Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis April 17 – 23

Monday April 17, 2017

Spring has sprung, and great live music is starting to float outside with patios opening and festivals starting. Here are just a few Bands of Note:

Tuesday, April 18 – Singer/songwriter Hayes Carll brings his roots-oriented tunes filled with plainspoken poetry and sarcastic humor to Off Broadway. Band of Heathens opens. Doors open at 7, $20–$35.

Wednesday, April 19 – If you’ve a hankerin’ for some Texas blues, head over to Hammerstone’s where the John McVey Band will be playing. 8, no cover.

Thursday, April 20 – If you’re looking for a late afternoon party, the Anheuser-Busch Biergarten has local party band Fanfare playing from 4 to 7. No cover.

Friday, April 21 – As part of the Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival, the Touhill Performing Arts Center is putting on a Tribute to Louis Armstrong feature Wycliffe Gordon, Terell Stafford, Chris Vadala, and the amazing UMSL Jazz Ensemble. 8, $15–$35.

Saturday, April 22 – You don’t know what a good time is until you’ve seen Marcia Ball bang on her piano as only this Louisiana daughter can. She’s bringing her high-energy, raise-the-roof southern boogie and roadhouse blues to the Broadway Oyster Bar. 10, $20–25.

Sunday, April 23 – Rock legends the Flaming Lips bring their lush, multi-layered psychedelic rock to the Pageant. Cherry Glazerr opens. Doors open at 7, $70–$134.

What the Locals Know: The annual Record Store Day is April 22 and it is practically a city-wide holiday here in St. Louis. Many of our great LP-dealing stores will feature live music. Vintage Vinyl in University City will have eight live music acts including Pokey LaFarge, the Manness Brothers, and Looprat, among others 10:30–7. Free.

Music Note of Note: The great T-Bone Burnett was born here in 1948. A gifted musician and songwriter, he’s most known as a great producer having made and critically acclaimed albums for scores of diverse artists including the Wallflowers, Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp, Diana Krall, Steve Earle, Elton John, and B. B. King.

Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell

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