Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis February 12 – 18

Monday February 12, 2018

Love is in the air – being Valentine’s Day and all – so here’s a special edition Bands of Note:

Wednesday, February 14

The Dark Room Bon Bon Plot is an interesting if not daring local trio blends bossa nova, Latin jazz, and modern French jazz along with spinning some new takes on the standards. 6 pm, free.

Cyrano’s – Can’t get much more romantical than hearing our own Erin Bode performing a special Valentine’s show at this Webster Groves gem. 8, no cover.

Jazz at the Bistro – Alicia Olatuja has been astounding audiences with her crystal-clear vocals and captivating personality since she sang at President Barack Obama’s second inauguration. Today based in New York City, she comes home to the Bistro for what will be a great performance. Doors open at 6 pm, $32.

Broadway Oyster Bar – Start your evening early here, where Leah Osborne entertains with her brand of indie folk-grass. That starts at 5:30, no cover. Then stick around for Sean Canan’s Voodoo Players at 9 pm, $8.

Sheldon Concert Hall – In love with complex fingerstyle guitar playing? Then you’ll need to be here when Australian guitarist, singer, and songwriter Tommy Emmanuel performs. Rodney Crowell opens. 8 pm, $50.

Sunday, February 18 – Get your bluegrass on with the Lil Smokies at the Old Rock House. Hailing from Missoula, MT, they are front and center in the progressive acoustic sphere, creating a unique melody-driven sound of their own. Don’t miss this hard-charging quintet. 8 pm, $12.

What the Locals Know: Every Thursday night the National Blues Museum hosts “Sittin on the Porch” jam sessions. It’s hosted by Jesse Lopez, and musicians of all levels are encouraged to come and play. 6, free.

Music Note of Note: Celebrate Black History Month at our National Blues Museum, as it tells the story of the blues and African Americans’ contribution to music. On February 17, the “See That My Grave Is Kept Clean” exhibit opens, running through May 19.

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