Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: April 8 – 14
Taxes due next Monday … whether you’re celebrating them being done or need another reason to procrastinate, do it with these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Tuesday, April 9 – Mandolin Orange’s music radiates a mysterious warmth – thus why the North Carolina duo has built a steady fanbase. At the Pageant. Doors open at 7 pm, $26.
Thursday April 11 – Arizona-based Jared & the Mill come to Off Broadway, joined by special guest Twinsmith and Michigander. 8 pm, $12.
Friday April 12 – At Helen Fitzgerald’s in South County, everybody’s favorite rock cover band, SuperJam, takes the stage. DJ Abell keeps the high-energy music going between sets. 9 pm, no cover.
Sunday, April 14 –Gaslight Recording is an unique space that we’re not even sure exists in any other city. It’s a recording studio … but with a bar. So you can sit and drink and watch some bands perform (some prefer to keep it closed). This Sunday afternoon from 3 pm to 6 pm the eclectic acoustic trio the Yard Darts perform and record. No cover.
Sunday, April 14 – The St. Louis Stompers Classic Jazz Band again return to the Doubletree Hotel in Westport. Sponsored by the St. Louis Jazz Club, this event is always a blast. 2 pm, $20.
What the Locals Know: Locals also loves recorded music, specifically the good ol’ long playing records. We have over a dozen stores where you can get new and used vinyl. Two of the most popular ones are Euclid Records and Vintage Vinyl, and they are celebrating National Record Store Day on April 15th with live performances. Check out websites and Facebook pages for all the acts they have playing all day long!
Music Note of Note: It was April 15th, 1958 when Buddy Holly’s guitar, a Fender Stratocaster, was stolen from The Crickets’ station wagon while the group stopped to have lunch before a concert in St. Louis at Kiel Auditorium. But he got another guitar and performed anyway, and the appearance was broadcast live on Alan Freed’s Big Beat Show. It also featured Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, The Chantels, and Screamin’ Jay Hawkins.
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.