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Concert review: Emanuel Ax and David Robertson deliver a powerhouse Brahms Second Concerto Saturday and Sunday, April 25 and 26
It has been over two and one-half years since renowned pianist Emanuel Ax last appeared on the Powell Hall stage. Based on the stunning performance he and David Robertson gave…
Album review: Alabama Shakes go full spectrum on 'Sound & Color'
Alabama Shakes "Sound & Color" ATO In 2012, Brittany Howard, Zac Cockrell, Heath Fogg and Steve Johnson went from working day jobs to releasing their first album, "Boys and Girls."…
Concert review: Suzy Bogguss shines in the acoustics of the Sheldon Concert Hall, Friday, April 24
"I've had the image of this place in my mind since we first played here and we booked the show a year ago." This was the first comment from Suzy…
Concert review: Shakey Graves shakes the dust off Texas blues and rock at the Ready Room, Thursday, April 23
Shakey Graves (aka Alejandro Rose-Garcia) is a moniker that flirts with onomatopoeia; his name really does evoke his sound. An Austin, Texas solo performer born of troubadour campfires and often…
Concert review: The Robert Glasper Experiment tests the capacity of Jazz at the Bistro on Wednesday, April 22
Jazz at the Bistro regularly welcomes some of the biggest names in jazz to its intimate, listening-room stage, but on Wednesday the crowds filed into the Harold & Dorothy Steward…
Concert review and photos: Kurt Elling croons and Jazz at the Bistro swoons on Wednesday, April 15
As a nearly perennial visitor to the Bistro stage, modern-day crooner Kurt Elling is considered by many to be one of the highlights of the Jazz St. Louis season.
Concert review: Saul Williams brings hip-hop inspired MartyrLoserKing tour to the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, Saturday, April 18
Poet, singer and actor Saul Williams showcased his gift for mixing art, music and politics in a show that was part rock but all hip-hop and heart.
Concert review: A pair of threes plays to a full house at Powell Hall, Friday and Saturday, April 17 and 18
A pair of threes may not be a winning hand at the casino, but it paid off handsomely at Powell Hall Friday night with virtuoso performances by the St. Louis…
Concert review: JEFF the Brotherhood command the stage at Off Broadway, Sunday, April 12
I kept being reminded of JEFF the Brotherhood before the band played Off Broadway on Sunday night.
Concert review: Smart song choices mark Gina Otto's cabaret debut at the Gaslight, Thursday, April 9
Our town's newest cabaret headliner, Gina Otto, made an auspicious debut at the Gaslight Cabaret Festival Thursday with "The Lovers, the Dreamers, and Me." Although not without its issues, the…
Concert review: An overwhelming Shostakovich Eighth from Hannu Lintu and the SLSO Friday and Saturday, April 10 and 11
There was something vaguely disconcerting about leaving Powell Hall Friday morning after hearing the SLSO and guest conductor Hannu Lintu perform Shostakovich's harrowing 1943 "Symphony No. 8" in C minor.…
Album review: Brian Wilson surfs choppy waters on 'No Pier Pressure'
Brian Wilson "No Pier Pressure" Capitol "No Pier Pressure," Brian Wilson's first album since the Beach Boys reunion ended, is a confounding record, often drowning the master of harmonies, ironically,…
Concert review: OK Go brings interactive antics to the Pageant, Saturday, April 4
After a slight delay, the Grammy Award-winning group OK Go offered up a high-energy show at the Pageant this Saturday night. The crowd was definitely left wanting more.
Concert review and photos: Freddy Cole brings the golden era back to Jazz at the Bistro, Wednesday, April 1
An air of familiarity filled the Ferring Jazz Bistro as the stage was graced with the melodic styles of a late 1930s jazz lounge. Piloted by Freddy Cole, veteran performer…
Concert review: Tedeschi Trucks Band ignites Peabody Opera House, Sunday, March 29
Powerful in both sound and numbers, Tedeschi Trucks Band (TTB) brought its special blend of hard driving Southern blues-rock to Peabody Opera House on Sunday night. Helmed by the über-talented…
Concert review: Diarrhea Planet (with Bruiser Queen and Left and Right) heads for the outer limits of rock at Off Broadway, Thursday, March 26
Concert review: Harpist Molly O'Roark showcases a wide diversity of styles and technique at the Ethical Society Sunday, March 22
Album review: Kendrick Lamar takes revolutionary flight on 'To Pimp a Butterfly'
Festival review: Fear and Tacos in Austin, Texas -- SXSW 2015, Friday, March 20
Concert review: The Dizzy Gillespie Afro Cuban Experience brings the music of the late jazz legend to the Sheldon Concert Hall, Saturday, March 21
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