Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: Oct 28 – Nov 1
St. Louis takes Hollow’s Eve seriously, so seriously get out and hear these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Wednesday, October 30 – “Voodoo” is in their title for a reason, so naturally Sean Canan’s Voodoo Players are up for some Halloween fun. Head to the Broadway Oyster Bar and watch them scare up some great music. 9:30 pm, no cover.
Thursday, October 31
Boo! Part 1: At the Venice Café, the LS XPRSS anchors the Halloween party here playing their brand of all-American rock n roll and songs about alcohol. The party starts at 7, no cover.
Boo! Part 2: The City Museum, normally for kids, is not tonight. They are putting on their “Freak Fest: A Night at the Museum” with a handful of DJs including CloZee, Luttrell, Ben Böhmer, and Marsh. 7:30 pm, $40.
Boo! Part 3: Rapper Machine Gun Kelly and Grammy-award winning artist Young Thug come together at the Family Arena in St. Charles. Killy and Strick open for the duo. Doors open at 6 pm, $25–$40.
Friday, Nov. 1 – Miss Nirvana? Local tribute band Nirvanus comes to the Grandel Theatre tonight to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of Nirvana Unplugged (yes it’s been that long). 8 pm, $15–$25.
What the Locals Know: Seven nights a week you’ll hear great blues at the 1860’s Saloon in Soulard—and every Wednesday there is a great blues jam hosted by an iconic local legend and drum store owner, Fred Pierce. The band features Stacey Collins this week. What a great way to spend Halloween! 9 pm, no cover.
Music Note of Note: Johnnie Johnson was born in Fairmont, WV, but moved to St. Louis in 1952. The pianist would hire Chuck Berry for his jazz trio, and then the two collaborated for more than 20 years with Johnson playing piano on Berry’s biggest hits. He later became a staple of our blues clubs and festivals. He died in 2005, and was posthumously awarded the Congressional Gold Medal for breaking racial barriers in the military.
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.