St. Louis, MO
October 22, 2013
It had been far too long since I had seen a legitimate show, so I was more than a little excited to see Baths at one of my favorite St. Louis venues. In general, The Firebird usually is kind of like seeing a show in your parents’ basement. The ceilings are low, the lights are lower, and there are a couple of stray pinball machines. This glorious basement effect was only heightened for the Baths show because only about 100 people showed up. I usually prefer a more crowded atmosphere, but each and every person attending was fully invested in what Baths had to offer, which added to the intensity of the Baths experience Will Wiesenfeld brings to the stage.
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St. Louis, MO
Probably more than any other Wu-Tang member, Ghostface Killah has a flair for the dramatic in his intricate storytelling. He likes his albums to have a very natural first, second and third act, and the same can certainly be said of his live show. I’m going to lay the groundwork for what transpired Saturday night, but want to let Todd jump in at the end for some further thoughts, since I had the pleasure of attending a show with him for the first time in what seems like years.
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October 6, 2012
St. Louis, MO
The Fabulous Fox Theatre
While we normally keep most of our commentary to music, we all enjoy other forms of entertainment as well. So when I was lucky enough to catch Louis C.K. at the Fox Theatre last Saturday, and was duly impressed, I thought it more than appropriate to write a review (and mostly just sing the praises of Louis C.K.).
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St. Louis, MO
September 2, 2012
Question: What do you get when you combine eight Dan Deacon newbies, an America theme, and complete lack of inhibitions?
Answer: A text message from one of your fellow attendees the following morining that says “I’m pretty sure I got ghosted” followed simply by “Holy what the f***”. Let me set the stage for you a little more completely.
If you aren’t familiar with Dan Deacon, he recently released a new album titled America, which I so happen to be a big fan of. Deacon, an indie composer of electronic music, has reputation for mass crowd participation, and I stumbled late last week upon him playing at local St. Louis venue, The Firebird. A group of eight of my friends decided it would be awesome to all dress in America gear and head to The Firebird, and more than anything, make a spectacle of ourselves. Mission accomplished and as I tell the tale of the night, I’m gonna try to leave names out of the events.
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M83 Show Review
St. Louis, MO: The Pageant
May 2, 2012
Much like Todd’s experience at Coachella, it is always difficult to extricate my personal experience from how good the actual show was, and review it appropriately. Throw in a few drinks and some good friends, and any situation can be an absolute pleasure. But a show review is not about how much fun I had, instead it has to be about how well the band performed, and I regret to say that M83 was supremely disappointing in some aspects and mildly disappointing in other aspects.
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mr. Gnome Show Review
Plush – St. Louis, MO
April 11, 2011
While driving to the mr. Gnome show, Wes, Todd, and I were having our weekly conference call to discuss the Top Ten list for the week, and just shoot the shit about music a little bit. It was during this conversation that I would identify a complaint about the soon-to-be-seen mr. Gnome show: It was weirdly uncomfortable to tell people that are not familiar with the band that I was spending my evening going to see a up-and-coming band called mr. Gnome. I didn’t know very much about mr. Gnome myself; just that they are a duo consisting of male drummer Sam Meister and female guitarist/vocalist Nicole Barille and also that they were known to rock pretty hard in the live setting.
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A Night at 2720 Cherokee
April 6, 2012
Being back in St. Louis has been amazing. Throughout law school, I frequently visited St. Louis, but visiting is not the same as living somewhere. Since being back, I have been able to revisit some of my favorite haunts, as well as experience some new places that I just either never went to while in college, or have sprung up in the past few years.
One such place that I have newly experienced is 2720 Cherokee (I’ll let you guess the address). 2720 Cherokee is a 14,000 square foot art gallery and event space. The venue consists of three levels, the lower and upper levels being art galleries, and the middle level being the location of a stage and bar. Overall the setup is fantastic. The crowd wasn’t massive, but even with a large crowd I think it would have been easy enough to get around. In addition there were ample restrooms, which is a pet peeve of mine at a lot of bars and music venues.
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