Concert Reviews

Review: Bon Jovi “This House Is Not For Sale” Tour at Scottrade

Posted: February 20, 2017 at 4:32 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts

Bon Jovi returned to St. Louis Sunday night after a 3-year absence. During that time, the band has endured a nasty dispute with its record company, as well as the departure of bandmate and guitar virtuoso Richie Sambora. While Sambora and Jon Bon Jovi will always be one of the most well-known lead singer/lead guitarist […]

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Nelly Performs Symphonic Hip Hop With the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra at Powell Hall

Posted: February 6, 2017 at 2:57 pm   /   Concert Reviews, St. Louis Events

St. Louis’ own Nelly achieved a career first on Friday night, playing with the St. Louis Symphony in front of a sold-out crowd at Powell Hall. The show, which sold out in five hours months ago, featured conductor David Robertson and appearances from Nelly’s fellow St. Lunatics Ali and City Spud. From the start, it […]

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Concert Review: “Masters of Madness” Tour Featuring Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper at the Family Arena

Posted: June 27, 2013 at 2:03 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Local, St. Louis Events

The “Masters of Madness” tour featuring Marilyn Manson and Alice Cooper rolled through The St. Charles Family Arena on Tuesday night. The concert was a dream pairing for ‘shock rock’ fans, but it also brought two generations of rock music fans together. That was evident in the crowd on Tuesday night. Speaking of the crowd, […]

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Review: ‘Limp Bizkit’ Tour Brings Fred Durst to Pop’s Nightclub & Concert Venue

Posted: June 3, 2013 at 1:26 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Local, St. Louis Events

Limp Bizkit was once one of the biggest bands in the world. Turn back the clock to 1999, and they were selling out arenas, similar to the Scottrade Center. In fact, I remember seeing them play there. It’s amazing how fast times have changed. Bizkit returned to St. Louis on Saturday night, to a sold […]

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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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Elvis Costello Shines in Columbus, Preps for St. Louis

Posted: July 1, 2011 at 1:29 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Featured, Local

Your dedicated reviewer went all the way to Columbus, Ohio, on June 19 for the fourth installment of Elvis Costello & the Imposters’ “Revolver” tour. Costello brings the show to St. Louis tonight at The Pageant. Tickets are still available. Learn more at ElvisCostello.com. Confession: I’ve wanted to be on a game show since I […]

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Concert Review: Weird Al Yankovic at the St. Charles Family Arena (2011)

Posted: June 4, 2011 at 8:08 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Local

When I was an adorable moppet, my father gave me a 45″ vinyl single of Weird Al Yankovic’s “Eat It.” To my young ears, the song was the best thing I’d heard in my life. In fact, I loved it so much that I took that record to school for Show and Tell Day. I’d […]

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Concert Review: TFDI Tour w/ Tony Lucca, Jay Nash, and Matt Duke; Off Broadway December 14th

Posted: December 15, 2010 at 12:15 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Local

There are times when you go to see a great show, and you take a look around and think, “Why aren’t there more people here?”  Such was the case of the TFDI (or the Totally Fuckin’ Doin’ It Tour, as the audience was told by Jay Nash).  When I see musicians the caliber of Tony […]

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Reel Big Fish vs. Aquabats in St. Louis, w/ Suburban Legends and Koo Koo Kanga Roo!

Posted: November 16, 2010 at 10:53 am   /   Concert Reviews, Local

The Reel Big Fish came back to the Pageant in St. Louis on Sunday night, along with Aquabats, Suburban Legends and Koo Koo Kanga Roo. The result was one of the highest energy, most fun shows that I have ever seen. The bands were jumping into the audience, and flying through the air as they […]

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Concert Review: Vampire Weekend At Chaifetz Arena

Posted: October 6, 2010 at 12:47 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Local

In the age of the Internet it feels like four year old band Vampire Weekend has been around forever. With only a self titled debut album and 2010’s Contra, I felt behind the curve walking into SLU’s Chaifetz Arena having missed them live a few years back. Chaifetz is definitely not the most intimate setting […]

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