Tag: Concerts

Concert Review: Reel Big Fish & Friends Rock the Pageant. Yes, Again.

Posted: July 14, 2012 at 5:40 pm   /   Concerts, Local, Music

Ska-punk stalwarts Reel Big Fish conquered The Pageant July 12. They played “Sell Out,” “Beer” and their version of A-Ha’s “Take On Me” while telling corny jokes and encouraging circle pits. Blah, blah, blah. None of this is news. I started putting together a review, but then I realized that I really had nothing left […]

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Watch Linkin Park Concert Live in Movie Theatres

Posted: June 19, 2012 at 7:32 pm   /   Local, Movie News, Music News

You like the idea of concerts, but minus the burly, sweaty douchebags who stand in front of you. You like listening to music while sitting down.  You like being secure in the knowledge that no one will spill their $9 beer down your back. In other words, you are not me. But you are you, […]

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Concert Review: Storm Kills Social Distortion’s True Power at Pop’s

Posted: May 4, 2012 at 6:31 pm   /   Concerts, Local, Music

Not even Biblical hail, rain and wind could keep fans from Social Distortion’s show at Pop’s last weekend. Area concert-goers obviously wanted to impress lead singer Mike Ness with just how hardcore they were, but someone forgot to tell Ness that he should dish out the same. On Saturday, April 28, people in the St. […]

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Social Distortion Returns to STL This Saturday

Posted: April 23, 2012 at 2:37 pm   /   Concerts, Local, Music

Prepare for mayhem coupled with a healthy dose of life lessons – Social Distortion returns to Pop’s this Saturday, April 28. Mike Ness and his band of gentle ruffians have been touring to support the 2011 album Hard Times & Nursery Rhymes. A combination of driving guitars, rockabilly storytelling and punk sensibilities, Hard Times takes […]

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Concert Review: Brian Setzer Puts His Cat Clothes on for STL

Posted: December 6, 2011 at 2:36 pm   /   Concerts, Featured, Local, Music

I have a confession: I used to think Brian Setzer was a cat. I’m not crazy, I promise. But with his band being named the Stray Cats and all the songs they wrote about felines, my five-year-old self just naturally assumed that Setzer had whiskers and a fluffy tail. Ahhh, fun times in 1982. I’ll […]

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Interview: Faux Bono Is Almost “Even Better Than the Real Thing”

Posted: August 8, 2011 at 2:08 pm   /   Concerts, Featured, Interviews, Local, Music

As an iconic band that’s been together for 35 years, U2 is looked up to by many musicians, but they’re not often imitated well. One of the rare bands that rises to the challenge is Elevation, and they go well beyond basic sound-alike karaoke. Elevation, which bills itself as the best U2 tribute band on […]

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Concert Review: U2 Excites St. Louis, Treats Pittsburgh to a Gem

Posted: July 28, 2011 at 8:25 pm   /   Concerts, Featured, Local, Music

Your dedicated reviewer continued her U2 trek with shows in St. Louis and Pittsburgh. After 110 shows, the band’s “360 tour” will conclude Saturday, July 30, in Moncton, NB (Canada) at the Magnetic Hill Music Festival. Learn more at u2.com. Read our review for U2 in Chicago here. I’ve been to a million U2 shows. […]

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How To: Survive the U2 General Admission Line

Posted: July 16, 2011 at 7:50 pm   /   Concerts, Local, Music

No, I’m sorry, U2 general admission ticket holders – you cannot waltz into St. Louis’ Busch Stadium at 7 p.m. this Sunday and expect to find a great spot on the floor. What’s that? You had no idea that you’d have to fight 10,000 people for a decent spot? Fine, fine. I, as a veteran […]

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Concert Review: U2 + Chicago, Sittin’ in a Tree

Posted: July 13, 2011 at 4:02 pm   /   Concerts, Featured, Local, Music

Your dedicated reviewer went to Chicago on July 5 for her first of three U2 shows this month. Other “360 Tour” shows she’ll be reviewing include Busch Stadium in St. Louis (7/17) and Heinz Field in Pittsburgh (7/26), the final stop for the tour. Tickets still are available for both shows. Learn more at u2.com. […]

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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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