Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: November 12 – 18
Fall is definitely here, with winter on its tail, so let’s get out and rock the weather! Here are just a few Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, November 12 – Over at Pop’s Blue Moon it’s another edition of “Keep It Grassy Mondays” where local musician Gerard Erker and friends play great bluegrass music. If you have your fiddle or mandolin, they will probably let you sit in. 8 pm, no cover.
Tuesday, November 13 – New York-bred TAUK brings its all-instrumental blend of progressive rock, hip-hop, and jazz to the Old Rock House for what will be a hypnotic and intense show. 9 pm, $15.
Friday, November 16 – “Are you ready to rock” as they say? If so, head to Syberg’s on Dorsett, where the local rock cover band Super Jam takes the stage. 9 pm, no cover.
Saturday, November 17 – Local bluesmen Brian Curran (guitar) and Eric McSpadden (harp) are playing a special concert at the Focal Point. The two have been playing for over 15 years and while they are deeply rooted in traditional blues, they also explore other genres and styles. 8 pm, $15.
Sunday, November 18 – This Sunday – and every Sunday for the foreseeable future – the local You, Me and Dougie play their acoustic rock covers at Mollys in Soulard. 11:30 am, no cover.
What the Locals Know: St. Louis is a percolator of great new talent, and one to watch out for is Janet Evra. Originally from Gloucester, England, she is a vocalist, bassist, and composer who now calls St. Louis home. Her original music blends bossa nova and samba with an indie jazz twist. She’s having a release party as she drops her “Ask Her to Dance” album on November 18 at the .ZACK Theatre.
Music Note of Note: The Focal Point began as a coffee house in 1975. It was founded by Bill and Janet Boyer, who at the time owned the popular local music store Music Folk. Both musicians and fans of traditional American folk music, they were dedicated to supporting local and national artists of the genre. In 2000, they moved to a 1920s vintage building in Maplewood, and today it’s one of St. Louis’s finest listening rooms.
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.