Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: March 11 – 17
Everybody is Irish this week, with Sunday being St. Patrick’s Day. So, get out and get a wee bit of drink to go with your wee bit of live music with these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, March 11 – Wicca Phase Springs Eternal is punker Adam Mcllwee’s genre-bending project, heavy on emo and the unexpected. At the Fubar, with Angel Du$t and Guardian opening. 8 pm, $15.
Tuesday, March 12 – The Sheldon Concert Hall is hosting the Wee Heavies, a Celtic a cappella quartet that presents an eclectic mix of tunes from traditional to modern. They play Wednesday, March 13, as well. These two performances are part of the Sheldon’s Coffee Concert program, with shows starting at 10 a.m.
Sunday, March 17 – St. Patrick’s Day
- Start the day early at noon at Llewellyn’s Webster Groves as the family trio the Clan Shenanigans takes the stage. No cover. (Actually, all the Llewellyn’s, six around the metro area, will have live Irish music with the occasional bagpiper all day).
- At Pat Connolly’s the music starts at 11 for their Irish brunch with other live acts to be announced! No cover.
- It’s Sunday, so why not church? At St. James the Greater Catholic School there’s an Irish celebration starting at 11 am with the Irish Aires playing until 7 pm! No cover, donations accepted.
What the Locals Know: John D. McGurk’s Irish Pub has risen to the top among Irish pubs in St. Louis – in fact it’s been named one of the best Irish pubs in America by Esquire Magazine. They have live Irish music playing nightly Tuesday through Sunday, typically starting at 8, never a cover. For St. Patrick’s Day it all starts at 11 am with the Bronx Boys and Falling Fences.
Music Note of Note: St. Louis has a deep, rich Irish heritage. This year, on March 16 at 12 pm downtown, will be the 50th annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade. This is regularly voted one of the top Irish parades in the country, and there’ll be marching bands, floats (some with Irish musicians of course), and lots of folks with green paint on their face. The Irish first started coming to this town in the mid-1800s and the reels and jigs have been played ever since.
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