All Aboard for Fun Times: St. Louis show highlights for 2/8-2/9

All Aboard for Fun Times Train

While last weekend was laden with options, that’s not the case this time; some venues are apparently ceding the weekend to Mardi Gras, while many of the remaining have bills that aren’t especially interesting to your humble servant.

Here’s what I’ve got:

Friday, February 8

I don’t usually list stand-up gigs, but I’ll make an exception for Judah Friedlander — ball-cap-wearing Frank on “30 Rock” — who appears tonight at the Firebird (2706 Olive).

Door at 7/show at 8, with a $20 cover (2 more 20-under, all-ages). Smoke-free.

The Right Now / DeRobert & The Half Truths
Off Broadway 3509 Lemp 8:30 door/9 start $10 (+3 under 21 – all-ages) Smoke-free

A night of dance-able, funky soul from both Chicago’s the Right Now and Nashville’s DeRobert & the Half Truths. Learn more about the show from Roy Kasten at the RFT.

Colonel Ford
Schlafly Bottleworks 7260 Southwest 9 start Free (minors only with an adult) Smoke-free

Vintage-styled honky-tonk and country sounds from the skilled veterans of Colonel Ford.

Saturday, February 9

Tift Merritt / David Wax Museum
Off Broadway 3509 Lemp 8 start (see door info below) $18 advance/20 door (+3 under 21 – all-ages) Smoke-free

NYC’s Tift Merritt is a very adept teller of tales woven in country/folk tapestries. Roy Kasten weighs in again at the RFT.

David Wax Museum offer a blend of traditional folk/grass styles with the Mexican son school of folk.

Note: The door opens at 7 for advance floor and (sold out) balcony tickets holders (purchase through the venue website), while those purchasing at the door can start entering at 7:30.

Cree Rider Family Band / Butcher Holler / Earl
The Heavy Anchor 5226 Gravois 9 start $5 (21+ only) Smoke-free

Country rock from Cree Rider Family Band.

Butcher Holler offer rock, rockabilly and country sounds.

Twang-ish rock from Earl.

Your humble servant,

Dick Caveat