Hear this Week: Live Music in St. Louis September 12 – September 17
Live Music in St. Louis
Sure, you weren’t surprised at the studies that show that people who go out and hear live music are happier – that’s why you’re in St. Louis, live music capital of the country! Get out this week and here some of these Bands of Note:
Tuesday, September 13 – Roger Clyne & the Peacemakers stop by one of our favorite rooms, the Duck Room in Blueberry Hill located “in the Loop.” This Tempe-based alt rock/pop/Americana/reggae/mariachi band always keeps it interesting. Tickets are $20, doors open at 8.
Wednesday, September 14 – Lucas Jack is having an album release party at Off Broadway, and this would be a show to hit. For his second album, Make it Beautiful, Lucas abandoned a successful law practice to bang out great original rock tunes on the piano. Universal music. Starts at 8, $10.
Thursday, September 15 – It’ll be another beautiful night for live music as Kirkwood’s Summer Concert Series puts on their final show at Kirkwood Station Plaza. Tonight’s performance features Tricky-N-Me, an acoustic trio playing their own folk rock tunes. Free, starts at 6:30.
Friday, September 16 – Our own Langaleers, a high-energy, hard-rocking 60s-rock-inspired original band, is starting to break out and get noticed nationally. Catch the quartet at the Heavy Anchor in South City. Dallas-based Dead Mockingbirds and another local band, Bucko Toby, open for them, starting at 9. $7.
Saturday, September 17 – For decades now, beloved local musician Ralph Butler has been stirring up crowds playing the best of R&B and pop. Can’t imagine a nicer way to spend an afternoon with him than at Aerie’s Winery across the river in Grafton, IL. Ralph and friends start the music at 3, no cover.
What the locals know: The classy Central West End restaurant Evangeline’s puts on a great jazz brunch every Sunday. This one features Sweetie & the Toothaches, our premier jump blues, barrelhouse, and boogie woogie band. From 11 to 3, no cover.
Music Note of Note: Josephine Baker (1906–1975), a jazz and pop singer and actress, was born right here in St. Louis. She was the first African American woman to star in a major film, Zouzou (1934), and she became a world-famous entertainer. In related news, she spent most of her later days performing in France, where she assisted the French resistance during World War II.
Guest blogger Kevin Mitchel highlights some of St. Louis’ top local music events each week.