Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis April 3 – 8

Monday April 3, 2017

Did you know Wallet Hub has named St. Louis number 1 for most live music venues? Here are just a few Bands of Note:

Hear This Week

Monday, April 3– Get over to Momo’s Greek Restaurant and hear the jazz stylings of the Jim Manley Duo. Jim is our town’s finest trumpet player and offers a wide variety of jazz. Starts at 7, no cover.

Tuesday & Wednesday, April 4 & 5 – How about a little Nancy Wilson with your coffee? Local star Kim Fuller performs “A Tribute to Nancy Wilson” at a pair of special morning concerts at the Sheldon Concert Hall. 10 a.m., $15–$18.

Thursday, April 6 – Looking for a four-piece bipolar grunge pop band from Chicago? Why of course you are. So get over to Cicero’s as Lever headlines a hard rockin’ evening. Anaphora, the Skagbyrds, and Corona Covet are also on the bill. It’s an all ages gig. Doors open at 7, $7.

Friday & Sunday April 7–9 – At Powell Hall one of the great works of the 20th century is being performed: “Rhapsody in Blue.” Kirill Gerstein returns to not only perform that classic jazz piece, but also some swingin’ Bernstein, and all with the backing of our St. Louis Symphony. 8 on Friday and Saturday, 3 on Sunday; $36–$92.

Saturday April 8 – Newgrass/folk/acoustic Americana wild child ClusterPluck rocks out at the Broadway Oyster Bar. Locally grown, this band is going places so catch them here (WSG Knoisemaker & the Silent Partners open. Doors up at 7, no cover.

What the Locals Know: Every Wednesday, at the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood, there’s The Big “B” Jamboree – a raucous open mic/jam session covering music from the 1900s to the 1950s. If you’re into jazz, blues, folk, country, western swing, and/or rockabilly of that era, you gotta get over there. Banjo optional. 8, no cover.

Music Note of Note: The Folk School, part of KDHX Community Radio Station, has a simple mission: “To build community through music.” They have classes in folk instruments and theory, workshops, and events featuring great acoustic players. The instructors are some of the best players and teachers in the Midwest.


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


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