Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: March 2 – 7

Monday March 2, 2020

Our town made the top 10 in a list of trending destinations to visit in TripAdvisor. Of course, our National Blues Museum was mentioned, and we know all that great local live music adds to the appeal. Speaking of which … here are this week’s Bands of Note:

Live Music in St. Louis

Monday, March 2 – At Off Broadway American rock and roll is happening as the Yawpers come to town promoting their third album, American Man. The trio is hard rockin’. 8 pm, $10.

Tuesday, March 3 – Two Times True features arguably the town’s best jazz pianist, Carolbeth True. This special show throws song stylist Deborah Sharn into the mix. It all happens at the Gaslight Theater. 7:30 pm, $10.

Wednesday, March 4 – A special treat lies in store for you at the Touhill Performing Arts Center tonight as the University of Missouri–St. Louis is celebrating 55 years of its concert band. Alumni will be joining as soloists, conductors, and guest performers. 7:30 pm, free.

Friday, March 6 – Patrick Sweany with Dirty Streets is going to play … whatever … at the Old Rock House tonight. “Whatever” can include blues, folk, soul, bluegrass, classic 50s rock … and oh heck, why not a little punk too. It’s all seamless in his hands. Doors open at 7 pm, $15.

Saturday, March 7 – At everyone’s favorite dive South City place, The Heavy Anchor, Comrade Catbox is having an EP Replease. The locals have gotten traction with their “Lo-Fi Faux-Britpop” sound. Apex Shrine, Orphan Welles, and Emptee are also on the bill. Doors open at 6 pm, $10.

What the Locals Know: At the National Blues Museum, every Friday in November is “Howlin’ Friday.” Local great Silky Sol starts the blues at 7 pm; tickets are $5 for members, $10 for nonmembers.

Music Note of Note: There’s a new documentary on Alton-born jazz legend Miles Davis: Birth of the Cool. It traces his birth in the Metro East, attending school at Juilliard, joining Charlie Parker’s band, and his explosive rise as an musical innovator. It’s now available online – check it out here.

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.

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