Concert Reviews

Concert Review: Wang Chung Brings Big Sounds To The Intimate City Winery

Posted: May 28, 2024 at 6:14 pm   /   Film, Concert Reviews

The proliferation of ‘80s bands making the concert rounds has intensified over the last decade. As a result, countless artists with a commercial hit to their name during the 1980s have cashed in on the nostalgia gravy train. This is why I approached Wang Chung’s concert on May 23rd with a hint of suspicion and […]

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Concert Photos: Nelson and Plastic Kings at Diamond Music Hall

Posted: July 29, 2023 at 11:21 am   /   Concerts, Concert Reviews, Music

Photos by Carrie Ogle. 80s rock band Nelson made a stop at Diamond Music Hall on Thursday, July 27. The band was known for the hits ‘After the Rain’ and ‘Love and Affection’ among others. Plastic Kings opened the show. Check out our photos below.

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Concert Photos: Tenacious D at The Factor

Posted: May 11, 2023 at 11:14 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts

Jack Black and Kyle Gass played a sold-out show at The Factory on May 8. The group brought their Spicy Meatball Tour to St. Louis. We were there to catch the band in action. Check out our photos below. All photos by Justin Staggs

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The Magnetic Fields Create A Strong Attraction at City Winery

Posted: March 29, 2023 at 8:56 am   /   Concert Reviews

The Magnetic Fields two-night residency at City Winery was more of a marathon than a series of concerts. Playing thirty songs from across their catalog in around ninety minutes, the five-piece unit never mistepped in delivering their unique brand of punchy and quirky melody driven compositions. Known for their tongue in cheek lyrics that range from the macabre, […]

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Review: The St. Louis Symphony and John Adams Save the Best for First

Posted: January 31, 2022 at 12:09 pm   /   Concert Reviews

Although he cut his teeth in the minimalist traditions of Steve Reich and John Cage, John Adams has established himself as an American composer whose genre-bending classical pieces and operas (Nixon in China, The Death of Klinghoffer, Doctor Atomic) have made him the country’s most prolific composer. Creating a body of work rooted in language […]

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Virtuosity and Variations: A Musical Journey with the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra

Posted: May 4, 2021 at 10:06 am   /   Concert Reviews

With live performances coming to a grinding halt, the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra found itself in the same precarious position and thousands of other arts organizations across the country as they sought ways to connect with audiences in a world filled with separation and isolation The orchestra’s answer was to let the music be the […]

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Review: Rachel Feinstein at Helium This Weekend

Posted: February 12, 2021 at 12:37 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Live Theater Reviews

Headlining several shows at Helium Comedy Club this weekend is comedy’s finest Rachel Feinstein! I have to say, wow, what a show! It was a great experience to get out of the house and back into the standup scene, and props to Helium for creating a safe and socially distanced atmosphere where patrons can enjoy […]

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Comedy Review: Nikki Glazer at Helium

Posted: June 17, 2020 at 7:45 am   /   Concert Reviews, Local

St. Louis native Nikki Glaser, known for her quick wit and savage comedy, performed her first show post-quarantine at Helium Comedy Club this week in Richmond Heights. Glaser, who has numerous hours of standup available on Netflix (including her own special “Bangin,” and television series “Not Safe with Nikki Glaser”) has branded her own style […]

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Review: TJ Miller Stand Up at Helium Comedy Club in St. Louis

Posted: February 3, 2020 at 1:13 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Live Theater Reviews, St. Louis Events

Over the weekend, actor and comic TJ Miller performed six sets over three nights at Helium Comedy Club, spanning from Thursday through Saturday. Performing to sold-out crowds, Miller was no stranger to Helium or St. Louis for that matter, as he always makes sure to hold a performance each year in the St. Louis area, […]

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Concert Review: Wilco wows crowd at Fox Theatre

Posted: November 19, 2019 at 8:52 am   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Local

By Bob O’ Mahony and Carla Scuzzo A familiar crowd was warmed up by local legends, the Bottle Rockets, playing the Fox for the first time in some 22 years.  The Bottle Rockets were from the same alt-country period of the St. Louis music scene, sometime working, sometimes playing together.  They did a well put […]

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