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Concert photos: Ben Rector (with Alpha Rev) at the Old Rock House, Friday, May 10

Ben Rector at the Old Rock House Ben Rector at the Old Rock House Abby Gillardi
Written by Abby Gillardi
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Ben Rector and supporting act Alpha Rev sold out the Old Rock House on Friday evening, also reaffirming that chicks dig bow-tied piano players more than guitar strumming cowboys.

It's true that Alpha Rev did indeed steal the show. Although, you couldn't tell from a sighing crowd which patiently awaited for Ben Rector to play his piano and sing about what they probably imagine are songs written just for them. Alpha Rev strummed his way through folkloric love songs before finally suggesting that the chatty crowd simmer down and enjoy a special moment. He then closed the short set with one of an unusual but moving version of Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah" and solidified his place as the night's official show stealer.

This was, however, all irrelevant to the mob of women screaming at ear-piercing levels as a sick Ben Rector took to the stage."Ok, St. Louis. I'm under the weather so you'll have to help me out," he charmingly hinted to the crowd. As if he needed to ask. The sea of crazed ladies was already eager to drunkenly slur the lyrics to his songs in unison throughout the evening.

Rector opened with Elton John's "Bennie and the Jets," ignoring the high notes. The remainder of the evening consisted of poppy love ballads and a new song titled "I Like You." He repeatedly thanked our city for selling out the Old Rock House and graciously exited the building into a chilly spring night in downtown St. Louis.

Get well soon, Ben Rector.

All photos by Abby Gillardi.

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