Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: February 3 – 7

Monday February 3, 2020

The weather is cold now, so let’s warm ourselves up with some smokin’ live music with these few Bands of Note:

Live Music in St. Louis

Monday, February 3 – The Bad Man is at Fubar. This rock sextet hails from Minnesota where it has a reputation as being the state’s “hardest working band.” They were named best new band of 2017, so check out their loud and rowdy performance. Doors open at 7, $8.

Tuesday , February 4 – At the always wonderful Evangeline’s Bistro and Music House, local Jen Norman performs. She’s a “heart on her sleeve” singer/songwriter and has been compared to Lucinda Williams and Kasey Chambers. 7 pm, no cover.

Wednesday, February 5 – Murder By Death is celebrating their 20th year together having just completed their eight album, The Other Shore, which is a space-western about a ravaged Earth. Saintseneca opens at the Delmar Hall. 8 pm, $25.

Thursday, February 6 – At Alpha Brewing Company, it’s “Just Joshin’ Around” as Josh Eaker of Brother Lee and the Leather Jackals serenades the lucky souls hanging out in the taproom. 6 pm, no cover.

Friday, February 7 – Get to the  Blueberry Hill Duck Room to catch Julianna Hatfield. This indie rocker formerly of The Lemonheads is currently out touring behind her album Julianna Hatfield Sings the Police. Sunshine Boys open. $28, 8 pm.

What the Locals Know: Café Piazza is a great Italian restaurant on Arsenal where in addition to the great food, you’ll find live music on most Thursday nights. Tonight trumpeter Dan Callihan entertains. 8 pm, no cover.

Music Note of Note: Melbourne E. Bay was born in 1913 in the tiny Ozark Mountain town of Bunker. He bought a guitar at 13, taught himself, and moved to St. Louis in 1933 to make it as a professional musician. He would teach guitar to supplement his living, and in 1947 he formed Mel Bay Publications, publishing a guitar method that went on to be one of the best-selling in the world. He built a publishing empire here, and the company still publishes his work. He died in 1997 at 84, still playing guitar every day.

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