Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: February 11 – 15
Valentine’s day brings out the urge to hear live music, and in addition to some other notable acts, we include a special heart-felt edition of this blog with in Bands of Note.
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, February 11 – At the Shaved Duck, Dizzy Atmosphere plays from 5:30 pm to 8:30 pm while patrons dine on fine BBQ and soul food. This violin/guitar duo plays great jazz from Django Reinhardt and Stéphane Grappelli through the Latin jazz work of Carlos Jobim and Xavier Cugat. A treat. No cover.
Thursday, February 14 – Valentine’s Edition
- Missouri Botanical Garden: “Orchid Nights” is always a big draw, and what is nicer than adding some live music? The wonderful jazz vocalist, bassist, and composer Janet Evra performs. 7 pm, $20.
- Rendezvous Café: Keith Moyer leads a special romantic jazz jam session at this great place out in O’Fallon. 6 pm, no cover.
- Cyrano’s: In what seems to have become a Valentine’s Day tradition, Erin Bode and her group performs romantic jazz and pop songs. 7 pm, no cover.
- Washington University’s Holmes Lounge: “My Funny Valentine: The Music of Miles Davis.” Randy Holmes leads a group of jazz musicians celebrating our local jazz hero. Includes an introductory lecture by musicologist Enrico Merlin.
Friday, February 15 – If you are still in a romantic mood, go see Mr. “Come Sail Away” himself, Dennis DeYoung. He was a founder of Styx but has been a solo act for years. He performs tonight at the River City Casino in South County. Doors open at 7 pm, $81–$102.
What the Locals Know: We have a Ukulele Fight Club in town … and of course the first rule is, “Don’t talk about Ukulele Fight Club… unless you wanna tell someone about it.” They have over 400 members and meet the second and fourth Thursday every month at the C.J. Muggs in Webster Groves. Come play, or just enjoy! 7 pm.
Music Note of Note: Celebrate Black History Month at National Blues Museum, as it tells the story of the blues and African Americans’ contribution to music. The traveling exhibit, “Our Living Past: A Platinum Portrait of Music Maker,” is a collection of photographer’s Timothy Duffy’s beautiful music-related work. It ends February 28.
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.