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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...

Eurydice Review

Eurydice Review

Celia Searles, Contributor

October 24, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

The Saint Louis University theater department has been working since the beginning of the semester on their first show, Eurydice.  The show opened on Thursday, Oct. 11 and ran through Sunday Oct. 14. The plot followed the story of a young woman dying on her wedding night and descending into the underwo...

Hippo Campus’ “Bambi” Breaks Boundaries

Hippo Campus’ “Bambi” Breaks Boundaries

Chandana Kamaraj, Arts Editor

October 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews

Hippo Campus disregards the sound that was created in their first album “Landmark” with which they marked their presence at Loufest two years ago. After one full album and four EPs, the five-piece band regraces their arrival at the beginning of their sophomore album “Bambi.” The first song on ...

SHAKEY GRAVES: The Americana Dream

SHAKEY GRAVES: The Americana Dream

Luke Vest and Graham Vogt, Contributors

October 9, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews, Featured News

The pre-show music that played on the speakers was reminiscent of distinct regions of the world. One song transported the listener to the jungle, as African drums played exotic beats and panflutes whistled in the air. The next tune experimented in the mystical phrygian mode, evoking desert wind on th...

Taylor Swift Soars, Literally

Taylor Swift Soars, Literally

Madisyn Siebert, Associate Arts Editor

September 19, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews, Featured News

How hard is it to sell out the Dome at America’s Center? Well, I can tell you Taylor Swift had no issues filling the stadium with loyal fans of all ages. What's even more impressive is that she was able to do this on a Tuesday night. The Reputation Tour came to St. Louis on Tuesday, and the D...

Lollapalooza 2018 has international flair

Lollapalooza 2018 has international flair

Mary Adcock, Staff Writer

August 21, 2018


Filed under Arts, Concert Reviews, Entertainment, Featured News, Multimedia

Four days. 400,000 people. On Aug. 2-5, Chicago’s Grant Park overflowed with sounds and strangers in its 27th year. The festival began in 1991 as a farewell to the Jane’s Addiction vocalist, Perry Farrell, who had a stage named after him at the festival. Although it began as an alternative rock fe...

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