Tuesday, January 18, 2011
When is a show supposed to start?
Ms. Lauryn Hill made it to St. Louis, hitting the stage at the Pageant a little before midnight on Sunday. My question to you is, was she on-time? Late? Or even very late? When tickets first went on sale, doors were scheduled to open at 7pm. But than The Pageant pushed the time back to 9pm. At that point, the Pageant started offering refunds. When I (University City Patch Editor Myra Lopez ) entered the Pageant a little after 9pm, I was told Hill would take the stage at 11pm. At that point I refunded my two tickets. To me, she was already late. Very late. At least two to three hours late. Hill officially hit the stage right before midnight. So, I ask the question again. Was she late? Some fans think so, others believe she was right on …
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 …
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
Lauryn Hill will perform at The Pageant next month.
Lauryn Hill is slated to play The Pageant next month. The Pageant says it'll have complete details on Monday and tickets will go on sale soon. The St. Louis Post Dispatch and Riverfront Times are both reporting Hill will perform on January 15th.