Concert Reviews

The Black Keys “Turn Blue” World Tour | 12.9.14

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Written by Danielle Pauly Tuesday, 16 December 2014 14:35

Black-Keys 75This was an insanely great show.

 

Black Veil Brides | 12.09.14

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Written by Marc Farr Saturday, 13 December 2014 15:24

blackveil sqThe band was certainly entertaining in a physical way; if only their sound had been up to par.

   

Garth Brooks | 12.04.14

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Written by Marc Farr Friday, 05 December 2014 12:23

live Garth-Brooks_75Few country artists have been able to cross over into mainstream popular music the way he has.

 

The Features | 11.19.14

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Written by Mike Koehler Friday, 05 December 2014 12:19

live featuresPeople who love The Features really love them.

   

Johnny Marr | 11.28.14

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Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 29 November 2014 17:41

live marrMarr came out axe blazing, launching into the new release’s blistering title track, infused with punk-influenced guitar work and nonstop drum beats. 

 

First Aid Kit w/Samantha Crain | 11.18.14

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Written by Matt Ehrlich Thursday, 27 November 2014 13:25

live FAK_75Although anticipation for First Aid Kit was high, I think everyone wished Crain could have stayed and played twice as long.

   

Chrissie Hynde | 11.23.14

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Written by Jim Dunn Thursday, 27 November 2014 13:22

live HyndeMy teenage love affair was torrid and vinyl-tough with the mascara-eyed woman in black leather and tight blue jeans.

 

Bad Suns | 11.09.14

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Written by Laura Hamlett Sunday, 09 November 2014 23:59

live bad-suns_75bFrom the start, you could tell this was a band in the truest sense of the word: a collection of passionate, talented musicians all in sync.

   

Obituary/Carcass | 11.02.14

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Written by Nik Cameron Friday, 07 November 2014 13:19

live carcassIt was a truly amazing night for death metal in St. Louis.

 

Amon Amarth | 10.29.14

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Written by Nik Cameron Friday, 07 November 2014 13:17

live carcassAs he toasted the crowd, Hegg drank a beer out of a horn—and I do mean a proper horn, like it came off of a cow.

   

Mike Doughty | 10.08.2014

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Written by Jennifer Metzler Thursday, 30 October 2014 18:57

prettyreckless sqDoughty is of whimsical status thanks to his history.

 

The Pretty Reckless | 10.23.14

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Written by Marc Farr Wednesday, 29 October 2014 19:52

prettyreckless sqTouring behind their hit album, Going to Hell, the band was tight and fiery, and performed a blistering set.

   

King Diamond | 10.22.14

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Written by Nik Cameron Friday, 24 October 2014 19:09

prof king-diamond_smDecked out in his trademark top hat and makeup, Diamond carried his microphone on a cross made of bones.

 

The Glitch Mob | 10.18.14

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Written by Marc Farr Wednesday, 22 October 2014 11:45

live glitch mobIt is not uncommon to hear “I don't like electronica, but I love The Glitch Mob.”

   

Combichrist | 10.11.14

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Written by Marc Farr Saturday, 18 October 2014 11:58

combichristThings got off to a blazing start as Davey Suicide stormed the equipment-packed stage.

 

War on Drugs | 10.12.14

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Written by Mike Koehler Saturday, 18 October 2014 11:19

warondrugsWar on Drugs is not a band to miss the next time they come to town.

   

Pearl Jam | 10.03.14

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Written by Marc Farr Tuesday, 14 October 2014 18:20

Pearl-Jam 75I was disappointed and bored.

 

Capital Cities | 10.01.14

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Written by Nardos Mekonnen Tuesday, 07 October 2014 19:10

The-Captial-Cities 75I was tickled to see this young and very unique group of men handing out Scooby-doo fruit snacks, bacon bowls, and other snacks and toys.

   

Phillip Phillips | 10.01.14

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Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 03 October 2014 17:33

PP35 75Phillips impressively blended style and substance, revealing himself to be a true—and truly talented—musician.

 

Arum Rae | 09.25.14

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Written by Nik Cameron Monday, 29 September 2014 21:27

live Arum-RaeRae’s guitar work was sparse throughout her spirited show, but well-timed and beautiful.

   

The Black Lips | 09.15.14

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Written by Marc Farr Monday, 22 September 2014 18:20

live black-lips_75Donning the stage with a very DIY backdrop, Black Lips recalled the glory days of punk.

 

Social Distortion w/The Whigs | 09.18.14

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Written by Jim Ryan Monday, 22 September 2014 10:57

SocialD 75While it would be easy for me to bitch about the absence of bigger hits like “I Was Wrong,” and “Bad Luck,” I feel it would also be an unneeded slap in the band's face.

   

Zac Brown Band | 09.12.14

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Written by Marsha Buehler Monday, 15 September 2014 16:44

live zac-brown_smIn his signature stocking cap, Brown owned every song he sang, tickling his guitar strings with finesse and expertise.

 

KISS/Def Leppard | 08.28.14

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Written by Jim Ousley Wednesday, 03 September 2014 22:56

live KISS_smWith classic songs like “Shout It Out Loud,” “Lick It Up,” and “Calling Dr. Love,” who needs deep cuts?

   

Islands | 08.31.14

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Written by Nik Cameron Wednesday, 03 September 2014 22:32

live Islands

The singer had a guitar around his neck that Jack White would proudly sling.

 

El Monstero | 08.23.14

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Written by Marc Farr Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:56

live El-MonsteroThis was a fantastic show, truly worth sitting outside in the sweltering heat.

   

Bleachers | 08.21.14

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Written by Marc Farr Tuesday, 26 August 2014 17:51

live bleachers_smAs quickly as their star is rising, Bleachers, if they do tour again, will be playing bigger venues.

 

Gemini Syndrome | 08.20.14

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Written by Marc Farr Saturday, 23 August 2014 15:04

gemsyndrome sqThe days of being a well-kept secret are over for Gemini Syndrome; it is likely we will not see them in such an intimate setting again.

   

Strand of Oaks | 08.21.14

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Written by Mike Koehler Saturday, 23 August 2014 15:00

strandof sqThe band channeled their anger and bitterness of this incident into their performance; turning a very negative into a very strong positive.

 

David Gray | 08.20.14

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Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 22 August 2014 00:00

IMG 4689 75He often waved his arms like a crazed preacher, and we all clapped and sang along like a faithful congregation.

   

REO Speedwagon/ Chicago | 8.8.14

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Written by Marc Farr Saturday, 16 August 2014 00:26

Chicago-REO 75It seemed more like a really good Chicago tribute band than the real thing.

 

Kings of Leon | 7.31.14

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Written by Bruce Matlock Friday, 08 August 2014 18:49

LeAnn-Rimes 75Caleb Followill quickly noted that if the birds did return they’d just have to “tough it out.”

   

LeAnn Rimes | 8.2.14

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Written by Jim Ryan Wednesday, 06 August 2014 09:13

LeAnn-Rimes 75She doesn't require flashy sets or outrageous costumes to entertain.

 

Panic! at the Disco | 07.26.14

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Written by Marc Farr Wednesday, 30 July 2014 19:56

live panic_smPanic! is well loved by its fans, and the packed house at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre was proof of that.

   

Man or Astro-man? | 07.16.14

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

live man-or-astroman_75

This is the stuff good club gigs are made of.

 

Sick Puppies/Three Days Grace | 07.20.14

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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.

   

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