Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: April 22 – 28
When you think of the “crossroads” you think of the Faustian tale of Robert Johnson in Mississippi. Today, the country’s crossroads for live music is St. Louis – musicians perform here who are on the way up, on the way down, or just gettin’ by. Get out this week and hear some of these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Tuesday, April 23 – Lady J Huston grew up as a child prodigy dancer and attended Central High School here where she learned the trumpet and sang in the choir. She brings it all back home for a special St. Louis Blues Society show at The Dark Room. 7 pm, no cover.
Thursday, April 25 – The genre-defying Mavericks come to the Pageant as part of the 30th Anniversary World tour. Plan on dancing when this quartet takes the stage. Doors open at 7 pm, $35-$55.
Thursday, April 25 – Adam Maness and his trio just keep getting better and better, and since he’s at Thurman’s in Shaw on Thursday nights, you should be too. 8 pm, no cover.
Friday, April 26 – Nick Stergos plays the happy hour set at Satchmo’s Bar & Grill in Chesterfield. He covers everything from the Beatles to Outcast to Mumford and Sons. No cover, 4 pm.
Saturday, April 29 – The oddly named Mclovin’ is a quintet of dance/rock partiers playing covers from the 1950s to tunes released this year (with an emphasis on the later). It seems like there’s nothing these guys can’t pull off – see for yourself at the Westport Social in Maryland Heights. 8 pm, no cover.
Sunday, April 28 – It’s definitely winery season, so get out to Montelle Winery where the Encore Trio is performing. 1 pm, no cover.
What the Locals Know: Our QFest St. Louis gets bigger and better every year. It takes place at the Tivoli starting Sunday, and this year’s offerings of films include two music-related one: Gospel of Eureka (April 30, 5 pm) and Holly Near: Singing for Our Lives (April 29, 5 pm). Those screenings are free.
Music Note of Note: While the Isley Brothers are originally Cincinnati, co-founding brother, Ron, and younger brother Ernie who joined the group later, both have made St. Louis their home for more than 20 years. They are still active having just worked with Carlos Santana, collaborating on the Power of Peace album that came out last year. On Wednesday, April 24, they will be inducted into the St. Louis Walk of Fame at 11:30. Both brothers will be there. The event is free and open to the public.
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