Since the birth of hip-hop, male rappers have been bringing their unique viewpoint to the art of rhyme. Today, we're shining some long overdue light on their important contributions to rap. We're proud to present our list of the ten finest male rappers, from the smoking-hot hardbodies to the true ly ... More >>
It's a common cliché by now: Some snobby, balding guy with glasses in every bar across America rants and raves about how he only likes "the old stuff" by every band. "I liked the first record," is his creed. This character floats around, bumming everyone out and sucking all the fun out of a karaoke ... More >>
An Under Cover Weekend is a time to get silly, abandon caution and get lost with ten St. Louis bands in some of the most loved music ever. Many of us will never see Aerosmith in concert. The majority of the two sold-out crowds missed Michael Jackson. And here they are, in joyful incarnation. Just fo ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Friday, September 7, and Saturday, September 8. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Well I don't know about you, but I was certainly not impressed by so-called "Tropical Storm" Isaac. Yeah, it rained a little, but the way people were talking about it made it seem like we would all be awash over the weekend -- my neighbor even asked me on Friday if I had enough groceries and batteri ... More >>
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 >>
If there was ever an example a good musical soldier, it would be Nigel Godrich. The British producer has been an essential behind-the-scenes figure with Radiohead for years and years and years, so much so that he's colliquolly referred to as a sixth member of the band. Radiohead's titanic sound sh ... More >>
Recent music games have become opulent affairs, pulling out all the artistic stops to capture gamers' attention spans. The Beatles: Rock Band for instance was a beautiful visualization of the legendary group's music, complete with dazzling virtual representations of the Fab Four. And various iterati ... More >>
Rocky SchenckToday is Frances Bean Cobain's 19th birthday. Time flies, right? In celebration of Miss Frannie, we've compiled a list of hot rock 'n' roll spawn. These people have at least one rock star parent and their moms are frequently models. (Figures.) They are all totally bangable, and m ... More >>
7 and 9 p.m., Saturday May 14, at the Lumière Theatre in the Lumière Place Casino & Hotel.999 North Second Street.
Because we know you are wondering, we're going to get this out of the way first: Yes, it is strange to think of the Barenaked Ladies without Steven Page. Dude wasn't just one of the co-founders of the band. He wrote, or cowrote, just about all its hits up until "One Week" (which ... More >>
This morning, the USC Thornton School of Music announced that Steve Miller -- he of Steve Miller Band fame -- would be teaching there during the 2010-2011 school year. According to a press release, Miller will be an "artist in residence" who will "work on a regular basis with undergraduate st ... More >>
Jack Butler Chris Shiflett and the Dead Peasants -- the rootsier side project of the Foo Fighters guitarist -- will be at the Old Rock House tonight. The show's at 8 p.m. and tickets are $8. We chatted with Shiflett in this week's paper. Read on below for some outtakes in which he discusses h ... More >>
ozarkmusicfestivalexhibit.comThe Ozark Music Festival kicked off 35 years ago last Saturday, July 18, at the Missouri State Fairgrounds in Sedalia. Concert promoters had assured Sedalians that they would be hosting a "soft rock" festival with 50,000 spectators.Instead, 160,000 people (and that's a c ... More >>
A spectacular lightning storm delayed the Aerosmith show by about 45 minutes, which likely explains why the quintet's tour kick off was somewhat shorter than it should have been. But did the wait kill the buzz of the crowd at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater? Hell no -- not even when most of the la ... More >>
After the success of last week's "no service fees on lawn tickets" promotion, LiveNation.com is doing it again today until midnight -- only better. Grab tickets to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater at any level -- reserved or lawn -- with no service fees. What a deal! Some of the choicest bargains ... More >>
Blame Bonnaroo for tonight's insanity. Does the weekend start on Wednesday this week? Apparently so. Shows going on tonight: *Aerosmith, 3 Doors Down, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *White Rabbits, The Subjects, Jon Hardy & the Public, Firebird *Alejandro Escovedo, Amy Lavere, The Hot Club of Cow ... More >>
Sometime this afternoon, a big huge bus parked itself outside the RFT's offices on Delmar. Emblazoned on the side of the vehicle in fiery colors were logos for Guitar Hero: Aerosmith, a painted caricature of guitarist Joe Perry and his website, JoePerry.com. We're so conditioned to weird things in t ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Wednesday, June 10. Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
Robin Wheeler writes for the blog Poppy Mom. She also has a strange attraction to drinking establishments with jars of pickled -- or possibly fossilized -- eggs. She reports on these dives for Gut Check every Friday.The Cat & Fiddle Tavern is located in an old house on the edge of Belleville. T ... More >>
Dangerous Game (Norton Records)
The Black Parade (Reprise)
7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 15. UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights).
Unreal gets sweaty with the World's Strongest Man and talks with an expert in yoga for dogs. And, uh, note to City Hall: Restock the TP.
Citizen Cope turns hip-hop on its tail
It'd Be Cool if this sequel were any good. Too bad it ain't.
Radar Station hitches a ride with great big rappers
Sunday, September 28; UMB Pavilion
Mimi's Subway Bar and Grill
Or close enough
Alex Skolnick changes thrash to jazz
How do washed-up rock stars maintain lavish homes, fancy cars, stripper ex-wives, cocaine habits and scores of illegitimate children? Easy: They co-opt youth culture.
Week of February 26, 2003
Wednesday, October 2; UMB Bank Pavilion
10 Years of Abuse (and Still Broke) (Century Media)
Looking for influence, significance, development and perpetuation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Local band Fingerpaint Diary starts painting itself out of a corner
A book report on the best tomes to consult before buying tunes
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