Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis June 26 – July 1

Monday June 26, 2017

When people visit, they are usually blown away at how much great, diverse live music we have. Let’s not let us locals take it for granite and get out and hear these Bands of Note:

Hear This Week:

Monday, June 26 – At The Shaved Duck, Dizzy Atmosphere plays while patrons dine on fine BBQ and soul food. This violin/guitar duo plays great jazz from Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli through the Latin jazz work of Carlos Jobim and Xavier Cugat. 5:30, no cover.

Tuesday, June 27 – The University City Summer Band is putting on a concert in that’s city’s Heman Park. Local conductor Tom Poshak leads the band through marches, show tunes, jazz pieces, light classical works, and more. Bring your lawn chair to this delightful evening of music. 7, free.

Wednesday, June 28 – The Last Bandaleros are in town and they are playing at Off Broadway. Last year they made Rolling Stone magazine’s “10 Country Artist You Need to Know” list, so you gotta check them out. 8, $15.

Thursday, June 29 – At Hammerstone’s we have the Green McDonald Band, a new rockin’ blues quartet that released their first album last year. They throw in some imaginative takes of classic blues songs along with their catchy originals. 8, no cover.

Friday, June 30 – One of our most gifted – and certainly most fascinating – pianist in town is Ptah Williams, and he and his trio are playing acoustic jazz at The Dark Room. They play 6-8, and there’s no cover … what a great way to start the weekend.

Saturday, July 1 – All the way from Oklahoma City, we have Matt Stansberry & the Romance. They are playing their brand of R&B, Soul, and old fashioned rock and roll at Beale on Broadway. 10:30, $10.

What the Locals Know: Sure, our Missouri Botanical Garden is an oasis of natural beauty, but the locals know it’s also a great place to hear live music in the summer. The Garden puts on the Whitaker Music Festival which is a concert every Wednesday featuring our best local players. This Wednesday, June 28th, they let Big Mike Aguirre and the Blu City All Stars play among the floras. Bring a picnic basket. Music starts at 7:30, and the series runs through August 2.

Music Note of Note: How big is the St. Louis Music scene? When putting a list of top local bands, it’s too big for a mere top 10 or even 25 … so every year the alt weekly Riverfront Times puts out “STL 77” the top 77 music acts in town, and they all played together last weekend. See the list here.

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

 

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