Concerts

Gaelic Storm, as Seen in ‘Titanic,’ Set to Play the Old Rock House Wednesday Night (9/5)

Posted: September 4, 2012 at 2:03 pm   /   Concerts, Local

You probably know the band – even if you don’t know their name. Gaelic Storm is the Celtic-rock group whose song “An Irish Party in Third Class” was featured in the film Titanic, which is set to be released on Blu-ray September 10. The four-disc Blu-ray/DVD combo pack includes over 2 1/2 hours of never-before-seen […]

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Concert Review: Reel Big Fish & Friends Rock the Pageant. Yes, Again.

Posted: July 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm   /   Concerts, Local, Music

Ska-punk stalwarts Reel Big Fish conquered The Pageant July 12. They played “Sell Out,” “Beer” and their version of A-Ha’s “Take On Me” while telling corny jokes and encouraging circle pits. Blah, blah, blah. None of this is news. I started putting together a review, but then I realized that I really had nothing left […]

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Concert Review: Storm Kills Social Distortion’s True Power at Pop’s

Posted: May 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm   /   Concerts, Local, Music

Not even Biblical hail, rain and wind could keep fans from Social Distortion’s show at Pop’s last weekend. Area concert-goers obviously wanted to impress lead singer Mike Ness with just how hardcore they were, but someone forgot to tell Ness that he should dish out the same. On Saturday, April 28, people in the St. […]

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Social Distortion Returns to STL This Saturday

Posted: April 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm   /   Concerts, Local, Music

Prepare for mayhem coupled with a healthy dose of life lessons – Social Distortion returns to Pop’s this Saturday, April 28. Mike Ness and his band of gentle ruffians have been touring to support the 2011 album Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes. A combination of driving guitars, rockabilly storytelling and punk sensibilities, Hard Times takes […]

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Cirque Du Soleil’s “Michael Jackson: The Immortal World Tour” Review

Posted: February 8, 2012 at 6:02 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Featured, Live Theater, Local, Music, Reviews

The stage is set, the curtain is dropped, and you wait in breathless anticipation of Cirque’s latest creation, live at the Scottrade Center.  The Immortal World Tour, featuring Michael Jackson’s entire catalog of hits, is the most daring and emotional show yet.  I spent the better part of the show feeling like Michael was there […]

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Concert Review: Brian Setzer Puts His Cat Clothes on for STL

Posted: December 6, 2011 at 2:36 pm   /   Concerts, Featured, Local, Music

I have a confession: I used to think Brian Setzer was a cat. I’m not crazy, I promise. But with his band being named the Stray Cats and all the songs they wrote about felines, my five-year-old self just naturally assumed that Setzer had whiskers and a fluffy tail. Ahhh, fun times in 1982. I’ll […]

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A Flood of Support: Concert, BBQ to Benefit Joplin

Posted: September 16, 2011 at 6:09 am   /   Concerts, Featured, Local, Music

A Songs for #Joplin benefit will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Luna Lounge, 4561 Gravois Road, St. Louis, 63116. An all-you-can-eat barbecue begins at 5 p.m. and features traditional and veggie burgers, brats, hot dogs, wings, potatoes, corn, baked beans, hummus, chips and cookies. Controlled Fires will perform its new album All Bets […]

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Interview: Faux Bono Is Almost “Even Better Than the Real Thing”

Posted: August 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm   /   Concerts, Featured, Interviews, Local, Music

As an iconic band that’s been together for 35 years, U2 is looked up to by many musicians, but they’re not often imitated well. One of the rare bands that rises to the challenge is Elevation, and they go well beyond basic sound-alike karaoke. Elevation, which bills itself as the best U2 tribute band on […]

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Concert Review: U2 Excites St. Louis, Treats Pittsburgh to a Gem

Posted: July 28, 2011 at 8:25 pm   /   Concerts, Featured, Local, Music

Your dedicated reviewer continued her U2 trek with shows in St. Louis and Pittsburgh. After 110 shows, the band’s “360 tour” will conclude Saturday, July 30, in Moncton, NB (Canada) at the Magnetic Hill Music Festival. Learn more at u2.com. Read our review for U2 in Chicago here. I’ve been to a million U2 shows. […]

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How To: Survive the U2 General Admission Line

Posted: July 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm   /   Concerts, Local, Music

No, I’m sorry, U2 general admission ticket holders – you cannot waltz into St. Louis’ Busch Stadium at 7 p.m. this Sunday and expect to find a great spot on the floor. What’s that? You had no idea that you’d have to fight 10,000 people for a decent spot? Fine, fine. I, as a veteran […]

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