Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: February 17 – 23
The week kicks off with President’s Day … if you’re off, spend the day at one of those ubiquitous mattress sale; then that night, and all the other nights this week check out these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, February 17 – Tonight and every Monday night for the foreseeable future it’s the Monday Mix/Up at the Dark Room. They bill it as an industry night (as in food/entertainment service industry), but everyone digs the progressive jazz, hip-hop, neo-soul, and electronic artists that perform. 8 pm, no cover.
Wednesday, February 19 – Miss Jubilee brings it all and then some to the stage at the Schlafly Bottleworks in Maplewood. Her brand of hot jazz, hokum, and low-down blues always brings a smile. 8 pm, no cover.
Thursday, February 20 – We Were Promised Jetpacks returns to Delmar Hall. The Scottish rock band is working off their fourth album, The More I Sleep, the Less I Dream. Slaughter Beach and Dog open. 8 pm, $18.
Friday, February 21st – Forget all the 80s cover bands – Paint the Earth brings the rockin’ 90s back to life. This high-energy band gets everyone on the dance floor as they surely will tonight at the Trainwreck Saloon in Westport. 8:30 pm, no cover.
Saturday, February 22 – Mardi Gras! A lot going on especially in Soulard. Check it out here!
Sunday, February 23rd – Urban Jazz at the Ambassador presents The Drew Project. Local vocalist Adrianne Felton-King headlines a tribute to soul and jazz music’s leading ladies. Doors open at 5:30 pm, $10–$15.
What the Locals Know: The third Tuesday of the month The Cabaret Project of St. Louis hosts an open mic at Sophie’s Artist Lounge (in Grand Center). Bring your sheet music or fake book and be part of the fun. Hosted by Chuck Lavazzi. 7 pm, no cover! (But there is a tip jar ….)
Music Note of Note: R&B star Fontella Bass was born in St. Louis in 1940. She tickled the ivories and sang with the likes of Little Milton and Oliver Sain, but things took off in 1965 when she launched her solo career. In 1965 she took the pop world by storm with “Rescue Me.” She would return to St. Louis in 1972 and work with local churches, and was a vital part of our community until she passed away in 2012.
For more live music and entertainment happening in St. Louis visit our events calendar.
Guest blogger Kevin Mitchel highlights some of St. Louis’ top local music events each week.