Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis June 5 – June 9

Monday June 5, 2017

Another special edition of Hear This Week: Twangfest! It turns 21 one this year, and it’s being billed as “finally legal” (though it’s been drinking LONG before this birthday dontchaknow). That special event and other Bands of Note:

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Twangfest 21 @ Off Broadway June 7-10. Doors open at 7, all ages for all shows. Tickets per day are $22 in advance.

  • Wednesday, June 7 – Black Joe Lewis, Alanna Royale, Gene Jackson
  • Thursday, June 8 – Erika Wennerstrom, John Paul White, John Henry
  • Friday, June 9 – Robbie Fulks, Parker Millsap, Cave States
  • Saturday, June 10 – Chuck Prophet & the Mission Express, the Flatt Five, Town Cars

Thursday, June 8 – We love our tribute bands, so we’ll be at the Old Rock House for Satisfaction, a Rolling Stones show. This is an internationally touring show, so while you can’t always get what you want in terms of the actual Stones, sometimes you might just find, you get what you need. 8, $12.

Friday, June 9 – And now for something completely different: Yes, that is that Jane Lynch (Glee, Hollywood Game Night, Best in Show) singing standards with that St. Louis Symphony at Powell Hall. Sure to be entertaining on many levels. 7:30, $35–$70.

What the Locals Know – For the third year, we get to take great joy in the Atomic Blues Fest at the Atomic Cowboy. It is the annual fundraiser supporting the great work that the St. Louis Blues Society’s Education Fund does. It’s filled with our best local blues players leaving it all on stage, and for a good cause. Starts at 3, $12.

Music Note of Note: If you can guess what important instrument Belgium-born Adolphe Sax (1814–1894) invented, then you’ll want to know about Saxquest. Not just a music instrument store in a cool part of town (Cherokee Street), it also features a museum of saxophones (including several Mr. Sax made himself). Fascinating, wonderful, and a little bonkers, this little-known hidden treasure is worth a visit.

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

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