Hear this Week: Live Music in St. Louis October 31 – November 6

Monday October 31, 2016

Live Music in St. Louis

If you play the blues, or if you’re a fan of the blues, you come through or to St. Louis. Since W. C. Handy allegedly wrote the first official blues song, “St. Louis Blues,” on the riverfront here, we have been the crossroads for American music. So get out and hear some of these Bands of Note:

Monday, October 31 – Mayhem and the Mansion is where you want to be this Halloween. A benefit for the Landmarks Association of St. Louis, this Spook-Easy (they said that, not us) features drinks, food, and the swingin’ sounds of Miss Jubilee. This event at the Magic Chef Mansion is for a good cause, so tickets start at $100. 6-9.

Tuesday, November 1 –Run, don’t walk, to Yaqui’s on the hip Cherokee Street where local jazz treasures Dave Black, Jenna Bauer, and the Be Here Nows perform 7:30 to 10. No cover.

Wednesday, November 2 – Originally from up the road in Peoria, Planes Mistaken for Stars is a post-hardcore band that returns to the area to play Fubar, a hard rock/metal venue in the Saint Louis University area. This is an all-ages event and features four other bands. Show starts at 7, $15.

Thursday, November 3 – A little west and a little south across city lines is a popular spot called Helen Fitzgerald’s, and tonight they have the Matt Colin and Dave Howard Duo playing old-school country, alternative, and rock favorites on their acoustic guitars. Starts at 6, no cover.

Saturday, November 5 – Head out to Kirkwood Station Brewing and catch the local delight that is Trixie Delight. Led by female singing powerhouse Kelly Wild, this quartet serves great renditions of hits from the 70s, 80s, and 90s. You’ll love their Heart and their Zepplin. Starts at 9, no cover.

Sunday, November 6 – If you’re one of the legion fiercely devoted to Dream Theatre, know that their cerebral compositions and progressive hard rock are coming to our beautiful Peabody tonight. Doors open at 7, and tickets start at $33.

What the Locals Know: The blues live on at Beale on Broadway seven days a week, with two great bands playing on the weekend, 8 and 10:30. This is always a sure bet, and there is usually no cover, or a minimal one.

Music Note of Note: If you know the name David Merrick, you are a certifiable musical theater geek. This prolific Tony Award–winning theater producer brought us Oliver!, Carnival, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead, Hello Dolly, and so many more. He was born here in St. Louis in 1911 and earned a law degree at Saint Louis University.

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