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    The Dwarves

    published December 27, 2012

    Nudity, violence, onstage sex acts, mid-show brawls with police...San Francisco's the Dwarves is a band known well for its un-fucking-touchable... More >>

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    Talib Kweli

    published December 20, 2012

    Talib Kweli rose to prominence in the late '90s as the not-Mos-Def half of the pioneering underground alternative hip-hop group Black Star.... More >>

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    published November 29, 2012

    Denver's Speedwolf plays ripping thrash metal with heaps of Motörhead influence, from the gravelly vocal delivery down to the dirty... More >>

  • Deicide

    published November 15, 2012

    The most blasphemous band in all of death metal returns to St. Louis (finally) after a fifteen-year absence, prepared to convert the stage of... More >>

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    published November 8, 2012

    Tempe's Vektor plays blisteringly fast technical thrash with progressive influences; it'd probably do quite well with fans of the local pioneer... More >>

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    published November 1, 2012

    Fronted by punk legend Keith Morris, whose name you may remember from this one band called Black Flag and this other one called the Circle... More >>

  • Primus in 3D

    published October 25, 2012

    Primus is a hard sell to most people. Admittedly, it takes a certain brand of goofball to tolerate the band's jam-tacular music, or maybe it... More >>

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    Gateway to the West Fest 5

    published October 18, 2012

    Gateway to the West Fest's triumphant return last year, which followed a six-year absence, proved once again that St. Louis is still more than... More >>

  • Smoking Popes

    published October 4, 2012

    The brothers Caterer had no way of knowing the far-reaching effect they would have on the music world when they formed the Smoking Popes in 1991.... More >>

  • Inspectah Deck

    published September 27, 2012

    Inspectah Deck is the Wu-Tang Clan's most underrated member. While it's true that the rapper has never released a solo album on par with Method... More >>

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    East St. Louis rapper Fresco Kane is on the cusp

    published September 20, 2012

    Situated on the cobblestone Main Street of old St. Charles is a nondescript building. It's one of many in the area with an address on the door... More >>

  • Odd Future

    published September 14, 2012

    LA's underground new-west hip-hop collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All (OFWGKTA for short) has made quite a splash since first arriving... More >>

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    Murphy's Law

    published August 23, 2012

    Legendary New York hardcore band Murphy's Law has been playing punk rock party anthems for 30 years, led by singer and lone founding member... More >>

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    published August 16, 2012

    Vektor formed in 2003 in Tempe, Arizona, and quickly established itself as a force to be reckoned with within the new wave of thrash movement.... More >>

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    published August 9, 2012

    Lou Barlow will be hanging out in St. Louis a lot this month — or at least, a lot more than usual. As one-third of the classic Dinosaur... More >>

  • Russian Circles

    published August 2, 2012

    Chicago's Russian Circles plays sprawling instrumental rock that incorporates the full spectrum between intense heavy-metal passages and soft,... More >>

  • Naked Raygun

    published July 26, 2012

    Rarely are the openers for a show as completely appropriate as this one. There's the classic St. Louis punk of Ultraman, which was active and... More >>

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    Rockstar Mayhem Festival featuring Slayer, Motorhead, Anthrax and Slipknot

    published July 19, 2012

    If one was tasked with the forming of a metal supergroup, one could easily pull most of the members of said group from the lineup for this... More >>

  • Even Chance Pit Bull Benefit

    published July 12, 2012

    This week's pick for "Most Eclectic Lineup" goes to the Even Chance Pit Bull Benefit, featuring performances by Everything Went Black, Hazard... More >>

  • ((Thorlock))

    published July 5, 2012

    Clad head-to-toe in thick black robes and unleashing an aural assault of thick, groove-laden stoner metal, Cape Girardeau's ((Thorlock)) has... More >>

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    The Unknown Hinson Legend

    published June 21, 2012

    Unknown Hinson is a hard-driving, party-liquor-loving, possibly vampiric Country & Western troubadour in an ill-fitting rodeo suit with a... More >>

  • Nada Surf

    published June 21, 2012

    Nada Surf's latest, The Stars are Indifferent to Astronomy, is its first offering of new material in four years and just may be the one... More >>

  • Corrosion of Conformity

    published June 14, 2012

    Corrosion of Conformity came to prominence in the mid-'80s, making musical history with its early releases Animosity and... More >>

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    Childish Gambino

    published June 7, 2012

    To call Donald Glover "multi-talented" would be to understate the case. At 23, he was the youngest writer on NBC's 30 Rock, winning... More >>

  • Negative Approach

    published May 31, 2012

    Alongside the Necros, Detroit's Negative Approach reigned supreme over all that was Midwestern hardcore in the early '80s, helping coastal... More >>

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