Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis February 27 – March 3

Monday February 27, 2017

Live Music in St. Louis

Recovered from Mardi Gras? Let’s keep it going with these Bands of Note:

Fat Tuesday! February 28 –

  • At the 1860s Saloon, great local blues trio Diamond Cut Blues Band featuring one of our town’s greatest drummers, Mike Schleicher, plays from 9 to 1. No cover.
  • At our beloved B.’s Jazz, Blues, and Soups, Sweetie & the Toothaches kick it off at 7, with Blind Willie & the Broadway Collective taking over at 9:30. $5.
  • At the Cajun-themed Riverbend Restaurant, the Jim Manley/Chris Swan duo serve up some swinging jazz. 6:30, no cover.

Wednesday, March 1 – Nick Finzer’s Hear & Now sextet is headed appropriately by trombonist Nick Finzer, who brings his politically charged and technically amazing band to the Curtain Call Lounge, inside our Fabulous Fox Theatre. Starts at 8, no cover.

Thursday, March 2 – Out at Westport’s Trainwreck Saloon in Maryland Heights, the Town Drunks will be taking the stage. The acoustic duo of Dave Seithel and Jeff Nations specialize in covers from the 1960s to the present day – and they even throw in a few originals. These guys are upbeat and funny in addition to being talented in a quirky kind o’ way. They start at 7, no cover.

Friday, March 3 – Edgy local original pysch rock is for the taking at the Heavy Anchor tonight. There’s Grand House, Shoegaze, and Comrade Catbox, all organically and locally grown; from just across the river, there’s the Polyshades. It all starts at 9, $7.

What the Locals Know: Every Tuesday night at Howard’s in Soulard there’s a fun open mic night which has been hosted by Kimmy V since 2000. This is an all-ages event and starts at 6. No cover.

Music Note of Note: R&B star Fontella Bass was born in St. Louis in 1940. She tickled the ivories and sang with the likes of Little Milton and Oliver Sain, but things took off in 1965 when she launched her solo career. In 1965 she took the pop world by storm with “Rescue Me.” She would return to St. Louis in 1972 and work with local churches, and was a vital part of our community until she passed away in 2012.

Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell

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