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    October 2, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Hip-Hop Shows: October 2014

    This October, we are seeing an absence of local hip-hop acts -- what's up with that, St. Louis? -- while the national acts flourish. Though not an entirely favorable trade-off (well, maybe for some), some big acts are hitting our stages this month, ranging from the very indie to the slightly indie t ... More >>

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    August 20, 2014

    Michael Brown Benefit, DMX, The Fixx and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    Here again is every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos of artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new shows, so you can do some digging of ... More >>

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    June 5, 2014
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    May 13, 2014

    Hip-Hop (Group): Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    The Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup Announcement Is Here [Updated With Complete Lineup]

    [UPDATE: The complete lineup is now on page two of this post.] Right now, even as I type this, Weird Al Yankovic is in the midst of a three-hour long live streaming video announcement for this year's Bonnaroo Festival, a four-day event that takes place every year in Manchester, Tennessee. As one wh ... More >>

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    January 7, 2013

    Last Night: Method Man Kicked Me in the Face While Holding My Friend's Hand

    A healthy-sized crowd (600 at the door, according to the promoter) showed up to the Coliseum last night to see the Wu-Tang Clan's most charismatic member in action. The inimitable Mr. M-E-F performed in his trademark microphone-dominating style, climbing repeatedly off the small stage and into the c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From October 1 to 7

    Uh....I got nothin'. This little mouse cursor icon has been blinking at me for a couple minutes now while I've been just staring vacantly at my keyboard, unable to think of anything amusing to write in this little show-post introductory paragraph. It's not my fault. When I came in this morning I cam ... More >>

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    September 5, 2012

    The Urge, Wiz Khalifa, Enabler and More in This Week's New Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    The Worst Moments from SXSW 2012

    The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>

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    March 12, 2012

    Alert: SXSW Coverage Ahead

    "What I want from each and every one of you is a hard-target search of every gas station, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse in that area." -- Tommy Lee Jones, The Fugitive You don't have to spend much time at South By Southwest to know that all of the above building ... More >>

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    October 26, 2011

    Curren$y, Method Man And Big K.R.I.T At The Pageant, 10/25/11

    Method Man: Show stealer​Curren$y | Method Man | Big K.R.I.T The Pageant October 25, 2011 The 2011 Smoker's Club tour hit St. Louis last night, leaving in its wake both fond memories and irreparably damaged brain cells. The all-ages crowd wasn't quite a sellout -- the balcony remained closed ... More >>

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    October 25, 2011

    Bowling, Gummy Punks And Blunt Flips: Your Guide To Method Man And Friends Tonight

    Courtesy of Curren$y​Tonight, the Smoker's Club Tour (headlined by Method Man, Big KRIT and Curren$y) comes to the Pageant. Calvin Cox wrote about the show in this week's print edition, saying, "The Smoker's Club Tour returns to St. Louis this month, once again featuring two of the most popula ... More >>

  • Music

    October 20, 2011

    Curren$y/Big K.R.I.T./Method Man

    8 p.m. Tuesday, October 25. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

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    October 19, 2011

    Win Tickets To Curren$y, Method Man And Big KRIT At The Pageant

    ​The Smoker's Club tour returns to St. Louis for a stop at the big stage, headlined by Curren$y, Method Man and Big KRIT. A formidable lineup, to be sure -- and the bill's rounded out by Smoke DZA, Fiend, The Pricks, Corner Boy P and more. Tickets for this bad boy are $26 in advance or $31 day ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    Listen To Method Man: Sour Patch Kids Are The World's Most Dangerous Candy

    Boba Fett meets Han Solo, apparently.​We live in strange times. By which I mean, of course, that if you lose Sour Patch Kids in your couch cushions, they will pin thumbtacks on your fucking cat. Terrifying. Fortunately, we have Method Man here to make sure no one makes the mistake of misplacin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    The Vaccines, Curren$y Lead This Week's Show Announcements

    Method Man.​You'd be hard-pressed to find a buzzier buzzband than The Vaccines. The Brit four-piece's fuzzy pop confections have won over legions of fans, and in true hip-with-it fashion, the band is crowd-sourcing their latest video from fans with smartphones. Curren$y and Big K.R.I.T. are re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 1, 2011

    Finsta and DJ Sno Dish about the End of STL Home Jamz

    DJ Sno and Finsta.​Last night marked the end of a five year run for STL Home Jamz, the Hot 104.1 radio show that promoted independent local hip hop artists. The show went off the air less than 18 hours ago, and already there's a social media movement to bring it back the beloved two hour block ... More >>

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    March 9, 2011

    Show Announcements: Week of March 10

    image viaFlo is coming to town! After two years in the indie darling hopper, the flame-haired songstress and her band Florence The Machine has catapulted to mainstream recognition, thanks to a Best New Artist nom and perfomances at the Oscars and Grammys.​Apop Records *Holy Sheet, March 16 * ... More >>