Live Music in St. Louis – Hear this Week: March 19 – 24

Monday March 19, 2018

Travel and Leisure magazine has named St. Louis one of the top 25 cities for live music. We say we’re number one – get out and hear for yourself with these few Bands of Note:

Live Music in St. Louis this Week

Monday, March 19 – After being a big hit at our LouFest, the rapper Lacrae brings his “All Things Work Together” tour to the Pageant. 8 pm, $25.

Wednesday, March 21 – Brian Owens comes to Jazz at the Bistro for two distinctly different shows. Tonight he revisits his jazz repertoire with local giants the Adam Maness Trio. Then tomorrow (Thursday), his own band, the Deacons of Soul, join him to play from their new release, The Soul of Cash which puts a soul/jazz spin on the music of Johnny Cash. 8 pm, $20 both nights.

Thursday, March 22 – Be sure to get over to BB’s Jazz, Blues, and Soups to catch Torrey Casey & the Southside Hustle. This local quartet puts soul in their blues – old school, all the way. 10 pm, $10.

Friday, March 23 – Shangri-La comes to Sybert’s on Dorsett out in West County. The quartet plays upbeat contemporary pop and rock covers, so bring your dancing shows as they say. A DJ takes over during breaks so the fun is nonstop. 9 pm, no cover.

Saturday, March 24 – If you’re looking for something different and experimental, head to Maplewood’s Stone Spiral Coffee house. Catnip College, an improvisational trio that includes the viola da gamba, is performing for your thought-provoking pleasure. 8, no cover.

What the Locals Know: The Pat Connolly Tavern, as an authentic Irish Pub as they come, hosts great local jazz groups every Thursday night. This week they open their doors to the Chris Voelker Trio. 8 pm, no cover.

Music Note of Note: If you can guess what important instrument Belgium-born Adolphe Sax (1814–1894) invented, then you’ll want to know about Saxquest. Not just a music instrument store in a cool part of town (Cherokee Street), it also features a museum of saxophones (including several Mr. Sax made himself). Fascinating, wonderful, and a little bonkers, this little-known hidden treasure is worth a visit.

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