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Aly & AJ gave audiences a rush

Aly & AJ gave audiences a rush

Leianna Tanedo, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

I frantically ran into Delmar Hall, still in my scrubs from clinical, scrambling to find a good place to stand. Where do you even stand for an artist you’ve loved for fourteen years? “Into the Rush” was one of the first CDs I ever bought, and being able to see them live has brought everything ful...

“Detective Pikachu” is super effective!

“Detective Pikachu” is super effective!

Leianna Tanedo, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies

I’ve been a Pokémon fan since I watched “Pokémon 3: The Movie” at a birthday party when I was in kindergarten. Instead of being fascinated by sticky blue icing and squeaky balloons, I was enraptured by a colorful television screen as my friend explained what Charizard was doing with Entei. It seemed...

CHVRCHES Effortlessly is Extraordinary

CHVRCHES Effortlessly is Extraordinary

Madisyn Siebert, Associate Arts Editor

May 15, 2019


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

CHVRCHES stopped in St. Louis at The Pageant for their Love Is Dead tour on May 1st and were welcomed by a sold out crowd. The band entered to a group of flashing lights setting the tone for the rest of the evening’s show.     CHVRCHES is a Scottish-based electronic-synth rock band that was...

SWMRS make a splash in St. Louis

SWMRS make a splash in St. Louis

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

On Tuesday, April 24, indie rock band SWMRS played a show at St. Louis concert venue The Ready Room. The band of childhood friends from Oakland, CA, delighted fans with a show that sped along at breakneck speed. Almost the band’s entire catalogue was on the setlist, and the quintet rocked through th...

“Avengers: Endgame” Ended the Game

“Avengers: Endgame” Ended the Game

Chandana Kamaraj and Mariah Weston

May 2, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies

“Avengers: Endgame” marks the 22nd movie in the Marvel Cinematic Universe, or MCU if you’re a fan. The film was released exactly a year after the release of the last Avengers film “Avengers: Infinity War” where we saw many of the characters disintegrate due to Thanos’ six infinity stones f...

LANY’s energy and aesthetic electrify St. Louis

LANY’s energy and aesthetic electrify St. Louis

Leianna Tanedo, Staff Writer

May 2, 2019


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

On Tuesday, LANY gave a taste of California shores and good vibes at the Pageant. Solo artist FLETCHER opened for them, hyping the crowd up with her upbeat songs like “Wasted Youth” and “Undrunk.” Her vocal range was impressive, pulling the audience in. The stage was set up in two levels: the top ...

LANY brings “Malibu Nights” to the Pageant

LANY brings “Malibu Nights” to the Pageant

Leianna M. Tanedo, Staff Writer

April 19, 2019


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews, Music

Since 2014, LANY has risen from humble beginnings on Soundcloud to an international indie pop sensation. They've toured with the likes of Ellie Goulding and Troye Sivan, played at Lollapalooza in 2018 and sold out their first stadium show in the Philippines within 24 hours.   LANY consists of ...

B.o.B Headlining for VIBE Concert Sparks Controversy

B.o.B Headlining for VIBE Concert Sparks Controversy

Savanah Seyer, Staff Writer

April 14, 2019


Filed under Concert Reviews, News, SLU

Thursday, April 11, the Student Activities Board’s annual free student concert VIBE took place. The headliners this year were rapper B.o.B and pop singer Andy Grammer. B.o.B, or Bobby Ray Simmons, is known for more than his popular rap tunes. In recent years, the rapper has become known for his contro...

St. Louis Tunes Take You Around Town

St. Louis Tunes Take You Around Town

Mikhail Faulconer, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Arts, Music

BB’s Jazz, Blues and Soups, located at 700 S Broadway between Soulard and downtown, hosted the blues portion of the St. Louis Sound Project’s inaugural festival Thursday, March 28. St. Louis Sound, which began on March 23 and ended March 30, featured five nights of local artists from various genr...

SLSO Hosts Energetic Student Night

SLSO Hosts Energetic Student Night

Mikhail Faulconer, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Arts, Music

The St. Louis Symphony Orchestra hosted an electric Student Night Saturday, March 30, which featured returning guest violinist Karen Gomyo and Czech conductor Jakub Hruša of the Bamberg Symphony Orchestra. For a mere $10, students could listen to Bela Bartok’s “The Miraculous Mandarin,” Tchaiko...

Jordan Peele’s “Us” Brings Chills

Jordan Peele’s “Us” Brings Chills

Mikhail Faulconer, Staff Writer

April 10, 2019


Filed under Arts, Movies

Fans of Jordan Peele’s strong directorial debut, 2017’s “Get Out.” will not be disappointed by his new film “Us,” which came out on March 22. Continuing to mix horror and comedy, Peele’s new film takes a more patient approach and gradual reveal of the significance of various shots and objects th...

“Waitress” serves up a sweet show at the Fox

“Waitress” serves up a sweet show at the Fox

Leianna Tanedo, Staff Writer

April 3, 2019


Filed under About UNews, Plays

The arrival of “Waitress” to the Fox is a welcome start to the spring season. The entertaining musical depicts life’s unexpected changes and serendipitous relationships. I’ve been a fan of “Waitress,” both the film and the soundtrack, but this was my first time seeing the musical. Althou...

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