Hear this Week: Live Music in St. Louis November 14 – 20

Sunday November 13, 2016

Live Music in St. Louis

As the weather turns cooler, the local music scene gets hotter. The sheer variety of acts in St. Louis is outpaced only by the talent of the musicians who perform here. Get out this week and hear some of these Bands of Note:

Monday, November 14 – Hip hop act Third Sight performs at BB’s Jazz, Blues, and Soups. Since 1993 this San Francisco Bay–area trio has been pushing boundaries and putting on great shows. They start after 8, $5.

Wednesday, November 16 – Great live music is happening at one of our newer music venues, Foam on Cherokee. Tonight the sweet sounds, hot jazz, and wild rhythms of the Sidney Street Shakers are heard. Masterful clarinet arpeggios, soulful cornet melodies, and wild trombone slides make this group a must-hear. Doors open at 8, Free.

Thursday, November 17 – The charismatic songstress Catherine Russell stops by Jazz at the Bistro. The daughter of pioneering jazz musician Carline Ray and longtime Louis Armstrong bandleader and arranger Luis Russell performs the bluesy-er side of jazz. 7:30, $35.

Friday, November 18 – One of our town’s premiere bands, Power Play, dishes out the Motown, R&B, and funk at the 1860 Saloon in Soulard. This is a high-energy sextet that always provides a great time. 9, no cover.

Saturday, November 19 – If you’re looking for a rockin’ duo that is “Hall and Oates meet ZZ Top” then head to Atomic Cowboy’s The Bootleg for a special concert by the Greyhounds. Based out of Memphis, this band has been rocking venues for 15 years. Two other great bands open for them. Doors open at 7, $10.

Sunday, November 20 – Starting at 1 and ending at 10 there’s a concert for a good cause you do not want to miss: “Voo Doo Mama Fest: Celebrating the Ladies of the Lou” (the “Lou” being St. Louis). It takes place at the Broadway Oyster Bar, and our best female-fronted bands will be shaking the place to the rafters. Hillary Fitz Band will be closing out the marathon of great day of rock, folk, and blues. $10.

What the Locals Know: At the National Blues Museum, every Friday in November is “Howlin’ Friday.” Local legend Big George Brock starts the blues at 7 PM; tickets are $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.

Music Note of Note: St. Louis also loves recorded music, specifically the good ol’ long playing records. We have over a dozen stores where you can get new and used vinyl. Two of the most popular ones re Euclid Records and Vintage Vinyl, both of which regularly host live music.

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