Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: February 25 – March 2
Science says that regularly attending concerts makes you happier – but we already knew that; that’s why we have so much live music every single week. Here are a few Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Tuesday, February 26 – At Pop’s Blue Moon Jared Deck returns. The singer/songwriter has won first place in the Woody Guthrie Folk Festival Songwriting Contest for his song “The American Dream.” 7:30 pm, $5.
Wednesday, February 27 – Soccer Mommy returns to Off Broadway with special guests Hovvdy and Motiongazer. Doors open at 7 pm, $14.
Thursday, February 28 – What better way to spend the last day of the shortest month than to hang out with Dizzy Atmosphere at the Missouri Botanical Garden? This great gypsy jazz group is headed by expert violinist Christopher Voelker. This is part of Garden’s “Orchard Nights” series, and the music is free but the Garden admission costs apply. 6 pm.
Friday, March 1 – Out at the Trainwreck Saloon in Westport is, appropriately, James Whalen & the Wreck. This cover band covers it all – rock, pop, hip hop, country, and reggae. 8 pm, no cover.
Saturday, March 2 – There’s an opportunity to catch Third Coast Percussion at Washington University’s Edison Theatre. For over ten years, Third Coast Percussion has forged a unique path in the musical landscape with virtuosic, energetic performances that celebrate the extraordinary depth and breadth of musical possibilities in the world of percussion. 7:30 pm. $20.
What the Locals Know: Every Thursday at the comfy, classy Thurman’s in Shaw, the Adam Maness Trio performs. This hot jazz group also features Bob DeBoo and Montez Coleman, and you never know what they are going to play next … but you know it’ll be great. 8 pm, no cover.
Music Note of Note: Pop’s Blue Moon is our town’s oldest continuously running bar. It was built in 1908, and has been serving cheap drinks ever since. Current owners are devoted to live music and host local and national acts ranging from folk to funk. They 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.