Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week: September 9 – 15
Science says that regularly attending concerts makes you happier – but we already knew that, that’s why we have so much live music every single week. Here are a few Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Monday, September 9 – We have an embarrassment of riches in the open mic nights in town department, but few are as bankable as the ones at Evangeline’s. This is “St. Louis Music Industry” specific, but everyone is welcome. 7 pm, no cover.
Wednesday, September 11 – The Jim Manley Duo once again engages the diners and drinkers at Sasha’s Wine Bar in DeMun with some great jazz. 8:30 pm, no cover.
Wednesday, September 11 – The Hollywood 5, a five-piece high energy rock/dance band performs at Clayton’s Parties in the Park. They cover all the covers in all the genres. 5 pm, no cover.
Thursday, September 12 – One of the coolest places for live music is Joe’s Café, and tonight audiences there are getting treated to the return of Polyphony Marimba. This octet creates classically influenced African music. Joe’s is BYOB, is a listening room, and is absolutely one of the coolest places to hang out in. 7, $15 (cash).
Friday-Sunday, September 13-15 – The Music of John Williams happens at Powell Symphony Hall under the steady hand of Stepahne Deneve. We’re talking Close Encounters, Hedwig’s Theme, and of course the Main Title from Star Wars, among other notables. $35–$70, Friday and Saturday 7 pm, Sunday 2:30 pm.
What the Locals Know: Come for the 21st anniversary of this beer lovers’ festival, Hop in the City. Located outside the historic Schlafly Tap Room, the day includes live local music and festival food to go along with that tasting of over 40 Schlafly beers.
Music Note of Note: There’s a new documentary on Alton-born jazz legend, Miles Davies: Birth of the Cool. Currently playing at the Tivoli, it traces his birth in the metro East, attending school at Julliard, joining Charley Parker’s band, and his explosive rise as an musical innovator. It’s getting great reviews so put it on your radar.
For more live music and entertainment happening in St. Louis visit our events calendar.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell