Hear this Week: Live Music in St. Louis November 7 – 13

Monday November 7, 2016

Live Music in St. Louis

Wallet Hub has named St. Louis number one for most live music venues! Here are just a few Bands of Note:

Tuesday, November 8 – Need to chill after voting? Us too. That’s why we are heading to our beloved Jazz at the Bistro, the best listening room in the Midwest. Tonight they welcome Southern Illinois University–Edwardsville’s amazing collection of great jazz groups, including one featuring alumni. Starts at 7:30, $15.

Wednesday, November 9 – Catch the soulful, Miles Davis/Clark Terry–inspired trumpet playing of Kasimu Taylor at the Dark Room. His trio features two other great local jazzers, Adam Maness and Ben Wheeler. Starts at 9, no cover.

Thursday, November 10 – It might surprise you, but this town is filthy rich in tribute bands, and at the top of that list is Dogs of Society, an (early) Elton John cover band who will indeed make you remember when rock was young. This evening they are doing a benefit at Lewis & Clark Community College with 50 percent of the proceeds going to support music education. It’s across the river in Godfrey, IL. Doors open at 6:30, $20.

Friday, November 11 – Blues/rock/folk artist Davy Knowles takes the stage at the Ameristar Bottleneck Blues Bar in St. Charles and will dazzle the audience with songs from his new album Three Miles from Avalon. Doors open at 8, $5.

Sunday, November 13 – We’d be hard-pressed to guarantee you a better time than catching the Funky Butt Brass Band performing at our beautiful Moolah Shrine. Our St. Louis Jazz Club puts on this afternoon gig of audacious covers of hits of the 80s and 90s done up funky butt style. Show is at 2, $15.

What the Locals Know: There’s a wonderful concert series at St. Vincent’s Home for Children, and November 9, our local treasure, the 442s, perform a special concert in the 19th-century chapel. This mash-up of classical, jazz, bluegrass, and pop from a quartet made up of local jazzers and St. Louis Symphony performers is inspiring. All ages, starts at 7, free.

Music Note of Note: In 2006, Play It Forward St. Louis (playitforwardstl.org) was founded to ensure each child in St. Louis has the opportunity to discover his or her musical talents. They connect gently used but ignored instruments buried in the back of your closet with economically disadvantaged youth hungry to make music. They’ve gotten hundreds of guitars, drums, violins, flutes, and even marching band equipment into the hands of children in our area. Go to the website and see how you can help today.

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