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“Sorry About Last Year”: U2′s Epic Return To St. Louis

May 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

A mere 8 months ago, U2 tried unsuccessfully to bring their 2017 Joshua Tree Tour to St. Louis, Missouri. A rare occurrence for U2, the band was forced to cancel their concert after protests broke out in the city, when a white police officer was acquitted of murdering a black citizen. The large protests created a security crisis for the city, and the promoters made the difficult decision that they could not guarantee the safety of the band or concertgoers. It was a difficult day for St. Louis, for the country, and for the... [Read the full story]

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Love & Light, Evil & Resistance at Tulsa Tour Opener

May 4, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

Love is all we have left, after sitting around in airports all day, trying to get to Tulsa for opening night. Love is all we have left, we will need to wake up before dawn to catch another flight to St. Louis for the second night of the tour. Love is all we have left, after all the money we will spend on this touring hobby this spring. Love Is All We Have Left, what a moving call to worship and call to action with which to begin this show! Many of us fans travel just as hard as the band, investing crazy amounts of spiritual... [Read the full story]

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“Sorry About Last Year”: U2′s Epic Return To St. Louis

May 7, 2018 · Leave a Comment 

A mere 8 months ago, U2 tried unsuccessfully to bring their 2017 Joshua Tree Tour to St. Louis, Missouri. A rare occurrence for U2, the band was forced to cancel their concert after protests broke out in the city, when a white police officer was acquitted of murdering a black citizen. The large protests created a security crisis for the city, and the promoters made the difficult decision that they could not guarantee the safety of the band or concertgoers. It was a difficult day for St. Louis, for the country, and for the... [Read the full story]

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Nico Vega and Oh No Fiasco Deliver Hard-Hitting Rock at Nashville’s Exit/In

August 25, 2013 · Leave a Comment 

Nashville’s the Exit/In, a classic yet almost easy to miss venue, recently played host to Los Angeles band Nico Vega, an up-and-coming powerhouse of a band known for their mix of musical elegance and gritty energy.  The opening band, Oh No Fiasco, with whom  Nico Vega share a label, combine alternative rock roots with a sometimes cutesy punk flair. Oh No Fiasco opens, immediately setting the bar for showmanship. The band’s lead singer, Lindsey Stamey, is a complete fireball on stage, melting faces right off the crowd... [Read the full story]

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Villains Triumphs for Queens of the Stone Age

September 27, 2017 · Leave a Comment 

I’ve been a casual Queens of the Stone Age fan since the seventh grade, when their video for “Sick, Sick, Sick” gave me nightmares. They’re the kind of band I keep forgetting about and then coming back to, like an old t-shirt from high school that somehow still fits. In truth, I don’t know much about the band’s members other than lead singer Josh Homme, who, according to a friend who met him, is “super tall and smells good.” So naturally, I didn’t actually know about the impending release of their... [Read the full story]

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We Need New Dreams Tonight: U2’s America As Surrender and Aspiration

“I can’t believe the news today—too true an opening line—especially today.” A good friend messaged me this as I was driving to the stadium in Tampa, Florida to attend... [Read more]

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The Poet Tree: while you wait to rock out, don’t forget to read the screen!

In his review of the Joshua Tree revival for the New York Times, music critic Jon Pareles notes Bono’s lyrical debts to “language that drew on the Bible and Beat poetry.”... [Read more]

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Celebration Road: Restless Reflections of Redemptive U2 Fandom, then & now

The Joshua Tree must be more than an album. And pondering its impact on me for its 30th birthday, this is more than just another mid-life crisis and exercise in nostalgia. 1987... [Read more]


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“Sorry About Last Year”: U2′s Epic Return To St. Louis

A mere 8 months ago, U2 tried unsuccessfully to bring their 2017 Joshua Tree Tour to St. Louis, Missouri. A rare occurrence for U2, the band was forced to cancel their concert... [Read more]

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Love & Light, Evil & Resistance at Tulsa Tour Opener

Love is all we have left, after sitting around in airports all day, trying to get to Tulsa for opening night. Love is all we have left, we will need to wake up before dawn to catch... [Read more]

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Vulnerability, Light, and the Fragility of Hope: U2′s Songs of Experience

We seem to be stuck in a moment. We are stuck in a moment where institutions we believed would provide mooring in turbulent times are crumbling. We are stuck in a moment where... [Read more]


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