Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: June 17 – 23
Looking to get out to hear a band do an entire set without playing “Gloria?” No guarantees, but here are a few Happenings of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, June 17 – San Diego buzz-worthy’s trio CHON stops by Delmar Hall promoting their self-titled third album. On the forefront of the “new era of progressive rock,” it’ll assuredly be a good show. JD Beck and DOMi open. 8 pm, $25.
Tuesday, June 18 – O’Fallon, MO’s population grew the most of any other town in the state. We are sure it’s because of their live music scene contributed to that. Check out their Jamin’ Concert Series at Civic Park and enjoy the country band Brushville. 6:30 pm, free.
Wednesday, June 19 – Out west in Chesterfield, singer/guitarist David Terry stops by the Naked Vine to play covers of Dylan, Townes, the Dead, etc. Get this Wednesday started early, as he starts playing and singing at 5 pm. No cover.
Thursday, June 20 – At Taha’s Twisted Tiki YOLO with Big Daddy & Tracey Harris offer up some experimental DJ music with a group of talented spinners. 9 pm, no cover.
Saturday, June 22 & Sunday, June 23 – It’s Pride month, and there’s no better way to celebrate and enjoy it than catching the Gateway Men’s Chorus Stonewall Remembrance Concert UMSL’s Touhill Performing Center. 8 pm, $20–25.
What the Locals Know: Those in the know are grateful for the Kranzberg Arts Foundation for offering so many great spaces for live music. A newer one is Sophie’s Artist Lounge, a cozy, hip space found in Midtown St. Louis’ Grand Center Arts District. The first and third Friday of every month into mid-October you’ll find the Dhoruba Shakur Trio there. Two sets at 10 pm and 12:30 am, and musicians are welcome to sit in. No cover.
Music Note of Note: A list of the top five most important members of St. Louis’ live music scene would certainly include Mark O’Shaughnessy—and he’d probably be number one. Mark was owner of BB’s Jazz, Blues, & Soups, which since 1976 has been a beacon music attracting national talent while giving local up-and-comers a chance. Mark passed away last year, but his legacy will live on.
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