In the lead-up to this past weekend's Grammy Awards, Gut Check received a press release announcing singer Chaka Khan's new line of chocolates and candles, which were released in the Grammy "gift lounge" this past Thursday. The singer sure had fun naming these new products. The chocolates are called ... 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 >>
Here again is every newly announced show for the week! We have offerings from the big-arena rock show variety all the way down to the hole-in-the-wall club type; music fans of all shape and size are bound to see something worth getting excited about. 311 will be bringing Slightly Stoopid and the Agg ... More >>
The Essence Music Festival is the premiere mainstream R&B festival -- but its ambitious scope encompasses a whole lot more. The main events are evening concerts with more than 40 household-name acts in R&B, urban contemporary, soul, hip hop and jazz, including mainstage shows stacked with hea ... More >>
Drexina MelsonKandi BurrussR&B/soul music fans had just enough time to nurse those hangovers before ringing in the New Year with Fantasia Barrino. Fantasia has become a household name on the strength of a solid singing career, a stint on Broadway and a reality show about her life. She played ... More >>
(The number of chain-record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops -- and for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' record a ... 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.) The Constellations' Southern Gothic*Chemical Brothers, Further The Brothers' seventh album is an elaborate audio/visual project, with "interactive" videos a ... More >>
Artist: Rufus and Chaka Album: Masterjam From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1979 Label: MCA Records What it sounds like: The awkward, disco, Jan Brady middle child between Kool and the Gang and Thriller.
8 p.m. Saturday, November 11. Rickman Auditorium (745 Jeffco Boulevard, Arnold).
A breakdance battle is Radar Station's madeleine
Week of November 13, 2002
Bring in da funk, bring in da bucks: backstage with Dr. Zhivegas, St. Louis' most popular -- and derided -- cover band
Friday, Nov. 17; The Pageant
Critiquing that haven of musical has-beens, Fair St. Louis