Hear this Week: Live Music in St. Louis September 19 – September 25

Monday September 19, 2016

Live Music in St. Louis

As the weather turns cooler, the local music scene gets hotter. The sheer variety of acts in St. Louis is outpaced only by the talent of the musicians who perform here. Get out this week and hear some of these Bands of Note:

Monday, September 19 – At the 1860 Saloon in Soulard, there’s live music every day, so why not start your week off with Tony Hall? This local multi-instrumentalist has spent some time in Memphis, which you can hear in his blues playing. He also throws in rock, pop, and R&B. No cover, starts at 8.

Tuesday, September 20 – You have to catch Green Day when they play the Pageant. Leader Billie Joe Armstrong says their new album, Revolution Radio, is inspired by the protests after Michael Brown’s death in Ferguson. $55, doors open at 7.

Thursday, September 22 – In the mood for something folky, funky, punky, with a tinge of country? Then get down to Schlafly Tap Room and catch acoustic duo Adartis. They are followed by pretty much the extreme opposite – the neo–Art Rock quartet Telekonnect. Music starts at 9, no cover.

Friday, September 23 – A great way to spend is an evening is visiting the Forest Park Boathouse, and tonight local rock and rollers All4Nothing are performing. This group of six seasoned musicians also throws in some blues and country. Music starts at 7, $5.

Sunday, September 25 – Legendary jazz guitarist Pat Metheny stops by the Sheldon to perform with his quartet, and there’s no doubt the Kansas City native will put on a gratifying show. Catch this Downbeat Magazine Hall of Fame honoree. Tickets start at $55, show starts at 7:30.

What the Locals Know: Get to all or at least one of the St. Louis Folk and Roots Festival acts being held at Sheldon Concert Hall and the Stage at KDHX. Starting Thursday, September 22, this four-day event celebrates folk and roots music throughout Grand Center. More than a dozen acts are performing, plus there’s a fiddle contest. $60 for festival package, tickets available for individual shows too.

Music Note of Note: Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductees Ike & Tina Turner first performed live in St. Louis in 1960. With Ike’s R&B band, Kings of Rhythm, they recorded “A Fool in Love” at a studio in town. It went to #2 on the R&B chart and #27 on the Billboard Hot 100. Both artists are included in the Walk of Fame on Delmar Boulevard.

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