Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis July 17 – 22
In any given week there are over 300 bands playing in over 75 places – here are just a few Bands of Note:
Monday, July 17 – At Troy’s Jazz Gallery, local producer/composer/bassist/drummer Charles “Bud” Quarells hosts a night of “Underground Noise.” 8, $5.
Tuesday, July 18 – We love our tribute bands, so I’m glad to point that Elevation, a U2 tribute band, is in concert out at the O’Fallon Civic Park Bandstand as part of the O’Fallon Jammin’ Concert series. Also – food trucks! 6:30, free.
Wednesday, July 19 – In South County, JP’s Corner is hosting the acoustic trio the Rainbyrds. This act includes a mandolin/fiddle player, an acoustic guitarist, and a drummer, which makes their take on Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, etc., tunes truly original. 7:30, no cover.
Thursday, July 20 – For eight years, the Country Music Awards have voted him Musician of the Year, so now would be as good a time as any to get down to Delmar Hall and catch Mac McAnally. 8, $35.
Friday & Saturday, July 21 and 22 – Metro East native Montez Coleman, a longtime member of the Roy Hargrove Quintet who has also drummed for Wynton Marsalis, performs his annual birthday gig at Jazz at the Bistro. He’ll no doubt be playing from his album debut, New Beginnings. Two shows nightly, 7:30 and 9:30; $20 adults, $10 students.
What the Locals Know: Adam Maness is one of the most original and diverse pianists in town. For years, he worked closely with Erin Bode, and now he mostly keeps busy with the 442s. But on Thursdays, you’ll find him leading his own trio playing good old-fashioned jazz at Thurman’s in Shaw. On bass is Bob DeBoo and on drums? Montez Coleman. 8, no cover.
Music Note of Note: In a 9,000-square foot building in the Central West End, you’ll find Jackson Pianos. Since 1999, Joe Jackson has been refurbishing pianos of all types and sizes, ages and brands for every budget. He regularly donates instruments and his services to local schools, churches, and nonprofits.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell