So Many Dynamos w/Nudity & Bully
Change in a favorite artist can be a little nerve-racking for fans, but it shouldn’t have to be. St. Louis’ So Many Dynamos (triple-word palindrome score) have slowed down and cooled out in the four years since their last album, but followers should rejoice: The change has left them more expressive than ever. The self-titled EP, a sneak preview of the upcoming Safe With Sound full-length, explores new territory where reflection trumps the hyper-speed outpouring of raw emotion. Complex West African-influenced rhythms outline nimble, riff-laden dance punk that takes a few deep breaths before digging into tangled feelings. And there’s a new lineup behind founding members Aaron Stovall and Clayton Kunstel. Helping kick off their summer tour are locals NUDITY, whose Heavy Petting EP and “Supernatty” single are both treasure troves of sun-dappled electro beats filtered through heavy fuzz, which the group appropriately labels “tropical goth.” Rounding out the bill are Bully, a trio after The Breeders’ hearts but with more polish and finesse. They feature Stone Fox’s own house sound lady Alicia Bognanno out front, aided and abetted by bassman/bartender/Scene summer calendar model Dan Severs and drummer Stewart Copeland — not the guy from The Police, but we’ll eat Judah Friedlander’s hat if he’s not as good.
Fri, Jul 5 | 9:00 PM
The Stone Fox