Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: April 15 – 20
Either your taxes are filed or it’s too late now. Either way, celebrate/commiserate with these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday April 15 – Webster University’s Jazz faculty and student scholarship recipients present a concert of music by the great Cole Porter. 7 pm, $15.
Wednesday, April 17 – In Webster Groves, there’s a wonderful old movie theater that has been brought back to life as live event venue called Ozark Theater. Tonight, an ensemble of local great jazzers, The Route 66 Jazz Orchestra, swinging hard for what will be a great performance for sure. 7:30 pm, $15.
Thursday, April 18 – Another special night at Joe’s Café – this time with Hudson Harkins. His brand of Texas blues will be all the better with Elliot Sowell joining him. There’s usually a poet at these events, and tonight it’s Seann Arnold. Doors open at 7 pm, $15 (cash only, and BYOB).
Friday, April 19 – End of era as local great jazz saxophonist Dave Stone (of the Dave Stone trio) plays his last gig at Mangia Italiano. For about 20 years, he and his trio has been playing into the late-night hours here (11:30 pm to 2:30 a.m.) every single Friday. Dave packs up after this gig for Oregon and we wish him well! No cover.
Friday and Saturday, April 19 & 20 – The creative and hard-to-label String Cheese Incident comes to the Fabulous Fox. They will be playing off their recent recording “Believe” produced by Jerry Harrison of Talking Heads. 8 pm, $59.95.
What the Locals Know: The appropriately named Fiddlehead Fern Café in the Shaw neighborhood has a Bluegrass Brunch every Sunday, 12-2 pm. No cover. This Sunday it’s The Mighty Pines for a special Easter Sunday celebration.
Music Note of Note: The great T-Bone Burnett was born here in 1948. A gifted musician and songwriter, he’s most known as a great producer having made and critically acclaimed albums for scores of diverse artists including the Wallflowers, Elvis Costello, John Mellencamp, Diana Krall, Steve Earle, Elton John, and B. B. King.
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