Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: July 23-28
When people visit our town, they are often surprised at how much great, diverse live music we have. Don’t take it for granite and get out and hear these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, July 23 – The Fubar Lounge is serving up Church Tongue, an Indianapolis-based Metalcore band. Conveyer opens. The all ages show has doors opening at 7 pm, $10.
Wednesday, July 25 – The always engaging, always entertaining Dawn Webster and the Electro Funk Assembly will put a cool (and cooling) show at the Missouri Botanical Garden Whitaker Music Festival. 7 pm, free.
Thursday, July 26 – The SLBC at the Elks Club in Afton has a very special event indeed: A performance by the St. Louis Banjo Club. Now is this a four-string banjo club, or a five-string banjo club? Show up at 7 pm and find out. Free.
Friday, July 27 – Ted McCready has been one of our town’s premiere guitarist and entertainers since he was a high school student. He’s playing tonight as part of the duo McCready & Mantia and the two will perform hits from the 1960s to today at the CJ Muggs in Webster Groves. 9 pm, no cover.
Saturday, July 28 – At the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in Maryland Heights, there’s a crazy trio of progressive/hard rock: Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers, and Ann Wilson (of Heart). 7 pm, $21–$61.
What the Locals know: Every night but Monday night, the Dark Room at Grandal is a warm, classy listening room for great (mostly local) jazz. This place is classy to the core, and features upscale drinks and food. Make it a date night!
Music Note of Note: The Deutschmeister Brass band has been spreading German culture through music since 1963. The 20-member band is based on European military bands of the late 1800s and performs throughout the Midwest.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell