Concert Reviews

Phil Lesh & Friends | 10.02.07

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Written by Amy Burger Wednesday, 10 October 2007 14:02

lesh.jpgThis year's lineup of "Friends" was pretty much all new, aside from Molo and Lesh; and just knowing there would be no Warren Haynes was a letdown in advance.

Ryan Adams | 10.05.07

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Written by Raymee Holshouser Tuesday, 09 October 2007 14:08


Adams, like handing a pacifier to a baby, played a few songs off the latest disc, Easy Tiger "Good Night Rose," "Two" and "Everybody Knows" were crowd favorites, despite Adams' making sure the audience knew it was out of obligation.


Melvins | 09.26.07

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Written by David Lichius Monday, 08 October 2007 14:52

melvins.jpgIt turned out that Kurt Cobain really was on to something: Melvins rocked and I had heckled them. Amends had to be made. Apologies were in order.

King Thief | A Photographer's Perspective

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Written by Angie Knost Monday, 08 October 2007 02:24

kingthief_sm.jpgThere are bands I enjoy seeing live, and there are bands that my camera loves; King Thief fits both bills.



Heaven & Hell: Alice Cooper & Queensryche | 09.23.07

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Written by Byron Kerman Thursday, 04 October 2007 12:58


Setting up the stage for Alice Cooper simply has to be a bizarre gig for a rock roadie. Okay, now the gallows goes here, the swords go there - has anybody seen the straitjacket?


Animal Collective | 09.24.07

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Written by Pete Timmermann Monday, 01 October 2007 13:56

animal_collective.jpgHaving never seen them live, I was a little nervous to break my Animal Collective show cherry, after having heard all kinds of stories about how they often play one older album all the way through for a show, and things like that.

Ana Popovic | 09.23.07

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Written by Kevin Renick Monday, 01 October 2007 12:09

anap.jpgAna's guitar seemed to enter some mystical zone, and the audience sat at rapt attention during her clear, mood-enhancing solos.

Megadeth | 09.18.07

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Written by Derek Lauer Wednesday, 26 September 2007 14:58

mustaine.jpgFrom his beginnings as one of the founding members of Metallica, Mustaine has blown away crowds pressed to the stage with his characteristically contorted vocal lines while simultaneously nailing impossible rhythm parts.

Wilco | 09.19.07

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Written by Raymee Holshouser Wednesday, 26 September 2007 13:34

wilco0907a.jpg"We've got a long program for you tonight," said Jeff Tweedy as the band wrapped up the final bars of "I Am Trying to Break Your Heart" at the finale concert of the Ninth Street Summerfest


They Might Be Giants | 09.15.07

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Written by Pete Wissinger Sunday, 23 September 2007 13:56

tmbg-color1.jpgThe band remains as weird and witty as they were on Lincoln and Apollo 18.

Devendra Banhart | 09.13.07

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Written by Pete Timmermann Saturday, 22 September 2007 08:56

devendra.jpgImagine Slater from Dazed & Confused if he grew a beard and took off his shirt, and you've got Banhart

Rilo Kiley | 09.12.07

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Written by Kevin Renick Friday, 21 September 2007 04:42

rkheader.jpgFrom the opening notes of "It's a Hit," it was clear that Lewis was in superb voice. She caressed and modulated the words/tone of every song for maximum impact.






Harptallica | 09.10.07

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Written by Byron Kerman Monday, 17 September 2007 14:13

harptallica1Every time you hear one of those crushing Metallica power chords you love for its heaviness, newly enervated into a trill on harpstrings, you either want to laugh or sigh.

William Elliot Whitmore | 09.13.07

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Written by Glen Elkins Sunday, 16 September 2007 13:02

wew1Whitmore is just a man who has something to say, and has some songs to say it with.


Volcom Tour Featuring Riverboat Gamblers and Valiant Thorr | 09.05.07

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Written by Amy Burger Friday, 14 September 2007 04:51

rbg1By the time they finished their very brief set, the entire front row of fans was soaked with the band's sweat.

Alice In Chains | 09.01.07

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Written by Jason Green Monday, 10 September 2007 13:54


St. Louis was getting a special treat in the form of "The Acoustic Hour," one of only four cities selected to host an all-acoustic performance by the newly reconstituted band in the midst of a tour of full-on rock dates opening for Velvet Revolver.

Photos: Todd Owyoung


Ben Kweller | 08.29.07

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Written by Alex Hodschayan Friday, 07 September 2007 15:16

kwellerAlthough he was animated, it was not the Kweller of the past.

Zac Harmon | 08.23.07

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Written by Amy Burger Friday, 31 August 2007 01:19

zacharmon-by-jt-lotozowebA twenty-five year veteran of the recording industry and Grammy-winning producer, Harmon's command of his material was spot-on. He worked the audience with charisma and style.

Lez Zeppelin | 08.16.07

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Written by Jim Campbell Monday, 20 August 2007 14:52

lezsmall After one song I was hooked. I knew the crowd was not going to be bored by some weak, imitator, wanna-be band - these girls were on a mission to pay homage to a rock and roll legend.


Peter Bjorn and John | 08.07.07

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Written by Joseph O'Fallon Monday, 13 August 2007 01:08

pbj01Although the set was short, everything was quality.


Centro-matic | 07.20.07

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Written by Morgan Davis Friday, 10 August 2007 03:42

live_centro"Calling Thermatico" flows from the same vein as many of Centro-matic's songs. Enigmatic and defying all explanation, the song describes a person, a situation, a mood—a general context.






The Polyphonic Spree | 08.04.07

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Written by Gabe Bullard Tuesday, 07 August 2007 13:05
















Keeping in line with the band's latest album, the songs were positive, but politically charged with an overall message of, "Everything sucks, but our happiness will change the world."


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