Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis January 29 – February 3
In any given week, there are over 300 bands playing in over 75 places – here are just a few Bands of Note:
Monday, January 29 – The always interesting and entertaining 2 Cellos return to town and are sawing up and down their fretboards at the Fabulous Fox. This performance was originally scheduled in October, and tickets for that date are good for this one. 8 pm, $33.
Tuesday, January 30 – Blind Willie & the Broadway Collective bring their blues and progressive jazz to the stage at BB’s Jazz, Blues, and Soups. 9 pm, $10.
Thursday, February 1 – It’s the night before Friday, and that means Adam Maness Trio once again transforms Thurman’s in Shaw into a jazz lab. No, you won’t hear the traditional tunes out of a worn-out fake book, but interesting takes on tunes from Radiohead and OutKast. 8 pm, no cover.
Friday, February 2 – National recording artist Granger Smith stops by Ballpark Village for their “Hot Country Nights” series. He’ll undoubtedly play two of his big hits, “If the Boot Fits” and “Backroad Song.” Doors open at 7, $30.
Saturday, February 3 – The garage punk band the Jag-Wires headline another eclectic evening at the Schlafly Tap Room that also includes power pop band Starter Jackets and indie college pop rock Attic Salt. 9 pm, no cover.
What the Locals Know: Wander into Pat Connolly’s on any given Sunday early afternoon, and you’ll hear some great live music. Sometimes it’s a harpist, sometimes a guitarist, but it’s always a good time and there’s never a cover for it. (And it’s not advertised, so now consider yourself in the know!)
Music Note of Note: According to Distilled History, a local blog, in 1875 the St. Louis city directory listed a staggering 1,095 saloons. Not quite that many today, but seek out those that serve up live music.