Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: October 22 – 28

Monday October 22, 2018

Fall is upon us – the weather is turning cooler, but the music is turning hotter as bands that were playing on patios head inside to perform. Here are just a few Bands of Note:

Live Music in St. Louis

Monday, October 22 – The gypsy jazz duo Dizzy Atmosphere continues to celebrate the music of Django Reinhardt, Stephane Grappelli, etc., at the Shaved Duck. 5:30 pm, no cover.

Tuesday, October 23 – Jonathan Davis of the death-metal band Korn stops by The Ready Room on his Black Labyrinth Tour. The Birthday Massacre is one of the openers. Doors open at 7 pm, $25–$30.

Wednesday, October 24 – We as a community are filthy rich in local blues talent, and just one example is Marty D. Spikener’s On Call Band. The quartet is, as they say, “everything you want in a blues band.” They perform tonight at BB’s Jazz, Blues, and Soups at 10 pm. Big Rich McDonough & the Rhythm Renegades open for them at 7 pm. $10.

Sunday, October 28 – Internationally renowned 80’s ska revival band English Beat will be playing their own version of ska, pop, soul, reggae and punk in the basement of our own Blueberry Hill. Their lyrics are as socially conscious and relevant as ever, and their music still gets you on the dance floor. Show starts at 8. Tickets $30 at the door.

What the Locals Know: Local singer songwriter Steve Peron hosts a great open mic night every Tuesday night at the Wolf, where the signup starts at 6. No cover.

Music Note of Note: The Sheldon isn’t just a concert hall – it’s also an art gallery. From this month until April, they have a special exhibit celebrating St. Louis’s immigrants called A Musical Gateway: The Balkans, India, and Mexico. It features rare and beautiful instruments drawn from the Sheldon’s Hartenberger World Music Collection – seeing the 3,000-year-old Olmec whistle and an ornate “Bajo Quinto” from Mexico alone make it a worthwhile visit.

Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell.

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