Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis October 30 – November 3
Wallethub put together a list of most fun cities for Halloween, and St. Louis showed up at number 15. Figure in all the great live music going on, and we say that puts us at number one. Here are some spook-tacular Bands of Note:
Monday, October 30 – In the “well, why not?” category, we have Corey Feldman and the Angels performing at the Ready Room. He and his all-female band have been selling out venues, playing songs off his five studio albums and doing covers of hit songs from his movie soundtracks. 7, $20–$95.
Tuesday, October 31 – Halloween Edition
- Off Broadway. Dracla and Bug Chaser are here for a “Halloween Spooktacular Free Show” featuring other surprise bands. There’s also a costume contest. 9.
- Delmar Hall. The rock band the Maine are on their modern nostalgia tour performing two of their albums, Lovely Little Lonely and American Candy, in their entirety. Doors open at 6, $28.
- Pop’s Blue Moon. This lovable dive is featuring “live spooking bluegrass” by Frank & Grass. 8, no cover.
- The Shaved Duck. For something more mellow, go hear local singer-songwriter Pierce Crask, whose music draws from the likes of Steve Earle, John Prine, and Bob Dylan. 6:30, no cover.
Friday, November 3 – The Schlafly Tap Room is serving up the Mound City Slickers, a band that plays old-time contra and square dance tunes. Also on the bill are the Wayward Mountaineers and Fine to Drive. 9, no cover.
What the Locals Know – The Pat Connolly Tavern, an Irish pub that is renowned for its burgers, has “Jazz Night” every Thursday night starting at 8. This Thursday showcases the Vince Sala Trio, and as Vince is one of the town’s best tenor sax players, do stop by.
Music Note of Note: Last week St. Louis native Robert Guillaume died. While he was best known as an actor starring in the hit 1980s show Benson, his first love was music. He studied singing and theater at Washington University and starred in many musicals including a Tony-nominated all-black Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls” and an LA production of The Phantom of the Opera.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell