It seems like musicians really do prefer releasing new music as the temperatures rise. From the local and sort-of local to the definitely not local, come out and get down with these rappers as they celebrate their album drops this month in St. Louis.
Sad news out of Wisconsin: Dennis Flemion, one half of the Milwaukee-based sibling duo the Frogs, disappeared over the weekend during a weekend family boating trip, and is currently presumed drowned. Of the growing population of rock & roll heaven, surely Flemion is one of the few members already eq ... 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 >>
6 p.m. Sunday, January 29. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Image viaThis week, ten public schools hosted the I Lead Empowerment Tour run by the St. Louis non-profit organization Get Free. The group seeks to connect with young students and encourage them to make good decisions, including abstaining from bullying and drug use. "Everything with mentori ... More >>
Tomorrow, Nirvana's Nevermind turns twenty years old, leaving Gen Xers questioning where their lives have gone, just as they questioned where their lives were going to the strains of Smells Like Teen Spirit. While Nevermind marked a victory for the underground in a stellar year of albums, th ... More >>
Well that was ridiculous. Marc Broussard, who will be performing this evening at Old Rock House, is scheduled to make an appearance tonight at 6 p.m. at Vintage Vinyl. That has long been in the works. And the web team from Broussard's label, Atlantic Records, went to post about the appearance ... More >>
Each Tuesday, record-store clerks unpack boxes of albums and restock shelves with the latest releases. This week's listen-worthy releases include Iditarod-psychedelic rock outfit Portugal. The Man, college radio fixtures They Might Be Giants and lo-fi up-and-comer Crystal Antlers.
C.Taylor CrothersThe Zac Brown BandBY PHIL FREEMAN Country's hard to define in 2010. The genre includes pop stars (Taylor Swift, Lady Antebellum), critic-friendly brooders (the morose, arty Jamey Johnson) and grinning, suburbanite showmen (Brad Paisley). And then there are all the indie-rock ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, October 19. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Wednesday October 13. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
When I spoke with Jay Farrar a few months ago, he mentioned that the Jack Kerouac-inspired project he recorded with Death Cab for Cutie's Ben Gibbard was "in the works, and it could possibly come out in the fall, like around October." Good estimate: A press release just landed in my inbox stating t ... More >>
Artist: Phil Collins Album: No Jacket Required From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1985 Label: Atlantic Records What it sounds like: The 80's Dance Pop Special: A smooth synthesizer groove, with an order of keyboards, drum machines, and horns on the side.
8 p.m. Sunday, October 14. Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
9 p.m. Sunday, May 27. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
A middle-aged couple with a million dollars and a big dream: To make St. Louis a pop-music hub
Dog Problems (The Vanity Label)
Meet Da Banggaz, the newest Lou hip-hop troupe to sign to a major label; also, a plethora of local shows to fill your weekend
Bennie Smith and a dwindling cadre of St. Louis music pioneers have a right to sing the blues
Death Cab for Cutie weathers their major label transition with grace
Thursday, January 12; VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights)
Gravity Kills celebrates its career with a reunion gig
Sham Daugherty and Alonzo Lee Jr., the Trak Starz, aim to make St. Louis the center of the hip-hop universe
Week of February 25, 2004
Monday, March 10; Pageant
Is Phil Spector mad, a genius or a murder suspect with decades of preparation? Read our results!
The Donnas put a new spin on the old sex-and-excess glam formula -- and out-Crüe the Crüe in the process
The Streets' vision of working-class England is full of beats, birds and brandy
Monday, Oct. 9; Firehouse
Thursday, March 30; Firehouse
The RFT interviews sampler extraordinaire Moby
Former east St. Louis trumpeter Russell Gunn appears at the Sheldon as his major-label debut, Ethnomusicology, Volume 1, hits the shelves