Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: July 30 – Aug. 4
Wallet Hub has named St. Louis number one for most live music venues! Here are just a few Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Tuesday, July 30 – O’Fallon Jammin’ Concert Series continues and tonight the Bob Seger tribute band Silver Bullet appears on the Civic Park Bandstand. Food trucks! Bring a blanket. 6:30 pm, free.
Wednesday, July 31 – For something completely different, head to the Crack Fox Bar for Grendel coming to town on their Ascending the Abyss tour. They come all the way from Germany to play their alt rock club music. Opening acts include Striplicker, Glass Apple Bonzai, and Esoterik. Doors open at 9 pm, $12.
Thursday, August 1 – Lake Street Dive hits the stage at the Pageant tonight playing from their new Free Yourself Up CD, which features tunes influenced by late 1960s/early 1970s pop and rock. “Seriously soulful and exuberantly rocking” they are. 8 pm, $27–$39.
Friday, August 2 – At Syberg’s on Dorsett That 80s Band takes the stage to play … aw, you figure it out. They are a lot of fun for sure. 9 pm, no cover.
Sunday, August 4 – If you’re gonna brunch, do it at the Dark Room. Local gypsy jazz greats Dizzy Atmosphere provide the entertainment. 11 a.m., no cover.
What the Locals Know: Every Thursday night in August, singer/guitarist Charles Hilliard brings his music to Bartolino’s South in South County. This Italian restaurant hosts him playing acoustic rock and pop cover favorites. 6 pm, no cover.
Music Note of Note: If you like the piano playin’ on Chuck Berry’s early hits, let us tell you about our own Johnnie Johnson, who was the namesake of “Johnny B. Goode.” He helped Berry arrange a lot of those songs, but was in the shadows until Keith Richard’s documentary Hail, Hail Rock & Roll gave him his due. He died in 2005, playing the blues at local bars and festivals up to the very end.
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