Best Local Rock Bands In St. Louis

February 23, 2011 11:43 AM


St. Louis is home to numerous local rock acts. While some groups are just getting their start in the music scene, others have gone on to win national acclaim. But don’t take our word for it; the only way to truly appreciate the best local rock bands in St. Louis is to see them for yourself.

The Breakers

The Breakers are a diverse rock band founded in St. Louis in 2003. With musical influences ranging from Elvis to U2, the Breakers offer a unique sound that is popular in St. Louis. Band members Doug Byrkit, Brian Zielie, Zeb Briskovich and Pat Haydon bring unique musical sensibilities together to create a cohesive sound. The Breakers have played many shows at local venues including Cicero’s and Vintage Vinyl. Be sure to catch them on tour; their live shows are certainly not to be missed.


With an eclectic blend of electric and space-age acoustics, Machree presents a sound unique to St. Louis. Members Patrick Baum, Brian Behr, Jonathan Clark, Mike Judy, Dan Keehnast and Marcus Newstead join forces to create a powerful sound that has garnered the attention of such publications as the Riverfront Times and Substream magazine. With frequent gigs at the Firebird, it is easy to catch one of Machree, one of the best local rock bands in St. Louis, in concert!

Cauze 4 Concern

The Cauze 4 Concern Band is a local act that features an eight-piece band with a full horn section. As if that wasn’t impressive enough, Cauze 4 Concern also boasts an extensive client base, including local businesses such as Fast Eddie’s Bonair, Lake Center Marina and Maggie Malone’s. Lead singer Steve Garland and his band mates are guaranteed to bring St. Louis crowds to their feet with their entertaining live shows.


Conquest is a four-member rock band based in St. Louis. With an intense hardcore sound and a reputation for engaging live shows, Conquest is sure to satisfy any true rock music fan. Members Tony Restivo, Mike Crook, Derrick Brumley and Tim Fleetwood come together to create an unforgettable sound. Conquest’s studio album, “End of Days,” features music inspired by the likes of Metallica and Judas Priest.

Stephanie Shepard

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