Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: September 10 – 15

Sunday September 9, 2018

The average price of a date can be pricy in California ($226.35) or really cheap in South Dakota ($38.27), but here in Missouri it’s on the low side – $71.08. Make it memorable by including some live music and you’re sure to impress! Here are just a few Bands of Note:

Live Music in St. Louis

Monday,  September 10 – The historic Hawken House in Webster Groves invites you to bring your lawn chairs to the front lawn for a special concert by Mississippi Crossing. It’ll be a night of acoustic covers of country and folk hits from the 1960s. 7 pm, free.

Tuesday, September 11, and Wednesday, September 13 – The great Chick Corea, one of our greatest living artists, comes to town and naturally is playing at Ferring Jazz Bistro. His trio is doing four shows over two days, 7:30 pm and 10:00 pm. Tickets – while they last – are $76.50.

Wednesday, September 12 – Delmar Hall is hosting Fozzy. This quintet brings “the good times back to rock and roll.” Adelita’s Way, Stone Broken, and The Stir share the bill. Doors open at 6, $22.50.

Thursday, September 13 – Local greats unite to form a jazz super-group of sorts as Joe Mancuso, Carolbeth True, and Glen Smith musically collide at 50/Fifty Kitchen. 5:30 pm, no cover.

Saturday, September 15 – From South Memphis comes Moneybagg Yo, a young rapper who just dropped his second full-length CD, Federal 3X, to great acclaim. This show, at the Pageant, includes Boski, Major, and High 55. Proceeds from the box office are slated to go to the Feed the Family organization. Doors open at 8 pm, $45–$62.

What the Locals Know – We have a lot of progressive music stores that will allow you to say, “I’m with the band” no matter what your age, your experience, or your ability. If you’ve always wanted to play music in a group, several stores (Tower Music, Mozingo, Dave Simons Rock School, among others) will teach you to play an instrument with others at your level. On Friday School of Rock puts on an End of Season Music Festival at the Firebird.

Music Note of Note: If you had to make a list of the best pianists in town, Carolbeth True would be at the top. This monster of the 88s started piano at three, graduated with a music degree from UMSL, and quickly established herself as a key member of the music community. In addition to performing with her own trio and various other musicians, she’s backed up people like Buddy DeFranco, Harry Allen, and the Ink Spots, among others. She was a rehearsal pianist for the Muny and is currently is on the faculty of  Webster University and St. Charles Community College. Always try to catch her performances!

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

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