YOWIE debuted 12 years ago and have muscled through to become St. Louis’ sideways metaphysical “new math” rock outfit utilizing just two guitars and drums, shredding through an array of gravity defying multidimensional shifting structures, while maintaining cohesion, and even, yes, grooves. Yowie’s Christopher Trull was honored with the Riverfront Times’ Best Guitarist Award of 2012. The other two guys was robbed. THE CONFORMISTS are St. Louis legends in their own right. STAER is a young, thundering Norwegian three-piece kicking out monstrous future rock that comes across as pure, wild and energetic as an orgiastic mind-enhancing octave-pitched meatblastbeat. CHILD ABUSE “simultaneously confuse and stimulate audiences with their unique fusion of progressive-rock, jazz, and metal. The group’s sound can be likened to listening to Eric Dolpy’s Out There while smoking speed and being sodomized by Captain Beefheart. And while the music is intricate when performed live, Child Abuse make it all seem like child’s play.” Chris Rolls
STAER and CHILD ABUSE will be right in the middle of a three-week tour when this show hits the Tap Room. It’s gonna be wowzers.