The Best Concerts in St. Louis This Week: November 3 to 9

Our picks for the must-see shows of the next seven days

click to enlarge Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Godspeed You! Black Emperor
Godspeed You! Black Emperor will perform at Delmar Hall on Thursday.

Each week, we bring you our picks for the best concerts of the next seven days! To submit your show for consideration, click here. All events are subject to change, especially in the age of COVID-19, so do check with the venue for the most up-to-date information before you head out for the night. And of course, be sure that you are aware of the venues’ COVID-safety requirements, as those vary from place to place and you don’t want to get stuck outside because you forgot your mask or proof of vaccination. Happy show-going!

Godspeed You! Black Emperor w/ Marisa Anderson

8 p.m. Thursday, November 3. Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar Boulevard. $35 to $40. 314-726-6161.
Few bands remain from the post-rock big bang of the mid-nineties, but Godspeed You! Black Emperor has not only endured through the years, but the massive Montreal-based contingent even hit a new creative peak with its 2021 release G_d's Pee at State's End! It's safe to say that Lift Your Skinny Fists Like Antennas to Heaven will hold a permanent spot on many "best albums of the '00s" lists, and while that record should be the first stop for any pair of ears new to GY!BE's massive sound, the band continues to produce new dimensions of soundtrack-esque experimental rock every time its many members convene to build a new set of songs. Renowned guitar luminary Marisa Anderson appears hot off the heels of September's Still, Here, which garnered near-universal praise for its distinctive and vivid exploration of folk and classical guitar music throughout the album's eight songs. Expect a night of music that's sure to gently squeeze that tiny invisible organ that sits somewhere between the heart and the stomach.
Two For the Money: What brings GY!BE and Marisa Anderson to the river city on a Thursday night? The pair comes to Delmar Hall on its way to Columbia, Missouri, for Dismal Niche's annual experimental music festival, which goes down November 3 through 6 at a variety of different spaces and music venues. In addition to sets by St. Louis favorites Nadir Smith, Oxherding and 18andCounting, the multi-day, multi-stage affair will feature the world's fastest piano player, 74-year-old Ukrainian composer Lubomyr Melnykon, for a lineup that's well worth the day trip down I-70 and back. Visit dismalniche.cargo.site for more details.
—Joseph Hess

click to enlarge The Burney Sisters.
REBECCA ALLEN
The Burney Sisters.

The Burney Sisters w/ Natalie Huggins
8 p.m. Friday, November 4. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue. $12 to $45. 314-498-6989.
The Columbia, Missouri-based Burney Sisters have been darlings among St. Louis audiences since even before they were announced as one of the acts on 2018's ill-fated (and ultimately canceled) iteration of LouFest. Sure, part of the adoration was Olivia and Emma Burney's youth — at the time they were just 13 and 10, respectively — but equally compelling was the simple fact that these young ladies can perform. Both are multi-instrumentalists who, between them, can play ukulele, guitar, banjo, bass and keyboards, and Olivia has proven herself a strikingly talented songwriter, offering up heart-on-the-sleeve acoustic folk that would be right at home on a playlist alongside the Avett Brothers. And the harmonies! There's just something about musically inclined siblings that enables them to lock in in a fashion that seems otherworldly, and the Burney Sisters are no exception. With their mom ably handling management of the group, the listening public at large has taken notice, leading to thousands of followers across social media and a fan base that can't wait to see what the young band has in store next.
A Family Affair: More recently, Olivia and Emma have officially been joined by their youngest sister, Bella, now 12 years old, and it is clear that she's got the same musical gift as her older siblings. Make sure to make her feel welcome on this St. Louis stop.
—Daniel Hill

click to enlarge Choir Vandals. - DANIEL SHULAR
DANIEL SHULAR
Choir Vandals.

Choir Vandals Album Release Show w/ Smidley, Ashley Byrne
8 p.m. Saturday, November 5. Blueberry Hill Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard. $15. 314-727-4444.
The hometown heroes in Choir Vandals have been on that local music grindset this past year, playing shows at spots around St. Louis such as Platypus, Sinkhole and even this past summer's Lot Goes Local music festival. As it turns out, the band also spent the past several months molding and refining its sound both on stage and in the studio. While all the trappings of a rock band are present, these new songs paint an aural mural where shimmery guitars swim through a gleeful undercurrent of sinewy synths. With the release of new record Wandering Dogs, Choir Vandals presents a deliberately chiseled rock in the shape of boisterous indie folk.
In Good Company: Vocalist Conor Murphy might be best known for fronting St. Louis powerhouse ensemble Foxing, but the grossly underrated Smidley provides a higher angle on the prismatic singer's approach to songwriting. When reviewing Smidley's self-titled in 2017, Pitchfork even put Murphy's solo project on even footing with his better-known band, naming the project "as heavy and compelling as his main group." You know what they say about apples and oranges? Well, both are good for your health, and it's likely anyone who digs Foxing will find depths to traverse in Smidley's upcoming studio album Here Comes the Devil, out next week via Grand Paradise. The video for the record's first single "Another Devil" (featuring Shinra Knives) both sounds and looks like having an acid trip with your best friend, where everything is chill and nothing could possibly go wrong.
—Joseph Hess

THURSDAY NOVEMBER 3
-Adam Gaffney and Drew Sheafor: 7:30 p.m., free. The Frisco Barroom, 8110 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314-455-1090.
-Billy Barnett Band: 7 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Godspeed You! Black Emperor: 8 p.m., $35. Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-726-6161.
-The Hawthorn Grand Opening: w/ Mvstermind, DJ Mahf 5 p.m., free. The Hawthorn, 2225 Washington Avenue, St. Louis.
-Kali Masi: w/ Sam Russo, Tightwire 8 p.m., $13. Red Flag, 3040 Locust Street, St. Louis, 314-289-9050.
-Ken Haller: 8-11:59 p.m., $20, 314-256-1745, [email protected], cli.re/22923-ken-haller-when-im-68. Blue Strawberry Showroom & Lounge, 364 N Boyle Ave, St. Louis.
-King Friday: 10 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Liquid Stranger: 7:30 p.m., $29.50-$49.50. The Factory, 17105 N Outer 40 Rd, Chesterfield, 314-423-8500.
-Mid Coast Comedy Series: 8 p.m., $12-$16. Central Stage, 3524 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, 314-533-0367.
-Ward Davis: w/ Josh Meloy 8 p.m., $20. Old Rock House, 1200 S. 7th St., St. Louis, 314-588-0505.

FRIDAY NOVEMBER 4
-Arianna Quartet: 7:30 p.m., $29. Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center, 1 University Dr at Natural Bridge Road, Normandy, 314-516-4949.
-Best Night Ever: 8 p.m., $15-$20. Delmar Hall, 6133 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-726-6161.
-The Burney Sisters: w/ Natalie Huggins 8 p.m., $12-$45. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, 314-498-6989.
-Cullah: 6 p.m., free. The Wink! Annex, 4209 Virginia, St. Louis, 314-337-1288.
-Danger Zone Band: 10 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Execution Day: w/ Archers 8 p.m., $12. Blueberry Hill - The Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-727-4444.
-Forgiving Tree: w/ Dr. Fong & the Long Brothers, Wayside, Luminal, Natural High, Jaxon Hill 8 p.m., $12. Red Flag, 3040 Locust Street, St. Louis, 314-289-9050.
-Funky Butt Brass Band: 9 p.m., $13-$17. Central Stage, 3524 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, 314-533-0367.
-Gin Blossoms: w/ The Last Bandoleros 8 p.m., $27.50/$32.50. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-726-6161.
-Gloria Trevi: 8:30 p.m., $50-$225. Stifel Theatre, 1400 Market St, St. Louis, 314-499-7600.
-Hatebreed: w/ Gatecreeper, Bodysnatcher, Dying Wish 7 p.m., $29-$49.50. Pop's Nightclub, 401 Monsanto Ave., East St. Louis, 618-274-6720.
-Honoring the Queen of the Blues: Koko Taylor: w/ Mz. Sha and the Ka'ShA Band 7 p.m., $20. National Blues Museum, 615 Washington Ave., St. Louis.
-Jon Bonham and Friends: 7:30 p.m., free. The Frisco Barroom, 8110 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314-455-1090.
-Patriarchy: w/ Street Fever 8 p.m., $12/$15. The Sinkhole, 7423 South Broadway, St. Louis, 314-328-2309.
-Ra Kalam Bob Moses / Kyle Quass / Dave Stone / Damon Smith: 7 p.m., $20. The Judson House, The Judson House 3733 Washington Ave, St. Louis, 314-406-6578.
-Shakey Deal: w/ Hard Rain 8 p.m., $20. The Playhouse at Westport Plaza, 635 Westport Plaza, St. Louis, 314-469-7529.
-Shi: w/ Enemy of Magic, War Druid 8 p.m., $10. The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, 314-352-5226.
-Skeet Rodgers & Inner City Blues Band: 7 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Trixie Delight Duo: noon-1:30 a.m., $10, 3143765313, [email protected], cli.re/22432-trixie-delight-duo. The Attic Music Bar, 4247 S. Kingshighway, 2nd floor, St. Louis.
-Wayside: w/ Luminol, Natural High, Jaxon Hill 8 p.m., $12. Red Flag, 3040 Locust Street, St. Louis, 314-289-9050.
-We Outside Comedy Tour: 8 p.m., $62.75-$202.75. Chaifetz Arena, 1 S. Compton Ave., St. Louis, 314-977-5000.
-Welshly Arms: 8 p.m., TBA. Old Rock House, 1200 S. 7th St., St. Louis, 314-588-0505.
-Yes: 8 p.m., TBA. The Factory, 17105 N Outer 40 Rd, Chesterfield, 314-423-8500.

SATURDAY NOVEMBER 5
-AhSa Ti-Nu Band: 3 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Beyonder: w/ Railhazer, Kilverez 8 p.m., $10. The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois Ave., St. Louis, 314-352-5226.
-Choir Vandals Album Release Show: 8 p.m., $15. Blueberry Hill - The Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-727-4444.
-Dhoruba Collective: 11 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Dialogue Record Release: 8 p.m., $12-$16. Central Stage, 3524 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, 314-533-0367.
-Divas & Gents with Voices: 6 p.m., $30. The Jewel Event Center, 407 Dunn Rd, Florissant, 314-395-3500.
-The Dollop Live Podcast: 7:30 p.m., $35. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-726-6161.
-Gimme Gimme Disco: 8 p.m., $15-$20. The Attic Music Bar, 4247 S. Kingshighway, 2nd floor, St. Louis, 314-376-5313.
-Horseshoes & Hand Grenades: w/ One Way Traffic 8 p.m., $20. Old Rock House, 1200 S. 7th St., St. Louis, 314-588-0505.
-Joe Park & the Hot Club of St. Louis: 7:30 p.m., free. The Frisco Barroom, 8110 Big Bend Blvd., Webster Groves, 314-455-1090.
-Juan Carmona: 8-11:59 p.m., $25, 314-256-1745, [email protected], cli.re/22924-juan-carmona. Blue Strawberry STL, 364 N Boyle Ave, St. Louis.
-Love Jones “The Band”: 7 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Pleasure Center: w/ Iron Linings, Heavy Shelling, Paternity Test 8 p.m., $10. The Sinkhole, 7423 South Broadway, St. Louis, 314-328-2309.
-Remembering Stax Records: w/ Roland Johnson 7 p.m., $20. National Blues Museum, 615 Washington Ave., St. Louis.
-Rex Blue: 7:30 p.m., $5. Spine Indie Bookstore & Cafe, 1976-82 Arsenal St., St. Louis, 314-925-8087.
-Tomlin and United: 7 p.m., $26-$102. Chaifetz Arena, 1 S. Compton Ave., St. Louis, 314-977-5000.
-The Truth Council: w/ On All Sides, Morgan S Oteric, Roseshands 8 p.m., $12. Red Flag, 3040 Locust Street, St. Louis, 314-289-9050.
-Veronica Swift: 8 p.m., $35-$45. The Sheldon, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900.
-William Elliott Whitmore: w/ The Local Honeys 8 p.m., $17. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, 314-498-6989.

SUNDAY NOVEMBER 6
-Brock Walker & Friends: 3 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Butch Moore: 2 p.m., free. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811.
-Irene Allen: 6 p.m., free. Yaqui's on Cherokee, 2728 Cherokee St, St. Louis, 314-400-7712.
-John McVey Band: 8 p.m., free. Hammerstone's, 2028 S. 9th St., St. Louis, 314-773-5565.
-Lumet: w/ Ten Bulls, Pretty Talk 8 p.m., $10. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, 314-498-6989.
-Mr. Wendell's Allstars: 9 p.m., free. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811.
-The Red Jackets: 7 p.m., free. Tin Roof St. Louis, 1000 Clark Ave, St. Louis, 314-240-5400.
-School of Rock Ballwin: 5 p.m., $15. Red Flag, 3040 Locust Street, St. Louis, 314-289-9050.
-The Usual Suspects: 7 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-The Well: w/ Scuzz 7:30 p.m., $12/$15. The Sinkhole, 7423 South Broadway, St. Louis, 314-328-2309.

MONDAY NOVEMBER 7
-Alex Ruwe: 5 p.m., free. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811.
-Carrie Underwood: w/ Jimmie Allen 7:30 p.m., $36.50-$122. Enterprise Center, 1401 Clark Ave., St. Louis, 314-241-1888.
-Monday Night Review with Tim, Dan and Randy: 7 p.m., free. Hammerstone's, 2028 S. 9th St., St. Louis, 314-773-5565.
-Soulard Blues Band: 9 p.m., $5. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811.
-Third Sight Band: 8 p.m., $10. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.

TUESDAY NOVEMBER 8
-Andrew Dahle: 9 p.m., free. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811.
-Cotton Chops: 5 p.m., free. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811.
-Militarie Gun: w/ MS Paint, Public Opinion, The Mall 7:30 p.m., $13/$15. The Sinkhole, 7423 South Broadway, St. Louis, 314-328-2309.
-St. Louis Social Club: 7 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Town Mountain: 7 p.m., $15. Old Rock House, 1200 S. 7th St., St. Louis, 314-588-0505.
-W.A.S.P.: w/ Armored Saint 8 p.m., $35. The Factory, 17105 N Outer 40 Rd, Chesterfield, 314-423-8500.

WEDNESDAY NOVEMBER 9
-Big Rich McDonough & The Rhythm Renegades: 7 p.m., $15. BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, 700 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-436-5222.
-Grisha Goryachev: 7:30 p.m., $21-$46. The Sheldon, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900.
-I Prevail: w/ Pierce The Veil, Fit for a King, Stand Atlantic 7 p.m., $39.50-$55. The Factory, 17105 N Outer 40 Rd, Chesterfield, 314-423-8500.
-Jinjer: w/ P.O.D., Vended, Space of Variations 7 p.m., $37-$42. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis, 314-726-6161.
-John McEuen and the Circle Band: 8 p.m., $30/$40. Old Rock House, 1200 S. 7th St., St. Louis, 314-588-0505.
-Miguel Espinoza Fusion: 7:30 p.m., free. Blanche M Touhill Performing Arts Center, 1 University Dr at Natural Bridge Road, Normandy, 314-516-4949.
-Old Sea Brigade: 8 p.m., $15. Blueberry Hill - The Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-727-4444.
-Ping Pong Tournament: 7 p.m., free. Central Stage, 3524 Washington Avenue, St. Louis, 314-533-0367.
-Squirrel Nut Zippers: 8 p.m., $35-$45. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, 314-498-6989.
-Voodoo Ween: 9 p.m., $12. Broadway Oyster Bar, 736 S. Broadway, St. Louis, 314-621-8811.

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Daniel Hill

Daniel Hill is editor at large for the Riverfront Times and he demands to be taken seriously, despite all evidence to the contrary. Follow him on Twitter at @rftmusic.
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