Over the Weekend: John Oates at the 'Stache Bash, Kelly Clarkson, Our Lady Peace and Plethora of Halloween Costumes
John Oates at the 'Stache Bash
|Photo: Chad Garrison|
|John Oates at the 'Stash Bash on Friday night.|
Oates and his four-piece band started with "Camellia", the Oates-penned opening track from Hall and Oates' 1975 self-titled album. Marred by a sound mix that left Oates' vocals overpowered by the instruments, it wasn't looking good. But then he asked if there were any '80s fans before traipsing into a stripped-down version of "Maneater," and it all came together. Read more.
Our Lady Peace at the Pageant
|Photo: Shae Moseley|
|Our Lady Peace at the Pageant. Read Shae Moseley's review of the show.|
Kelly Clarkson at Family Arena
On Saturday night, Moseley headed to the Family Arena in St. Charles to see the American Idol who's has the best post-Idol career: Kelly Clarkson. Moseley writes an open letter to Clarkson and it starts like this:
Flamingoween at Flamingo Bowl
Dear Ms. Clarkson,
After finally getting a chance to attend one of your concerts last night at the Family Arena in St. Charles, I finally understand why I think you're such a fantastic pop songstress and performer. From the first slow-burning, disco-infused chorus of "All I Ever Wanted," your voice held the sparse but appreciative Halloween night audience in a state of hypnotic wonder at how such an everyday, girl next door could somehow possess the ability to shake the arena rafters with such seeming ease. Read more.
|Photo: Egan O'Keefe|
|From Flamingo Bowl on Halloween. See more photos from Flamingoween at Flamingo Bowl.|
There was also plenty going on in the street and in Lure nightclub, a few blocks west of Flamingo. See photos from Lure nightclub here.