Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: January 7-12
Let’s fulfill your New Year’s Resolution of getting out and hearing more great live music – to get you started, here are some Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, January 7 – At the 1860s Saloon, local singer and rising star Dallas Murphy plays Americana Music. 9:00 pm, no cover.
Tuesday, January 8 – The Owen Ragland Quintet is now the resident band Dark Room @ Grandel. This is a dynamic group of young musicians plays original works showcasing Ragland’s jazz influence as well as bringing in influences such as soul and R&B. 7:30 pm, no cover.
Thursday, January 10 – At Bartolino’s South in South County, local vocals, singer, percussionist, and entertainer Arvell Keithley is performing his brand of jazz, R&B, pop, and soft rock. This guy has opened for the likes of B.B. King, Fabian, and Frankie Avalon, among others. 6:30 pm, no cover.
Friday, January 11 – Insane Clown Posse’s Shaggy 2 Dope comes to the Blueberry Hill Duck Room. Special guests include Ouija Macc, Frodo the Ghost, Headshot Louie, and Oddity. Doors open at 7 pm, $25.
Saturday, January 12 – Hardwire, a great rock and roll cover band that mixes modern rock and dance songs with some classics, is playing at Parrot’s Bar out in St. Peter’s. 8:30 pm, no cover.
What the Locals Know: “Howlin’ Fridays” happens at our own National Blues Museum every week. Local and traveling legends come to play at our wonderful museum, and in January alone we have Gene Jackson & the Soul Reunion (11th); Marty Abdullah & The Rhythm Rockers (18th); and Lamont & the Hadley Band (25th). 7:15 pm, $10.
Music Note of Note: From 1996 until October of 2015, rock n’ roll legend Chuck Berry played at Blueberry Hill’s Duck Room once a month. He did over 200 shows before taking a break. (He’s 89 so he deserves that break, though he’s apparently working on some new songs.) He began his career playing clubs here, and we look forward to him taking the stage again!
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.