Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: August 27 – September 2
St. Louis is the crossroads of all things America, and that includes live music. Here are just a few Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, August 27 – Do yourself a favor and catch the Keith Bowman Quartet at the Dark Room @ Grandel. This recent graduate from Webster University is raising chatter about being part of the “future of jazz.” 7 pm, no cover.
Wednesday, August 29 – All the way from New Jersey, the Moms comes to perform at the Fubar. Couple of things: They aren’t Moms, they are three dudes. They don’t play yacht rock like you might suspect, but are a power trio of original rock. Doors open at 7 pm, $10.
Thursday, August 30 – Out at Trainwreck Saloon at Westport Plaza in Maryland Heights, the Lone Rangers Duo performs. Couple of things: They aren’t a duo, they are quintet. Second, they don’t play Lone Ranger music, they play the hip hop, R&B, rock, country, and pop of the 1990s. 7 pm, no cover.
Friday, August 31 – The ever-popular Joe Dirt rock cover band comes to the River City Casino & Hotel. This is a party. 8 pm, $10 cover.
Sunday, September 2 – Pat Connolly hosts a brunch every Sunday and always has live Irish music. This week it’s the Clan Shenanigans, a trio that plays mostly Irish music but also a bit of folk and bluegrass. 11 am, no cover.
What the Locals Know – On the first and third Tuesday of every month, there’s a really hip gypsy jazz jam at Stone Spiral Coffee House in Maplewood. Led by one of our town’s best guitarists, Paul Davis, it’s open for anyone who wishes to play the music of Django Reinhardt. 7 pm, no cover.
Music Note of Note: Ragtime composer Scott Joplin (1867–1917) wrote his biggest hit, “Maple Leaf Rag,” in Sedalia, Missouri, but then moved to St. Louis. Here he composed, published, and regularly performed. The house that he lived in, Scott Joplin House, has been turned into a museum to this great man. You’ll also find there the Rosebud Café, which has a monthly open-piano ragtime get-together. There’s one this Sunday, September, 2, at 2 pm.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell