Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: October 16 – 20
When people visit our town, they are often surprised at how much great, diverse live music we have. Don’t take it for granted, and get yourself out and hear these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Tuesday, October 16 – The prolific former front man of the Black Crowes has a new project, the Chris Robinson Brotherhood, and he brings it all to Delmar Hall tonight. “All” includes quite a few Black Crowes tunes in addition to his new quintet material . 8 pm, $25.
Wednesday, October 17 – At Al’s Lounge in Florissant, the jazz fusion/R&B group Wright’s Project performs. The bass-centric funky blend of original and cover tunes is vastly entertaining. 5:30 pm, no cover.
Thursday, October 18 – The Kyle Honeycutt Trio, led by drummer Kyle Honeycutt, will be playing at Element Restaurant and Lounge. A classy restaurant with classy music. 6 pm, no cover.
Friday, October 19 – Get your bossa nova/Latin jazz groove on at Evangeline’s when The Bon Bon Plot takes their stage. The trio is increasingly throwing in original tunes in that style, making them even more interesting. 7 pm, no cover.
Sunday, October 20 – Go Your Own Way to the Enterprise Center and catch legendary Fleetwood Mac. Yes, they just fired longtime guitarist and songwriter of most of their biggest hits, Lindsey Buckingham, and it took two men to replace him (including former Tom Petty guitarist Mike Campbell), but the bonus is they are digging deep into their catalog, and even playing some tunes from their Peter Green days. 8 pm, $66–$196.
What the Locals Know: There are always interesting events happening here for musicians and those fascinated by them, and Saturday is the St. Louis Drum Show Swap at the Koken Art Factory. There are 40 vendors selling vintage and new drum gear, as well as clinics with professional drummers. 10 a.m. to 5 pm, free.
Music Note of Note: Last year, St. Louis native Robert Guillaume died in October. While he was best known as an actor starring in the hit 1980s show Benson, his first love was music. He studied singing and theater at Washington University, and starred in many musicals including a Tony-nominated all-black Broadway revival of Guys and Dolls and an LA production of The Phantom of the Opera.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell.