Concerts

‘Celtic Thunder’ Storms the Fabulous Fox Theater November 8! Interview With Vocalist George Donaldson.

Posted: October 26, 2012 at 4:00 pm   /   Concerts, Interviews, Local

The world-renowned musical ensemble “Celtic Thunder” will return to the Fabulous Fox Theatre in St. Louis on November 8! Tickets are on sale now at MetroTix or call 314-534-1111 (starting at $45). We had the chance to speak with George Donaldson, vocalist and sole Scotsman of the show. Here is George’s bio: Born and raised […]

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St. Louis Symphony Plays Mahler’s Symphony No. 3 in D minor

Posted: October 12, 2012 at 4:10 pm   /   Concerts, Local, Music

My first performance to review for the new season was a real treat! The Saint Louis Symphony decided to take on Gustav Mahler’s “Symphony No. 3 in D Minor” (performed without intermission). Clocking in at around and hour and forty minutes, it is Mahler’s longest written piece. Filling the conductor’s position was David Robertson, in […]

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St. Louis Symphony Opening Weekend Starts September 28. A Look Back at Last Season’s Finale.

Posted: September 28, 2012 at 7:07 am   /   Concerts, Live Theater Reviews, Local

Finally! Symphony season is upon us. as such, I’d like to give a brief recap of last seasons finale… Let me start by admitting that I am no veteran of attending symphony performances or even listening to classical composition. While I’ve always appreciated the form and style, I never caught the bug, so to speak, […]

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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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