Live Music To See: May 19-22

By Cara Wegener
In Culture

Looking for live music? Here’s what we’ve got on our radar:

LIVE SHOWS 2 SEE

May 19

Rum Drum Ramblers and T.J, Mueller Band @ Broadway Oyster Bar 9pm, $5

A little bit of blues, a little bit of punk rock and the Oyster Bar’s laid back vibe—what more could you want?

Songbird Cafe @ Focal Point 7:30, $10-$20

An intimate, listening-room style show featuring singer-songwriters in the area, including Bill Poss, Cree Rider, Nick Pence and Misisipi Mike Wolf. Tickets here.

Greyhounds w/ DJ Mahf  @ Bootleg at Atomic Cowboy 9pm, $10

Andrew Trube and Anthony Farrell come together with a sound described by Trube as “Hall and Oates meets ZZ Top.”

May 20

Little River Band @ Effingham Performance Center (Effingham IL) 7:30pm, $40-$60

Formed in Australia back in 1975, this soft-rock group has gained major commercial success throughout the states.

 Josh Ritter w/ The Steel Wheels @The Pageant 8pm, $25

Critically acclaimed singer-songwriter Josh Ritter, is back with a new album, “Sermon on the Rocks.”

Apex Shrine w/ Bella & Lily, King James and the Killer Bee @ Schlafly Taproom 9pm, FREE

Apex Shrine is a space hippie blues band combining classic groove with modern structure. Bella & Lily will win you over with their gorgeous harmonies.

The Mercs, Acelerando, Buttercup and PDE5 @ CBGB 9pm, FREE

Rock ‘n’ roll all the way.

 May 21

The Shakes @ The Blue Pearl 7:30, FREE

Sip on wine and have a folky good time.

Old Time Assult and Sadie Hawkins Day @ Pops Blue Moon 9pm, $5

Original root folk music and Americana folk meet for an intimate showcase at Pops Blue Moon.

Whoa Thunder, Traveling Sound Machine, and Dutch Courage @ Foam 9pm

Dutch Courage is releasing a cassette single, and has some amazing STL talent on the bill.

Matt F Basler, Stolen Soul and Adartis @ Mangia Italiano 11pm

One show is over and you still want more? You can always thank Mangia for fulfilling those needs. The show starts late and goes late, featuring Matt Basler from popular STL rock group TOK and sultry singer Adartis!

Pointfest @ Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre 12pm, $30-$135

If you’ve been to Pointfest before, you know what’s in store: tons of bands, tons of fans and a lot of rock ‘n’ roll. This year features Deftones, Chevelle and Bring Me to the Horizon.

Kevin Nealon @ Lumiere Place 7pm, $25-$35

I always like to add a comedian–just to shake it up a bit–and Kevin Nealon is one of my favorites, too. You might know him from “Weeds “or “SNL,”  but either way, he’s worth checking out.

May 22

Jackson Howard/Drew Lance/Good Deeds & Nate Currin @ Old Rock House 7pm, $7

Nate Currin has performed with amazing national acts such as Blues Travelers and Neon Trees. STL acts on board are some of the best performers in town.

Dave Dickey Big Band @ Jazz at the Bistro, 6pm $20 adults, $10 students

Eighteen of the top jazz musicians from the area come to the Bistro for one impressive Sunday evening.

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