Effective Monday, October 4th, 2021, ticketed admission to Blueberry Hill Duck Room will require proof of full COVID 19 vaccination or a negative COVID 19 diagnostic test within the previous 72 hours regardless of customer age. Face masks will still need to be worn in the venue.
Proof of COVID 19 vaccination or a professionally administered (physician, clinic, pharmacy, etc.) negative COVID 19 diagnostic test can be a physical paper copy or a snapshot on your mobile device, along with a matching photo ID, to display upon admission. Antibody or self-administered at home tests will not be accepted.
Pertinent information on COVID 19 documents must be fully visible and match your photo ID. Proof of negative COVID 19 diagnostic test must contain the name/information of the company that performed the test, the patient’s name, the date of the test, and the result of the test.
Effective face coverings must completely cover the nose and mouth and must be worn at all times unless actively consuming food or beverage. Face shields, gaiters, and bandanas are not acceptable as primary face coverings.
We hope that you will still join us, but understand there are those who will not. For shows which have been on sale prior to Monday, September 6, 2021, refunds are available by individual request only, until Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Refunds must be requested in advance. No refunds will be given after the show date.
Tickets Purchased Online Through Ticketmaster
Ticketmaster will email refund request instructions to all ticket holders with a valid email address associated with their Ticketmaster account. Please follow the instructions to request your refund by September 21, 2021. Refunds must be requested in advance and will not be fulfilled once the show date has passed.
If you have not received the Ticketmaster initiated email, please follow the instructions below to request your refund before the deadline listed above:
Log in to your Ticketmaster online account.
- Click on “My Tickets” to get to your “My Events” page.
- Click the “See Details” button to the right of your order.
- Click the “Contact Us” button at the bottom right of the screen and choose “Email Us”. Please ensure that, in the subject box, you select “Request a Refund or a Credit”. In the refund or credit box, select “Refund”, then let us know the refund quantity you are requesting (“full” or “part of my order”). If partial, you state which seats you would like refunded.
- Once you click the blue “Send” button, you will receive an automated reply letting you know that your refund has been submitted. Note that refunds will be processed to the original method of payment used at time of purchase, which is usually completed within 30 days.
Tickets Purchased In Person At The Pageant
Ticket holders may request refunds for tickets purchased in person at The Pageant in either Suite 100 or at The Pageant Box Office during normal business hours. You must request your refund by Tuesday, September 21, 2021. Refunds must be requested in advance and will not be fulfilled once the show date has passed.
Please bring your ticket(s), your valid photo ID, and the credit/debit card used to make the purchase (if applicable) when requesting your refund. If you purchased tickets in Suite 100 and transferred them to someone else, please have them transfer their ticket(s) back to you in order to obtain a refund.
Reminder: all refund requests must be made through original point of purchase by the person who purchased the tickets.
Effective Tuesday, August 24, 2021, Suite 100 is open Friday and Saturday from 10am until 6pm. The Pageant Box Office is open Tuesday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 10am until 4pm. The Pageant Box Office is also open on show nights 2 hours prior to the event’s scheduled door time. For the most up to date information on The Pageant and Suite 100’s hours, please visit thepageant.com.
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Last year, astronomers revealed the first-ever photograph of a black hole. The image resembled an eye with an ominous dark center surrounded by a lopsided ring of red. The strength of a black hole is so overpowering that nothing—not even light—can escape it.
When the black hole photograph was published on the front page of The New York Times, NOTHING founder Domenic Palermo bought a copy at a newsstand, framed it, and hung it above the desk where he writes. The image of a black hole might be menacing to some, but for Palermo, it fits perfectly in line with the themes he draws from. A swirling void ready to destroy anything in its path seemed like a perfect metaphor for humanity itself. One day, sitting at his desk, Palermo had an idea for a new album, and he wrote down a single line: “Existence hurts existence.”
The Great Dismal, NOTHING’s new full-length album explores existentialist themes of isolation, extinction, and human behavior in the face of 2020’s vast wasteland. Closing in on the band’s ten-year mark, Palermo finds himself stringing together songs of misanthropic tales of Philadelphia with a refined and refreshed take on NOTHING’s classic sound. “The Great Dismal refers to a swamp, a brilliant natural trap where survival is custom fit to its inhabitants,” Palermo states. “The nature of its beautiful, but taxing environment and harsh conditions can’t ever really be shaken or forgotten too easily.”
NOTHING, a notoriously unlucky band, was set to record in February of 2020, right around the time that America began preparing to be hit with a deadly virus. “As if this band needed any more fear and uncertainty,” Palermo says, laughing a little. After a self-imposed 14-day home quarantine, the band and producer Will Yip, who previously worked on NOTHING’s critically-acclaimed sophomore album, Tired of Tomorrow, locked themselves in Pennsylvania’s Studio Four once again, completely isolated from family and friends while the madness in the outside world unfolded. The result is an atmospheric, cinematic collection of songs and stories. While Palermo and the band have made a career around their signature sound, it is clear the current lineup has reached a point of mastery. Palermo effortlessly blends layer upon layer of sweeping guitar tones that create an ensemble of vanishing and reappearing sounds, resembling ocean waves crashing against cold, desolate shores. The songs reach new levels of melodic accessibility without losing the hallmark structures we have come to expect from NOTHING. Each track is vibrant, and reverberates with a crushing sense of unpredictability, undergoing a sonic metamorphosis, always being held together by NOTHING’s relentless rhythm section led by bassist Aaron Heard and percussionist Kyle Kimball. Palermo’s distinctly sincere approach to vocals are given additional support with the addition of labelmate and Cloakroom front man Doyle Martin, whose soaring harmonies float in and out of the landscapes laid out before them. The ever progressive NOTHING stay true to their chaotic outlook on life, keeping a keen eye to avoid repetition. With a radical cast of talented contributors such as harpist Mary Lattimore, classical musician Shelley Weiss, and singer/songwriter/producer Alex G., The Great Dismal showcases yet another side of the band’s trademark American Post-Shoegaze sound.
NOTHING’s cynical, yet sincere lyrical side can be heard weaving through their sound from the start of the album’s bleak-yet-glistening “A Fabricated Life” where you can hear Palermo struggle; “in skin that fits me, but never fit me” to the album’s dream like closer, “Ask The Rust” where he repeatedly questions, “when did you find out you never made it home?”. It is not all pessimism though: on “Famine Asylum,” Palermo embraces the quick ending. “Send the bombs / We’ve had enough of us.” The song, inspired by the Dr. Strangelove subtitle: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb, seems to hint at a sense of humor even in the midst of all the darkness.
Despite the hurdles that come with creating while quarantining, Palermo sought out NYC based visionary and Midland Agency co-founder Walter Pearce to art direct the album’s imagery. Pearce then brought on photographer/filmmaker, Jordan Hemingway to shoot both the album art and a cohesive series of music videos for NOTHING’s forthcoming singles, setting a serene yet chaotic scene of apocalyptic tranquility around the album’s sound.
Years ago, upon release from a New Jersey State Correctional Facility for a 2000 assault which Palermo still claims was in self-defense, an officer caught Palermo with a waistband full of his books. One of those books was Meditations, by Roman philosopher Marcus Aurelius. “The book had sentimental value,” Palermo said, and it is easy to see why. One of the book’s meditations reads: “The stench of decay. Rotting meat in a bag. Look at it clearly. If you can.” The Great Dismal shares this stoic attitude—even if the world is rotting, the lyrics encourage you to look directly at it. If you’re lucky, you’ll find beauty somewhere in the void.
Do I need a COVID 19 vaccination to attend shows in the Duck Room?
Effective Oct. 4, you must show proof of either full COVID 19 vaccination or a professionally-administered negative diagnostic test within the previous 72 hours. See below for more details.
Do I need to wear a mask?
Masks are required unless actively consuming food or drinks. See below for more details.
Will I be able to sit down?
Some shows have limited seating (or no seating) on a first-come, first-serve basis. Don't worry, though – you will want to be on your feet once the music starts!
Where can I buy tickets for shows at Blueberry Hill Duck Room?
Unless otherwise noted, tickets for shows at Blueberry Hill Duck Room can be purchased in advance on Ticketmaster.com, at The Pageant's Box Office (6161 Delmar Blvd, St Louis, MO, 63112), and Suite 100 at The Pageant. Tickets can also be purchased at the Duck Room door on the night of the show, an hour prior to door time, unless the show is sold out. Tickets are not available at the Blueberry Hill bar.
Are shows wheelchair accessible?
All shows at Blueberry Hill in the Duck Room are wheelchair accessible via an elevator in the Piano Room hallway. (Please call us 24 hours in advance to coordinate.) A small percentage of shows are in the Elvis Room, which is not accessible.
Whom should I contact about band bookings?
Go to the Contact Us page and select Band Booking from the category options.
Or go to https://blueberryhill.com/band-bookings/
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FULL COVID 19 VACCINATION/NEGATIVE TEST POLICY for the DUCK ROOM
Effective Monday, October 4, 2021, ticketed admission to the Blueberry Hill Duck Room will require proof of full COVID 19 vaccination or a negative COVID 19 diagnostic test within the previous 72 hours regardless of customer age. Face masks will still need to be worn in the venue.
Proof of COVID 19 vaccination or a professionally-administered (physician, clinic, pharmacy, etc.) negative COVID 19 diagnostic test can be a physical paper copy or a snapshot on your mobile device, along with a matching photo ID, to display upon admission. Antibody or self-administered at home tests will not be accepted.
Pertinent information on COVID 19 documents must be fully visible and match your photo ID. Proof of negative COVID 19 diagnostic test must contain the name/information of the company that performed the test, the patient's name, the date of the test, and the result of the test.
Effective face coverings must completely cover the nose and mouth and must be worn at all times unless actively consuming food or beverages. Face shields, gaiters, and bandanas are not acceptable as primary face coverings.