Tag: Music

Movie Review: ‘American Hustle’ Starring Christian Bale, Amy Adams, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence

Posted: December 20, 2013 at 8:10 am   /   Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

Director David O. Russel is certainly on a winning streak after The Fighter (2010) and Silver Linings Playbook (2012). Then again, looking back on his career, he’s never really made […]

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Album Review: ‘Goodnight Moon Part II’ by Rookie of the Year

Posted: August 6, 2013 at 11:58 pm   /   CD Reviews, Local, Music

There are some songs/albums that just beg to be played on a summer car ride with the windows rolled down. I could list a dozen of each that I’ve played from […]

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St. Louis Symphony Opening Weekend Starts September 28. A Look Back at Last Season’s Finale.

Posted: September 28, 2012 at 7:07 am   /   Concerts, Live Theater Reviews, Local

Finally! Symphony season is upon us. as such, I’d like to give a brief recap of last seasons finale… Let me start by admitting that I am no veteran of […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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A Flood of Support: Concert, BBQ to Benefit Joplin

Posted: September 16, 2011 at 6:09 am   /   Concerts, Featured, Local, Music

A Songs for #Joplin benefit will be held Saturday, Sept. 17, at the Luna Lounge, 4561 Gravois Road, St. Louis, 63116. An all-you-can-eat barbecue begins at 5 p.m. and features […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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. […]

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Concert Review: Weird Al Yankovic at the St. Charles Family Arena (2011)

Posted: June 4, 2011 at 8:08 pm   /   Concert Reviews, Concerts, Local

When I was an adorable moppet, my father gave me a 45″ vinyl single of Weird Al Yankovic’s “Eat It.” To my young ears, the song was the best thing […]

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