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The Pageant is St. Louis' premier midsize venue, with plenty of space to sit or stand, and enough stage room and lighting options to please even the most theatrical of bands. The venue hosts the best touring national acts from pop to indie rock, hip-hop to jazz and blues. Standing tall as the center piece of the burgeoning East Loop strip on Delmar, the venue is a sure bet for a great night in the city.
“I’ve been away for too long,” growls Chris Cornell on Soundgarden’s 2012 album King Animal. It’s certainly been too long since Soundgarden has vis...
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Next weekend looks pretty awesome, though anything does when an extended weekend awaits most of us thanks to Memorial Day. Keep that extra sleep time in mind while slogging through the work week and a... More »
Imagine Dragons and Owl City both performed at the Pageant last night as part of the Yahoo on the Road tour. The Yahoo! logo was plastered everywhere, as the bands tore through their sets to the delig... More »
Get out, St. Louis! Besides these shows, check out our Out Every Night post from earlier this week to read about The Jungle Fire's album release as well as visits from the Dillinger Escape Plan and Ca... More »
Serenity now, serenity now!! What better way to start the week than with a series of nearby ground-shaking, Earth shattering construction noises to accompany a morning cup of joe? Luckily, headphones ... More »
The Black Crowes is back, and in force, as evidenced by the fact that the band's upcoming show at the Pageant is completely sold out. The 23-year-old band emerged from its "indefinite hiatus" in Decem... More »
I have attended countless (30+) shows at The Pageant for the 7 years I have lived in St Louis. I am amazed at how this venue can disappoint you more and more each show. Last night’s show was ridiculous, the band performance was fine, the venue on the other hand was more awful than the show we attended 12 days earlier. Both shows were ALL AGES and BALCONY CLOSED. Everyone over 21 was all using a single bathroom facility (5 stalls for women and 3 for men), it was a constant 5-10 people deep the entire length of the only bar w/ 3 bartenders. Sure the Halo bar is attached w/ another 2 bartenders, but why miss the show to go next door and wait in that line to get a drink. There were 5 bartenders between the 2 bars for about 1400 people. There was a full drink thrown in someone’s face directly in front of the only bathroom during the 1st set and it took nearly 30 minutes for it to be cleaned up. Another 20 ft we almost stepped on unattended broken glass from a drink. With this show being oversold and the BALCONY CLOSED, people can’t use the restrooms as needed or get a drink. This made for a very tense night with patrons becoming more unpleasant by the minute. Trying to get a water and a breath of fresh air is nearly impossible with all the lines and security checks. You will definitely feel like you are part of a cattle drive if you try. This all made for several spats between patrons w/ patrons, patrons w/ security, patrons w/ staff. It really has felt like you are herded cattle at this venue, especially if it is an ALL AGES and BALCONY CLOSED show. I cannot blame the staff, they were clearly understaffed which made the service unpleasant as well. The BALCONY is for 21+, where there is 2 additional bathrooms for each sex and another full bar, which gives everyone room to move, even at a sold out max capacity show. I am also one who needs accessible seating and uses mobility devices, this is not a accessible venue simply due to the facts listed above. You cannot move if you have NO disability, let alone if you need a little help getting around. I have almost injured myself on several different occasions. I will never attend another ALL AGES/BALCONY CLOSED show at The Pageant. There are some upcoming shows I had wanted to see there, but that is not gonna happen. I am tired of spending my hard earned money at this venue for a show and then feeling mistreated and cheated afterwards. I will definitely consider going to an out of town venue for touring bands and stay in their hotels from here on out! And a note to other St Louis venues, please start competing with The Pageant for popular touring acts so we have a choice.
Event Review: New Year's Eve with JJ Grey & Mofro
I have been looking for a great show to see for New Years Eve. I think this could be the one!! HOOK ME UP WITH THOSE TICKETS!!
"New Year's Eve with JJ Grey & Mofro
@ The Pageant
8:00 p.m. | $30-$40
I got two tickets for this thing sitting on the desk in front of me....First person to make mention of this in the comments can have them! Now let's see if anybody actually reads these things.... (DH)"
What's better than one reason to look forward to winter? How about six? Indeed, the six best reasons to look forward to the beginning of the frigid season in St. Louis involve extravagant sets, pole dancing and sold-out shows. The premiere Pink Floyd tribute band and spectacle specialists, El Monstero (www.elmonstero.com) plays six nights at the Pageant every December, making any cold-suffering music lover warm enough to get through till spring. Until this past summer's show at Jefferson... More »
Spectacles have been a part of Elvis Costello's image from the very start of his 35-year-plus career -- his black-rimmed specs practically carry his trademark. But the beloved entertainer brought an entirely different kind of spectacle when his Spinning Songbook tour came to the Pageant in early July. The premise was simple and the set was garish, as fans came to the stage to spin a giant red-and-yellow wheel marked with about 40 of his song titles. With equal parts huckster charm and... More »
Sarah? Ohmygod! OK, so, tonight is the big H.I.M. show at the Pageant. We HAVE to go line up early, just like we did for AFI, Dashboard Confessional and Panic! At the Disco. And don't you dare say no! And yes, I'm aware it's 100 degrees. Who cares? Tommy just called me and he's totally there already--and you know how much I want to make out with him. Besides, we have to get there early so we can get a good spot in the pit when the doors open. That's the ONLY place to see His Hotness... More »
A queue starts forming outside the Pageant the afternoon of a good show, hours before the doors open, as hardcore fans geek out over the thought of being able to be close enough to feel the sweat of their favorite band. Inside, the atmosphere is hardly that of the average rock venue. Seats and tables are plentiful (if you get there early enough or buy a reserved ticket), the sightlines are impeccable, the drinks reasonably priced if you're old enough. Unlike other clubs, the under-age... More »
Showing that all ages doesn't mean kids only, the cavernous watering hole that is the Pageant is tops for youngsters for the same reasons as it is for everyone else: an eclectic lineup, a great location and a comfortable, rockin' ambiance. It's also the only venue where even waiting for the show is a party; the kids in the ticket-holders' line have more fun than your glum denim-clad Rocket barfly. It's the only all-ages venue in town that doesn't fence graying rockers in like unethical CEOs,... More »
This is the way Barry Currie does it at the Pageant, where he is a doorman and bouncer: Spotting trouble, be it a malcontent or miscreant, he puts on his best face and assumes a calm disposition, one that comes very naturally to him. He's like that horse whisperer or something. He approaches, places his hand on the evildoer's shoulder, firmly but without malice, and informs him that, sorry, time is up. "You are going to have to leave now." His size -- a solid, big-boned intimidator -- works... More »
Built in 2000, the Pageant has quickly filled a gap in the St. Louis music ecosystem, becoming the venue of choice for national bands not big enough for an arena or shed tour. The White Stripes, the Foo Fighters and others have all played here recently on their stop through the STL. The real beauty of the Pageant, though, is that, like Kix cereal, it's kid-tested, mother-approved. Featuring a generally friendly security staff, its own well-lighted parking lot, firm alcohol and crowd-control... More »
The Pageant, we're willing to admit, may be too prettified and pristine to qualify as Best Rock & Roll Club. Despite corporate co-optation and an embarrassment (in both senses) of potbellied geezers croaking out 30-year-old hits, rock remains -- at its still-vital heart -- the music of rebellion: scruffy, disreputable, loud, profane, dangerous. Rock & roll clubs tend to reflect that lowdown-and-dirty aesthetic: They're overcrowded, smoke-enshrouded, eardrum-piercing hovels with mismatched... More »
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