Concert Review: El Monstero at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Posted: June 12, 2019 at 12:14 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Reviews

Saturday night at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre was the annual summer EL MONSTERO concert, the St. Louis native Pink Floyd tribute band. Known for their theatrical sets, incredible performances, and being considered one of the best Pink Floyd tributes performing today, it was no surprise when the venue filled up quite quickly. After an interview with […]

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Interview: Mark Thomas Quinn of El Monstero

Posted: June 7, 2019 at 9:31 am   /   Interviews

​Preparing for their annual St. Louis summer show this Saturday at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre, Mark Thomas Quinn of Celebration Day and EL MONSTERO took some time to chat and answer a few questions for ReviewSTL. Excited to be performing with the St. Louis Philharmonic Orchestra (this being the second time,) Quinn had a lot to […]

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Movie Review: X-Men ‘Dark Phoenix’ Starring James McAvoy, Michael Fassbender, Jennifer Lawrence

Posted: June 7, 2019 at 8:15 am   /   Movie Reviews

The X-Men franchise just can’t seem to close out a trilogy, it seems.  After the greatness of 2000’s X-Men and even more so with 2003’s X2: X-Men United, viewers were left scratching our heads when X-Men: The Last Stand was made to close things out. After a couple of Wolverine films (that actually did get […]

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Movie Review: ‘The Secret Life of Pets 2’ Starring Patton Oswalt, Kevin Hart, Tiffany Haddish

Posted: June 7, 2019 at 7:30 am   /   Movie Reviews, Reviews

If the first The Secret Life of Pets came off like Toy Story with animals, the sequel tries to distance itself from that notion as Max and his gang of furry friends venture out into New York City and also get a taste of life on the farm in the sequel, out today. Kevin Hart, […]

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Concert Review: Judas Priest Rocks Out at Stifle Theatre

Posted: June 5, 2019 at 6:10 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Music, Reviews

It was quite an exciting night downtown this past Monday, with the St. Louis Blues taking a win at their home game against the Bruins at Enterprise Center for Game Four of the Stanley Cup Playoffs; But, right next door at Stifel Theatre, metal-heads of all ages came together for Judas Priest and the band’s current Firepower […]

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Concert Review: Dierks Bentley at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre

Posted: June 5, 2019 at 5:57 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Reviews

By Bryan Bealmear Dierks Bentley brought his Burning Man 2019 tour to Hollywood Amphitheatre this weekend. Along for the ride this time were Hot Country Knights, TenilleTownes, and John Pardi.   Hot Country Knights got things started off. In a set that included everything from infighting in the group, to a love child reemerging, to […]

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Review: New Line’s BE MORE CHILL Brings Broadway Musical to The Marcelle

Posted: June 5, 2019 at 4:16 pm   /   Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews

“I don’t want to be special… I just want to survive.” Be More Chill is the modern anthem for anyone who has ever felt like they don’t fit in, or doesn’t belong to the “cool” group in high school. It isn’t so much about wanting to stand out as it is about just getting by. […]

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Review: Vengeance Rules the Day in Opera Theatre’s Powerful Rigoletto

Posted: June 3, 2019 at 6:59 pm   /   Concerts, Live Theater, Live Theater Reviews, Reviews

Returning to Opera Theatre St. Louis for the first time in a decade, Rigoletto is a sad and sordid affair. Loaded with scheming, lust, jealousy and revenge, it is not for the faint of heart. Directed with stunning emotional potency by Bruno Ravella (in his OTSL debut) the production is dark. Very Dark. Verdi based […]

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Interview: Tony Nominated Composer Joe Iconis on ‘Be More Chill,’ Opening Tonight in St. Louis at New Line Theatre

Posted: May 31, 2019 at 10:49 am   /   Local

The hit musical Be More Chill just opened on Broadway in March, and here we are at the end of May getting a new production opening in St. Louis. This doesn’t happen. Thanks to New Line Theatre, and Artistic Director Scott Miller’s seemingly supernatural ability to uncover incredible shows, the rights to produce the musical were […]

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The Damned Mark 40 Years of Machine Gun Etiquette With A Blazing Set at Delmar Hall

Posted: May 31, 2019 at 9:29 am   /   Concerts

The first British punk band to release a single, The Damned returned to Delmar Hall on May 29th to celebrate the 40th anniversary of their prolific third album, Machine Gun Etiquette, with a concert that obliterated any doubts that there was still plenty of gas left in the tank. Machine Gun Etiquette is a beast. Ahead of […]

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