Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis April 24 – 30
When you think of the “crossroads” you think of the Faustian tale of Robert Johnson in Mississippi. Today, the country’s crossroads for live music is St. Louis – musicians perform here who are on the way up, on the way down, or just gettin’ by. Get out this week and hear some of these Bands of Note:
Monday, April 24 – At Firebird, Scum and Liquid Assassin bring hip hop/rap to our town. Scum is a “horrorcore” artist. He was born and raised in Moscow, Russia, and is now based out of Denver, Colorado. Liquid Assassin hails from Minneapolis. Doors open at 7, $10-$12.
Wednesday, April 26 – A very special performance by homegrown recording artist Erin Bode happens at the St. Vincent Home for Children as part of their Chapel Concerts series. Bode blends jazz, pop, and folk as she sings through a variety of standards, pop covers, and her own original tunes. 7, $10.
Thursday, April 27 – It doesn’t get much bigger than this: Tim McGraw and Faith Hill come to Scottrade Center on their Soul 2 Soul World Tour. Country music’s favorite couple will no doubt put on a memorable show with all the bells and whistles. Doors open at 7:30, $66–$116.
Friday, April 28 – The Wise Brothers are a local three-piece R&B band turning heads and gaining a strong following, and for good reason. Tonight they play one of our newer venues, Satchmo’s Bar & Grill in Chesterfield. No cover, 7.
Saturday, April 29 – The beloved quartet Wack-A-Doo brings its vintage swing and speakeasy syncopation to Evangeline’s. This group is a local gem and not to be missed, headed by the wonderful jazz vocal stylings of Valerie Tichacek. No cover, 7.
Sunday, April 30 – Foam, an all-ages coffee shop with a full bar, is determined to keep it interesting, and they are doing so today with Atlanta’s bluesman extraordinaire Moses Nesh. Doors open at 7, $5.
What the Locals Know: There are a lot of great open mic nights in town, and one of the most comfortable and popular is held every Wednesday at the Stone Spiral Coffee & Curios shop in Maplewood. The discovery starts at 8, no cover.
Music Note of Note: On April 29th, there’s a fascinating traveling exhibit opening at the National Blues Museum called “The Sepia Magazine Photo Archive: Blues in Review.” The collection features rare images of the most influential people in music and pop culture’s history, including photos of W. C. Handy, B. B. King, Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, and more. The exhibit runs through October.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell