Hear this Week: Live Music in St. Louis August 29 – September 3
Live Music in St. Louis
Sure, you weren’t surprised at the studies that show that people who go out and hear live music are happier – that’s why you’re in St. Louis, live music capital of the country! Get out this week and here some of these Bands of Note:
Tuesday, August 30 – The multi-instrumentalist Isaac Alderson has brought his uilleann pipes, Irish flute, tin whistle, and band to McGurk’s to share his joyful traditional Irish music. He’s actually here through September 17th, so no excuses for missing him. No cover, and the jig starts at 8:30.
Wednesday, August 31 – Over at the Old Rock House, things are going to get interesting with the Portland, Oregon-based indie folk-pop band Shook Twins. Identical twins Katelyn and Laurie front the band, playing banjo, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, mandolin, ukulele, and even glockenspiel, among others. Beautiful harmonies. $12, show starts at 8.
Thursday, September 1 – The delightful Vince Sala Trio, led by tenor saxophonist Vince himself, plays at the Pat Connolly Tavern. If you think upbeat instrumental jazz doesn’t fit in an Irish pub, stop by and hear for yourself. No cover, music starts at 9.
Friday, September 2 – The hard-rockin’ cover band Midlife Crisis is playing all your favorite songs tonight over at the Kirkwood Station Brewing Co. The quartet takes the stage at 9 with a cover of $5.
Saturday, September 3 – At Hammerstone’s, local singer, composer, and entertainer Paul Bonn fronts a scorching new band featuring some of the town’s finest bluesmen. In addition to the blues, they fit soul, R&B, and even Cajun covers and originals into their sets. Music starts at 9, no cover.
What the Locals Know: On Monday, August 29, Schneithorst’s Restaurant is hosting “A Night of Music and History.” This special event celebrates the Salem United Methodist Church’s 175th anniversary with performances by the modern worship band Divine Hours and local musician Tim Powers. Historian Elizabeth Terry will speak. Starts at 7; free.
Music Note of Note: If you can guess what important instrument Belgium-born Adolphe Sax (1814–1894) invented, then you’ll want to know about Saxquest. Not just a music instrument store in a cool part of town (Cherokee Street), it also features a museum of saxophones (including several Mr. Sax made himself). Fascinating, wonderful, and a little bonkers, this little-known hidden treasure is worth a visit.
Guest blogger Kevin Mitchel highlights some of St. Louis’ top local music events each week.