Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: November 20 – 25
Thanksgiving is here (it seems a bit early this year but whatever). If you’re taking out out-of-town guests, make sure you expose them to our great live music with these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Tuesday, November 20 – Evangeline’s is hosting a CD Release Party for Luppy (aka Chris Swan). This local singer/rapper/piano and trumpet player takes the stage at 8:45 pm. The appetizer is COCMOFO, a five-piece F&B/Funk/Jazz group from New York. 7 pm, no cover.
Wednesday, November 21 –Thanksgiving Eve could not be better spent than with Elvis Costello & the Imposters a the Stifel Theater. Being able to talk about getting to see their “Look Now and Then” tour at Thanksgiving dinner will be greatly appreciated (as opposed to Uncle Lester’s diatribe on politics). 8 pm, $35–$125.
Friday, November 23 – The Bedlam Brothers bring their Blues/Rock/Folk/Americana/ and New Orleans funk to the Highway 61 Roadhouse in Webster Groves. 7 pm, No Cover.
Saturday, November 24 – At the ever-classy Tapas and Wine Bar over in Kirkwood, Jason Garms performs his dynamic blend of blues, reggae, bluegrass, funk, and soul. His solo acoustic sets incorporate a loop pedal with real time recordings that include bass, rhythms, guitar, and vocals. 9 pm, no cover.
Sunday, November 25 – Broadway Oyster Bar is hosting two of our most outstanding and interesting local artists, both of whom happen to be women. Leah Osborne takes the stage at 2 pm to perform her brand of indie folk-grass; then it’s Hillary Fitz at 6 pm to do originals and covers with one of most dynamic voices among us. No cover on any of it.
What the Locals Know: Every week on the day of rest it’s Soulful Sunday at the National Blues Museum. This Sunday the “Las Vegas Queen of the Blues” returns home! Lady J Huston and band offer up a tribute to Albert King. 4 pm, $10.
Music Note of Note: According to Distilled History, a local blog, in 1875 the St. Louis city directory listed a staggering 1,095 saloons. Not quite that many today but seek out those that serve up live music.
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.