Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis August 7 – 13
Wallet Hub has named St. Louis number 1 for most live music venues! Here are just a few Bands of Note:
Monday, August 7 – Tim Albert and Stovehandle Dan with Randy make Mondays easier to handle over at Hammerstone’s. Always fun acoustic takes on great rock tunes. 7, no cover.
Wednesday, August 9 – The Dark Room hosts Kasimu Taylor, who brings his “Kasimu-tet” consisting of himself on trumpet, Nathan Jatcko on piano, Ben Wheeler on bass, and Montez Coleman on drums. They offer interesting takes on the standards plus original modern jazz tunes. 9, no cover.
Thursday, August 10 – Herbie Hancock comes to Powell Hall! He is now in his sixth decade as a prolific player and composer and shows no sign of slowing down. Don’t miss it. Presented by Jazz at the Bistro. 7:30, $40–$65.
Saturday, August 12 – The Blue Lotus Soul Review comes to Off Broadway. It’s a special night of music featuring a revolving cast of entertainers, all backed up by a stellar rhythm section. 8, $10.
Sunday, August 13 – One of our best music instrument stores, Tower Music, located in Fenton, has of late been putting on great jams. So there’s no better way to spend a Sunday afternoon than at the Kirkwood Station Brewing Company where students of their Tower Jam program put on a great performance. 1, $5.
What the Locals Know: Every Wednesday for the foreseeable future, Big Rich McDonough & the Rhythm Renegades perform at BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups. McDonough plays some mean, electrifyin’ guitar and his band are always filled with great local players. Usually there’s an opening act, but he always starts playing around 9.
Music Note of Note: The St. Louis region is home to Bob Heil, an inductee into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame who founded Heil Sound in 1966. In the late 1960s and early 1970s he created special touring sound systems for the Grateful Dead and the Who. In 1973, he invented the Heil Talk Box, used by Peter Frampton, Joe Walsh, and Richie Sambora. Today he makes excellent pro microphones right across the river.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell