Concert Reviews

Damien Rice | 04.17.15

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Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 18 April 2015 16:09

live damien-rice_75You can feel all the emotions: sadness, yes, but also yearning, begging, hoping, conceding, and accepting, triumphing, even.

 

Testament | 04.10.15

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Written by Nik Cameron Friday, 17 April 2015 12:56

live testament_75To say Alex Skolnick is underrated as a guitarist would be like saying America is a bit bigger than Luxembourg.

   

Foxygen & Star Power | 04.04.15

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Written by Willie E. Smith Jr. Thursday, 16 April 2015 16:42

For someone who came to the show with no expectations, I left genuinely happy.

 

Father John Misty | 04.09.15

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Written by Matt Ehrlich Monday, 13 April 2015 17:56

fjm face_75His movements—like those of Jim Morrison mixed with a five-year-old on Incredible Hulk levels of adrenaline—never stopped.

   

Clean Bandit Ft. Meg Mac | 04.03.15

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Written by Alexy Irving Wednesday, 08 April 2015 00:00

Clean-Bandit 75The show became more of a dance party than a concert.

 

Diarrhea Planet | 03.26.2015

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Written by Vella Mour Monday, 30 March 2015 19:41

I doubted Diarrhea Planet’s ability to out-perform many other artists I’d seen live, including their opening acts, but after seeing their show, there is no way anyone else could outshine the Nashville sextet.

   

Swervedriver | 3.18.2015

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Written by Mike Koehler Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:48

Swervedriver 75The set was a great mix of fan favorites, a few deep cuts, and a few of the new ones.

 

Jazmine Sullivan | 3.19.2015

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Written by Alexy Irving Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:41

Jaz Sullivan_Live_75Jazmine has a soulful voice, and even though she mentioned she has been having vocal issues, she still gave one hell of a show.

   

Johnathan Richman | 3.5.15

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Written by Jason Neubauer Thursday, 19 March 2015 18:54

In true Richman style, each composition was played just for that night, just for that stage, and just for the audience there.

 

Mat Kearney | 03.14.15

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Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 19 March 2015 16:22

live mat 75Kearney delivered the first of many words of gratitude, telling us he was “really touched and grateful” for the sold-out crowd, and had been “looking forward to this show for a really long time.”

   

Shannon Wright | 3.13.15

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Written by Willie E. Smith Jr. Thursday, 19 March 2015 09:07

To listen to Shannon Wright is to play truth or dare through the vehicle of musical artifice.

 

Lita Ford | 03.13.14

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Written by Marc Farr Tuesday, 17 March 2015 10:34

live lita-ford_smFord was in great voice and, as always, masterful on her acoustic guitar.

   

Never Shout Never | 02.27.15

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Written by Marc Farr Wednesday, 04 March 2015 16:27

never_me_bees_75Their audience ate them up, and could have listened all night long.

 

Corners | 02.25.15

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Written by Vella Mour Monday, 02 March 2015 12:32

corners_75Corners is the perfect temporary band for Ian Curtis lovers who always wished they could see him live.

   

Felix Martin and Barishi | 02/20/15

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Written by Nik Cameron Friday, 27 February 2015 17:00

felix_martin_75Instrumental guitar acts tend to be fluid and virtuoso, but this group is something very different entirely.

 

Marilyn Manson (02.09.2015)

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Written by Marc Farr Friday, 20 February 2015 10:51

manson_hell_hallelujah_75This time out, Mr. Manson has grabbed the music, left the theatrics behind, and managed to entertain his fevering crowd.

   

Karma to Burn | 02.11.15

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Written by Nik Cameron Thursday, 12 February 2015 13:51

karma_burn_75Karma to Burn just plays hard, fast, and honest. They left it all on the stage.

 

Led Zepagain | 02.06.15

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Written by Nik Cameron Monday, 09 February 2015 15:34

For those of us who didn’t get to see Zeppelin live and those of us who wanted to see the magic recreated, we couldn’t do any better.

   

Tear Out the Heart | 01.31.2015

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Written by Marc Farr Wednesday, 04 February 2015 16:24

Tear_Out_The_Heart_75Vicious in their delivery, the band performed tracks from Dead, Everywhere and their first album, Violence. The rabid audience thrashed around madly, while singing every word. 

 

G-Eazy | 01.07.15

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Written by Alexy Irving Wednesday, 14 January 2015 23:56

g-eazy 75I’m sure we remained the hype-ist city he’s visited.

   

Trans-Siberian Orchestra | 12.26.14

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Written by Marc Farr Monday, 29 December 2014 12:29

live TSO_75Combining classic holiday tunes with original hard rock compositions and sound, there is no other act in existence like TSO.

 

El Monstero | 12.23.14

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Written by Marc Farr Sunday, 28 December 2014 23:07

live El-MonsteroEl Monstero is among the highest caliber of tribute bands, and its members obviously enjoy what they do.

   

The Black Keys | 12.09.14

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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.”

   

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