Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: July 16-22
St. Louis is blistering hot now, but that doesn’t keep us from enjoying live music, inside or out. Here are this week’s Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, July 16 –Blind Willie & the Broadway Collective come to at B.B.’s Jazz, Blues, and Soups. So get your blues on. 9 pm, $5.
Tuesday, July 17 – The Scott Laytham & Karl Holmes Duo are made up of two remarkably talented musicians who have played in all the best local bands. You’ll enjoy Karl’s impressive impressions of Louis Armstrong, Ray Charles, Johnny Cash, Dean Martin, Marvin Gaye, Elvis, and many more. Part of the 31st Annual Summer Concert series at Faust Park out in Chesterfield. 7 pm, free.
Friday, July 19 – On the third Friday of every month, the cool yet hot Third Degree Glass Factory hosts a party with glassmaking demonstrations, food from a local caterer or food truck, fire twirling acts, and new art. Oh – and of course great music. Tonight’s theme is “Summer Sips” with the swingin’ Ann Dueren Trio. 6:30 pm, no cover.
Saturday, July 21 – Out in Ballwin, at the always rockin’ Sky Music Lounge, the cover band NOCOincidence take the stage at 9:30 pm. Opening at 6:30 pm is the multi-instrumentalist acoustic trio The Yard Darts, which does interesting takes on not-often-played cover tunes. $10 cover.
Sunday, July 22 – On Washington University’s Brookings Quadrangle there’s a special celebration put on by the Puerto Rican Society of St. Louis, which will, appropriately, include live music. 7 pm, free.
What the Locals Know: The Pat Connolly Tavern has a nice Irish Brunch every Sunday featuring local Irish music duos and trios from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. This Sunday The Clan Shenanigans play. No cover.
Music Note of Note: According to Distilled History, a local blog, in 1875 the St. Louis city directory listed a staggering 1,095 saloons. Not quite that many today, but seek out those that serve up live music.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell