Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From March 3 to 9

Categories: Out Every Night

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Galactic - Thursday, March 6 @ The Pageant.
This week, check out Galactic at the Pageant, Noah Gunderson at the Demo, Water Liars at Off Broadway and more to help defrost that tid bit nipply feeling. Check out details on these recommendations and more, and as usual, stayed tuned for Friday for more suggestions on what to see in our weekend best bets post.

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Soulard Blues Band
Monday, March 3, 9 p.m.
@ Broadway Oyster Bar - $5
By RFT Staff
The Soulard Blues Band has gigged around town for more than 25 years. Most notably, its weekly residency at Broadway Oyster Bar perfectly accompanies the Southern-themed vibe complete with booze and Cajun food. Bassist and sole remaining founder Art Dwyer, a blues aficionado on local community radio station KDHX (88.1 FM), holds down the band with his casual plucked lines. The rest of the rhythm section follows suit, allowing room for solos to float between rounds of drinks and a comfortable swing.

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Noah Gunderson
Tuesday, March 4, 8 p.m.
w/ Armon Jay
@ The Demo - $10
Seattle-area singer-songwriter Noah Gundersen is a spry 24 years old, but he's been performing in bands and as a solo artist since he was a teenager. Three-part harmonies, intuitive percussion and swooping violin lend an amber glow to many of Gundersen's songs; he knows the contours of folk but wants to make sure they are honed with pitch-perfect precision. He's a student of the form, no doubt -- note the heartlfelt nod to the O Brother Where Art Thou? soundtrack in "Poor Man's Son" as a hat-tip to an obvious influence -- but his lyrics and, moreover, performance make the connection from singer to song to audience as strong as new guitar strings.

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Lydia Loveless
w/ The Defeated County
Wednesday, March 5, 8 p.m.
@ Off Broadway - $10
By Roy Kasten
From this 2011 show preview: All moral claims about cloning aside, grafting the DNA of Exene Cervenka onto Neko Case's helix in a Thee Headcoatees Petri dish is worth a shot. And who could blame Bloodshot Records for trying with young, Ohio-born punkabilly Lydia Loveless? Indestructible Machine, her 2011 debut for the Chicago label, presents a singer with god-given pipes and a songwriter of godless honesty, swinging between rural-route feminism, pure country calamity and anti-bullshit ass kicking. She's good enough and fierce enough to make Miranda Lambert or any other honky-tonk girlfriend from Hell hang up their revenge fantasies. Loveless is the real, country-punk, heartbreaking thing.

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Galactic
Thursday, March 6, 8 p.m.
w/ The Mike Dillon Band
@ The Pageant - $22.50-$27
By Tara Mahadevan
Hailing from New Orleans, the group originally dubbed "Galactic Prophylactic" started out as a pretty traditional funk band, but over the years has developed its sound to include hip-hop, electronica, jazz, rock and blues. The band -- which pairs guitar and drums with a Hammond organ and saxophone -- has performed with many notable emcees and New Orleans bands, ranging from Chali 2na and Boots Riley to the Neville Brothers and the Dirty Dozen Brass Band. There are very few musical styles this funk-fusion act can't meld together. Galactic is known for their live performances and frequent touring. If you're in the mood for some wildly in-your-face live music that covers a huge range, Galactic is your band. You might want to wear some earplugs.

Location Info

Broadway Oyster Bar

736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Demo

4191 Manchester Ave, St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

Off Broadway

3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Pageant

6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

The Heavy Anchor

5226 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, MO

Category: Music

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Katherine Lawson
Katherine Lawson

Big Head Todd and the Monsters, Saturday at the Pageant.

Brett Johnson
Brett Johnson

Soulard Blues Band Tonight, Galactic, and then Old Salt Union at Broadway Oyster Bar, plus Gravity A from New Orleans on Saturday!

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