Written by Bruce Matlock Monday, 30 April 2012 02:34
One listen to “Tighten Up” or “Lonely Boy” and you realize that, outside of being obviously mass-consumable, they are really just great songs.
Written by Eva Connors Tuesday, 03 April 2012 20:30
With songs full of raw emotion and all the confusion of love and loss and anger and frustration, it made sense for Say Anything to play a more intimate room.
Written by Bruce Matlock Sunday, 01 April 2012 00:39
Like chasing an energy drink with fine scotch: both great on their own, just not right after the other.
Written by Bruce Matlock Wednesday, 14 March 2012 01:47
Yorke & co. left everyone with a feeling of euphoria, seemingly floating feet above the floor.
Written by Alex Schreiber Sunday, 11 March 2012 20:15
The new lineup is reminiscent of the old, with all members having a strange, alt-metal glamour to them.
Written by Bruce Matlock Friday, 02 March 2012 21:38
As far as faith goes, Meany’s organ playing often made the show feel like a revival that was far too fun not to be a sin.
Written by Jennifer Manjarez Friday, 02 March 2012 17:13
When countless requests came flying through the air, Iglesias commented, “This must be what it is like to be schizophrenic.”
Written by Laura Hamlett Tuesday, 28 February 2012 13:31
Two haunting entries from Avalanche followed, “While We Were Hunting Rabbits” and the title track, the latter a heartbreaking, vivid rendition.
Written by Bruce Matlock Saturday, 25 February 2012 02:01
Grown men abusing baby dolls, dancers, and very large paper-mache breasts all played a part in the hour-and-a-half set.
Written by Bruce Matlock Sunday, 19 February 2012 23:13
While the crowd may have not been large, neither the band nor those in attendance seemed to mind.
Written by Kelly Glueck Thursday, 02 February 2012 16:19
The antsy crowd was quick to applaud at Adams' first progressions—as if knowing the song and applauding it before anyone else would give them the appropriate hipster cred.
Written by Teresa Montgomery Tuesday, 06 December 2011 00:24
Kellogg was hilarious in his on-stage banter, at one point acknowledging that there was a hole in his pants in a quite conspicuous area and teasing an audience member for staring.
Written by Jennifer Manjarez Wednesday, 30 November 2011 11:28
Every single member left his own bountiful performance on the stage.
Written by Laura Hamlett Friday, 18 November 2011 12:02
A fully satisfying performance from a somewhat reticent but nonetheless extremely talented young songwriter.
Written by Andrea Braun Friday, 18 November 2011 11:59
I don’t know how a man can flirt with more than a thousand people at once, but Tony Bennett can.
Written by Jenn Metzler Monday, 14 November 2011 17:41
Despite having a newly released album, Mountaintops, Mates of State wisely peppered their set list with songs for fans both new and well-versed.
Written by Bruce Matlock Monday, 14 November 2011 12:22
The live versions largely increased the various moods of each track, due to skilled live musicianship, a well programmed light show, and Peabody’s more than capable sound system.”
Written by Teresa Montgomery Friday, 11 November 2011 11:58
There’s something in Nelson’s performance that hides his own youth—he’s a mere 22 years old—and gives the impression of worldliness.
Written by Bruce Matlock Thursday, 27 October 2011 22:30
A show that so overwhelms the senses that it's hard to concentrate on any one of them.
Written by Kelly Glueck Thursday, 13 October 2011 11:13
The artists tended to their equipment with precision and accuracy as each song blended into the last.
Written by Brian Kenney Wednesday, 12 October 2011 12:12
These guys weren’t doing it for the money; they were doing because this is what they do.
Written by Justin Curia Tuesday, 11 October 2011 18:20
I didn’t think of specific things to expect going in, but a general expectation was energy, which was sparse.
Written by Jennifer Manjarez Monday, 10 October 2011 12:00
The result was another homerun for these Sheffield boys.
Written by Jim Ousley Monday, 26 September 2011 20:30
The 75-year-old was quick to turn the charm right back on with a confidence that was no doubt fueled by the fact that most of the band members were his children.
Written by Pete Timmermann Wednesday, 21 September 2011 21:33
These two songs back to back were more than sufficient to win me over for the rest of their hour-long set.
Written by Bruce Matlock Monday, 19 September 2011 22:23
If you dislike the Foo Fighters, or lead singer Dave Grohl, you're probably just not a fan of rock music.
Written by Bruce Matlock & Jenn Metzler Tuesday, 13 September 2011 13:57
Unbridled excitement quickly took the place of any tension as Steve Ewing, beloved front man of The Urge, took to the stage to greet St. Louis again.
Written by Glen Elkins Tuesday, 13 September 2011 13:10
"A friend called us because they heard this song on the radio, which rarely happens and it kind of scared us, if you know what I mean."
Written by Bruce Matlock Monday, 22 August 2011 13:08
Boyd couldn’t get one of those voices out of his head as he repeated the masculine “Take your shirt off,” that was yelled at him by a gentleman throughout the night.
Written by Teresa Montgomery Tuesday, 02 August 2011 17:13
The band certainly gives the impression that they’re having as much fun as the audience is.
Written by Taban Salem Monday, 01 August 2011 00:01
“Holocaust of Giants” contains a raucous solo that usually makes me want to don feathers, petticoats, and motorcycle boots and jump on a bed until it breaks. This time, though? Meh.
Written by Kelly Glueck Friday, 29 July 2011 15:16
The Black Lips are still the obscene rockers that publicly urinate on stage and write about drugs and trash.
Written by Eva Connors Wednesday, 27 July 2011 21:09
The members of Reel Big Fish are professionals, and they still did their best to keep the crowd from seeing their boredom.
Written by Jennifer Manjarez Tuesday, 26 July 2011 18:07
The mix of nostalgia with the much more mature and sometimes naughty nature of both bands leaves you feeling like you just experienced the world’s largest bachelorette party.
Written by Jenn Metzler Monday, 25 July 2011 16:40
Pecknold's aggravated immune system was the only thing suffering, as they continued song after song to dazzle every listener new and old.
Written by Bruce Matlock Wednesday, 20 July 2011 15:14
The front man proclaimed that despite a bigger stage than the bands first St. Louis performance 30 years prior, the band still had much in common with their younger selves.
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