Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: September 4 – 10
It’s Labor week! (Or Memorial Day? You know you get them confused too.) Kick off September with some live music – to help you do it right, here are some Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, September 4 – Labor Day! Head out of town a bit to the Augusta Winery and catch the blues of Pete Sigmund. 1–4, no cover.
Wednesday, September 6 – One of the best Irish pubs in the country, McGurk’s features live Irish music on most nights, and this month they are featuring the Bronx Boys from New York City. 8, no cover.
Thursday, September 7 – At Evangelines they have on their stage the soothing Bossa Nova beats of one of our newer acts, the Bonbon Plot. Catch this trio’s new takes on American songbook favorites. 7, no cover.
Friday, September 8 – The local rock trio Close2Zero takes the stage at the Way Out Club. This original band is going places, and this is the absolute best place to hear them for the first time than at this hip club. 8, $5.
Friday–Sunday, September 8–10 – It’s time for the Saint Louis Art Fair! This great event takes over downtown Clayton and to go along with all the great local and regional artists selling their work, there’s great local music. There’s three stages, and headliners include Bik Mike & he Blue City All Stars (Friday), Flying House (Saturday), and from Florence Alabama, Winston Ramble (Sunday). Free.
What the Locals Know – Arguably our biggest music festival of the year is Loufest, and this year they have some big headliners including Weezer, Snoop Dogg, and the “it” band of the moment, Cage the Elephant. Other great acts include Spoon, Huey Lewis & the News, and ZZ Ward. It happens in our Forest Park September 9 and 10th, $60 a day and $95 for a two-day pass. Check it out!
Music Note of Note: Today the opulent Fabulous Fox Theatre is host to Broadway shows, Vegas performers, in addition to top rock and comedy acts. When it opened in 1929, it featured a Wurlitzer pipe organ that cost $75,000; the renowned instrument featured 4 manuals, 36 ranks, and 348 stops. It was restored in 1981 and is still played.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell