Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: November 25-30

Monday November 25, 2019

Thanksgiving is here … gobble gobble! 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

Monday, November 25 – Get your Thanksgiving week into the swing of things as the Rat Pack plays the ever-classy Tapas and Wine Bar over in Kirkwood. 9 pm, no cover.

Wednesday, November 27 – This Thanksgiving eve find yourself in the basement that is Thaxton Speakeasy. This downtown underground lounge typically has live music every Thursday but because of you-know-what, they are having a party Wednesday. Tonight, it’s Dawn Weber’s Electro Funk Assembly. Doors open at 9 pm, $7 ($5 with the password).

Wednesday, November 27 – Or what if you want to spend the night before turkey day at a place where the music is a little more mellow and starts a little earlier? The acoustic duo Chris Power & Drew Sheafor are performing at the Alpha Brewing Co. 6 pm, no cover.

Friday, November 29 – Get over to JP’s Corner in South Corner and catch the Happy Hand Grenades, a quartet of alt rockers playing “only modern covers.” Let’s get moving and work off some of that turkey. 9 pm, no cover.

Saturday, November 30 – Troy’s Listening Room is hosting Tim Cunningham, who plays smooth jazz/R&B. He’s absolutely one of our town’s best sax players. 9 pm, $13.

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, $15.

Music Note of Note: Speaking of great sax players … Oliver Nelson (1932–1975) grew up here in a musical family, playing with the Blue Devils and studying music theory and composition at Washington University.  He moved onto New York playing with Count Basie and Duke Ellington before releasing his landmark 1961 album, The Blues and the Abstract Truth. That album also featured Roy Haynes and Freddie Hubbard, and is one of the most influential album in modern jazz. He often returned here to oversee workshops at his alma mater.

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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