Hear this Week: Live Music in St. Louis October 17 – 22
Live Music in St. Louis
In any given week there are over 300 bands playing in over 75 places! Here are just a few Bands of Note:
Monday, October 17 – Get over to Momo’s Greek Restaurant and hear the jazz stylings of the Jim Manley Duo. Jim is our town’s finest trumpet player and offers a wide variety of jazz. Starts at 7, no cover.
Tuesday, October 18 – Over at the River City Casino & Hotel, the soulful Boz Scaggs will be performing his hits from the 1970s and 1980s along with songs off his new album, A Fool to Care. Doors open at 8, $45-$65.
Thursday, October 20 – Catch two of St. Louis’s best and most dynamic jazz players, Ptah Williams and Eric Slaughter, who head a quartet that is as unpredictable as it is entertaining. Two sets, 7:30 and 9 p.m. at The Dark Room, which boasts live music five nights a week and never a cover.
Friday, October 21 – Local legends the Well Hungarians deliver a high-octane country rock performance at the popular Syberg’s on Dorsett. This collection of fantastic musicians puts on over 200 performances regionally a year. Starts at 9, no cover.
Saturday, October 22 – For 40 years local favorites Jake’s Leg have played music inspired by the Grateful Dead in addition to tunes by Pat Metheny, Carlos Santana, and Miles Davis. The joyful hybrid of great music happens at the Broadway Oyster Bar at 10. Cover $10.
What the Locals Know: Just about every Thursday and Saturday, you can have a little blues on the side with your Memphis Stack sandwich at the Blues City Deli. This week they feature two of our favorite bands – Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers (Thursday the 20th at 6) and the Soulard Blues Band (Saturday the 22nd at 1). No cover.
Music Note of Note: One of jazz and pop music’s greatest alto saxophonists, David Sanborn, grew up right here in Kirkwood. He’s won six Grammys and has eight gold albums and one platinum album. In addition to being a top jazzer, he’s played with Paul Simon, Elton John, Billy Joel, Roger Waters, Steely Dan, and Stevie Wonder. You might know him best for that great sax solo on David Bowie’s “Young Americans.”