Hear this Week – Special Edition: Live Music in St. Louis January 9 – 13
Hear This Week – Special Edition: Art of Live Festival
Art of Live Festival is a celebration of emerging music artists. Presented by our hometown brewer, Schlafly, for four nights over three great venues (Old Rock House, Off Broadway, and the Ready Room), more than two dozen local, national, and musical artists are performing. There are individual tickets to each show, but we encourage you to go big and get a full festival wristband ($30!). That will get you a lot of great music.
All the acts are fantastic – go here for a complete listing – but here are just a few highlights:
Thursday, January 12:
Bug Chaser with Lizard Police @ Off Broadway: 9pm, free.
Tortoise with Hope & Therapy @ Old Rock House (all ages): 8pm, $18.
Friday, January 13:
Big Thief with Sam Evian @ Ready Room (all ages): 8pm, $10.
Smooth Hound Smith @ Off Broadway (all ages): 8pm, $10.
Saturday, January 14:
Mvstermind Looprat & Anthony Lucius @ Old Rock House (all ages): 9pm, $10.
Overcoats @ Ready Room (all ages): 8pm, $10.
Sunday, January 19:
Boombox @ Old Rock House: 9pm, $15.
- Love & Special Sauce, Ripe @ Ready Room (all ages): 8pm, $25.
Not in the Mood for the Festival?
Wednesday, January 11 – Over at the 1860s Saloon, legendary local drummer Fred Pierce hosts a rabble-rousing blues jam. Fred owns one of the most revered old-school drum shops in the country, so he brings out a lot of great musicians (maybe even you?). 9pm, free.
Friday, January 13 – Up and coming singer-songwriter Liza Anne brings her rock, folk, and experimental music to the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill. This highly acclaimed Nashville-based young performer is doing an all-ages show. 8pm, $10.
Music Note of Note: This is the third year for the Art of Live Festival. Brian McCormac, co-organizer of the festival, told the St. Louis Post Dispatch: “There’s no limitation on the genres we’re looking for. We’re looking to bring talent that we think people would want to know about and who are geared to have some good years ahead.” It’s specifically held in January to fill the lull between the busy fall and spring touring seasons.