Hear this Week – Live Music in St. Louis September 25 – October 1
Our town has recently been named 22nd out of 100 on a list of “most active cities,” so let’s actively get out and hear some good live music with these Bands of Note:
Monday, September 25 – The amazing Rhiannon Giddens brings her beautiful voice and wonderful folk/Americana songs to the Pageant. The co-founder of the Carolina Chocolate Drops is performing songs off her recently released Freedom Highway. Doors open at 7, $45–$200.
Tuesday, September 26 – One of the great co-headlining tours of the summer, Matchbox 20 and Counting Crows, come to town. Their A Brief History of Everything tour is filled with hit songs that will take you all the way back to the 1990s. Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, 7:30, $23–$969.
Wednesday, September 27 – There’s a special show at the Firebird you don’t want to miss: The Wonder Years: Intimate Acoustic Tour with Laura Stevenson, The Obsessives, and Jetty Bones. Doors open at 6:30, $22–$25.
Thursday, September 28 – The downtown Schlafly’s can be counted on for having interesting, even eclectic, concerts. Tonight Bruxism presents its monthly concert series featuring local sound art, improvisation, jazz, and electronic music. Hands and Feet with Oxherding and JoAnne McNeil providing the musical experience. 9, no cover.
Friday, September 29 – If you find yourself in St. Charles tonight, head over to the Bottleneck Blues Bar where That 80s Band will be tearing it up. The band plays music of the … well, you know. Doors open at 7, $5.
What the Locals Know – Every Thursday at the Thurman’s in Shaw, the delightful Adam Maness brings his happening jazz trio here to perform some standard and not-so-standard takes on jazz tunes. No cover, 8.
Music Note of Note: If you can guess what important instrument Belgium-born Adolphe Sax (1814–1894) invented, then you’ll want to know about Saxquest. Not just a music instrument store in a cool part of town (Cherokee Street), it also features a museum of saxophones, including several Mr. Sax made himself. Fascinating, wonderful, and a little bonkers, this little-known hidden treasure is worth a visit.