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Tyler, The Creator Causes an “EARFQUAKE” at SLU

Tyler, The Creator Causes an “EARFQUAKE” at SLU

Aman Rahman, Contributor

October 18, 2019

On Friday, Oct. 4, Tyler, The Creator brought energy, electricity and excitement to St. Louis for his concert, here at the Chaifetz Arena.  Opening for him that night was the rapper GoldLink and the indie rock band Blood Orange. Goldlink was the more popular of the two, causing a mosh circle to for...

Standing-Room-Only Concerts: Tips and Tricks

Standing-Room-Only Concerts: Tips and Tricks

Jack Johnston, Staff Writer

October 18, 2019

Standing-room-only concerts are a great option for college students. They usually offer cheaper tickets, are located in intimate venues and allow people to interact with others. These events do have pros and cons associated with them, though. Here are some tips and tricks on how to have the best experie...

St. Louis is Burnin’ Up After Jonas Brothers Concert

St. Louis is Burnin’ Up After Jonas Brothers Concert

Grace Wilken, Contributor

September 18, 2019

Nick, Joe and Kevin took St. Louis on a trip back to the late 2000s this past Saturday night with their “Happiness Begins” tour. All fans, new and old, joined together to wish the brothers a warm welcome as they came on stage.    The Jonas Brothers popped on stage and began the concert with ...

Tropical F*** Storm Was A Total F*** Storm – And That’s A Good Thing

Tropical F*** Storm Was A Total F*** Storm – And That’s A Good Thing

Daniel Bernas, Contributor

September 18, 2019

“This is our first Friday night in St. Louis,” announced Erica Dunn of Tropical F*** Storm after an electrifying performance of the title track from the band’s new record “Braindrops.” The quartet, made up of Dunn (backing vocals, guitar, keyboards), Lauren Hammel (drums, electronics), Fiona Kit...

Son Little Brings More “New Magic” to St. Louis

Son Little Brings More “New Magic” to St. Louis

Sarah Steen, Contributor

September 18, 2019

It was a steamy night on Wednesday, Sept. 11, but the chilled tunes and calm presence of R&B and soul artist Son Little cooled down the evening for an intimate audience in Blueberry Hill’s famous basement concert venue known as the Duck Room. Blueberry Hill sits right in the center of St. Loui...

Morris Blurs the Lines of Country

Morris Blurs the Lines of Country

Madisyn Siebert, Associate Arts Editor

July 16, 2019

A packed venue, made up mostly of women, lots of cowboy boots and a few cowboy hats were found to be awaiting Maren Morris for her sold-out show on May 9.  She came with energy to spare as she rocked out on stage. She was surely noted with her bright yellow shirt and bedazzled denim shorts as she r...

Aly & AJ gave audiences a rush

Aly & AJ gave audiences a rush

Leianna Tanedo, Staff Writer

May 15, 2019

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...

CHVRCHES Effortlessly is Extraordinary

CHVRCHES Effortlessly is Extraordinary

Madisyn Siebert, Associate Arts Editor

May 15, 2019

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 1, 2019

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...

LANY’s energy and aesthetic electrify St. Louis

LANY’s energy and aesthetic electrify St. Louis

Leianna Tanedo, Staff Writer

May 1, 2019

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

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

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...

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