B.o.B (Rapper)

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2014

    Andre 3000 Death Growls, Pretends Things Are His Penis: An Outkast Review

    "Honestly, I never planned to go onstage again in that way. If I feel like I'm getting to a place where it's mimicking or a caricature, I just want to move on. But I felt like: Let me do it now 'cause these kids [in the audience], it feels good to know that they're happy. I really don't actually get ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2014

    Outkast's Do-Over Recaptures the Spirit of '99

    Last weekend was supposed to mark the return of the gangster, when Andre 3000 and Big Boi played the first of 40 festival shows to celebrate the duo's twentieth anniversary. However, things didn't go according to plan. Many fans were turned off, even worse, bored by the set. How was this possible?

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Quick Questions: Tef Poe Talks to the Creative Minds Behind Hitmakers Basement Beats

    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 5, 2012

    Lollapalooza Suspended, Resumed After Dangerous Weather Conditions

    By Erik Thompson With additional reporting by Reed FischerThe 2012 installment of Lollapalooza has thus far brought the requisite extremes, in terms of performances and potent weather. A two-hour delay cut through the middle of Saturday's entertainment at Chicago's Grant Park, and a good many peopl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2012

    The Best of SXSW Music: Thursday 3/15/2012

    If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the bright, scintillating chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    Entelleckt Makes the Case for Dreams in LarryYOLO

    ‚ÄčThere is a stabbing anxiety that comes with being a college kid these days. The reality of entering the real world during the worst economic downturn in 80 years, burdened with mortgage-level debt, and at a time when social mobility in America is at it's lowest point since they started keeping tr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 10, 2011

    B.o.B. Prefers Spaceships to Blunts and Talks Tyler, the Creator. But...

    Diana BenantiB.o.B. on the dais with Hot 104.1's Staci Static.​As promised: We waited around the Loft last night for Bobby Ray, better known to the Top 40 audience as rapper and earworm manufacturer B.o.B. He's known for the atrociously catchy "Airplanes," ("Can we pretend that airplanes in th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2011

    Want to Meet B.o.B.? Head to the Loft Tonight

    ​ The one-man money machine known as B.o.B. is in St. Louis tonight for a slew of promotional appearances: He's hitting the Z107.7 studios, meet n' greeting at the City Museum with 20 lucky guests, and then debuting a new mixtape at the Loft. We've searched high and low for the particulars on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Owl City Is Coming To The Pageant

    ​Adam Young returns to the Pageant on Monday, November 7th with his Owl City project. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, September 10th, at noon. General admission to the all-ages show will be $20 in advance, and for the first week, if you buy three tickets you get a fourth for free. Hint hint, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 8, 2011

    New Album Releases: Lupe Fiasco, R.E.M., Kurt Vile, Bruce Cockburn 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.) Bruce Cockburn's Small Source of Comfort​*Bruce Cockburn, Small Source Of Comfort American Noise reviewed Cockburn's latest, saying: "Personally, Bruce Cockb ... More >>

  • Music

    December 16, 2010
  • Blogs

    November 27, 2010

    Show Review Photos: Bruno Mars and Donnis at Pop's, Friday, November 26

    Jason StoffBruno Mars at Pop's​Bruno Mars' popularity has been gaining momentum at an incredible rate over the past several months, so it comes as no surprise that he easily sold out his concert last night at Pop's. (Presumably, he's fine-tuning his live performance before moving on to bigger ... More >>

  • Music

    November 25, 2010

    Bruno Mars

    7 p.m. Friday, November 26. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2010

    Interview: Janelle Monae Discusses Androids, "the Other" and Making the Music That Moves You

    Andrew Zaeh​Janelle Monae has the voice of an R&B diva, the dancin' feet of a young James Brown and style so unique she puts Lady Gaga to shame. Originally hailing from Kansas City, Kansas -- an article in our sister paper, the Pitch, explains more -- Monae travelled to Atlanta by way of New ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 5, 2010

    New Release Highlights for October 5: Guster, Clinic, Apache Beat and Tim Kasher in a Middle Class Rut

    (New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Apache Beat's Last Chants​*Apache Beat, Last Chants "Apache Beat has garnered a great deal of fanfare around its new take on rock music. Clinging to the edg ... More >>

  • Music

    July 28, 2010


    7 p.m. Tuesday, August 3. Six Flags St. Louis, 4900 Six Flags Road, Eureka.

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2010

    House Party Reunion Show Postponed Until August; B.o.B. Adds a Show at Six Flags

    ​The House Party Reunion Show headlined by Kid 'N Play has been postponed until August 6, according to the Chaifetz Arena. Tickets for the July 2 show will be honored at that date, while refunds are available at the point of purchase. Meanwhile, Atlanta rapper B.o.B -- currently burning up t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 4, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of April 26

    * means coming to town, means a local release ​Euclid Records 1. Roky Erickson/Okkervil River - True Love Cast Out All Evil 2. MGMT - Congratulations 3. Jeff Beck - Emotion Commotion 4. Shelby Lynne - Tears, Lies, & Alibis 5. Jesse Malin & The St. Marks Social ... More >>