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Review: Seether Sells Out Pageant, Kaleido Steals the Show

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: June 11, 2017 at 5:49 pm   /   Concert Reviews

Maybe I had the show built up in my head too much, but I ultimately left Seether’s sold out show at The Pageant on Saturday night disappointed. Now, I wasn’t disappointed because the band sucked. Seether actually sounded as good as when I heard them the last few times live. The problem was the murky […]

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Review: ‘The Mummy’ Starring Tom Cruise, Sofia Boutella, Annabelle Wallis

by Steve Kelley / Published: June 9, 2017 at 7:27 am   /   Movie Reviews

Even when it tries to be its own film, the movie is essentially a barrage of overdone jump scares with little suspense. Don’t worry, though, there’s a plethora of them, because even though Ahmanet and her undead minions walk and crawl at a slow pace in one scene, they’re always able to catch up to […]

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Review: ‘It Comes at Night’ Starring Joel Edgerton, Carmen Ejogo, Kelvin Harrison Jr.

by Brad Heyen / Published: June 8, 2017 at 6:20 pm   /   Movie Reviews

After the critical success of his first film, Krisha, writer/director Trey Edward Shults returns with his sophomore film, It Comes at Night. The psychological thriller revolves around a family isolated in an abandoned house in the woods, while trying to avoid a sickness that is plaguing the rest of the world. Thematically, this is a masterful […]

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Kaleo’s Polished Rock & Roll Crushes at The Pageant

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: June 8, 2017 at 10:27 am   /   Concert Reviews

Fans of rock & roll got an early Christmas present Wednesday night, as Kaleo brought their polished rock and blues sound to the Pageant. Wednesday night’s sold out show was filled with blues, gospel, a little country and a lot of rock. The band flew through a 90-minute set nearly effortlessly. At times, Kaleo sounded […]

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Review: Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ THE TRIAL

by Rob Levy / Published: June 8, 2017 at 9:55 am   /   Live Theater Reviews

There is a dystopian uneasiness enveloping Opera Theatre of St. Louis’ The Trial that is both timely and frightening. Based on Franz Kafka’s absurdist novel the opera, making its American premiere with this production, is nothing short of a minimalist masterpiece. It has been transformed from page to stage by Christopher Hampton, who wrote the libretto, […]

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Preview: U2 Coming to St. Louis For “Joshua Tree Tour 2017”

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: June 8, 2017 at 9:39 am   /   Concerts

The “Joshua Tree Tour 2017” will come to the Dome at America’s Center with a show on Saturday, Sept. 16. The tour is celebrating the band’s 30th anniversary of “The Joshua Tree” . The album, which won a Grammy for album of the year, features the hit singles “With or Without You,” “Where the Streets […]

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Metallica Shakes Busch Stadium in St. Louis After Nearly Nine Year Absence

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: June 5, 2017 at 5:57 pm   /   Concert Reviews

The machine that is Metallica stormed into Busch Stadium Sunday night, nearly nine years since their last show in town. “How is it that it’s been nine f’n years since Metallica has played St. Louis?” Drummer Lars Ulrich asked at the end of the 2 ½ hour show that included giant fireballs shooting into the […]

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Review: Luke Bryan Brings “Hunting, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day” to Hollywood Casino Amphitheater

by Jeremy Housewright / Published: June 5, 2017 at 5:45 pm   /   Concert Reviews

Luke Bryan brought his Hunting, Fishin’ and Lovin’ Every Day tour to Hollywood Casino Amphitheater on Saturday night. Bryan’s tours have become almost a regular summer occurrence in St. Louis. The singer even commented on how warm it was Saturday night, and how it either rains or is blistering hot at his shows in St. […]

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Opera Theatre St. Louis’ The Grapes Of Wrath Packs An Intense Wallop

by Rob Levy / Published: June 3, 2017 at 7:01 pm   /   Live Theater Reviews

Taking a landmark work of American literature and turning it into an opera is not the easiest thing in the world to do. When the book is The Grapes of Wrath, the stakes are even higher. Knowing that the novel’s social pulse and familiar characters resonate throughout our popular culture, Opera Theatre of St. Louis […]

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