Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis February 6 – February 9

Monday February 6, 2017

Live Music in St. Louis

St. Louis is the live music capital of the U.S., with scores of opportunities to catch great music every week! Here are just a few Bands of Note:

Monday, February 6 – Saxophonist Jeff Anderson & His Quartet take part in the Black History Month Concert at our own Webster University in Webster Groves. It features Bob DeBoo (bass), Adam Maness (piano), and Kaleb Kirby (drums). They start swinging at 7, $7.

Tuesday, February 7 – Over at Fubar, the Bunny Gang, which is fronted by Nathen Maxwell of Flogging Molly, plays not-so-Celtic rock. Reggae- and folk-influenced tunes come from this band’s new album “Thrive.” Doors open at 7, $15.

Wednesday, February 8 – Local jazz artist Kasimu Taylor brings his amazing trumpet work and fantastically tight trio to the Dark Room. Starts at 9, no cover.

Wednesday & Thursday, February 8 & 9 – Straight-ahead jazz pianist Bruce Barth and his trio stop by Jazz at the Bistro for two nights. This guy toured with Tony Bennett, so he’s the real deal. 7:30 both nights with a second show on Thursday at 11. Tickets start at $30.

Friday, February 9 – Local indie rockers Lightrider take the stage at Cicero’s in University City. Their music has been described as a mix of ambient post-rock, funk, jazz, and American pop rock. The all-ages show also features Oddsoul and the Sound and Casper Webs. Doors open at 7, $7.

What the Locals Know: Every Tuesday and Thursday night is karaoke night at the Just John, one of our town’s most popular gay and lesbian night clubs. The singing, good and otherwise but always fun, starts at 10pm. No cover.

Music Note of Note: The local jazz community lost a great musician and St. Louis native in December: Charles “Bobo” Shaw. Shaw was a member of the influential Black Artists Group, an arts collective that played and recorded here from 1968 to 1972. Born in 1947, this influential drummer also recorded and performed in New York City and Europe. Classically trained, he incorporated funk and new wave into his jazz drumming.

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

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