Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis February 13 – February 19
Live Music in St. Louis
The sheer variety of acts in St. Louis is outpaced only by the talent of the musicians who perform here. Get out this week and hear some of these Bands of Note:
Monday, February 13 – 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, February 15 – Leopold & His Fiction come play the Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy. The Detroit-born Daniel Leopold fronts the band, which is equally rooted in dingy garage punk and Motown’s pop-minded R&B. The group is hot enough to open for the likes of ZZ Top, so there ya go. Doors open at 7, $12.
Thursday, February 16 – Young M.A. has been rapping since age 9, and her debut single from last year, “Ooouuu,” peaked at number 19 on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100 Chart (she also performed it at last year’s BET Hip Hop Awards. Catch this up-and-coming musical powerhouse at the Pageant. Doors open at 7, tickets are $50.
Friday, February 17 – Scrambled, with great versatility and energy, plays it all: bluegrass, blues, funk, reggae, country, and a little folk/Americana. Zach Hoock (standup bass), Britton Liefer (mandolin), and Ray Bieri (banjo and guitar) perform a feel-good show at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room. Starts at 9, $8.
Sunday, February 19 – Halfway there? Livin’ on a prayer? Then get down to the Scottrade Center and catch the latest Bon Jovi tour, “This House Is Not for Sale.” True, Richie Sambora is no longer shredding for them, but word on the street is the band is better than ever. 7:30, tickets are $34 to $242 (and beyond for special packages).
What the Locals Know: Every Wednesday at the Broadway Oyster Bar, Sean Canan’s VooDoo Players take the stage and play their American roots music with a revolving cast of fantastic and fun local musicians. They mix it up occasionally genre-wise and are known to launch into a tribute to Bob Marley, for example. Starts at 8, no cover.
Music Note of Note: Celebrate Black History Month at our still new National Blues Museum, as it tells the story of the blues and African Americans’ contribution to music. On February 16, from 7 to 9pm, they present “Music Moved the Movement,” a conversation about the complexities, challenges, and triumphs of the civil rights movement and its relationship to music and American history.
Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell