Theory of a Deadman – The Pageant St. Louis, MO – 9/03/2014

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    Being a fan of a band since they first came onto the scene is usually how I roll, especially if it's a band that keeps making albums and writing killer songs, Theory of a Deadman is just that band. It's been a few years since I seen them live, and like the other bands that I follow, Theory has proved that they can keep up with the changing times, in the rock music world.  They just released their fifth studio album entitled "Savages" ... Read More

Arctic Monkeys Invade The Pageant in St. Louis 2/15/2014

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Arctic Monkeys Invade The Pageant in St. Louis 2/15/2014 Words and Pictures by Bradley Darby (Follow @DarbySTL / LIKE DarbySTL)   105.7 The Point has done a great job over the past 21 years bringing some of the biggest names in modern rock to town to celebrate Halloween, Christmas, and their Birthday by playing shows across St. Louis. When this one was announced back in the Fall it was no question that this would sell out. The Arctic Monkeys have played at The Pageant before ... Read More

Reel Big Fish Heats Up St. Louis 01/15/2012 The Pageant.

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Reel Big Fish, The Pageant 01/15/13 St. Louis, Mo Photo's and Words By BeezNutzSTL I have been lucky enough to call myself a Reel Big Fish fan for many years. They always make me laugh, their shows are high energy and most of all they are FUN. So with a show announced for the first month of 2013 in my hometown. I had no choice in the matter. During the weeks leading up, I kept suggesting that my girlfriend come out and see the ... Read More

Heartache and Charm: Ingrid Michaelson Live at The Pageant 7-16-2012

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It should not come as a surprise to anyone that in the last two years I have become a tremendous fan of Ingrid Michaelson.  Not only does her particular brand of songwriting tend to hit all of the right notes for me (both when she is upbeat and cheerful as well as when she is channeling heartache and pain), but anyone who is familiar with my musical preferences is fully aware that I have a huge soft spot for the female singing-songwriting-piano-playing ... Read More

Evanescence 4-25-12: The Pageant – St. Louis, MO

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Evanescence w/ Killer Me, Killer You and Weave The Fate 04/25/12 The Pageant - St. Louis, MO Words/Photos by concertchk Ten years ago during the Nintendo Tour, Evanescence front woman Amy Lee walked out on stage in a wedding dress. At this point they were the headlining act, and she was at her prime (or at least she should have been). Yet I wasn't that impressed as I just stood there like and was like really.. a wedding dress? Please. Fast forward to the year 2012 ... Read More

PHOTOS/SETLIST: Yonder Mountain String Band at The Pageant in St. Louis 3/30-31

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PHOTOS/SETLIST: Yonder Mountain String Band at The Pageant 3/30 & 3/31 Pictures/Words by Bradley Darby Last week in preparation for the two night Yonder Mountain String Band extravaganza at The Pageant in St. Louis, we brought you an interview with Jeff Austin and Dave Johnston where we were told that St. Louis crowds are typically pretty pumped up and that shows here are known to involve a heavy workload for the band. When they made their presence known at The Pageant around 8:45PM on ... Read More

INTERVIEW: 20 Minutes with 1/2 of the Yonder Mountain String Band

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INTERVIEW: 20 Minutes with 1/2 of the Yonder Mountain String Band Interview & Photos By: Bradley Darby (http://about.me/darbystl)   As you may have seen previously here on Concert Confessions, the Yonder Mountain String Band will be heading out on a cross country trek beginning this week in Lawrence, KS at Liberty Hall and inevitably going all the way through their Harvest Music Festival in October. The tour hits my hometown of St. Louis this Friday and Saturday night and you can still pick up tickets to join ... Read More

Jane’s Addiction Opens 2012 Tour with Visit to The Pageant in St. Louis 2/22

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Words and Pictures by Bradley Darby   When a band that helped pave the way for an entire genre of music likes Jane's Addiction announces a show at a venue as small as The Pageant, you don't wait around to pick up tickets. Many people were left in the dark after this show sold out in 30 minutes just over a month ago. Tickets were being sold for upwards of $100 a piece by online brokers and scalpers. The bar was set high for ... Read More

Dark Star Orchestra Invades The Pageant in STL

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Words/Pictures/Videos by Brad Darby 2/11/2012 - The Pageant - St. Louis, MO Saturday marked the return of the famed Grateful Dead tribute band, Dark Star Orchestra, to St. Louis and The Pageant for their 2028th show (they number them on their website). Dark Star is not like other bands attempting to channel their inner Jerry, but they typically choose a show from the bands 30 year history and perform the show as it was intended. Sometimes, however, they choose to just come up with ... Read More

El Monstero (ver.13) brings Pink Floyd back to The Pageant (12/22/2011)

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Words by jenkins Picture and videos by jenkins   Once again, winter is upon us and the month of December has come and gone.  Certain things are as dependable as clockwork during this time of year.  The days get shorter, the temperature drops, and the world around us is inundated (for better or worse) with non-stop holiday themed decorations and music. Another significant thing happens as the year draws to a close:  a group of highly talented Saint Louis musicians join together like a giant inflatable ... Read More

Umphrey’s McGee Celebrate NYE2011 at The Pageant – St. Louis, MO 12/29-31

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12.29/12.30/12.31 - Umphreys McGee at The Pageant - St. Louis, MO Words and Pictures By: Bradley Darby I sure as hell hope The Pageant’s insurance is up to date..... because following the three night-seven set weekend to close out 2011 and ring in 2012, there is no doubt that Umphreys McGee blew the roof off the place! If you have never seen Umphreys McGee, you should do yourself a favor and make it a point to catch a show. The band can’t be ... Read More

Preview: Umphreys McGee Rings in 2012 in STL; Readys Winter/Spring Dates

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Ring in 2012 with Umphreys McGee in St. Louis Words by Bradley Darby For the first time in their 13 plus year existence, Chicago progressive rockers Umphreys McGee take their end of the year party on the road and bring their annual New Years shindig to St. Louis to close out 2011 and ring in 2012 with a 3 night run at The Pageant. Last Halloween the boys spent two nights at The Pageant for their Monster Mashup, and many consider those shows (especially ... Read More

Matt Nathanson makes All Night Noise at The Pageant – 10/18/2011

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Words by jenkins Videos by jenkins (except as noted) There aren't very many artists whose catalogues I know by heart - and I don't just mean "heard all of the songs and have all of the CDs", but "know every word and memorized every breakdown and transition".  For me, Matt Nathanson is one of of those artists.  Even though he toured extensively on his 2007 release Some Mad Hope, I somehow managed to miss seeing Matt headline a show since his dual-headliner with Carbon ... Read More

String Cheese Incident’s Roots Run Deep in STL at The Pageant 12/7/2011

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String Cheese Incident’s Roots Run Deep Tour at The Pageant - 12/7/2011 Words and Pictures by Bradley Darby The String Cheese Incident has been doing their thing for almost 20 years (with a break here or there) in the jam community, blending Colorado progressive bluegrass with psychedelic rock, funk, and jam music. They have accumulated quite a large following of loyal fans which makes it difficult to get tickets to many shows, especially when the show in question is one of the more ... Read More

PREVIEW: Quixotic’s Halloween Ball feat. MarchFourth Marching Band

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Quixotic Fusion will be performing with MarchFourth Marching Band for a few special Halloween Balls across the midwest. The three city trek will hit Lawrence, KS at Liberty Hall on Oct 28,  St. Louis, MO at The Pageant on Oct 29 and Springfield, MO at Gillioz Theatre on Halloween night. These two groups define the term “performance art” and both bands feature some damn talented musicians as well, this will be a spectacle NOT to be missed! http://vimeo.com/28218061 For the past five years, Kansas City’s ... Read More

My Morning Jacket at The Pageant – St. Louis – 8/2/2011

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Words, Pictures, Live Videos by Bradley Darby When it was announced in May that My Morning Jacket would be playing at The Pageant, the feeling that immediately came to me was jubilation. This is a band that I had been dying to see since I first watched the Okonokos DVD and caught a glimpse of what a MMJ show was like. Only problem was, tickets went on sale while I was away at Wakarusa seeing My Morning Jacket. Luckily a friend that is ... Read More

Beyond the Wall with El Monstero y Los Masked Avengers (12/22/2010)

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First, let me go ahead and get the rabid fanboyism out of the way now: I am a huge Pink Floyd nerd.  Pink Floyd and Led Zeppelin were the first two bands that I really loved, the first two bands whose entire catalogue I had to own, and Dark Side of the Moon was maybe the first album that I memorized from beginning to end as a kid. It is, needless to say, a little bit of a disappointment that I was born ... Read More

Grace Potter & the Nocturnals Dose St. Louis 1/14/11 @ The Pageant

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Words by: Bradley Darby Photos by Bradley Darby & Music VS Man Grace Potter & the Nocturnals (commonly referred to as GPN) have received quite a bit of publicity lately, and for good reason. Their newest self-titled album made many Best Of 2010 lists, they stole the show last month at the VH1 Divas Salute the Troops, a show that also featured Katy Perry, Nicki Minaj, Keri Hilson, Paramore and Sugarland. Not to mention ... Read More

REEL BIG FISH and The AQUABATS INVADE ST LOUIS AND TOSS CHILDREN

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Reel Big Fish/The Aquabats 11/14/10 The Pageant - St. Louis, MO Words/Photos/Videos by BeeZnutZ   It has almost been 10 years since I have been going to Reel Big Fish Shows. I went on a fateful road trip I believe in 2001 to see Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, and many others. It was another great birthday road trip. I have seen Reel Big Fish about 5-6 times since then. Mostly at festivals or warped tours over the years. I had not had the chance to see a ... Read More

The Black Keys 6/10/2010 – The Pageant – St. Louis, MO

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The Black Keys 06/10/10 The Pagent - St. Louis, MO Words/Photos by saucerfulofsecrets     It’s the summer of 2006…. I, like most people, am looking for something new to listen to and at this time, most of the new music coming out is terrible. I ask a friend to give me something good I probably don’t have. He gave me a copy of ‘Magic Potion’ and as soon as the second track, “Your Touch” started, I was officially hooked. I knew that I had to see ... Read More

Hole – Live & Loud in St. Louis

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Hole 07/13/10 The Pagent - St. Louis, MO Videos by BeeZnutZ     Our main man in the Midwest - BeeZnutZ went to check out the walking freak show known as Courtney Love and her re-united Hole.  Having not one, but two reports from the East Coast, and having one over Concert Confessions founder/spiritual guru Reverend Justito out West - we figure it's only fair that the Midwest gets their moment with everyone’s favorite Golden Globe Nominee/former Junkie. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pfqSXbCdtOk http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mYKefXZ7TKA http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DJFN1Uh_n-Y // Read More