Concert Reviews

Neon Trees | 06.22.15

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Written by Marc Farr Sunday, 28 June 2015 00:49

An-Intimate-Night-Out-with-Neon-Trees 75_2"We wanted to play smaller venues, to get closer to the fans.”

 

Imagine Dragons with Halsey and Metric | 06.12.15

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Written by Willie Smith Wednesday, 24 June 2015 17:51

Imagine-Dragons 75_copyThe crowd again and again stood rapt and sang along with Reynolds, song after song.

   

Belle and Sebastian | 06.17.15

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Written by Jim Dunn Saturday, 20 June 2015 12:12

belle live_SQBelle and Sebastian played a strong mix of select classics curated for the setting, taking full advantage of the orchestra to fill out their sound.

 

Ben Harper and the Innocent Criminals | 06.11.15

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Written by Willie Edward Smith Friday, 19 June 2015 18:34

Ben-Harper 75Twenty years in, they show the polish of rock ‘n’ roll greats, but played with the vitality of a band in their prime.

   

Phox with Bo and the Locomotive | 06.09.15

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Written by Willie Edward Smith Friday, 19 June 2015 18:02

Phox 75_2To say they were pristine with pitch-perfect renditions feels accurate, but that would be a distortion of the reality.

 

The Dreaming | 06.09.15

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Written by Marc Farr Sunday, 14 June 2015 12:44

thedreaming sqSpawned from the demise of Stabbing Westward, The Dreaming is ethereal hard rock at its finest.

   

CHAPPO | 06.09.15

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Written by Nik Cameron Sunday, 14 June 2015 12:33

chappo sq“Far from a band that simply plays music on stage, they perform in the truest sense of the word.”

 

Tame Impala | 06.01.15

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Written by Jim Ousley Friday, 05 June 2015 17:15

live tame-impalaParker’s ethereal vocals seem to be fighting the intense gravity of a black hole, but once the ears catch up, the results are euphoric.

   

New Kids on the Block/Nelly/TLC | 05.22.15

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Written by Marc Farr Thursday, 28 May 2015 19:52

NKOTB 75They strutted and pranced around the stage, proving talent never really dies, it just goes on hiatus.

 

Judas Priest | 05.18.15

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Written by Marc Farr Friday, 22 May 2015 13:37

live judas-priestLike a secret pleasure, the Priest keeps the juggernaut rolling. They are the true defenders of the metal faith.

   

Copeland | 05.16.15

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Written by Willie E. Smith Jr. Friday, 22 May 2015 13:34

live CopelandYou get caught up watching something odd and unexpected, only to get knocked silly by the haymaker that gets thrown with the obscured hand.

 

Death Cab for Cutie | 05.13.15

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Written by Danielle Pauly Wednesday, 20 May 2015 16:30

DCFC 75It’s doubtful that anyone at the Death Cab for Cutie show at The Pageant would have known that lead singer Benjamin Gibbard was recovering from an illness.

   

Smallpools | 05.16.15

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Written by Laura Hamlett Wednesday, 20 May 2015 13:06

live smallpools_75The audience kept two blow-up Shamu dolls bouncing from start to finish during the über-engaging “Killer Whales.”

 

Ed Sheeran | 05.10.15

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Written by Jennifer Manjarez Friday, 15 May 2015 14:26

live ed-sheeranWatching Sheeran’s creativity blossom right in front of their eyes, the crowd seemed mesmerized not only by his skills, but by his presence.

   

Interpol | 05.11.15

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Written by Michael Koehler Friday, 15 May 2015 14:21

live interpol_75We were fabulously treated to more of a greatest-hits set list, heavy with songs from Turn on the Bright Lights.

 

Sleater Kinney | 04.24.2015

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Written by Willie Edward Smith Thursday, 30 April 2015 22:03

sleater kinney_75Sleater-Kinney took the stage and never let up rocking the crowd like it was the 90s all over again—but better.

   

Damien Rice | 04.17.15

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Written by Laura Hamlett Saturday, 18 April 2015 16:09

live damien-rice_75You can feel all the emotions: sadness, yes, but also yearning, begging, hoping, conceding, and accepting, triumphing, even.

 

Testament | 04.10.15

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Written by Nik Cameron Friday, 17 April 2015 12:56

live testament_75To say Alex Skolnick is underrated as a guitarist would be like saying America is a bit bigger than Luxembourg.

   

Foxygen & Star Power | 04.04.15

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Written by Willie E. Smith Jr. Thursday, 16 April 2015 16:42

For someone who came to the show with no expectations, I left genuinely happy.

 

Father John Misty | 04.09.15

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Written by Matt Ehrlich Monday, 13 April 2015 17:56

fjm face_75His movements—like those of Jim Morrison mixed with a five-year-old on Incredible Hulk levels of adrenaline—never stopped.

   

Clean Bandit Ft. Meg Mac | 04.03.15

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Written by Alexy Irving Wednesday, 08 April 2015 00:00

Clean-Bandit 75The show became more of a dance party than a concert.

 

Diarrhea Planet | 03.26.2015

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Written by Vella Mour Monday, 30 March 2015 19:41

I doubted Diarrhea Planet’s ability to out-perform many other artists I’d seen live, including their opening acts, but after seeing their show, there is no way anyone else could outshine the Nashville sextet.

   

Swervedriver | 3.18.2015

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Written by Mike Koehler Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:48

Swervedriver 75The set was a great mix of fan favorites, a few deep cuts, and a few of the new ones.

 

Jazmine Sullivan | 3.19.2015

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Written by Alexy Irving Tuesday, 24 March 2015 10:41

Jaz Sullivan_Live_75Jazmine has a soulful voice, and even though she mentioned she has been having vocal issues, she still gave one hell of a show.

   

Johnathan Richman | 3.5.15

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Written by Jason Neubauer Thursday, 19 March 2015 18:54

In true Richman style, each composition was played just for that night, just for that stage, and just for the audience there.

 

Mat Kearney | 03.14.15

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Written by Laura Hamlett Thursday, 19 March 2015 16:22

live mat 75Kearney delivered the first of many words of gratitude, telling us he was “really touched and grateful” for the sold-out crowd, and had been “looking forward to this show for a really long time.”

   

Shannon Wright | 3.13.15

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Written by Willie E. Smith Jr. Thursday, 19 March 2015 09:07

To listen to Shannon Wright is to play truth or dare through the vehicle of musical artifice.

 

Lita Ford | 03.13.14

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Written by Marc Farr Tuesday, 17 March 2015 10:34

live lita-ford_smFord was in great voice and, as always, masterful on her acoustic guitar.

   

Never Shout Never | 02.27.15

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Written by Marc Farr Wednesday, 04 March 2015 16:27

never_me_bees_75Their audience ate them up, and could have listened all night long.

 

Corners | 02.25.15

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Written by Vella Mour Monday, 02 March 2015 12:32

corners_75Corners is the perfect temporary band for Ian Curtis lovers who always wished they could see him live.

   

Felix Martin and Barishi | 02/20/15

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Written by Nik Cameron Friday, 27 February 2015 17:00

felix_martin_75Instrumental guitar acts tend to be fluid and virtuoso, but this group is something very different entirely.

 

Marilyn Manson (02.09.2015)

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Written by Marc Farr Friday, 20 February 2015 10:51

manson_hell_hallelujah_75This time out, Mr. Manson has grabbed the music, left the theatrics behind, and managed to entertain his fevering crowd.

   

Karma to Burn | 02.11.15

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Written by Nik Cameron Thursday, 12 February 2015 13:51

karma_burn_75Karma to Burn just plays hard, fast, and honest. They left it all on the stage.

 

Led Zepagain | 02.06.15

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Written by Nik Cameron Monday, 09 February 2015 15:34

For those of us who didn’t get to see Zeppelin live and those of us who wanted to see the magic recreated, we couldn’t do any better.

   

Tear Out the Heart | 01.31.2015

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Written by Marc Farr Wednesday, 04 February 2015 16:24

Tear_Out_The_Heart_75Vicious in their delivery, the band performed tracks from Dead, Everywhere and their first album, Violence. The rabid audience thrashed around madly, while singing every word. 

 

G-Eazy | 01.07.15

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Written by Alexy Irving Wednesday, 14 January 2015 23:56

g-eazy 75I’m sure we remained the hype-ist city he’s visited.

   

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