Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis November 6 – 10
A lot of towns have live music only on the weekends, but no city has more venues hosting live music Monday–Thursday than St. Louis. So don’t wait for the weekend to get out, as here are just a few Bands of Note:
Monday, November 6 – At the underground of Das Bevo, Annie and the Fur Trappers are performing their eclectic brand of traditional blues, jazz, and Dixieland. We’re talkin’ tubas and washboards, people! 7, no cover.
Tuesday, November 7 – Des Moines-based Dead Horse Trauma brings their raging metal to the Firebird. Ektomorf from Hungary opens with their mix of thrash, hardcore and traditional gypsy music. Doors open at 6:30, $10–$12.
Wednesday, November 8 – The Whitaker Jazz Speaks Series is presenting “Duke Ellington & Film” at Jazz at the Bistro. Dr. John Hasse will discuss the original score to Otto Preminger’s 1959 courtroom drama, Anatomy of a Murder, which was composed by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, and other films that featured Ellington’s compositions. The St. Louis Big Band will perform some of the seldom heard music live. Admission is free, but you must go online to get a ticket. 7:30.
Thursday, November 9 – Down at Bartolino’s South in South County, Charles Hilliard is entertaining on acoustic guitar. 6, no cover.
Friday, November 10 – The always amazing, appropriately revered Ricky Skaggs comes to the Sheldon. He’s won 14 Grammys and has had 12 number one hits, so go experience this master of the mandolin. What a night of bluegrass and country music this will be. 8, $40–$45.
What the Locals Know – Every Friday at Troy’s Jazz Gallery, sax artist Tim Cunningham plays Smooth Jazz and R&B. 9, $10.
Music Note of Note: On November 7th, 1967, K-SHE 94.7, formerly an easy listening station, dropped the needle down on Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” and became “real rock radio.” The St. Louis station celebrates its 50th anniversary this month, and there’s a documentary about it all, too: Never Say Goodbye: The KSHE Documentary. They’ll be limited showings in local theaters – for more go to Birthofastation.com.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell