Concert Reviews

Man or Astro-man? | 07.16.14

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Written by Marc Farr Wednesday, 23 July 2014 22:47

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This is the stuff good club gigs are made of.

 

Sick Puppies and Three Days Grace | 7.20.14

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Written by Megan Washausen Wednesday, 23 July 2014 01:00

TDG-and-Sick-Puppies 75Things got interesting real fast when opening act Adelitas Way began their portion of the show by insulting The Point, the alternative radio station sponsoring the event.

   

Journey/Steve Miller Band | 07.11.14

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Written by Marc Farr Monday, 14 July 2014 12:41

live journey_smAs the lights came up and the crowd streamed out the front gates, fans were still singing.

 

311 | 07.04.14

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Written by Greg Artime Monday, 14 July 2014 12:29

live 311-75311, The Urge, and the Wailers threw a great Independence Day party, complete with fireworks.

   

Sarah McLachlan | 07.06.14

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Written by Jennifer Manjarez Wednesday, 09 July 2014 22:32

profile-sarahAn unforgettably familiar ambiance conveyed familiarity and a whole new level of comfort to her show.

 

Cloud Cult | 06.26.14

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Written by Janet Rhoads Monday, 30 June 2014 13:43

live cloud-cult_smI sound like a member of a cult, but I happily drink that Kool-Aid.

   

Neon Trees | 06.26.14

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Written by Marc Farr Monday, 30 June 2014 13:28

live neon-trees-smNeon Trees is about to graduate to the big time, indeed.

 

Peter Murphy | 06.24.14

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Written by Jim Dunn Thursday, 26 June 2014 19:59

live peter-murphy_smHe offered some examples of the acrobat of years past, but mostly restricted himself to pogoing, posing, and a few stretches of his long, limber body.

   

Lauryn Hill | 06.18.14

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Written by Alexy Irving Monday, 23 June 2014 13:20

Lauryn-Hill 75Once I heard the guitar riffs playing for "To Zion" I burst into tears.

 

Boston w/The Doobie Brothers | 06.20.14

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Written by Marc Farr Monday, 23 June 2014 10:43

live boston sm2Boston’s seven members were riding high Friday night, proficiency ever apparent.

   

Stryper | 06.17.14

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Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 18 June 2014 21:53

live stryper_75Long known and loved for their use of harmony, both on guitar and vocally, their heavenly harmonies rang through the Wildey Theatre like voices from the angels themselves.

 

The Faint | 06.12.14

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Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 14 June 2014 12:28

The Faint soon found its groove by slipping into what the crowd wanted: songs from its Saddle Creek heyday.

   

Styx, Foreigner, & Don Felder | 06.08.14

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Written by Marc Farr Thursday, 12 June 2014 19:53

live styx_smForeigner slowed things down with the epic “I Want to Know What Love Is,” complete with a black-robed choir and the backing vocals of almost every audience member.

 

The Flaming Lips | 06.10.14

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Written by Mike Koehler Wednesday, 11 June 2014 20:48

live flaming-lips smThere was a fence in the background surrounding the band and what looked like alien entrails hanging from the rafters.

   

The Monkees | 06.05.14

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Written by Marc Farr Saturday, 07 June 2014 20:47

Monkees LogoYou could almost feel Davy Jones’ presence right there in the Fox Theatre, singing right along with us.

 

Cher | 06.04.14

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Written by Jim Ryan Thursday, 05 June 2014 21:30

cher sqTo this day, whenever I hear “Dark Lady,” no matter what I am doing or who I am with, I involuntary do the double clap at the proper moment.

   

Indigo Girls | 05.31.14

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Written by Marc Farr Wednesday, 04 June 2014 21:14

live indigo-girls 75With stunning vocal harmonies, Ray and Sailers were quite in tune with one another, and with beautiful results.

 

Danity Kane | 05.22.14

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Written by Alexy Irving Monday, 26 May 2014 22:42

Danity-Kane 75I could tell the crowd was excited by the intensity of the thuds I felt hit the floor as they all ran to the front of the stage.

   

Eagulls | 05.20.14

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Written by Mike Koehler Wednesday, 21 May 2014 23:09

live eagulls smGeorge Mitchell carved a very somber presence on stage, but not an entrancing one, like Ian Curtis had.

 

Slayer | 05.15.14

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Written by Jim Ousley Sunday, 18 May 2014 22:13

live slayer 75In a cloud of smoke and a hardy Hail Satan came the four members of Slayer to the opening strains of “Hell Awaits.”

   

Arcade Fire | 04.27.14

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Written by Christopher Renteria Monday, 05 May 2014 18:56

AF2014 sqArcade Fire keeps the surprises coming, adding a vibe that is more house party and less stadium rock show.

 

Gramatik | 04.18.14

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Written by Marc Farr Friday, 02 May 2014 10:39

live gramatik_75Playing tracks from his latest release, Gramatik kept the crowd going from the opening beat to the last cymbal crash.

   

Ben Kweller | 04.17.14

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Written by Michael Koehler Thursday, 01 May 2014 00:36

kwellerHaving made wonderfully catchy guitar pop songs for roughly half his life, it’s easy to forget that Kweller is actually a great guitarist.

 

Ghost | 04.20.14

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Written by Jim Ousley Saturday, 26 April 2014 12:23

ghost sqNo one walked out of The Pageant killing anyone, sacrificing goats, or selling their souls to any needy demons.

   

The Reverend Horton Heat | 04.10.14

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Written by Marc Farr Monday, 21 April 2014 18:22

ReverendHortonHeat 75The crowd was left spent, and wanting more.

 

Johnette Napolitano | 03.31.14

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Written by Marc Farr Tuesday, 08 April 2014 14:05

live johnetteShe simply plays what she feels like playing, and draws you into her world for the hour long set.

   

Chevelle | 04.05.14

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Written by Bruce Matlock Monday, 07 April 2014 15:43

Chevelle's sold-out return to The Pageant brings to mind the phrase, "If it ain't broken, don't fix it."

 

Lorde | 03.20.14

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Written by Alexy Irving Sunday, 30 March 2014 15:39

Lorde 75Then her confetti machine exploded, and little Lorde heads fell from the sky.

   

Scott H. Biram | 03.23.14

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Written by Jason Neubauer Friday, 28 March 2014 23:57

scott-h-biram 75“Good times, brother, good times.” 

 

Young the Giant/Vance Joy | 03.21.14

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Written by Madeline Quoss Thursday, 27 March 2014 07:55

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Although heading it off with a slightly more rock-and-roll vibe, Young the Giant clearly knew how to satisfy its fans, intermingling newer sounds with their older classics and keeping all on their toes, begging for more after each and every song. 

   

Cherub | 03.04.14

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Written by Molly McLaughlin Wednesday, 12 March 2014 21:44

Cherub 75

Cherub brought it all to the stage: a little bit of sex, and a little bit of drugs (hypothetically, to an extent), but more than anything, a whole lot of love: a love for the music, and a love for the energy.

 

White Denim | 03.07.14

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Written by Adam Robinson Wednesday, 12 March 2014 20:13

WhiteDenium 75

The riffs these guys throw out are just insane.

 

 

   

Panic! at the Disco | 01.22.14

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Written by Laura Hamlett Tuesday, 28 January 2014 20:57

panic75“This may be the Two Weird to Live, Too Rare to Die tour, but tonight might be the day that I die.”

 

Sleepy Kitty | 01.17.14

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Written by Janet Rhoads Wednesday, 22 January 2014 10:51

SleepyKitty 75And that, ladies and gentlemen, is how you do a record release.

   

Bastille | 12.13.13

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Written by Laura Hamlett Tuesday, 17 December 2013 21:48

bastille 75If I thought I was impressed before, now my idolatry was complete.

 

 

 

 

Grouplove | 12.10.13

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Written by Chris Renteria Tuesday, 17 December 2013 00:59

Grouplove 75End result: a dramatic climax of sound, light, and motion that would leave us breathless, our senses blown, and Zucconi spent; lying on the stage.   

   

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