Concert Reviews

Concert Review: Zac Brown Band Opens Season at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Posted: April 29, 2019 at 8:38 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts

Hollywood Casino Amphitheater is ready for a summer concert series, and it kicked off with Zac Brown Band bringing their “Down the Rabbit Hole” tour through St. Louis last night, accompanied by Lukas Nelson and Promise of the Real. Both openers seemed to catch the attention of concert-goers as it was clear many were settling […]

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Concert Review: SWMRS at The Ready Room

Posted: April 26, 2019 at 12:27 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts

The Ready Room on Manchester Ave was the place to be Tuesday night, as SWMRS brought their “Berkeley’s On Fire” tour to Saint Louis. California Natives were joined by all-girl punk rock band Destroy Boys and indie rock trio Beach Goons. All three bands put on a memorable set and definitely showed audiences that no […]

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Concert Review: Mike Mains & The Branches in Kansas City

Posted: March 20, 2019 at 8:06 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts

Mike Mains & The Branches performed at The Rino in Kansas City Friday night, and I was there to catch a glimpse of what this Michigan-native band had to offer the music world. In my previous interview with Mike, frontman of the group, he put a big emphasis on the importance of addressing mental health. […]

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Concert Review: Shinedown Rocks Chaifetz Arena

Posted: March 20, 2019 at 7:55 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Music, Reviews

Chaifetz Arena housed the sold-out Attention Attention tour Sunday evening, coinciding with St. Patrick’s Day. Shinedown, the headliners, were joined on tour by Asking Alexandria and Papa Roach. Rock band from across the pond Asking Alexandria opened the show with a bang starting with hit “Into the Fire.” The English rockers then continued with an […]

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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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