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El Monstero’s tribute to Pink Floyd remains a homegrown treat for St. Louis

“It’s a little cooler than the last time we saw you guys,” El Monstero guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Griffin said, kicking off the second half of the band’s marathon concert at the Pageant on Friday. He was referring to El Monstero’s sweltering show in Forest Park last summer. Read More

El Monstero comes to Art Hill

“I use the phrase ‘epic’ all the time to describe our shows,” says El Monstero bassist Kevin Gagnepain. “Is that bad?”
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Superfans Rejoice: There’s an El Monstero Documentary in the Works

As St. Louis music phenomena go, El Monstero’s ascent to a headlining band is one of the most intriguing. Built from a superstar lineup of veteran rock ’n’ rollers, the band’s tribute to the music of Pink Floyd has played to hundreds of thousands of fans, routinely selling out a string of dates at The Pageant every December. Read More

The El Monstero juggernaut continues to shine on in 2010

In a nondescript office park near the Spirit of St. Louis Airport in Chesterfield, a rock & roll army has taken over an empty room. With bland carpeting, fluorescent overhead lights and a nearby row of cubicles, it’s a far cry from the idealized band room of shag carpets and tie-dyed wall hangings. As befits their surroundings, the band members take on a workman-like role in preparing for rehearsal. Read More

Review: El Monstero at the Pageant, Friday, December 17

It takes cojones to play a set that, save for one song, draws entirely from Pink Floyd’s The Wall — when Roger Waters himself played the entire album in your town less than two months ago. But the masterminds behind El Monstero, St. Louis’ annual December Pink Floyd tribute supergroup, have never lacked for stones. Read More

El Monstero’s annual bash gets bigger still

Starting Friday, local phenomenon El Monstero returns for its annual series of concerts at the Pageant in bigger and better style. Read More