Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis January 16 – 21
Live Music in St. Louis
In any given week, there are over 300 bands playing in over 75 places – here are just a few Bands of Note:
Tuesday, January 17 – Warm yourself up with some Cajun food and delicious jazz at the Riverbend Restaurant and Bar in Clayton. The Jim Manley (trumpet) and Chris Swan (pianist) Jazz Duo are a local treasure. They jam from 6:30 to 8:30, no cover.
Wednesday, January 18 – Junior Brown has come to town. This iconic country performer will be playing the double-neck guitar he invented (a six-string electric attached to a lap steel guitar). He wows all with his country, honky tonk, blues, and Tex-Mex tunes. The Cara Louise Band opens for him, and it all happens at the Old Rock House. Doors open at 7, $25.
Thursday, January 19 – At Herbie’s in Clayton, local blues/rock guitarist Eric Lysaght brings his mix of acoustic original and cover tunes to this French-inspired restaurant. 7-10, no cover.
Friday, January 20 – It’s a musical marriage made in heaven as the electric blues-shredding The Kingdom Brothers play at the National Blues Museum. Founded by Bob Walther in 2005, this band stays away from the cliché blues tunes you’ve heard a million time and focusses on lesser known gems – and even some smokin’ originals. Doors open at 5, $5 for members/$10 for non-members.
Saturday, January 21 – Out in the suburb of Webster Groves, CJ Muggs provides a stage for the diverse and always entertaining Falling Martins. This quartet’s blend of rock, pop, folk, country, and jazz cover and original tunes is infectious. 9, no cover.
What the Locals Know: Slumfest is a widely acclaimed St. Louis Underground Music Festival, and on Saturday January 21st they hold their Hip Hop Awards. This all-aged event features performances by DJ Smitty among others. It takes place at our new Delmar Hall. 7, $10.
Music Note of Note: You can’t get a town full of great musicians without good music institutes, and one of ours is the Community Music School. Since 1925 they’ve been educating children and young adults on every instrument from the piccolo to the timpani. Located on the campus of Webster University, they put on inspiring concerts all year long.