Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis November 13 – November 17
In addition to the sheer number of great bands living and playing through here, there is a rich variety of genres happening here every week. Here are just a few Bands of Note:
Monday, November 13 – Local heroes Wilco returns to the Pageant. Get down there and see what Jeff Tweedy and the boys are up to. 7:30, $40–$60.
Tuesday, November 14 – One of England’s most enduring contemporary singer/songwriters who many consider “the closest thing to Dylan” comes to the Blueberry Hill’s Duck Hill. 8, $23.
Wednesday, November 15 – Habib Koité brings his world-music, Afro-beat, face-melting guitar licks to the Ready Room tonight. 8, $25–$30.
Thursday, November 16 – The Joe Metzka Band brings their blues, soul, funk, and jazz to B.B.’s Jazz Blues and Soups. He’s followed by Torrey Casey & the Southside Hustle, playing their brand of soul grooves, funk, R&B, and blues. Both are local acts on the way up. 7, $5.
Friday, November 17 – For over 40 years, Jake’s Leg has been playing Grateful Dead covers and music inspired by that epic jam band to the delight of all Deadheads. Tonight, they play out in West County’s Sky Music Lounge. 9:30, $10.
What the Locals Know – Evangeline’s Bistro features a Sunday Swing Jazz Brunch every week that is delicious on the palette and the ears. This Sunday Miss Jubilee & the Humdingers perform their hot jazz and rhythm & blues from the 1920s–1950s – and they do it while you enjoy that beignet. 11 a.m., no cover.
Music Note of Note: Across the river in Edwardsville, you’ll find on Main Street the historic Wildey Theatre. It opened in 1909 as an opera house, and eventually transitioned to a movie house before being abandoned. In 1999, the city took it over and restored it to its original glory. In addition to showing special movies, it’s a special place for live concerts.