The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: January 3 to 5

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Turkuaz - Sunday, January 5 @ the Gramophone.
Temperatures get really low over the next few days, but don't let that freeze up weekend activities. Aquitaine and Mound City Slickers release new CDs, and St. Louis gets some musical guests from out-of-town including Bobby Bare Jr. and Turkuaz. Learn about these shows and more after the jump, and let us know how you'll kick off the new year by telling everyone what else is going on in the comments.

Friday (January 3):

Aquitaine CD Release
w/ Hidden Lakes, The Vondrukes
@ The Firebird
9 p.m. | $7
Check out our latest edition of Homespun for a review of Aquitaine's American Pulverizer, Part 2, what music critic Christian Schaeffer refers to as "swirling shoegaze enveloped in fuzz." (MS)

Diesel Island
@ Off Broadway
9 p.m. | free
Start the new year off right on a tighter budget by checking out this free show featuring what we've dubbed the best traditional country band in town from last year's RFT Music Awards. (MS)

Mound City Slickers CD Release
@ The Focal Point
8 p.m. | $10/$15
From the band's Facebook page: "We came, we saw, we played fiddle tunes." Simple as that. Be sure to pick up the new CD! (DH)

Monogram Suitcase
@ Shameless Grounds
7:30 p.m. | free
New lineup for 2014! MS just added two new players to the mix; be one of the first to see it. (DH)

Location Info


The Firebird

2706 Olive St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Off Broadway

3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Focal Point

2720 Sutton Blvd, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Shameless Grounds

1901 Withnell Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: General

Jazz at the Bistro

3536 Washington Ave, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Schlafly Tap Room

2100 Locust St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Livery Company

3211 Cherokee St., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Gramophone

4243 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Cafe Ventana

3919 W Pine Blvd, St. Louis, MO

Category: Restaurant

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Just to be clear, Funky Butt Brass Band is playing JAZZ AT THE BISTRO on Friday, January 3 and Saturday, January 4. Two shows nightly -- 7:30 and 9:30. This important info appears to be missing from the article above.

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