Concert Reviews

The Roots | 04.18.08

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Written by John Shepherd Sunday, 04 May 2008 10:23


Think of the huge party scene from the film "PCU," but with The Roots' Black Thought and ?uestlove stepping off the tour bus instead of George Clinton and P-Funk. 


Photo: Todd Owyoung 


The Mars Volta | 04.17.08

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Written by Ryan Parker Tuesday, 29 April 2008 07:37

mars-volta.jpgThe important thing to realize from this show was that the band didn't just play for nearly three hours straight, but that they played well for three hours straight.

New Pornographers | 04.19.08

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Written by Pete Wissinger Tuesday, 29 April 2008 07:13


adly, Neko Case broke her ankle two nights before the St. Louis show and did not appear. I was disappointed, but kept my hopes high.


Photo: Todd Owyoung 


Story of the Year | 04.18.08

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Written by Ashley Mouldon Tuesday, 22 April 2008 15:51

live_soty_sm.jpgStory of the Year once again outdid themselves and played an exceptional show.



Feist | 04.12.08

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Written by Kaylen Hoffman Friday, 18 April 2008 10:14

feist01.jpgHer voice is sexy and husky, full of low and high notes. I could listen to her all night.



Eisley | 04.08.08

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Thursday, 17 April 2008 06:11

live_eisley_sm.jpgAs the night wore on, the crowd was treated to deadpan commentary worthy of Arrested Development. 

Peter Mayer | 04.12.08

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Written by Derek Lauer Thursday, 17 April 2008 03:05

petermayer.gifMixing and blending influences you can get a glimpse of the world music rhythms and flow of Paul Simon, song craft from The Beatles, vocal and acoustic guitar nuances from James Taylor, jazz guitar improvisation like Pat Metheny, and extremely slick lead guitar playing in the style of Larry Carlton. I can't believe he hasn't caught on more nationally on a large scale level.



Umphrey's McGee | 04.05.08

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Written by Amy Burger Tuesday, 15 April 2008 13:05


When the band took the stage at The Pageant to the delight of a full house of clearly die-hard fans, my first and most dominant impression was the absolutely mad guitar skills of both Bayliss and Jake Cinninger. 


The Raveonettes | 03.18.08

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Written by Christopher Sewell Friday, 04 April 2008 10:03



 While their music draws heavily from influences of many generations ago, their sound is extremely refreshing, especially given the boring, uninspired state of mainstream music and the growing homogenization of "indie" rock.  



The 1900s | 03.29.08

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Written by Rebecca Reardon Friday, 04 April 2008 09:53







Black Lips | 03.01.08

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Written by Joseph O'Fallon Tuesday, 01 April 2008 10:08

black-lips.jpg When I saw my straight-laced friend crowd-surfing moments after the Black Lips took stage, I knew this was an atypical show.



Cowboy Junkies | 03.26.08

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Written by Jaffa Aharonov Tuesday, 01 April 2008 09:42


The Junkies, heavily due to Margo's voice, are able to change a song drastically from its original version, while managing to keep the integrity of it. 


Blind Melon | 03.24.08

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Sunday, 30 March 2008 07:26

live_melon_sm.jpgGuitarist Chris Thorn and bassist Brad Smith were asked to produce Texas singer-songwriter Travis Warren’s demo tracks a few years ago, and discovered that not only was he a diehard Blind Melon fan who know almost every song’s lyric by heart, his voice was almost chill-inducingly identical to Hoon’s.

Jose Gonzalez & Mia Doi Todd | 03.19.08

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Thursday, 27 March 2008 06:37

Photos: Todd Owyoung

Jose Gonzalez creates a perfect harmony between his music and the nature that he writes about.


Dropkick Murphys | 3.10.08

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Written by Jason Neubauer Sunday, 23 March 2008 14:51


PHOTO: Todd Owyoung 

The dramatic entrance followed after a few direful verses as they immediately broke into "Famous for Nothing," the first track of their latest full length.



Juiceboxxx | 02.26.08

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Written by Joseph O'Fallon Sunday, 23 March 2008 10:51







"Styles...I have many/My flows are like candy/And my beats are Good And Plenty/So eat it up/It's on me"


Angels and Airwaves | 02.28.08

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Written by Karen Brandt Wednesday, 05 March 2008 06:53

live_angels_sm_to.jpgThe four members of the band sync so well together there is no distinction between what they sound like in the studio and how they play live.



The Hives w/ The Donnas | 02.29.08

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Written by Jason Green Tuesday, 04 March 2008 09:36

thehives.jpgWith the Hives, the embracing of rock n' roll's sorely neglected, gloriously over-the-top past is the whole point, a sort of reminder of why you started liking the stuff in the first place.



Ace Frehley | 02.26.08

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Written by Jim Ousley Thursday, 28 February 2008 15:51

live_ace.jpgOf course, this wouldn't be an Ace Frehley show without some of the traditional old-school touches that helped make him famous.



Hackensaw Boys | 02.20.08

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Written by Jaffa Aharonov Saturday, 23 February 2008 09:39

hackensaw.jpgThe Hackensaw Boys play bluegrass music fervently. Their sound is authentic, and unlike some bands desperately striving for that Americana sound, they pull it off effortlessly.

The Whigs | 02.14.08

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Written by Morgan Davis Friday, 22 February 2008 07:45

live_whigs.jpgThis was a particularly galling example of poor turnout, considering that The Whigs have been popping up favorably in all kinds of national press and played recent stellar sets on Conan and Letterman.



STS9 | 02.02.08

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Written by Joanna Kleine Friday, 15 February 2008 08:27


Lotus had done a stellar job of warming us up, but I'm sure any member of Sound Tribe's ever-multiplying fan base will agree that nothing, really, prepares you for your first of their live shows.



























Lotus photo by Joanna Kleine 


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