Hear this Week: Live Music in St. Louis August 8 – 14
Live Music in St. Louis
In any given week there are over 300 bands playing in over 75 places! Here are just a few Bands of Note:
Wednesday, August 10th – For a howlin’ good time, get to the dueling piano bar at Howl at the Moon in Ballpark Village downtown. They have a rotating group of pianists who come through who are not only amazingly talented, but usually hilarious too. Be prepared to singing along to “Sweet Caroline.” If you get there between 7-9, there’s no cover; otherwise it’s $5.
Thursday, August 11th – In a town rich in blues bands, come check out one of the most underrated ones as The Ground Floor Band takes the stage at Beale on Broadway downtown. This is some great straight-forward blues, soul, and R&B spiced with impeccable four-part harmonies. Starts at 8, cover is $7.
Friday, August 12th – Regional band Platinum Rock Legends is playing up at the Hollywood Casino in St. Charles. They bill themselves as the “ultimate rock band” so go see for yourself that they live up to that description. They do pitch-perfect versions of tunes by Queen, Def Leppard, Kid Rock, U2, Bon Jovi, and more. $5 cover, music starts at 9.
Friday, August 12th – If hip hop is your thing, get to the Ready Room and catch rising artist Don Trip. Discovered by CeeLo Green, who then worked with him on his debut album, he is definitely an act to catch. Located in the heart of the Grove neighborhood. Tickets $25–$75.
Saturday, August 13th – If you want fun, classic rock cover tunes from a band fronted by an impressive female vocalist who can really belt, get out to the Kirkwood Station Brewing Company and check out Trixie Delight. Especially impressive is her Heart covers. No cover and the music starts rocking at 9.
What the Locals Know: Check out Joanie’s Pizzeria in the Soulard neighborhood for “Summertime Sundays.” At 12:30 the toe-tapping Western Satellites play a dizzying array of country, jazz, and blues styles every Sunday in August. Free!
Music Note of Note: Rapper, singer, songwriter, and owner of several Grammies, Nelly was born right here in St. Louis in 1974. Among his many music and entrepreneurial ventures, he also runs the nonprofit St. Louis–based 4Sho4Kids Foundation, which aims to educate minorities about leukemia and the importance of bone marrow transplants.