Hear this Week: Live Music in St. Louis August 22 – 27
Live Music in St. Louis
St. Louis is the crossroads of all things America, and that includes live music. Here are just a few Bands of Note:
Monday, August 22 – At The Shaved Duck, Dizzy Atmosphere plays from 5:30 to 8:30 while patrons dine on fine BBQ and soul food. This violin/guitar duo plays great jazz from Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli through the Latin jazz work of Carlos Jobim and Xavier Cugat. A treat. No cover.
Wednesday, August 24 – Over at the Hollywood Casino in Maryland Heights, the 99 Hops House often features smaller, mostly acoustic acts. On this hump day masterful singer/guitarist Steven Woolley plays pop to rock to country to soul. No cover.
Thursday, August 25 – Get down to the popular B.B.’s Jazz, Blues, and Soups, and be here when Texas bluesman extraordinaire Randy McAllister comes to town. This Grammy nominated, veteran singer/songwriter brings an original and innovative style to the blues. Show starts at 9:30, $10.
Friday, August 26 – Visit Off Broadway and hear the Vigilettes at their CD release party. This all-women original rock band is a little grunge, a little pop, and a lot of fun. They headline, preceded by Soma, Traveling Sound Machine, and Town Cars. Urban Chestnut Brewing is sponsoring this free show.
Saturday, August 27 – Get out to the beautiful countryside of the nearby German town of Hermann to the Stone Hill Winery and hear the pop/rock sounds of the five-piece Featherstone Drive Band. Enjoy their takes on everyone from Elvis to Prince, Pat Benatar to Adele. 1 to 5, and there’s never a cover.
What the Locals Know – One of the many new places to spout great music in town is … well, the parking lot at Busch Stadium’s Ballpark Village! They throw great parties with fun bands, and this Saturday, starting at 9:30, Bitter Pill takes the stage outside and shakes up downtown. No cover.
Music Note of Note: For Parrot Heads and more casual fans alike, there’s nothing like a Jimmy Buffett concert. He comes to St. Louis on every tour, in part because two St. Louis musicians have been playing with him since 1989. Brothers Jim Mayer (bass) and Peter Mayer (guitar), songwriters in their own rights, grew up in south St. Louis.