Weekend Fun, 11-18 thru 11-23-05 Updated

      Hi there live music lovers. This is your copy of Weekend Fun, your
guide to the best live music in our area this week. Check my web page
for the updated version of Weekend Fun, news items, and new photos
that are added almost every day. SkyReport is also available on your
web-enabled cell phone or PDA. Call my cell phone if you need help.
 
      Friday, 11-18-05
 
      Lucky Dan and Neked Mike, (normally spelled with an A, but for
those of you that have content filters, we spell it with an E), play a
double dipper tonight, Happy Hour at Broadway Oyster Bar, 736
South Broadway, St. Louis, MO, 5-7. 314-621-8811.
Then they play at Sqwires, 1415 S. 18th, on Lafayette Square, 8-12.
314-865-3522.
 
      The Rhythm Rockers play at Maggie O’Brien’s, 20th and Market,
next to Union Station, St. Louis, 5:30-9:30. 314-421-1388.
 
      The Roscoe Beano Band plays at Griffin’s, 728 Lafayette, next to
Soulard Market, st. Louis, 6-9. 314-436-7705.
 
      The Ground Floor Band plays at Spooty’s, 1026 Geyer in Soulard,
8-12. 314-588-1807.
 
      The Uncle Albert Band plays at Hammerstone’s, 9th and Russell
in Soulard, 9-1. 314-773-5565.
 
      Breach of Peace, a hot new rock band plays at Crehan’s Irish Pub,
6413 West Main Street, Belleville, IL, 9-1. 618-394-1300.
 
      The Saloonatics play at The Island Cafe, 341 Centreville Ave,
Belleville, IL, 9-1. 618-277-8210. The dancing girls just go crazy!!
 
      Breakfast For Dinner plays at The Outside Inn, New Baden, IL, 9-1,
with special guest on lap steel, Dan Davis. The band has been playing
recently with former members of Blue Friday, Chris Captain and Matt
Schwahn.
 
      The Little David Band plays at Towne Lounge, 119 W. 1st, O’Fallon,
IL, 9-1. 618-632-8886.
 
      Saturday, 11-19-05
 
      The Rhythm Rockers play at Spyglass On The Park, 255 Union Blvd,
just off Forest Park. This is a special appearence at this location. Check
out the web page and menu here. Band plays 8-12. 314-367-6704.
 
      The Boogiemen play at Burgard’s Tavern in Freeburg, IL, 8:30-12:30.
This band always plays to a packed house here. 618-539-3287.
 
      Blazing Bob and The Blazers, featuring Bob Walker, John Accord,
and John Olack play at K.T.’s, 1553 Sierra Vista Plaza, St. Louis, MO,
9-1. 314-741-1975.
 
      The Movers with Lang and McClain play at The Nite Deposit, 28 East  
Main, Mascoutah, IL, 9:30-1:30. 618-566-9451. 
 
      The Lucky Dog Band plays The Club Room, Carlyle, IL, 9-1. This
band is a big hit in Clinton County.
 
      The New Rising Sun Blues Band featuring Mike Aguirre plays at
Crehan’s Irish Pub, 6413 W. Main Street, Belleville,IL, 9-1. 618-394-1300.
 
      The Saloonatics play at The Island Cafe, 341 Centreville ave, 
Belleville,IL, 9-1. 618-277-8210.
 
      The Little David Band plays at Laurie’s Place, 228 N. Main Street, 
Edwardsville, IL, 9-1. 618-656-2175.
 
      The Ground Floor Band plays at Spooty’s, 1026 Geyer, Soulard, 8-12.
314-588-1807.
 
      El Cheapo Tricko, St. Louis’ premier Cheap Trick Tribute Band plays 
at Maggie’s 4500 Clayton Ave, behind Barnes Jewish Hospital. Show 
begins at 9:30. 314-535-8061. The band is the official band of 
Maplewood Pawn Shop.
 
      Lenny McCanless, the East Side’s own jazz guitarist, will be playing
with smooth jazz recording artist Tim Cunningham at Finale, 8025
Bonhomme Ave, Clayton, MO, 2 shows only, 7:30 and 9:30.
314-863-8631.
 
      Sunday, 11-20-05
 
      The Smash Band plays the Rams Tailgate Party at the Budweiser
Tailgate Central Tent outside the Edward Jones Dome, 9am.
 
      John Farrar plays solo at The Tap Room, 21st and Locust, St. Louis,
MO, 6pm.  
 
      Jack Mueller, John Gillick from Cornet Chop Suey, Bob Rowe, and
Virginia Williams on vocals play at Crehan’s Irish Pub, 6413 West Main
Street, Belleville, IL, 5-8. 618-394-1300.
 
      Rogers, Nienhaus, and Crawford play at Cleo’s, 1013 North Main
Street, Edwardsville,IL, 5:30-9:30. 618-692-0786.
 
      Jackson’s Five featuring Billy Elam on vocals, Joe Garnier on keys,
Max Baker from Mama’s Pride on guitar, drummer Donald Smith from
Flextasy, and Paul Jackson on Bass play at Jackson’s 6655 Manchester
in St. Louis, 7-11. Including guest performances, every Sunday night.
 
      Check out the Sunday Jam session at The Dutch Hollow Barn in
Belleville,IL, 7-11. They always have free food. 618-235-5868.
 
      Monday, 11-21-05
 
      The Shakey Ground Blues Band with Paul Bonn and bassist
Preston Hubbard, formerly with The Fabulous Thunderbirds play at
Beale on Broadway 701 South Broadway, St. Louis, 9:30-1:30.
314-621-7880.
 
      Tim Albert, Danny Jackson, and Steve Strayhorn play their acoustic
show at Hammerstone’s, 9th and Russell in Soulard, 8-11. 314-773-5565.
 
      John Farrar, Jay Dover and John King host the weekly Jazz and Blues
Jam at Club 313, at #20 Mascoutah Avenue in downtown Belleville, IL.
9-12. This is the longest running weekly Jazz Jam on the East Side, since
1999. 618-239-6885.
 
      The New Rising Sun Blues Band plays at BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups,
700 South Broadway, St. Louis, MO, 8-11:30. 314-436-5222.
 
      Tuesday, 11-22-05
 
      Billy Barnett Band plays at 1860 Hardshell Cafe at 9th and Geyer in
Soulard, 8-12. Come see this world class jazz group play to a packed
house every Tuesday night. 314-231-1860.
 
      Kim Massey featuring Lew Winer III on sax and vocals plays at Beale
on Broadway, 9:30-1:30. 314-621-7880.
 
      Wednesday, 11-23-05
 
      The Park Avenue Jazz  CANCELLED THIS WEEK. HAPPY
THANKSGIVING.
 
      The Ground Floor Band plays at Beale on Broadway, just South of
Busch Stadium on Broadway, 9:30-1:30. 314-621-7880.
 
      The Duck Tape Duo Trio hosts the Open Mic Night at Stagger Inn
Again, 104 East Vandalia, Edwardsville, IL, 9-1. 618-656-4221.
 
      Billy Barnett and The Movers play at Sullivan’s, 907 North Illinois
Street, Belleville, IL, 8-12. This is a special date for the band, and it
replaces the regular Thursday night date for this week, because of
Thanksgiving. This is the traditional night everybody parties before
stuffing the turkey. 618-233-7060.
 
      The Little David Band plays at Crehan’s Irish Pub, 6413 West Main
Street, Belleville, IL, 618-394-1300.
 
      Retro-Rock plays at Castletown Geoghegan 104 West Main Street,
Belleville, IL, 8-12. 618-233-4800. Kip Rhein’s daughter, Lindsay Kay
will make a special guest appearence on vocals.
 
      The Saloonatics play at The Island Cafe, 341 Centreville Ave,
Belleville, IL, 9-1. 618-277-8210.
 
      The Souled Out Band plays at Papa Wheelie’s, Trenton, IL, 9-1.
618-224-7949.
 
      Breakfast For Dinner plays at The Juicy Peanut Bar and Grill, 724
West Main, Mascoutah, IL, 9-1. 618-566-2299. Get there early to get
a seat. This band packs the house. Devin and John Davis are from
Mascoutah.
 
      If you know of someone that would enjoy reading Weekend Fun,
send me, or have them send me, their name and e-mail address at,
Call my cell if you need help. 618-792-1035.
Sky
 
   
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