Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: December 17-22

Monday December 17, 2018

Don’t forget to take a break from your holiday shopping with these Bands of Note:

Hear This Week

Monday, December 17 – This and every Monday is Grassy Monday at this charming dive on the Hill, Pop’s Blue Moon. Keep It Grassy Monday has become the place to go for those who refuse to give up on the weekend. Great bluegrass heard here! 8:30 pm, no cover.

Tuesday, December 18 – It’s the annual 442s Holiday Spectacular happening: Jazz, soul, pop, and classical music – and Christmas music – will be coming from this imaginative quartet (violin, cello, bass, guitar/keyboards). At the E. Desmond Lee Concert Hall on Washington University’s campus. 7:30 pm, $30.

Thursday, December 20 – Best listening room for great music and only on Thursdays. Tonight, it’s our own Soulard Blues Band putting on their annual Joe’s Café Romp. It’s BYOB and $10 cash at the door. 7 pm.

Friday, December 21 – Tommy Halloran’s Guerrilla Party comes to the Focal Point. Normally a quartet of the finest jazz musicians around, tonight’s special concert will bring some “Guerrilla friends” up to the stage to play their toe-tapping inspired swing. 8 pm, $15.

Saturday, December 22 – Open not even a year, the Brew Hub Taproom is bringing in live music to go with their beers and they seem to have good tastes in both: Tonight the River Kittens, a local Americana/Folk duo who are fast building a following perform. 8 pm, no cover.

What the Locals Know: McGurk’s has great Irish music every night but Monday. Thursday through Saturday they host their special Falling Fences Winter Concert. These veteran musicians bring their highly original take on chanteys, ballads, and daring instrumental flights. 9 pm, no cover.

Music Note of Note: Pop’s Blue Moon is our towns oldest continuous bar. It was built in 1908 and has been serving cheap drinks ever since. Current owners are devoted to live music and hosts local and national acts ranging from folk to funk. The recently instituted booze-free Saturdays featuring non-alcoholic cocktails and craft beers.

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.

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