Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis March 13 – 19
St. Louis is the center of the country not only geographically, but also musically. From classical music to the birth of the blues through hip hop and rap, it’s all here. Here are just a few Bands of Note:
Hear This Week
Monday, March 13 – At The Shaved Duck, Dizzy Atmosphere plays from 5:30 to 8:30 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. No cover.
Wednesday, March 15 – The German restaurant The Feasting Fox will be swinging when Sara Jane and the Blue Notes masterfully perform authentic jazz-era tunes from the 1920s to the 1940s. 7:30, no cover.
Thursday, March 16 – Big Bad Voo Doo Daddy comes to our historic Casa Loma Ballroom! Come down and do some dancing whether you can still fit into your Zoot suit or not. Our own Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers open. 7:30, $30.
Saturday, March 18 – Local blues-tinged rockers Only Sound take the stage at the Schafly Tap Room. Also on the bill is Gary Robert and the Community and The Wilderness. 9, no cover.
Sunday, March 19 – Classic movie meets classical orchestra when Powell Hall shows Raiders of the Lost Ark on the big screen with the St. Louis Symphony performing John Williams’ epic score live! You can bring your bull whip, but you may have to check it at the door. The Symphony is classy that way. 2:00, $35 to $67.
What the Locals Know: Seven nights a week you’ll hear great blues at the 1860’s Saloon in Soulard—but what we know is they also have great players on Saturday and Sunday afternoons at 2. Catch Tony Hall, Joe Lewis, Fred Pierce, Steve Pecaro, and so many other great acts who play those afternoons regularly. No cover.
Music Note of Note: Jazz trumpeter Miles Davis was one of the most influential jazz musicians in the history of the genre. He grew up across the river in Alton and headed to New York’s Julliard School in 1944. He received a Lifetime Achievement Grammy Award in 1990.
Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell