Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: September 17 – 23
Fall is in the air, so let’s get out and rock the weather with these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, September 17 – Rocky Mantia & his Killer Combo take the stage at BB’s Jazz, Blues, and Soups at 7. They are followed at 10 pm by Chicago’s Jake La Botz, American blues singer, songwriter … and actor and meditation teacher. $10.
Thursday, September 20 – Put your blue suede shoes on and get down to the 1860’s Saloon where Everette Dean & the Lonesome Heats are playing. 9 pm, $10.
Friday, September 21 – Up in St. Charles at Salvatore’s Italian Grill, Staggercat is playing. So enjoy a nice meal and stick around for some high energy rock. 8 pm, no cover.
Saturday, September 22 – Get over to South County’s casino, River City, because a great rock cover band, Pressure, is playing at Judy’s Velvet Lounge. 8 pm, no cover.
Sunday, September 23 – Local favorite (and legendary) Pennsylvania Slim plays some blues, some R&B, and rock hits at Mount Pleasant Winery in Augusta, MO, less than an hour away from downtown. 2 pm, no cover.
What the Locals Know: We’re blessed with quite a few listening rooms – places where the focus is on the music. One is The Focal Point, St. Louis’ premier folk music room since 1975. This Saturday Roy Book Binder comes to perform. He’s toured with Hot Tuna, JJ Cale, and Bonnie Raitt. 8 pm, $15.
Music Note of Note: Shocking many in the community, three days before the first note was to be heard, promoters canceled what would have been the 8th annual Loufest music festival. Impressively, the vibrant music community came together: Headliner Robert Plant made arrangements to come anyway and play the Pageant, and the Grandel took on most of the local bands that were to play in an all-day “sound of St. Louis” showcase, to name just two instances of many.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell