Concert Reviews

Review: Louis C.K. at The Funny Bone in St. Louis

Posted: March 14, 2019 at 9:23 am   /   Concert Reviews, Live Theater

Louis C.K. performed his first of 4 sold-out shows in St. Louis at The Funny Bone in Westport Wednesday night. We got the call around 11 p.m. Sunday.  The carefully and covertly constructed tip stated that we wanted to be at our computer by 6:50 a.m. the following morning with the browser open and ready. […]

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Concert Review: Grandson Heats Up The Firebird

Posted: March 14, 2019 at 8:33 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts

Jordan Benjamin, most commonly known as the artist grandson, brought his No Apologies tour to the sold-out Firebird in St. Louis Sunday night. Fans began lining up outside the venue hours before the show began, some even traveling quite some distance to see the show. I spoke with two girls in line who traveled from […]

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Concert Review: John Mellencamp Gets Nostalgic at Stifel

Posted: March 13, 2019 at 7:16 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Reviews

Growing up as a young Midwestern kid in the 80s, John Mellencamp was part of the soundtrack of my life, so getting to see the aging rocker on Tuesday night at Stifel Theatre was a journey back to my youth, and a fun one at that. Mellencamp showed that while he may be going on […]

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Concert Review: Garth Brooks Sells Out and Shows Out at The Dome

Posted: March 12, 2019 at 8:50 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts

He may have been blowing smoke up the rear end of the 75,000-plus in attendance on Saturday night, but Garth Brooks seemed sincere when he said his show at The Dome at America’s Center was “the best night of my life.” Brooks did not disappoint the largest crowd in the history of the dome, as […]

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Concert Review: Switchfoot at The Pageant

Posted: March 10, 2019 at 12:49 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Reviews

Tuesday night, Switchfoot brought their Native Tongue tour to The Pageant to a highly enthusiastic audience. The show kicked off with acoustic opener Tyson Motsenbocker, a California native who brought a charming aspect to the stage as he bounced a couple jokes back and forth off the audience, and even weaving some comedy into his […]

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Concert Review: Kurt Vile at The Pageant

Posted: March 1, 2019 at 11:53 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Reviews

From his tenure as a member of The War On Drugs to his evolution as a virtuoso multi-instrumentalist and collaborator with Courtney Barnett, Kurt Vile has never been easy to pin down. Having spent the last decade honing his craft, expanding his sound and refining his already pretty incredible guitar chops, Vile is always evolving, […]

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Concert Review: NEEDTOBREATHE at Stifel Theatre

Posted: February 19, 2019 at 7:26 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Reviews

​NEEDTOBREATHE, the American Christian-Rock band from South Carolina, brought their Acoustic Live tour to Stifel Theatre Monday night. Opening the show was Matt Maeson, weeks away from his first album debut. Maeson performed all his songs acoustically, sticking to the theme of the tour while also displaying some impressive vocals. For an opener, all it […]

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Review: Interpol Rouses The Pageant With A Balanced Set Of Classics and New Material

Posted: February 12, 2019 at 11:48 am   /   Concert Reviews

In September of 2002 an emerging band called Interpol rolled into the tiny environs of the now defunct Rocket Bar, clad in black and oozing a confident New York cool. From that point on, the band knew that they had won the adoration of St. Louis. Fast forward seventeen years later to a cold Saturday […]

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The St. Louis Symphony Closes 2018 with A Glorious New Year’s Eve Celebration

Posted: January 6, 2019 at 7:26 am   /   Concert Reviews

With their New Year’s Eve Celebration, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra ended 2018 on a high note with a program featuring a balance of Broadway favorites, waltzes and uptempo classical pieces. A beloved musical tradition, the program for this annual Powell Hall fete is not announced to the audience until they arrive, lending an air […]

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Concert Review: Halestorm at Stifel Theatre

Posted: December 10, 2018 at 9:59 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts

Thursday night at Stifel Theater in downtown St Louis was definitely ladies night.  And I don’t mean drink specials.  The show was a double feature, Halestorm and In This Moment, both bands are fronted by strong female lead singers and are considered heavy metal type groups.  The similarities pretty much stop there. The first sign […]

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