By Ben Westhoff
Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country.
That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post ... 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 >>
St. Louis's hip hop super group BlockNButta has been opening for the recent string of huge acts hosted at North County's The Ambassador, including T.I., 8Ball & MJG, and Bun B. This Friday, they'll be headlining Jaam Star Entertainment's Spring Jam Fest at Premier Lounge (8 p.m.-1:30 a.m., all proce ... More >>
This weekend is another good one; Saturday especially is virtually overflowing with shows. White Denim, All American Rejects, Flatfoot 56 and 8Ball, MJG and Bun B all come to town that night, as well as somewhere around 40 other shows listed for Saturday on our concert calendar -- please accept our ... More >>
Big time, old school hip hop headlines a weekend of top tier rap acts with 8Ball & MJG and Bun B at the Ambassador in North County this Saturday night (6 p.m., $25-$40). Yo Gotti and his I Got That Sack tour is at the Ambassador on Friday (6 p.m., $35-$75), and Yung Joc is at Posh late on Saturday ( ... More >>
Every newly announced show this week! Comedy and music fans, rejoice: The D is coming to town. For the uninitiated, I'm referring to Tenacious D -- the two-man wonderband will play the Pageant on July 23 with The Sights. They also just released a new video yesterday; see it below. For fans of southe ... More >>
The Smoker's Club tour returns to St. Louis for a stop at the big stage, headlined by Curren$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 >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below. Post delayed a day due to server issues!)
Apocalyptica 7th Symphony*Apocalyptica, 7th Symphony
Stream Apocalyptica's seventh album, which features guest voca ... More >>
Dashboard Confessional's Chris Carrabba and his crew will bring the (emotional) pain to Six Flags on July 28.
*Papadosio, June 17
Beale on Broadway
*The Blasters, July 2
*Chuck Berry, July 21
*Bettie Serveert, October 22
As Chad Garrison reports on the main blog, three men were shot early this morning in downtown St. Louis, shortly after leaving a birthday party for Southern rapper Yo Gotti at Club Society. In recent years, Gotti has collaborated with Bun B, Gucci Mane and Lil Wayne and Birdman. So far, no susp ... More >>
Vintage Vinyl just released its list of best-selling LPs and CDs of 2008. (Physical product? Remember that?) Interesting to see how many local releases -- and how much hip-hop/R&B/rap -- is on the CD list, while how much old (and new) indie rock is on the LP list. Looks like you kids are downloa ... More >>
No rest for the weary; there's plenty to do this weekend. Eat a lot, drink a lot and most important, have fun. Also, if you know of bars/clubs open on Thanksgiving note besides what's listened -- family escapism, you see -- chime in!
Wednesday, November 26
*Smashing Pumpkins, Fox Theatre
*Black Cob ... More >>