Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: December 24-30
If you’re sick of Christmas music, good news – it should be over by Tuesday! If you have friends and family visiting from out of town, make sure you take them out for some great local live music with these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, December 24 – ‘Tis the night before Christmas, and all through the house … not a creature is stirring, so get out to Evangeline’s to hear a genre-bending musical extravaganza! New York-based Broadway actor, pianist, and singer/songwriter Jack Spann plays with our own gypsy jazz guitarist Paul Davis. This will be a great show. 6:30 pm, no cover.
Tuesday, December 25 – The presents are open and you’re stuffed and want to get out. Head to B.B.’s Jazz, Blues, and Soup’s for Jake’s Leg Annual Christmas show. This deadhead tribute band has been around since the mid-1970s, and lately in addition to Grateful Dead songs, there’s some psychedelic blues-rug and even some rock-solid dance groves. 10 pm, $10.
Thursday, December 27 – Our own Pokey LaFarge and band plays Off Broadway. Last time he did, it sold out and people are still talking about it. Doors open at 7 pm, $20.
Friday, December 28 – El Monstero, the “Definitive Pink Floyd Experience,” does their annual stint at the Pageant. The lights and audio are as spectacular as the music they play. This is the last night of their week-long run so it’s now or never. 8 pm, $51–$160.
Sunday, December 30 – “House concerts” are a trend and rarely public, but there’s a special one tonight at the Judson House (built in 1892). Dave Black, Farshid Soltanshahi, and Aaron Burlbaw – all suberb in-demand soloist guitarist – combine forces for what will surely be an inspiring night of music. BYOB. 7 pm, $20.
What the Locals Know: The historic Bevo Mill has been given a new lease on life, and part of that is featuring a lot of great live music, especially on Sunday. On Monday – December 31 as in New Year’s Eve – they are hosting a party with Miss Jubilee and the Humdingers.
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.