Lists will inevitably be remembered as the highest point of pop-culture Internet journalism. Why? BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM. Sometimes, however, the sure-fire can't-miss format of the list fails us from a journalistic standpoint. Here are ten of the worst music-related lists that I could find before goi ... More >>
Kanrocksas (a festival at the NASCAR Speedway just west of Kansas City, so named for...never mind) debuted big in 2011, going toe-to-toe with Lollapalooza and featuring many of the same names (including Eminem, Muse and A Perfect Circle). They took the year off in 2012 due to renovations to the Spee ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, September 14. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Tonight marks the first time that the rowdy Los Angeles hip hop collective Odd Future makes a stop in St. Louis, on a tour that is also the first that member and standout lyricist Earl Sweatshirt is able to attend. For a large portion of Odd Future's hype-laden ascent, Earl (whose real name is Thebe ... More >>
The team: six 40-year-old men, leaving behind six fairly respectable jobs, five wives and 14.9 children for four days. The tools: a 32-foot RV, VIP tickets, comfortable shoes and enough beer to take down a small fraternity. The task: to do and see as much as physically and logistically possible at ... More >>
Slaughterhouse | Murphy Lee | Steddy P. | Mathias The Old Rock House April 25, 2012 For hip-hop fans who still appreciate lyricism, Slaughterhouse epitomizes the term "supergroup." Joe Budden, Royce Da 5'9", Crooked I and Joell Ortiz returned to St. Louis last night for the first time since 2009 - ... More >>
See also: Our complete Coachella coverage By the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favorite things about the final hours of the 2012 event.
10 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Lola, 500 North 14th Street.
The Kanrocksas Music Festival, assembled last year in rapid fashion with a lineup of surprisingly big names (Eminem, the Black Keys, the Flaming Lips...), will be taking what would have been its sophomore year off. The Kansas Speedway, which hosts the festival, is undergoing a major construction p ... More >>
Jeff Tweedy as the Queen of RageMichelle Bachmann's Newsweek cover, on which she stares out icily over the headline The Queen Of Rage, has provoked intense reaction, mostly because of Bachmann's rapidly ballooning public caricature, but at least partly because the look in her eyes is somethin ... More >>
Image viaThi'sl: The number one rapper on iTunes right now.It might be a misnomer to call Thi'sl a Christian Rapper. Like many other artists, he just raps about his life. And God happens to play a big part in his life. Well, Thi'sl is one of the hottest rappers coming out of St. Louis. In ... More >>
Before My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy fused the two sides of Kanye West into a paranoid (beautiful, dark, twisted) mess of triumphalism and (twisted) Chris Rock-aided introspection there were two West figures in evidence on his albums--the massively confident rapper and the confused, angry ... More >>
Robin WheelerMad Tomato in Clayton If there's any doubt that Vito Rancanelli, Jr. is using fresh, local food at Mad Tomato, his new venture in Clayton, just spend a few minutes in the dining room at lunchtime. First, a farmer with a young daughter arrives, carrying a case of fresh asparagus. ... More >>
7 p.m. Sunday, April 10. The Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
We here in St. Louis are lucky to get spillover from a few of the summer festivals. The first of these, Bonnaroo, just announced its 2011 lineup -- and there are some tantalizing wishlist potentials in the list. The biggies are Eminem, Arcade Fire, Widespread Panic, The Black Keys, Buffalo Sp ... More >>
courtesy of Tef PoeTef Poe's War Machine is a nineteen-track tour de force. The Force member's musical versatility has always been his calling card, and so it's not surprise that Machine embraces diversity and defies pigeonholing. Genre-wise, it touches on warm R&B, ominous hip-hop, celebrato ... More >>
Malcolm McLaren, the wily manger who guided original punks the Sex Pistols to infamy, died today after a battle with cancer. He was 64. After outfitting the New York Dolls with outrageous stagewear in the mid-'70s, he became more notorious for coordinating the Sex Pistols' outlandish publicity stunt ... More >>
7 p.m. Thursday, December 31. Fubar, 3108 Locust.
Dear Smashing Pumpkins collectors,Why do you keep emailing me, asking if I'm selling my Zeitgeist promo CD? I'm genuinely curious about these queries, which I assume are stemming from my review of the album. For starters, it's mad illegal; my copy is a record-label-issued, numbered and watermar ... More >>
(Article by Kristy Wendt)For those yearning for behind-the-scenes fodder on the battles, beefs, and trysts of hip-hop's high profilers, Kimberly Osorio's memoir Straight From the Source will make you feel like you're looking through their hotel room keyholes; you'll get a tantalizing glimpse, and no ... More >>
Better than: A crowded dorm-room party with cheap beer and cheap vodka drank out of red plastic cups, awkward grinding and an iTunes playlist full of cheesy dance hits. Actually, wait - that was kind of what the show was. Slide ShowThere's no easy way to review last night's Girl Talk show, mainly ... More >>
9 p.m. Monday, September 22. The Gramophone, 4243 Manchester Avenue.
Week of August 9, 2006
Friday, May 26, at 7 p.m. Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
Bring It Back (Barsuk)
Monday, January 16; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
In Her Shoes is pretty but useless, a Prada with a broken heel
The best foul-mouthed breakup songs of all time
A Grand Don't Come for Free (Vice)
Jay-Z signs off with The Black Album
How does Jessica Dana get away with the things she says on the radio?
Highlights of the Riverfront Times
A guide to new holiday discs, from surprise presents to Tannen-bombs
Week of November 13, 2002
For this maestro, the weddings go on forever and the receptions never change
A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him.
Week of June 26, 2002
Document of Death (Hammerheart/Martyr Music Group)
Saturday, Oct. 27; Fox Theatre
Simply Mortified (Grand Royal)
Thursday, Oct. 5; Firehouse
Remodeling St. Louis' radio dial
Competition in the burgeoning St. Louis rap-radio market? Bring it on, says one station manager.
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