Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: November 4 – 10

Monday November 4, 2019

Winter seems to have come a bit early … stay warm with these Bands of Note:

Live Music in St. Louis

Monday, November 4 – Blues Monday continues at the Gaslight Theater. Tonight, it’s Marty Spikener’s On Call Band performing traditional and original blues tunes. This band is fast becoming a regional act. 7 pm, $15.

Tuesday, November 5 – Our local community radio station KDHX does a great job sending music out on the airwaves that you don’t hear elsewhere … but there’s also a stage for live performances. Get down there for a performance by Big George Brock and get a dose of the blues (or listen live at 88.1). 7 pm, free.

Thursday, November 7 – Local singer-songwriter Leslie Sanazaro performs at Yaquis on Cherokee tonight. Check out her brand of pop, indie, jazz, and blues. 8 pm, no cover.

Friday, November 8 – For over 30 years, East LA’s favorite band Los Lobos has blended roots rock, psychedelia, Tex-Mex, country, and traditional Mexican music. They have been immensely influential, but they are also a darn good time in concert. At the Sheldon. 8 pm, $40–$50.

Sunday, November 10 – Have you spotted Saxquatch on YouTube etc? Guy in a giant monkey suit playing sax? Well, it’s a real thing, and it’s actually happening at Evangeline’s tonight. As they say, “There are no words. You just gotta see it to believe it.” 6:30 pm, no cover.

What the Locals Know: The Sheldon Concert Hall is beloved by musicians all over the country for its near-perfect acoustics and its intimacy.  It was named after Walter Sheldon, who founded the St. Louis branch of the Ethical Society, and designed by noted 1904 World’s Fair architect Louis C. Spiering. When Dave Brubeck was alive, he insisted that all his tours include a concert here.

Music Note of Note: On November 7, 1967, KSHE 94.7, formerly an easy listening station, dropped the needle down on Jefferson Airplane’s “White Rabbit” and became “real rock radio.” The St. Louis radio station celebrates its 52nd anniversary this month, and there’s a documentary about it all, too: Never Say Goodbye: The KSHE Documentary. For more go to

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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