Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Death Cab for Cutie played to a full house at The Pageant on Oct. 2.
On Sunday night, The Pageant was booked to capacity for a sold out show by alternative rock band Death Cab for Cutie. "I made sure I got a ticket early," said Katie Swan, who was also one of the first people in line to get into the show on Sunday afternoon. Shelby Wallace and Emily Keefe were the first two in line outside the Halo Bar (which provides early entry to The Pageant for concert-goers ages 21 and up), and arrived around 3 p.m. "I've loved them for a long time and have never seen them live before," Wallace said. "I listened to Codes and Keys [Death Cab's latest album] and fell in love with every song, so I thought this would be a good show." Wallace's prediction proved to be right. The show started promptly at 8 p.m. with opening …
Monday, May 16, 2011
The free concert drew hundreds of music lovers to hear pop hits from 'Glee.'
BandTogether performed its Annual Spring Pops Concert at Washington University's 560 Music Center Saturday night, featuring music from the television show, “Glee.” The music ranged from rock classics like Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen to the more symphonic music of Les Miserable, by French composer Claude-Michel Schonberg. Approximately 800 people filled the seats at the Desmond Lee Concert Hall for the free concert, and they were not disappointed. The band managed to hold the audience with varied selections that sometimes reached out on a tender, emotional level, and then contrasted with a rousing, foot-stomping selection. The music was chosen not because of the popularity of “Glee,” but because the show has generated a huge interest in arts…
Friday, April 22, 2011
Great music is a bargain for St. Louisans looking for spring and summer grooves.
Spring is here: A time when our thoughts turn lightly to, jazz? Well, why not? The Greater St. Louis Jazz Festival earlier this month got Patch thinking about where else folks can enjoy this all-American musical genre. Groovin' in the Aisles Big Band New talent Home-grown talent Summertime Jazz The Second Baptist Church of Greater St. Louis (Ladue) has a fall and spring Jazz and Blues Vespers series that just ended for the year. Featuring local bands and combos, the Sunday evening performances are free. The series will resume in October, so stay tuned! This list is by no means exhaustive. Please share your own tips for finding cheap or free jazz in our comments section.
Monday, January 17, 2011
Patch contributor Aja Owens loved last night's Lauryn Hill performance, even if she didn't always recognize all the songs Hill was singing.
After twelve long years, I could not wait to experience Ms. Lauryn Hill again in St. Louis. As a fan, I tried to be very hopeful that Ms. Hill would not only show up, but that she would show up and deliver a dynamic show for the crowd. A lot of patrons were doubtful that her show would be good due to poor reviews on this tour. In other cities, some condemned her for giving a sub par performance and others criticized her for being ridiculously late to her shows. The start time for the show at The Pageant continued to get pushed back, but I was not at all concerned with the time. Ms. Lauryn Hill hit the stage about midnight and in all honesty, the beginning of her show did not sit well with me at all. She took classic songs and recited …
Talented singer-rapper Lauryn Hill surprises fans - in a good way.
Lauryn Hill, or Ms. Lauryn Hill, as she's being referred to now, took the stage at The Pageant on Sunday, January 16. A good share of the crowd that wound up filling The Pageant waited for two hours outside in the cold (27 degrees, according to weather.com) after discovering that the venue's Halo Bar had been filled to capacity shortly after it opened at 7 p.m. "I'm disappointed in The Pageant for having us stand out there for two hours with no relief," said concert-goer Meredith Sanders. During the two-hour wait to get inside The Pageant, concert attendees discussed the rumors and reports that Hill had been a no show to previous performances and when she did show, only played one song and then left. The postponing of this concert from 8 p…
Saturday, January 15, 2011
Lauryn Hill took the stage at the Pageant on Sunday just before midnight.
Lauryn Hill took the stage at the Pageant a little before midnight on Sunday. One fan inside the venue texted University City Patch saying "new arrangements for lots of songs. Don't like as much." Hill's The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill was a huge hit when it was released in 1998, garnering her a slew of Grammy Awards and critical acclaim. However, Hill has grown unreliable and erratic over the years. She's released very little music, instead focusing on her personal life, including motherhood. Last month, The New York Times reported Hill showed up four hours late for a show. The Times reported that when people in the audience started booing Hill, she told them she was "worth the wait."
Wednesday, January 5, 2011
With the New Year, comes a new opportunity to check out the interesting and diverse sounds offered by University City’s musical hotspots. Here is a preview of some of the interesting sounds for January.
January 7, 9pm Cicero's For roots music aficionados, Jake's Leg is a St. Louis institution. Over their thirty plus year career they have become more then a Grateful Dead cover band or a jam band. Instead, they have brought influences like Carlos Santana and Miles Davis into their sound resulting in a deeper, layered sound with plenty of groove to get down. Despite countless lineup changes the band retains its organic textures and continues to draw large crowds whenever they play. January 10, 17,24 9pm Cicero's Hank & the Truckers continue their Monday night residency at Cicero's throughout January. Billed on their Facebook page as "a weekly spectacle of rock & roll, honky-tonk, bluesy goodtimes." This four piece band is really a bar band …
Lauryn Hill's show time at The Pageant has been moved back to 9pm.
One thing seems for sure, fans attending Lauryn Hill's show at The Pageant later this month can expect it to be a late night. Doors will now open at 9pm for her show on Sunday, Jan. 16th. That's two hours later than originally scheduled. It's not uncommon for show times to be moved, however Hill's recent antics at a show in Brooklyn, New York, hopefully aren't a foreshadowing of things to come. The New York Times reports Hill took the stage four hours late for her show last Tuesday, making her entrance at midnight. She did apologize - sort of. The Times reports that when people in the audience started booing her, Hill said "I spent my entire 20s sacrificing my life to give you love. So when I hear people complain, I don't know what to …
Thursday, December 23, 2010
After eleven years, Lauryn Hill will be gracing the stage in St. Louis again.
It seems like only yesterday that Lauryn Hill was gracing the stage at the Fox Theatre for one of her most classic performances. With the eclectic hip hop group, Outkast, as her opening act, Lauryn Hill filled the theatre and kept her fans wanting more. And she gave them more. Every time you thought the show was over, she would hit the stage again and entice the crowd with classic Fugee songs, as well as songs from her first debut album, "The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill." But it was not yesterday; in fact, it has been over eleven years since Hill has graced the stage in St. Louis. And her fans could not be happier that she has decided to make St. Louis one of her twelve stops on her recent impromptu tour. The anticipation of Lauryn Hill…
Sunday, December 12, 2010
University Patch shares an eclectic selection of events for the week of Dec. 13.
A sampling of happenings around University City: Music The Pageant: My Chemical Romance plays Dec. 14; Cake plays Dec. 15; El Monstero plays Dec. 17 and Dec. 18. Blueberry Hill: Chuck Berry plays Dec. 15; The Broke Rappers Ball is Dec. 17; Shame Club, Jake Austin & The City Limits and Lions of Hazelwood play on Dec. 18. Vintage Vinyl: Nato Caliph play Dec. 14; Brothers Lazaroff play Dec 15. Holiday Performances Delmar-Harvard Winter Concert: The elementary school students sing in the season on Dec. 14. Brittany Woods Winter Concert: The middle school students hit the stage on Dec. 15. Pershing Winter Concert: Features the elementary school student performing holiday classics on Dec. 16. The Movies The Tivoli Theatre will have daily …