Category Archives for Show Review

[PHOTOS] Saintseneca at The Firebird: Tuesday, July 15th

Columbus, Ohio’s Saintseneca introduced itself to St. Louis in fine fashion at The Firebird on July 15th, stomping and singing through its first ever STL show. The crowd was committed and impressed, though we didn’t have to work hard; this group of … Continue reading

28. July 2014 by Jess
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[GUEST FEATURE] Kyle Kapper on Jack White at The Fabulous Fox Theatre, 7/20/14

The following post has been written in full by one of our new guest contributors, Kyle Kapper. Among other places, Kyle’s work has been featured on KDHX and in Eleven magazine. We think you’ll enjoy the fresh perspective and distinct passion for … Continue reading

24. July 2014 by Jess
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[PHOTOS + REVIEW] Sylvan Esso w/ Thelonius Kryptonite

The Luminary – which recently relocated and reopened on Cherokee Street next door to Los Punk, and across from Melt – set off its summer concert schedule in high style with a performance by Durham, NC electro-pop (synth-folk? I don’t … Continue reading

17. June 2014 by Jess
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PHOTOS: EMA @ Off Broadway 5/1

Photos courtesy Laine Marschik  

06. May 2014 by Julie Dill
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[REVIEW + PHOTOS] Angel Olsen at Off Broadway – 04/27/14

  It was a cool, stormy Sunday when Angel Olsen again descended upon a St. Louis audience, sweeping her sly gaze across a packed house at Off Broadway. The sound at the back of the room was better, and the crowd thinner and … Continue reading

02. May 2014 by Jess
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Real Estate + Pure X @ The Firebird

Here in St. Louis, cool weekend club shows are special, since nationally-touring acts generally pass through town during the week. Not to go all adulting on you, but there are few moments more powerful than the promise of a catharsis … Continue reading

31. March 2014 by Julie Dill
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UME + This City of Takers @ The Firebird 3/23

It’s 2014. Is carbon fiber more bad-ass than metal? Asking for a friend. Austin’s UME achieved high honors on a Sunday night at The Firebird: audience members threw devil horns! Granted, my show going trends toward mellow/sad bastard/chamber pop, but I’ve been … Continue reading

24. March 2014 by Julie Dill
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[PHOTOS] Joshua Black Wilkins w/ Cassie Morgan and the Lonely Pine – 16 March 2014

A couple of us from IWTAS meandered down to Cherokee street on a brisk Sunday evening as the sun was going down and landed at Dead Wax Records. It’s a warm and inviting little record store brought to you by Casey … Continue reading

23. March 2014 by Jess
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Catie Curtis w/ Jenna Lindbo @ The Duck Room

You might not know this, but in the mid-to-late nineties, there was an explosion of singer/songwriter ladies who got widespread attention. Sarah McLachlan, Natalie Merchant, Sheryl Crow, Paula Cole, Tracy Chapman, Fiona Apple, and India Arie were all household names, … Continue reading

10. March 2014 by Julie Dill
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[PHOTOS] Caroline Smith at Off Broadway – 02/20/14

Last Thursday, Caroline Smith warmed up Off Broadway with new R&B/pop numbers from her excellent 2013 album, as well as some old favorites from her earlier folk/pop releases. Smith’s band was as tight and as smiley as ever. As for … Continue reading

25. February 2014 by Jess
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