The Crack Fox, 1114 Olive St. | 21+ – Tickets $10.00 at the door
If you live in St. Louis, you may notice that on Monday nights, there’s an extreme dearth of dark, progressive art-rock acts from the U.K.
The Crack Fox has you more than covered, with the arrival of Birdeatsbaby, the criminally underappreciated four-piece that is destined to be the band that you wished you had heard of a hell of a lot sooner.
With a penchant for creating dreamlike gothic masterpieces wrapped in a rolling fog of angelic orchestrations and fierce rock-and-roll, their live shows have collected superlatives galore, and this will be a rare chance to see them in an intimate venue before their inevitable rise.
Currently touring under their latest long player, 2016’s Tanta Furia, prepare yourself for an evening of theatrical rock and dark cabaret from a band that knows the importance of good, solid songwriting. If you’ve been yearning for a return to the ethereal atmospherics of Kate Bush mixed with the moody verve of Siouxsie and the Banshees, Birdeatsbaby is the musical gift you’ve been waiting for.
Sure it’s a Monday night, but your couch ain’t going anywhere. Take a break from the norm, and set a course for the delightfully strange. | Jim Ousley