Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: December 9-14
Holiday music abounds, so get out and hear some of it live with these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, December 9 – Run, don’t walk, to the Pageant to catch Scott Bradlee’s Postmodern Jukebox. You’ve surely seen this rotating musical collective doing imaginative swing and jazz vintage takes on pop songs (Katy Perry and Justin Bieber covers will make you rethink their music, and their takes on Talking Heads, David Bowie, Outkast, and Radiohead covers will blow your mind). They will no doubt do some of those tonight, but this show is called “A Very Postmodern Christmas.” Doors open at 7 pm, tickets are $45–$65.
Tuesday–Thursday, December 10–12 – The Jazz STL Big Band once again takes on Ellington’s Nutcracker at the Ferring Jazz Bistro. This interpretation of Tchaikovsky’s ballet, arranged by Ellington and Billy Strayhorn, feature tunes like “Sugar Rum Cherry” (taking the place of “Dance of the Sugar-Plum Fairy”) and “Peanut Brittle Brigade” (“March”). Filling out each set will be Ellington/Strayhorn classics, all played from the original charts. 7:30 pm and 9:30 pm nightly, $10–$26.
Wednesday, December 11 – How can you pass up the double-header of the Nixons and Sponge? You can’t. It happens at Delmar Hall, and it’s all part of the 105.7 The Point radio’s Ho Ho Show. 8 pm, $22.
Friday–Saturday, December 13–14 – What a beautiful spot for a concert – St. Stanislaus Polish Catholic Church – and what an amazing group – Gateway Men’s Chorus. This holiday concert launches the church’s 33rd concert season. 8 pm, $25.
What the Locals Know: Every Thursday night across the river in Belleville, IL, at the Silver Creek Saloon & Grill, the impressive Well Hungarians perform. Will they do holiday music? Kinda. Will they do great versions of rock covers? For sure. 8 pm always, no cover always.
Music Note of Note: Need to pick up some Christmas music to play with your family? You’re in luck, because Maryland Heights is home to Midwest Sheet Music, which houses one of largest collections of printed music in the country. Also a great place to pick up a gift for that musician in your circle.