It took a while, but local hip-hop trio 12 to 6 Movement finally unleashed their new collaboration-heavy album, Titties Out. Since our last interview with the group, they added songs with Joe Budden, Opio and A-Plus from Souls of Mischief/Hieroglyphics and Psycho Les from The Beatnuts to a tracklist ... More >>
Editor's Note: Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost will release Born There this Sunday at Off Broadway. For this week's Riverfront Times, Josh Levi talked to Reuter, but the man cannot be confined to our limited print space. What follows is the rest of the interview, complete with old music and new music to li ... More >>
Mabel SuenTrauma Harness dismisses the stage and performs on the floor at Illegal Tone in Belleville. The Wicked Witch of Belleville likes to throw musicians into a dirty black cauldron. She vigorously stirs the pot, concocting odd bands that creep and slither their way into nearby cities. T ... More >>
Chuck Berry in 1971. Photo by Bob GruenIn this week's feature, Jamie Lees talks to legendary rock photographer Bob Gruen about what motivates him, how he finds his shots and what matters about music. He's in town this week as part of the St. Louis Jewish Book Festival, and he had some thought ... More >>
Allison Schulnik is a multi-media artist whose paintings, drawings, short films and "things" both disturb and entice with her eerie depictions of animals, people and hobo clowns. Her work, along with the works of five other artists, will be on display at the Contemporary Art Museum as part of the ex ... More >>
A miracle indeed: The P-D will escape bankruptcy.Lee Enterprises Inc., the Iowa-based company that purchased the St. Louis Post-Dispatch and the thirteen other papers in the Pulitzer chain in 2005, appears likely to avoid bankruptcy, the Wall Street Journal reports today.The company's sudden solv ... More >>
Is Todd Akin your congressman? If so, you're probably pretty happy. The city of St. Louis may be a crime-ridden abyss. But our west-county suburbs ... whooboy, are they another story!That's latest from pollster Gallup, which (unlike those Daily Beast polls proclaiming random cities the "fattest" ... More >>
image viaHe may be melanin-impaired, but he still prefers to be known as Whitney, not Whitey.Uh, sorry, that's Rich Whitney, the Green Party's candidate for governor of Illinois. Unfortunately, his last name is showing up as "Whitey" on electronic voting machines in 23 Chicago wards, about ha ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaDJs Agile 1 and Crucial with their twin boysRob and April Fulstone might be the two coolest young parents in St. Louis. For over ten years they've been staples in the St. Louis hip-hop scene under the monikers DJ Crucial and DJ Agile 1. Following the birth of their twin sons, Linc ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Moolah Theatre & Lounge bartender Sean McElroy. Below is a Q&A with McElroy, followed by a video of him mixing an Old-Fashioned. Alissa NelsonSean McEl ... More >>
Saint Louis University's Billiken Club finished this semester's concert series last night with Vancouver's the Japandroids and Florida's Surfer Blood. Photographer Jason Stoff was in the sweaty mess of bodies during the Japandroids set and brought back 40 photos from the show: The slideshow is title ... More >>
Malcolm Gay encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
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DJ Crucial ropes in an all-star cast of collaborators for his latest album
Time again to take the year-end quiz
At the Crossroads Program in Chesterfield, teen sobriety is supposed to be fun. It's also expensive -- and not everyone's buying.
Christian Scientist hip-hop artists Tucker Booth and Jonathan Toth have this underground rap thing down cold
It's not easy being furry
American roots music just wouldn't be the same without the Gordons, a married couple who make unstuffy traditional music
He can turn bricks into gold, junk into antiques, disasters into opportunities. But Pete Rothschild just can't transform his reputation.
SIU-Edwardsville photography prof Fern Logan emphasizes the black in "black-and-white"
Nine centuries ago, Mississippian villagers cached 70 celts underground. Was it a ceremonial offering, or did they just forget?
Vendors at historic Produce Row battle the forces of modern commerce