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SoFar Sounds Comes to SLU to Benefit Overground

SoFar Sounds Comes to SLU to Benefit Overground

Mikhail Faulconer, Staff Writer

February 20, 2019


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

On a cold, windy Valentine’s Day night in St. Louis, more than one hundred people gathered for a fundraising concert, hosted by SoFar Sounds, in the Sinquefeld Room in support of Overground Railroad to Literacy. In stark contrast to most concerts, Sofar Sounds’ events strive to produce an intimate...

Dorothy Delivers at Delmar Hall

Dorothy Delivers at Delmar Hall

Mikhail Faulconer, Contributor

February 14, 2019


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

“Take me down to the West coast/ Where the sun shines all day/ Weaving through the heart of Los Angeles/ To the San Francisco Bay,” mused Dorothy Martin, lead singer of the L.A.-based rock band Dorothy. As part of the band’s “Freedom Tour,” promoting its 2018 album “28 Days in the Valley,...

Panic! At the Disco Brings the Party to St. Louis

Panic! At the Disco Brings the Party to St. Louis

Chandana Kamaraj, Arts Editor

February 8, 2019


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

Panic! At The Disco never seems to disappoint. The band lead by musical genius Brendon Urie set the stage on fire (literally) after their return to St. Louis after two years, and a lot has happened since then. The touring crew is completed by the new bassist Nicole Row and guitarist Mike Naran along ...

Maggie Rogers Reaches Listeners with “Heard It In a Past Life”

Maggie Rogers Reaches Listeners with “Heard It In a Past Life”

Cassie Travers, Contributor

January 23, 2019


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews, Entertainment

From small beginnings in a makeshift recording studio slash broom closet to quickly skyrocketing in popularity with her incredibly unique sound, singer-songwriter Maggie Rogers has established a well-earned spot for herself on the charts. The 24-year-old Maryland native went through a whirlwind of milestones...

Symphony Executes Seamless Performance

Symphony Executes Seamless Performance

Madisyn Siebert, Associate Arts Editor

January 13, 2019


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

The Saint Louis Symphony Orchestra got everyone into the Christmas spirit before the holidays by performing a live score to the movie “Home Alone” the weekend of Dec. 14. The show appeared to be a hit, as Powell Hall filled with guests of all ages. There were grandparents taking their grandchildren, cou...

Jason Mraz: A Storyteller

Jason Mraz: A Storyteller

Leianna Tanedo, Staff Writer

December 12, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

Jason Mraz, widely known for his 2008 classic “I’m Yours,” performed a laid-back acoustic set accompanied by Toca Rivera and Gregory Page. Mraz told the story of his origins at a coffee shop, Java Joe’s. Throughout the concert, it felt like I was in that very same coffee shop. The trio provided ...

It’s a Hamilton Christmas

It’s a Hamilton Christmas

Madisyn Siebert, Associate Arts Editor

December 6, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

Powell Hall kicked off their Christmas celebrations Sunday evening with a 90-minute set from Leslie Odom Jr., who is most famously known for his role in the smash hit “Hamilton,” as the original Aaron Burr. He was backed by the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, conducted by Kevin McBeth. From the moment you ...

Young the Giant Hits Home with Audience, Produces More Mature Album

Young the Giant Hits Home with Audience, Produces More Mature Album

Chandana Kamaraj, Arts Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

On Wednesday, Nov. 28, Young the Giant returned to St. Louis for the fourth time since their “Home of the Strange” tour. After performing at the Pageant during the fall of 2016, they returned in the spring to Hollywood Ampitheater. They were also WashU’s WILD free concert in October. Young the Giant...

Duo in HoHo Show Share Love for St. Louis

Duo in HoHo Show Share Love for St. Louis

Madisyn Siebert, Associate Arts Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

The Point continued their string of HoHo Shows at The Pageant with the duo of lovelytheband and Bastille Thursday, Nov. 29. The combination of the two bands was something that I would never have put together first, but the two performances ended up being a perfect pair. The sold-out show was packe...

ACL is More Than Just a Music Festival

ACL is More Than Just a Music Festival

Madisyn Siebert, Associate Arts Editor

December 5, 2018


Filed under ACL, Arts, Concert Reviews

Austin City Limits has made its way onto the list of one of the world’s most well-known music festivals. Since its founding in 2002, the three-day music festival is in the heart of Zilker Park in downtown Austin—the live music capital of the world. The headliners this year included Odesza, Pa...

Starwolf Shines at Blueberry Hill

Starwolf Shines at Blueberry Hill

Meredyth Staunch, Editor-in-Chief

November 30, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

Laden with undertones from songs of the 1980s, Starwolf’s music successfully works indie with synth pop. The St. Louis band released its debut EP “Ti Amo, Stargazer” on Nov. 9, which features six songs – its cover song “Ti Amo, Stargazer,” “Take It All,” “Guilty Pleasure,” “Heart...

St. Louis Celebrates 20 years of Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation

St. Louis Celebrates 20 years of Lauryn Hill’s Miseducation

Andrew Smith, Contributor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

On Friday, Oct. 5, fans gathered in Chaifetz Arena to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the timeless album “The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill.” After compelling performances by opening acts Shabazz Palaces and Patoranking, a nervous energy descended on the crowd. Hillis infamously known to show up late...

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