Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis September 18 – 23
Fall means more festivals, pleasant afternoons at the wineries, and more groups playing on patios (and Busch Stadium) … here are just a few Bands of Note:
Monday, September 18 – You know all the times you’ve said to yourself, “hey, why aren’t there more cello quartets playing Metallica?” Now you better get to the Pageant and catch Apocalyptica for instrumental cello-driven rock. 8, $30.
Thursday, September 21 – Talk about a nice evening outdoors: Some pianist named Billy Joel is playing our Busch Stadium tonight. The piano man hasn’t produced a note of new pop music in nearly 25 years, but that doesn’t keep him from selling out stadiums. 8:00, $92–$602.
Friday, September 22 – Das Bevo is the Bevo Mill (“world famous, only in St. Louis”), which has been brought back to life as an event destination with live music in their Biergarten. Tonight, it’s Modern Gold, a fusion of blues, soul and rock. 7, no cover.
Saturday, September 23 – A nice way to spend Saturday afternoon is on the patio of Hammerstone’s, especially when the Rough Grooves Blues Band is playing. 3–7, no cover.
Sunday, September 24 – Head out to Chandler Hill Vineyards, catch the Rosewood quartet, and enjoy their folksy rock, blues, and country tunes. Noon, no cover.
What the Locals Know – On the first and third Tuesday of every month, there’s a hip Gypsy Jazz Jam at Stone Spiral Coffee House in Maplewood. Lead by one of our town’s best guitarist, Paul Davis, it’s open for anyone who wishes to play the music of Django Reinhardt. 7, no cover.
Music Note of Note: Speaking of Busch Stadium … in addition to being a Hall of Fame baseball legend, Stan Musial (1920–2013) was a pretty good harmonica player, too. He even performed on the TV show Hee Haw and sold his own Musical-labeled harmonicas and instruction book.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell