of5.bandcamp.com

8:30PM//ALL AGES//$5//**respect the space + each other**

https://www.facebook.com/events/295944724416954/

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