English Beat, Willie Nelson, Orgone and More in This Week's New Show Announcements

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Sting - June 5 @ The Fabulous Fox Theatre. Just look at that lustrous Aquanet mane -- dashing.
  • Sting - June 5 @ The Fabulous Fox Theatre. Just look at that lustrous Aquanet mane -- dashing.

Once again, here is every newly announced show this week! Two-tone ska band the English Beat will be playing Blueberry Hill on April 21; time to dig up your wingtip shoes and checkered suspenders and try to remember how to skank. Also on April 21st is the one year anniversary show for local South-side venue the Heavy Anchor; Bunnygrunt, Ravenhill and Black Bears will play and the show is free. California's Orgone will bring its '70s-era funk sound to the Old Rock House on May 29. Put the wingtips and suspenders back in the closet; grow an afro and wear something made of polyester. Sting and Willie Nelson are coming to town as well (seperately). I don't need to tell you how to dress for those shows; you already know: v-necks and too much hairspray for the former, braided pigtails and bloodshot eyes for the latter. These and every other show announced this week to follow:

The English Beat: Sat., April 21, 9 p.m., $25. Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-727-4444.

Heavy Anchor One Year Anniversary Party: W/ Bunnygrunt, Ravenhill, Black Bears, Sat., April 21, 8 p.m., free. The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois Road, Saint Louis, 314-352-5226.

Orgone: w/ Monophonics, Tue., May 29, 9 p.m., $10-12. Old Rock House, 1200 S. 7th St., St. Louis, 314-588-0505.

Sting: Tue., June 5, 8 p.m., $46.50-$91.50. The Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314-534-1111.

Willie Nelson: Tue., April 17, 8 p.m., $45-$65. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd., St Louis, 314-726-6161.

COMPLETE LIST OF NEW SHOWS ON THE NEXT PAGE:

Anders Osborne: Tue., May 15, 8 p.m., $15. Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-727-4444. Andre Williams: Fri., May 4, 8 p.m., $10. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, 314-773-3363. As Earth Shatters: W/ What Was Lost, Colors From A Cannon, Slumber Amidst Decay, the Ninth Circle, Becoming the Enemy, Fri., April 20, 7 p.m., $8. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Ave., St Louis, 618-274-6720. Auset Sarno: W/ Beth Bombara, Jesse Irwin, Jimmy Griffin, Wed., March 28, 7:30 p.m., $12-15. Focal Point, 2720 Sutton Blvd., Saint Louis, 314-781-4200. Balkan Beat Box: Sun., June 3, 8 p.m., $18-20. Old Rock House, 1200 S. 7th St., St. Louis, 314-588-0505. Barringhaus: Sat., April 7, 2 p.m.; Sat., April 14, 2 p.m.; Sat., April 21, 2 p.m.; Sat., April 28, 2 p.m., free. Mount Pleasant, 5634 High St., Augusta, 800-467-9463. Barroom Troubadors: Sat., April 7, 9 p.m., free. [edit secondary] Thu., April 12, 8:30 p.m.; Thu., April 26, 8:30 p.m. Hammerstone's, 2028 S. 9th St., St. Louis, 314-773-5565. Big George Brock: W/ Delta Bluesman, The New House Rockers, Sat., March 24, 6 p.m., $5. The Wolf Public House, 15480 Clayton Road, Ballwin, 636-527-7027. Black for a Second: W/ The Winchester, The Chill Dawgs, Popular Mechanics, Guy Morgan & the FT Crew, Thorlock, Sun., April 1, 5:30 p.m., $5. Lemmons, 5800 Gravois Ave., Saint Louis, 314-481-4812. Bottoms Up Blues Gang: Fri., March 23, 6 p.m., free. Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314-775-0775. Brad Vickers & His Vestapolitans: Sat., April 7, 1 p.m., free. Blues City Deli, 2438 McNair Ave., St. Louis, 314-773-8225. [edit secondary] Sat., April 7, 7 p.m., $5. The Wolf Public House, 15480 Clayton Road, Ballwin, 636-527-7027. Carlos, A Santana Tribute: Sun., April 1, 8 p.m., $7. Mile 277 Tap & Grill, 10701 Watson Road, Sunset Hills, 314-645-3277. Charles "Skeet" Rodgers & The Inner City Blues: Fri., April 27, 9 p.m., free. Hammerstone's, 2028 S. 9th St., St. Louis, 314-773-5565. Chuck Berry: W/ Skinny Jim and the Number 9 Blacktops, Wed., April 11, 9 p.m., $45. Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-727-4444. Dave Dickey Big Band: Sun., March 25, 6 p.m., $5-7. Kirkwood Station Brewing Company, 105 E. Jefferson, Kirkwood, 314-966-2739. Dave Smith: Fri., March 30, 6 p.m., free. Iron Barley, 5510 Virginia Ave., St. Louis, 314-351-4500. David Dee & The Hot Tracks: Fri., April 20, 9 p.m., free. Hammerstone's, 2028 S. 9th St., St. Louis, 314-773-5565. David Russell: Sat., March 24, 8 p.m., $20-24. Ethical Society of St. Louis, 9001 Clayton Road, Richmond Heights, 314-991-0955. Decedy: Sat., March 31, 7:30 p.m., $5. Sky Music Lounge, 930 Kehrs Mill Road, Ballwin, 636-527-6909. Doomed to Burn: W/ Moments Before the Massacre, Bleed the Devine, Lamentation of the Soul, Fiera, Fri., April 13, 7 p.m., $8. Heartbreakers Rock-n-Roll Saloon, 700 N. 2nd St., St Louis, 314-241-1720. The English Beat: Sat., April 21, 9 p.m., $25. Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-727-4444. Erik Brooks: Sun., April 1, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 8, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 15, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 22, 8 p.m.; Sun., April 29, 8 p.m., free. Hammerstone's, 2028 S. 9th St., St. Louis, 314-773-5565. Fab Four - The Ultimate Beatles Tribute: Sun., Sept. 30, 7:30 p.m., $34.50-39.50. The Sheldon, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900. The Fabulous Motown Revue: Fri., June 8, 7 p.m., free. Des Peres Park, 12325 Manchester Road, Des Peres, 314-835-6150. Falling Martins: Sat., May 12, 2 p.m. Mount Pleasant, 5634 High St., Augusta, 800-467-9463. Fat Pockets: Fri., July 13, 7 p.m., free. Des Peres Park, 12325 Manchester Road, Des Peres, 314-835-6150. First Jason: Dirt Water Lotus, Faceless Commandos, Rat Rod Kings, Fri., April 6, 7 p.m., $8. Heartbreakers Rock-n-Roll Saloon, 700 N. 2nd St., St Louis, 314-241-1720. Freakz R Us: W/ Kold Kace, A Town Mob, the Filthee Benjaminz, Local Kingz, Metropolitix, Hazmat, Liquor Store Bandits, Fri., April 20, 7 p.m., $8. Heartbreakers Rock-n-Roll Saloon, 700 N. 2nd St., St Louis, 314-241-1720. Gustafer Yellowgold: Sat., May 12, 3 p.m., $8-10. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, 314-773-3363. The Hive Dwellers: Tue., March 27, 7 p.m., 8 adv/ 10dos. Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Place, St. Louis, 314-807-5984. Hulapoppers: Fri., March 30, 9 p.m., $5. Sky Music Lounge, 930 Kehrs Mill Road, Ballwin, 636-527-6909. Inimical Drive: Enduval, From Skies of Fire, Fer De Lance, Arkangela, Sat., March 31, 7 p.m., $7. Heartbreakers Rock-n-Roll Saloon, 700 N. 2nd St., St Louis, 314-241-1720. Jake's Leg: Sun., May 20, 1 p.m., free. Mount Pleasant, 5634 High St., Augusta, 800-467-9463. James Leg: W/ Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost, Tilts, Rev. Whiskey Richard, Wed., March 28, 8 p.m., $5. El Lenador, 3124 Cherokee St., Saint Louis, 314-771-2222. The Janson Gates: W/ The Ottomen, Buffalo 66, Fri., April 20, 9 p.m., $5. The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois Road, Saint Louis, 314-352-5226. Javier Mendoza: Sat., May 26, 2 p.m. Mount Pleasant, 5634 High St., Augusta, 800-467-9463. Jeremiah Johnson: W/ The Sliders, Fri., April 13, 9 p.m., free. Hammerstone's, 2028 S. 9th St., St. Louis, 314-773-5565. Jeremiah Johnson Band: Thu., April 5, 8:30 p.m.; Thu., April 19, 8:30 p.m., free. Hammerstone's, 2028 S. 9th St., St. Louis, 314-773-5565. JJ Jumpin' Jasper: W/ The Soul Blues, Sat., April 14, 9 p.m., free. Hammerstone's, 2028 S. 9th St., St. Louis, 314-773-5565. Joe Dirt: Fri., March 23, 9 p.m., $5. Kirkwood Station Brewing Company, 105 E. Jefferson, Kirkwood, 314-966-2739. Joe Fletcher: Thu., March 22, 6 p.m., free. Vintage Vinyl, 6610 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-721-4096. Joel Dumas: Mon., May 28, 1 p.m. Mount Pleasant, 5634 High St., Augusta, 800-467-9463. John Farrar: Wed., April 4, 8 p.m.; Wed., April 11, 8 p.m.; Wed., April 18, 8 p.m.; Wed., April 25, 8 p.m., free. Hammerstone's, 2028 S. 9th St., St. Louis, 314-773-5565. Johnny Rock-Itt & the Doublewide Symphony: Sat., March 31, 9 p.m., $5. Mile 277 Tap & Grill, 10701 Watson Road, Sunset Hills, 314-645-3277. Jonny Bitch: Sat., April 7, 3 p.m.; Sat., April 21, 3 p.m. Hammerstone's, 2028 S. 9th St., St. Louis, 314-773-5565. Judge Nothing: W/ Bent, BFAS, Sat., April 21, 7 p.m., $12. Fubar, 3108 Locust, St. Louis, 314-289-9050. Karen Choi: Sat., April 21, 8 p.m., $10. The Chapel, 6238 Alexander Drive, Clayton. La Tarentella: Mon., April 9, 7 p.m., free. Webster University, 470 E. Lockwood Ave., Webster Groves, 314-968-7128. Lemmons Cancer Benefit Show: W/ Black for a Second, Winchester, Guy Morgan, Popular Mechanics, Chill Dawgs, THORLOCK, Sun., April 1, 8 p.m. Lemmons, 5800 Gravois Ave., Saint Louis, 314-481-4812. Leon Russell: Fri., April 20, 7 p.m.; Sat., April 21, 7 p.m., $20-25. Argosy Casino - Alton, One Piasa St., Alton, 618-474-7500. The Lettermen: Sat., April 7, 8 p.m., $22.50-40.50. Bezemes Family Theater, 2300 W. Clay St., St. Charles, 636-949-4433. Marcell Strong & The Apostles: Sat., April 21, 9 p.m., free. Hammerstone's, 2028 S. 9th St., St. Louis, 314-773-5565. Mead & McDaniels: Sat., April 14, 3 p.m.; Sat., April 28, 3 p.m., free. Hammerstone's, 2028 S. 9th St., St. Louis, 314-773-5565. Melissa Neels: Fri., April 6, 9 p.m., free. Hammerstone's, 2028 S. 9th St., St. Louis, 314-773-5565. Merchandise: W/ Demonlover, Doomtown, Trauma Harness, Fri., April 27, 9 p.m., $5. The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois Road, Saint Louis, 314-352-5226. Mike Mattingly: Fri., March 30, 5 p.m., $5. Mile 277 Tap & Grill, 10701 Watson Road, Sunset Hills, 314-645-3277. Mirage: Fri., Aug. 10, 7 p.m., free. Des Peres Park, 12325 Manchester Road, Des Peres, 314-835-6150. Moon Taxi: W/ Dangermuffin, Fri., April 6, 9 p.m., $8-10. The Gramophone, 4243 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314-531-5700. MUSYC: Sat., March 24, 9:30 p.m., free. Mike Duffy's Pub & Grill-Kirkwood, 124 W. Jefferson Ave., Kirkwood, 314-821-2025. Nick Vatterott: Fri., March 23, 7:30 p.m., $12-14. The Firebird, 2706 Olive St., St. Louis, 314-535-0353. Nikko Smith: Sat., May 19, 1 p.m., free. Mount Pleasant, 5634 High St., Augusta, 800-467-9463. North Of The Quarter: Sat., March 31, 10 p.m., $5. Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314-775-0775. Oh What a Night: Sat., March 24, 8 p.m., $20. Dramatic License Theatre, 291 Chesterfield Mall, Chesterfield, 636-220-7012. One Year Anniversary Party: W/ Bunnygrunt, Ravenhill, Black Bears, Sat., April 21, 8 p.m., free. The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois Road, Saint Louis, 314-352-5226. Orgone: W/ Monophonics, Tue., May 29, 9 p.m., $10-12. Old Rock House, 1200 S. 7th St., St. Louis, 314-588-0505. Pat Liston: Wed., March 28, 7 p.m., free. Mile 277 Tap & Grill, 10701 Watson Road, Sunset Hills, 314-645-3277. Paul Thorn: W/ Ruthie Foster, Thu., March 29, 7 p.m., $20-23. Old Rock House, 1200 S. 7th St., St. Louis, 314-588-0505. Pepperland: Tue., April 10, 7:30 p.m., $8. The Sheldon, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900. Peter Bradley Adams and Matt Nichols: Sun., April 29, 7:30 p.m., $12. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, 314-773-3363. Portland Cello Project: W/ Emily Wells, Tue., May 8, 7 p.m., $12-20. Old Rock House, 1200 S. 7th St., St. Louis, 314-588-0505. Project 86: W/ Sent by Ravens, Willet, a Righteous Vendetta, Pirate Signal, Sat., April 14, 6 p.m., $10. [edit secondary] W/ Willet, Sent By Ravens, A Righteous Vendetta, Pirate Signal, Sat., April 14, 8 p.m., $10. The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois Road, Saint Louis, 314-352-5226. QUEENORMOUS: Sat., March 24, 10 p.m., $3. Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314-775-0775. Ralph Butler Trio: Sun., May 13, 2 p.m. Mount Pleasant, 5634 High St., Augusta, 800-467-9463. Rebecca Dellegrazio and Diana Umali: Sat., March 31, 8 p.m., free. Tavern of Fine Arts, 313 Belt Ave., St. Louis, 314-367-7549. Rockstars of Service: W/ Vijoy Rao and The Removers, Last to Show First to Go, Treehouse, Sat., April 7, 7 p.m., $10. The Gramophone, 4243 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314-531-5700. Ronstadt Generations: Fri., April 13, 7 p.m., $20. Foundry Art Centre, 520 N. Main Center, St. Charles, 636-255-0270. Rough Ryders: Sat., March 31, 9 p.m., $5. Kirkwood Station Brewing Company, 105 E. Jefferson, Kirkwood, 314-966-2739. Russel Malone & the Cyrus Chestnut Trio: Wed., April 11, 7 p.m.; Thu., April 12, 7 p.m.; Fri., April 13, 7 p.m.; Sat., April 14, 7 p.m., $30. Jazz at the Bistro, 3536 Washington Ave, St Louis, 314-289-4030. SH-BOOM: W/ The Big Muddy Dance Company, Sat., March 24, 7:30 p.m. Casa Loma Ballroom, 3354 Iowa Ave., St. Louis, 314-664-8000. Shrinking Violets: Sat., March 31, 10 p.m., $5. Sky Music Lounge, 930 Kehrs Mill Road, Ballwin, 636-527-6909. Slum Village: W/ DJ Spec, Michael Franco, MME, Thu., March 22, 10 p.m., $10. Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314-775-0775. Soulard Blues Band: Sat., May 5, 2 p.m., free. Mount Pleasant, 5634 High St., Augusta, 800-467-9463. Southern Culture on the Skids: W/ Lookout Joe (Brian Henneman), Thu., May 24, 9 p.m., $15. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Ave., St. Louis, 314-773-3363. Steve Kimock: W/ Bernie Worrell, Wally Ingram, Sun., May 20, 8 p.m., $25. Old Rock House, 1200 S. 7th St., St. Louis, 314-588-0505. Sting: Tue., June 5, 8 p.m., $46.50-$91.50. The Fox Theatre, 527 N. Grand Blvd., St. Louis, 314-534-1111. STL MachineFest 1.0: W/ Scintilla, The Gothsicles, Prognosis, Finite Automata, Sat., April 21, 9 p.m., $10. Crack Fox, 1114 Olive St., St. Louis, 314-621-6900. Straight Ahead: Sat., March 24, 8 p.m., $35-40. The Sheldon, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, 314-533-9900. Super Cool Fun Dudes: Fri., March 30, 7 p.m., $5. Sky Music Lounge, 930 Kehrs Mill Road, Ballwin, 636-527-6909. Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship: Superfun Yeah Yeah Rocketship, Spastic Plastic, The Rooks, Fri., March 23, 9 p.m., $5. The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois Road, Saint Louis, 314-352-5226. Synrgy: W/The Driftaways, Dreadnought, Deep Thump, Fri., March 23, 8:30 p.m., $10-12. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Blvd., University City, 314-862-0009. Teresa Nienhaus: Fri., April 6, 6:30 p.m. Persimmon Ridge Vineyards, 7272 Sheppard Drive, Barnhart. [edit secondary] Sat., May 5, 10 p.m. John G's Bier Deck, 109 W. Main St., Washington, 636-432-1337. [edit secondary] Sat., June 2, 2 p.m. Persimmon Ridge Vineyards, 7272 Sheppard Drive, Barnhart. Tim Albert: W/ Stovehandle Dan, Mon., April 2, 8 p.m.; Mon., April 9, 8 p.m.; Mon., April 16, 8 p.m.; Mon., April 23, 8 p.m.; Mon., April 30, 8 p.m. [edit secondary] W/ The Boogiemen, Sat., April 28, 9 p.m., free. Hammerstone's, 2028 S. 9th St., St. Louis, 314-773-5565. Tim Cunningham: Sun., May 27, 1 p.m. Mount Pleasant, 5634 High St., Augusta, 800-467-9463. Trapdoor Symphony: Unanimous, Where's The Chief?, Prjkt Jupiter, Thu., March 22, 7 p.m., $8. Heartbreakers Rock-n-Roll Saloon, 700 N. 2nd St., St Louis, 314-241-1720. Treehouse: W/ Vijoy Rao, The Removers, Last to Show First to Go, Sat., April 7, 7 p.m., $10. The Gramophone, 4243 Manchester Ave., St. Louis, 314-531-5700. Unicycle Loves You: w/ Pat Sajak Assassins, Frances With Wolves, Sat., April 7, $5. The Heavy Anchor, 5226 Gravois Road, Saint Louis, 314-352-5226. VooDoo Blues: Sun., April 1, 4 p.m.; Sun., April 8, 4 p.m.; Sun., April 15, 4 p.m.; Sun., April 22, 4 p.m.; Sun., April 29, 4 p.m., free. Hammerstone's, 2028 S. 9th St., St. Louis, 314-773-5565. Vote for Pedro: Sat., March 24, 9 p.m., $5. Kirkwood Station Brewing Company, 105 E. Jefferson, Kirkwood, 314-966-2739. Walter Trout: Thu., June 14, 8 p.m., $18-$20. Old Rock House, 1200 S. 7th St., St. Louis, 314-588-0505. Willie Nelson: Tue., April 17, 8 p.m., $45-$65. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Blvd., St Louis, 314-726-6161.

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