Hear this Week: Live Music in St. Louis November 21 – 27
Live Music in St. Louis
When you think of the “crossroads” you think of the Faustian tale of Robert Johnson in Mississippi. Today, the country’s crossroads for live music is St. Louis – musicians on the way up, on the way down, or just gettin’ by perform here. Get out this week and hear some of these Bands of Note:
Monday, November 21 – Get over to Momo’s Greek Restaurant and hear the jazz stylings of the Jim Manley and Randy Bahr Duo. Starts at 7, no cover.
Wednesday, November 23 – At the Sky Music Lounge in West County you’ll hear the Hulapoppers. They bill themselves as the town’s best party band and when you hear them, you will likely agree. Their renditions of pop, rock, Top 40, and R&B will have you on the dance floor. Starts at 8, $10.
Friday, November 25 – A frequent visitor to these here parts, Cody Jinks once again brings his lonesome, dark-hued bluegrass and country songs to the Old Rock House. He’ll be playing cuts off his newly released album, I’m Not the Devil, which jumped to number four on the Billboard Country Albums chart. Doors open at 7, $20.
Saturday, November 26 – From the college town of Columbia, Mo., comes the modern hard rock of Cost of Desire. Tonight they headline at Cicero’s in University City, where several other hard rocking bands are also on the bill. Show starts at 9, $10.
Sunday, November 27 – The 15th annual Baby Blues Showcase features a wide range of young St. Louis blues artists under the age at 30. No crying, and BYOP (Bring Your Own Pacifier) to BB’s Jazz, Blues, and Soups. Starts at 5, $15.
What the Locals Know: Every Tuesday at Hammerstone’s you’ll find Naked Mike (fully clothed). His acoustic guitar work is enviable, and his spin on classic rock and pop has a strong following in these parts. He starts at 7, no cover.
Music Note of Note: Self-taught on guitar, Mel Bay moved to St. Louis in 1933 and fronted his own trio. In 1947 he published his first of many guitar books, and would eventually sell over 25 million, teaching people all over the world to play. His company, Mel Bay Publishing, is still in business today, run by his son and grandson.