Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: August 26 – Sept 1
Sure, you weren’t surprised at the studies that show that people who go out and hear live music are happier – that’s why you’re in St. Louis, live music capital of the country! Get out this week and hear some of these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Tuesday, August 27 – Long time purveyors of fine Irish music, Kevin Buckley and Alan Murray are regulars at McGurk’s. But now they have added drummer Kevin Bowers and become Capt. Rock – still playing Irish music, but also some new songs, all with lively percussion. They play until September 1. No cover, and the jig starts at 8:30.
Wednesday, August 28 – Haven’t heard a good bluegrass band from Finland lately? Get to Off Broadway and catch Steve’n’Seagulls tonight. Their version of AC/DC’s “Thunderstruck” clocked in 83 million YouTube views. Local hero ClusterPluck open. 8 pm, $20.
Thursday, August 29 – The delightful Nathan Sidney Rauscher Trio performs at the Pat Connolly Tavern. If you think upbeat instrumental jazz doesn’t fit in an Irish pub, stop by and hear for yourself. No cover, music starts at 8 pm.
Saturday, August 31 – If she’s not the town’s best jazz pianist, she is at the top of the short list: Carolbeth True is a monster in the best sense. Catcher her trio at the Parkside Grille. 7:30 pm, no cover.
Sunday, September 1 – Start your September off right at one of our newest brewpubs, Alpha Brewing Company. This afternoon, Mostly Jazz featuring Tommy Wasiuta is performing. 2 pm, no cover.
What the Locals Know: There are a lot of great festivals Labor Day weekend – just a few are the Big Muddy Blues Festival, 102nd annual St. Louis Greek Festival, and the Japanese Festival. All have great music.
Music Note of Note: If you can guess what important instrument Belgium-born Adolphe Sax (1814–1894) invented, then you’ll want to know about Saxquest. Not just a music instrument store in a cool part of town (Cherokee Street), it also features a museum of saxophones (including several Mr. Sax made himself). Fascinating, wonderful, and a little bonkers, this little-known hidden treasure is worth a visit.
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