Hear this Week: Live Music in St. Louis October 10 – 16
Live Music in St. Louis
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:
Tuesday, October 11 – Local pianist Adam Maness hosts “New Tune Tuesday” at the Dark Room, one our town’s newest, hippest venues. Maness (442s, Erin Bode) will be supplying a top-notch rhythm section for up-and-coming jazz and pop musicians to try out their new compositions. Come hear new work by local artists who will be tomorrow’s stars. Starts at 8, nNo cover.
Wednesday, October 12 – If you want to get out on a “school night” but don’t want to stay out too late, BB’s Jazz, Blues, and Soups usually has two bands on hump day. From 7 to 9 there’s Big Rich & the Rhythm Renegades, dishing out electric blues, Texas blues, and boogie woogie. $5.
Friday, October 14 – Get over to St. Charles to the Bottleneck Blues Bar for Devon Allman Presents Friday Night Blues, where Wrath of Khan will be playing. This is a local favorite venue inside the Ameristar Casino and always home to a good time. Music starts around 8, $5.
Saturday, October 15 – At the Old Rock House Austin-based singer/songwriter/rocker Bob Schneider takes the stage. His band features Oliver Steck, who plays keyboards, accordion, trumpet, and assorted whistles, and “also dances a lot” which he may or not get paid for. Doors open at 7, $20.
Sunday, October 16 – The Voodoo Blues Band is a local award-winning quintet featuring horns playing blues, soul, rhythm and blues, and jazz. On Sunday from 4 to 8 they will be hosting a jam session at Hammerstone’s in Soulard which will surely bring out the best musicians in town. No cover.
What the Locals Know: October 15–16, St. Louis plays host to the Toyota Rock ‘n’ Roll Half Marathon, so get your runnning shoes on and hit the streets for this perfect mix of exercise and live music. On Sunday at 7 a.m., the half marathons take off, and modern pop-rockers On Tracy Lane kick off the music at 7:30 a.m. Then hometown heroes the Urge take over at 10:00 a.m. Dozens of bands perform along the route, from classic rock, punk, funk, and blues to jazz. Register online for the run, or find a spot to cheer along the course. The bands play around Market and 14th streets.
Music Note of Note: Devon Allman, son of musician and Hall of Famer Gregg Allman, calls St. Louis home, frequently playing out and hosting a blues night at the Bottleneck Blues Bar in St. Charles. After a decade playing with Honeytribe, he played with the blues-rock supergroup Royal Southern Brotherhood, and currently plays with his own band in addition to sitting in with others and doing solo gigs. He’s currently on tour with the Devon Allman Band.