Hear this Week: Live Music in St. Louis January 2 – 8

Tuesday January 3, 2017

Live Music in St. Louis

Let’s fulfill your New Year’s resolution of getting out and hearing more live music – to get you started, here are some Bands of Note:

Monday, January 2 – At the 1860s Saloon, local singer and rising star Dallas Murphy plays Americana music. 8pm, no cover.

Thursday, January 5 – At the Fubar, local folk musician Jason Boyd puts on an EP release show for his forthcoming “Union Station.” This up and coming artist cites artists from Guthrie to Dylan as influences. Lee’s Summit–based acoustic artist Tanner Qualls opens. The all-ages show starts at 7, $9.

Friday, January 6 – Over at the Atomic Cowboy, one of our town’s newest jam bands, Surco, is heading a show that will feature their experimentation with a variety of musical genres. The Echo Base Quartet and Hillside Barons are also playing. Doors open at 9, $10.

Saturday, January 7 – Head over the river to Smithton, IL, to Schmitty’s to hear Baywolfe, which is being billed as “the ultimate 80s party rock band.” Let’s go find out. Doors open at 8, no cover.

Sunday, January 8 – Let’s hear it for the boozy brunch! Pat Connolly’s Tavern has one featuring “A Brunch of Tunes” by the traditional Irish instrumental group Mischief. This local trio features Katie Alexander, Shannon Kelly, and Jennifer Kelly, and they are very good at what they do. 10am to 1pm Free (the music, not the food).

What the Locals Know: “Howlin’ Fridays” happens at our own National Blues Museum every week. Local and traveling legends come to play at our wonderful museum, and in January alone we have Uvee Hayes (1/6), Marquise Knox (1/13), and the Kingdom Brothers (1/20). Doors open at 5 with the live music starting at 7. $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.

Music Note of Note: From 1996 until October of 2015, rock n’ roll legend Chuck Berry played at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room once a month. He did over 200 shows before taking a break. (He’s 89 so he deserves that break, though he’s apparently working on some new songs.) He began his career playing clubs here, and we look forward to him taking the stage again!

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