Hear this Weekend: Live Music in St. Louis July 8-10

Wednesday July 6, 2016

Live Music in St. Louis

In any given week there are over 300 bands playing live music in St. Louis in over 75 places – here are just a few Bands of Note:

Friday, July 8thWhoa Thunder is lead by local pop musician and recording artist Brian McClelland, and they are rockin’ the Schafly Tap Room. This is a pop/rock synth-drenched original music group that layers catchy melodies with fun lyrics that wink. The Potomac Accord and Estevan are also on the bill. Show starts at 9, no cover.

Saturday, July 9th – Big George Brock & the House Rockers are at BB’s Jazz Blues & Soups. Be clear that this is Delta Blues at its finest, lead by the harpist and recording star Big George Brock. Sure he’s 84, but he’s not slowin’ down for nothin’. Plays in the style of true Blues masters like B.B. King and Howlin’ Wolf. Show starts at 9, cover is $10.

Sunday, July 10th – Internationally renowned 80’s ska revival band English Beat will be playing their own version of fuse ska, pop, soul, reggae and punk in the basement of our own Blueberry Hill. Their lyrics are as socially conscience and relevant as ever, and their music still gets you on the dance floor. Show starts at 8. Tickets $30 at the door.

What the Locals Know: Saturday July 9thLocal hero Pennsylvania Slim performs out in West County (Webster) at CJ Muggs. Fun blues, swing, R&B, blues, and Doo Wop are just some of his toe-tapping styles. Show starts at 9, no cover.

Music Note of Note: At the Missouri History Museum, they have an exhibit on Route 66 that, among other things, documents all the music that passed through going from Chicago to L.A. Belly up to the jukebox and listen to all 16 versions of the tune “Route 66.” Free.

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