Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis October 9 – 15
Science says that regularly attending concerts makes you happier – but we already knew that, that’s why we have so much live music every single week. Here are a few Bands of Note:
Hear This Week:
Tuesday, October 10 – Performing tonight at BB’s Jazz, Blues, and Soups is the Saint Louis Social Club, an all-star blues band. Ethan Leinwand & Friends opens. 7, $10.
Thursday, October 12 – It’s another “Prohibition Thursday” at one of our newest, hippest spots, Thaxton Speakeasy. It’s our town’s only password protected nightspot, so you better go online and figure it out. It’ll be well worth getting to this downtown underground lounge as Annie and the Fur Trappers are performing their mix of Dixieland and traditional jazz and blues. 9, $10.
Friday, October 13 – The backward-glancing trio Rum Drum Ramblers are playing one of our best listening rooms, the Focal Point. Two of these guys play regularly with our local hero Pokey LaFarge; if you like him you’ll like them. 8, $15.
Saturday, October 14 – Want a little blues with that pastrami sandwich? The Blues City Deli continues to dish out great food with a side of blues every Thursday evening and Saturday afternoon. This afternoon, Southwest Watson Sweethearts are performing, a local country & western duo. 1:30, no cover.
Sunday, October 15 – Our local community radio station, KDHX, has a great room for listening and a nice bar serving local beers. Come down and check it out as they host the local Folk School’s bluegrass jam. 1:30, free.
What the Locals Know – Thursday marks the rumored last time Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band will play St. Louis. While rock stars saying they are retiring is usually to be taken with a big grain of salt, why take a chance? Catch him at the Scottrade Center. 7:30, $52–$122.
Music Note of Note: Devon Allman, son of musician and Hall of Famer Gregg Allman, calls St. Louis home. 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 got a new album coming out in January.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell