Live Music in St. Louis – Hear This Week:July 9-14
Our town has been named 22nd out of 100 on a list of “most active cities,” so let’s actively get out and hear some good live music! Go see for yourself with these Bands of Note:
Live Music in St. Louis
Tuesday, July 10 – Drunks with Guns might seem like a bad idea, but when you hear this local punk band you’ll think differently. They are playing at Fubar with The Hoaries and Trauma Harness. 8 pm, $14.
Wednesday, July 11 – The extremely dexterous Sean Canan’s Voodoo Players put on another tribute show, this time highlighting the music of Van Morrison. At the Broadway Oyster Bar. 9:30 pm, $10.
Thursday, July 12 – Joe’s Café and Gallery is always having must-hear listening experiences on Thursday, and tonight it’s the great Tom McDermott. Tom is a pianists and composer who is also an educator, and will no doubt be talking a bit about the music he is playing. He grew up here, but has made New Orleans his home. Joe’s is not your usual club: It’s in an art space, $10 cash at the door, BYOB and food with soda and water for sale. 8 pm-10:30 pm.
Friday, July 13 – Get over to the Blueberry Hill Duck Room and get yourself some Craig Wedren. This singer/songwriter started off fronting avant-punk pioneers Shudder to Think and went on to score for film and TV. Doors open at 7 pm, $25.
Saturday, July 14 – The Well Hungarians rock out at Kirkwood Station for what is always a great time of classic rock and some fun original tunes. 8 pm, $5.
What the Locals Know: Every Thursday at Thurman’s in Shaw a special kind of magic happens when the Adam Maness Trio performs. Typically with Bob DeBoo and Montez Coleman, their take on classics, originals, and jazzy versions of pop tunes is inspiring. 8 pm, no cover.
Music Note of Note: St. Louis is proud of its history of live music, and bands, clubs, and memorable concerts are documented on a fun site called stlmusicyesterdays.com. Local musician Greg Edick collects information, stories, and pictures from the 1960s to the 1990s. It’s a fun shuffle down memory lane.
— Hear This Week is written by local writer, musician, and live music fan Kevin M. Mitchell