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  • PICTURES: Korn with Alice in Chains, Underoath and FEVER 333

    Throngs of heavy music fans flooded Hollywood Casino Amphiteatre on August 23 to witness the co-headlining summer tour of alternative metal icons Korn and grunge legends Alice in Chains. Added to the lineup were genre-bending support acts, post-hardcore veterans Underoath and FEVER 333 whose music merges elements of punk rock and hip hop. The evening was truly a diverse trip through the modern spectrum of heavy music.

  • PICTURES: Adam Ant with Glam Skanks

    He’s been voted Sexiest Man Alive by MTV viewers and is one of the most well-known faces of the 80s, GRAMMY-nominated pop icon Adam Ant stood in front of an enthusiastic crowd and delivered hit after hit.  On his current tour that brought him to St. Louis and the The Pageant, Adam revisited his landmark Friend Or Foe album (being performed live in its entirety for the first time), featuring his massive hit “Goody Two Shoes” that made him a household […]

  • PICTURES: The Black Keys with Modest Mouse and repeat repeat

    After a 4 year hiatus, Akron, Ohio garage band rockers The Black Keys rolled into Enterprise Center in downtown St Louis on September 25 for their “Let’s Rock” North American tour. Portland based Modest Mouse along with Nashville’s husband-and-wife duo *repeat repeat performed admirably as opening acts.

  • PICTURES: 2019 Great Forest Park Balloon Race

    Thousands of spectators gathered in St. Louis’ Forest Park for a mostly beautiful Saturday while celebrating the Annual Great Forest Park Balloon Race. Unfortunately for balloon enthusiasts, the wind did not cooperate and it was too much for a balloon launch this year.

  • PICTURES: 2019 Great Forest Park Balloon Glow

    Thousands of spectators braved a brief downpour Friday night in St. Louis’ Forest Park while waiting to celebrate the Annual Great Forest Park Balloon Glow. The winds were a bit strong, but a few of the brave balloonists inflated their nylon envelopes and lit the fires for a dramatic evening display.

  • PICTURES: Alice Cooper with Halestorm and Motionless in White

    The original theatrical rocker, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Indictee, and avid golfer, Alice Cooper joined forces with Grammy Winning Halestorm for a rockin’ good time at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre. Seventy-one year old Cooper showed no signs of aging during his “Ol’ Black Eyes is Back” summer tour, playing favorites spanning his entire musical career. Lzzy Hale and her band Halestorm rocked the house as well, along with Motionless in White serving as show opener.

  • PICTURES: Beck with Cage the Elephant, Spoon and Wild Belle

    To the delight of thousands of alt rock fans, Beck and Cage the Elephant brought their A-Game to Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre in support of their Night Running tour. Spoon and Wild Belle performed admirably as opening acts during a lengthy and entertaining evening of melody and slight stage mayhem.

  • PICTURES: Peter Frampton with Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening

    Peter Frampton was diagnosed with the inflammatory muscle disease Inclusion-Body Myositis about eight years ago… which is why his current tour is billed as his Final Farewell. Frampton entertained thousands of classic rock fans with a collection of original songs and cover versions spanning over 5 decades including selections from his recent blues inspired recordings. Opening the night  was Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Evening covering his father’s band’s lengthy catalog of music.

  • PICTURES: Heart with Sheryl Crow and Lucie Silvas

    Classic rockers Heart brought their sister act to Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Tuesday, July 9. Siblings Ann and Nancy Wilson have been making music together nearly 5 decades and showed no signs of slowing during the kickoff show on their Love Alive Summer Tour. The concert also featured nine-time Grammy Award winning singer, songwriter, and Kennett, Missouri native Cheryl Crow along with British singer-songwriter Lucie Silvas.

  • PICTURES: Fairview Heights Rotary Club Charity Bikini Bull Ride

    The event was billed as the area’s wildest charity event… it may well have been. If nothing else, it was a unique attempt by the Fairview Heights (Illinois) Rotary Club to raise funds for their mission to end polio in our lifetime. Female & Male contestants vied for braggin’ rights and cash prizes – plus a big championship belt buckle. The Bikini Bull Ride, Saturday, June 22 at Zapata’s Mexican Restaurant was Buckin’ Awesome.

  • PICTURES: Death Cab For Cutie at Stifel Theatre

    Alternative rockers Death Cab For Cutie found time to stop in St Louis on Monday, June 8 during their current tour and filled Stifel Theatre with their unique sound. The Chicago-based band, Lala Lala, fronted by Lillie West was the show opener.

  • PICTURES: Paranormal Cirque part 2

    Under the black and red big top tent, you’ll find acrobats of the air, illusionists, freaks, mysterious creatures and all the elements that make you think of a “normal” Circus, but that’s where the similarity ends. Paranormal Cirque brought its new show to St Louis featuring a crazy, yet frightfully fun fusion of Circus, theatre, and cabaret.

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