Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: April 1 – 6
Spring is here (we think) – if not by the weather, at least by seeing Cardinals Home Opener on the calendar (April 4). Lots of great music is happening whether you’re planning on going to the game or not. Here are just a few Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, April 1 – Foam is a hip coffee house with a full bar, and tonight Jeff Carey is the featured act. This interdisciplinary artist creates racial computer music in an electro-instrumental style. If you’re looking for something different, check him out. 9:30 pm, $5.
Tuesday, April 2-4 – We’re happy to tell you that the Brandford Marsalis again returns to our fair city for a total of six shows, two each night (7:30 and 9:30 pm). Not only is he one of country’s greatest sax players, he’s also immensely entertaining. At the Ferring Jazz Bistro of course. $41–$46.
Thursday, April 4 – Peter Bradley Adams comes to Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room. The folk/rock singer-songwriter will no doubt be featuring tunes from his new album, The Mighty Storm. Doors open at 7 pm, $15.
Friday, April 5 – Looking for some late dinner and great jazz? The Dave Stone Jazz Trio takes over at Mangia Italiano at 11:30 pm. No cover.
Saturday, April 6 – The female-fronted rock cover band Trixie Delight covers all the classics including Heart and Led Zepplin. Tonight they perform at Judy’s Velvet Lounge, located in the River City Casino in South County. 9 pm, no cover.
What the Locals Know – Failoni’s Restaurant and Bar has been around since 1916, and for as long as we can remember, they live music every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday – never a cover. Every Thursday local singers Beno and Mary Daily play 3 to 5 pm … so if you want to get your weekend started early (and who doesn’t?), come here.
Music Note of Note: Great new book out: St. Louis Sound: An Illustrated Timeline. Written by local music fan/historian Steve Pick with local scribe Amanda E. Doyle, this book covers the history of live music in St. Louis from the French fiddlers of the fur-trading days to early blues artists through the true king of Rock and Roll, Chuck Berry, and finally to the hip-hop and rock stars of today. It is one fascinating book every music lover in town should have.
For more live music and entertainment happening in St. Louis visit our events calendar.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell.