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  • Blogs

    July 10, 2014

    Budweiser's "Made in America" Concert at the Pageant Was Kinda Epic

    Forgive us for not getting this review up the day after Budweiser put on its "Made in America" concert featuring Girl Talk and the Floozies. But with free Budweisers being tossed about the Pageant like Dubble Bubble at a kiddie parade, we were in no condition yesterday to write anything remotely int ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 28, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From April 28 to May 4

    This week, St. Louis receives some visits from some popular acts. The Black Lips return to the Firebird, Mobb Deep performs at Old Rock House and EMA plays Off Broadway. For info on these shows and more, keep reading to get a glimpse at this week's musical landscape, featuring concerts including Ber ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Tech N9ne: "I would never conform for any amount of money."

    Tech N9ne is the only rapper on the 2013 Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list who wears face paint and has performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos six times. After raking in an impressive $7.5 million over the past twelve months, the Kansas City native appears on the list in between Swizz Beatz and 50 ... More >>

  • Film

    October 11, 2013
  • Blogs

    September 21, 2012

    The Demonization of Chief Keef and Lil JoJo

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2012

    Life or Death by Music

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    Norah Jones, Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Do it Right: SXSW 2012 Day 3

    Thursday, March 15, 2012 1 p.m. SXSW is time machine, not always dialed towards the future. Though the clubs change names every season, the gimmicks get more and more outrageous -- witness the skyscraper-sized vending machine stocked with minivan-sized bags of chemically-enhanced corn chips whose n ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Nelly Taught America "Country Grammar" on This Day in 2000

    Mainstream superstardom often begins with a spark, rather than an explosion. It's hard to say whether Lady Gaga would have been more than a behind-the-scenes cog in Akon's machine without "Just Dance." And if 50 Cent had not delivered "In Da Club," it's possible that the world may never have tasted ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 30, 2010

    New Release Highlights For November 30: Eric Benet, The Black Eyed Peas, El Debarge, Ron Isley, Chrisette Michele and More

    (New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Eric Benet's Lost in Time​*Eric Benet, Lost In Time reviewed Lost in Time, saying "Now, over a decade into his solo career and nearly a decade ... More >>

  • Film

    May 19, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    R.I.P. Sex Pistols Manager, Fashion Visionary Malcolm McLaren

    Malcolm McLaren, the wily manger who guided original punks the Sex Pistols to infamy, died today after a battle with cancer. He was 64. After outfitting the New York Dolls with outrageous stagewear in the mid-'70s, he became more notorious for coordinating the Sex Pistols' outlandish publicity stunt ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2009

    My President Is Black: St. Louis Rappers and Obama

    Today, the brainy pundits at Slate tackled this interesting topic: "How will Obama's presidency change hip-hop?"Beyond mentioning that Obama has dusted off his shoulders like Jay-Z, author Jonah Weiner does an admirable job breaking down the history of hip-hop's hatred for the establishment (i.e. P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 21, 2009

    Interview: Hip-Hop Journalist Kim Osorio, Ex-Editor-in-Chief of The Source

    (Article by Kristy Wendt)For those yearning for behind-the-scenes fodder on the battles, beefs, and trysts of hip-hop's high profilers, Kimberly Osorio's memoir Straight From the Source will make you feel like you're looking through their hotel room keyholes; you'll get a tantalizing glimpse, and no ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2008

    Busted Rhymes: The Top 10 Most Preposterous Rap Songs of 2008

    By Ben Westhoff Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials this year. (Turns out they were painfully law-abiding. The horror!) But even if your favorite rapper wasn't caught in a lie, you can bet he or she put out a hilariously ... More >>

  • Music

    December 26, 2007

    Face the Nation

    We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.

  • Blogs

    July 7, 2007

    Fighting Derrty

    www.hueymusic.comHuey: Down on Nelly, or down with the Laws?I'm the real definition of hip-hop Lost your whole pocket when that Vokal shit flopped. Local rapper Huey, of "Lock Pop And Drop It" fame, has the Godfather of St. Louis hip hop in his sights with his recent Nelly dis, "Down, Down Baby." ... More >>

  • Film

    December 6, 2006

    Built to Spill

    Middle-class malaise meets inner-city despair in The Architect.

  • Blogs

    November 21, 2006

    B-Money's Beat Kicks Off the New Jay-Z

    from B$ gave Jay-Z "The Prelude" When the throngs pop in Jay-Z's new CD, Kingdom Come, the first notes they'll hear will arrive courtesy of native St. Louisan Brian "B-Money" Hughes. B-Money produced Track 1 on the Jigga's highly anticipated "comeback" album (can one "come ba ... More >>

  • Home Entertainment

    November 8, 2006

    Coke Dreams

    In Scarface, slinging yayo is the name of the game.

  • News

    August 9, 2006

    The Next Big Thing

    A middle-aged couple with a million dollars and a big dream: To make St. Louis a pop-music hub

  • Home Entertainment

    March 29, 2006

    Spray-On Soul

    Getting Up is a flawed but fascinating ode to graffiti 's early years.

  • News

    March 15, 2006

    Art Attack

    Stand clear: A young St. Louis sculptor named Moses has entered the building

  • Music

    January 25, 2006

    Shake Ya Tailfeather

    A preview of Murphy Lee's new tunes

  • Music

    January 11, 2006

    Tony Yayo

    Monday, January 16; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)

  • Music

    January 4, 2006
  • Music

    December 14, 2005

    Sean Paul

    The Trinity (Atlantic/WEA)

  • Music

    November 30, 2005

    Freestylin' in the USA

    Big Will gets his chance to shine on BET, while a local record label quietly shutters its doors

  • News

    November 2, 2005

    The Mad Blogger

    Byron Crawford takes no prisoners. Don't screw with him.

  • Music

    August 10, 2005

    Suzanne Vega

    Wednesday, August 10; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)

  • Music

    July 27, 2005

    Missy Elliott

    The Cookbook (Goldmind/Atlantic)

  • News

    June 8, 2005

    Behold the Forty

    A paean to the big bad bottle

  • Music

    May 18, 2005

    Murder Most Fun

    We compare killers and Killers, look into The Source and learn about the final recordings of a rock legend

  • Music

    December 22, 2004

    The Friction Tape

    Especially when it casts Fred Friction as Susan B. Anthony

  • Music

    November 24, 2004

    Snoop Dogg

    R&G - Rhythm and Gangsta: The Masterpiece (Geffen)

  • Music

    November 3, 2004

    Krypton Rock

    We sing to Superman, remember Road House and talk cock rock with Tesla

  • News

    September 22, 2004

    Where the Boys Are

    Lee is 28 years old, lives at home with his parents and will let you jerk him off for $25

  • Music

    September 1, 2004


    Godfather Buried Alive (Def Jam)

  • Music

    August 11, 2004

    Ultimate Rock Fantasy

    Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.

  • Music

    August 11, 2004

    Ursha Speaks

    We sit in on an Usher wank-fest, chat with Evanescence and watch the Dems pull out their magic stick

  • Music

    April 28, 2004

    His Name Is Prince

    And he is sexy -- maybe the last sexy musician around

  • News

    April 7, 2004

    Making Traks

    Sham Daugherty and Alonzo Lee Jr., the Trak Starz, aim to make St. Louis the center of the hip-hop universe

  • Music

    January 28, 2004

    The Gospel According to Tupac

    Jesus raised the dead. Tupac raised the roof. What's the dif?

  • Music

    January 7, 2004

    Westside Connection

    Terrorist Threat (Priority)

  • Music

    September 10, 2003

    Can't We All Just Get Along?

    The Flo Fanatics meld gangsta lyrics and noise-rock productions

  • Dining

    July 9, 2003

    Out of the Loop

    Addis is a pretty good Ethiopian restaurant with all the charm of a strip-mall liquor store

  • Music

    May 21, 2003

    Yeah Yeah Yeahs

    Fever to Tell (Interscope)

  • Music

    April 2, 2003

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of April 2, 2003