Hear this Week: Live Music in St. Louis November 28 – December 2

Monday November 28, 2016

Live Music in St. Louis

December is here, and that means a whole lot of Christmas music in addition to our usual fluid mix of great acts. Get out for the spirit of it all, holiday or otherwise, with these Bands of Note:

Monday, November 28 – Brighten up your Monday at Hammerstone’s when local guitarist/singer Tim Albert teams up with Stove Handle Dan and plays some rockin’ boogie-inspired covers. A guy who just goes by “Randy” opens for them. 7, no cover.

Tuesday, December 29 – At Scarlett’s Wine Bar, the jazz stylings of the Joe Bayer Duo await you. They start jamming at 9, no cover.

Thursday, December 1 – The Crystal Lady is a quartet to check out as they have already developed a strong following with frontwoman Jennifer Hall’s soulful songwriting. Rich harmonies and powerful vocals have caused a buzz, so catch them at Ciceros. Doors up at 7, $10.

Saturday, December 3 – Direct from Chicago for your dancing and listening pleasure: The Fat Babies play at our Casa Loma Ballroom! Noted as one of the top jazz bands in the world, this seven-piece band will swing their way into your hearts with their 1920s and 1930s jazz. They play tonight and Sunday the 4th. Doors open at 7:30, $15.

Sunday, December 4 – There is nothing like a Trans-Siberian Orchestra show, so get to Scottrade Center for this remarkable experience. Two shows – 3:00 and 7:30, $35–$75.

What the Locals Know: Powell Hall puts on wonderful Christmas-inspired events every year, and this year is no different: December 2-4 features Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker, one of the Russian composer’s most beloved ballets. It’s a feast for the eyes and the ears. Evening performances every night, plus a matinee on Sunday. $31–$82.

Music Note of Note: St. Louis is also a musical theater town – big time. We have a couple of amazing smaller theaters like New Line Theatre and Stray Dog Theatre doing edgy rock-ish Broadway and off-Broadway shows with talented local actors and musicians. Then of course there is the Fabulous Fox, which regularly brings in touring Broadway shows.

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