Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: April 29 – May 3
We’ve got the Cards sweeping series and the Blues in play for the Stanley Cup … but take a break from the sports bars and catch these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, April 29 – The Tallest Man on Earth is a band, or more specifically, the singer/songwriter Kristian Matsson. He hails from Dalarna, Sweden, and is kind of a Swedish Bob Dylan. At Delmar Hall. Doors open at 7:30 pm, $25.
Wednesday, May 1 – One of greatest living guitarists, Robert Cray, comes to slay the blues at the River City Casino. This Grammy-winning master always puts on an entertaining show. 7:30 pm, $25.
Thursday, May 2 – At the Pat Connolly Tavern in Dogtown, the Vince Sala Trio takes over the Irish pub’s Thursday night jazz spot. Vince is a tenor sax player extraordinaire and always brings along some equally skilled musicians to perform classic jazz instrumentals. 7 pm, no cover.
Thursday, May 2 – If you’re in more of a pop/rock ’n roll mood, Blue Water Highway comes to Off Broadway tonight. This quintet from Cleveland is currently supporting its new self-titled debut album. Doors open at 7 pm, $15.
Saturday, May 3 – The Cards are up the river playing our rivals the Chicago Cubs, so a good place to watch the game is South County’s Helen’s Fitzgerald’s. Then stick around for the Well Hungarians – they are one of the area’s best cover bands. Looks like they’ll playing a lot of country tonight. 9 pm, no cover.
What the Locals Know: For a third year, PorchFest STL happens in the Skinker/Debaliviere neighborhood. Every Saturday in the summer starting this Saturday, May 4, porches in the neighborhood become stages for the “ultimate grassroots music event.” It has inspired similar events in other cities. 1-5 pm, free.
Music Note of Note: In addition to being a Hall of Fame baseball legend, Stan Musial (1920–2013) was a pretty good harmonica player. He even performed on the TV show Hee Haw and sold his own Musical-labeled harmonicas and instruction books.
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