It seems like musicians really do prefer releasing new music as the temperatures rise. From the local and sort-of local to the definitely not local, come out and get down with these rappers as they celebrate their album drops this month in St. Louis.
The following is just a mere selection of the mammoth set of offerings this week. The glory of the South by Southwest festival for St. Louis every year means plenty of passing through from bands that traveled cross-country to get to Austin and back. Additionally, a defrost from winter means a detox ... 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 >>
Last night, the Wu-Tang Clan's legendary Raekwon the Chef was scheduled to play Washington University's on-campus music venue, the Gargoyle, alongside Indiana rapper Freddie Gibbs. The small club filled out nicely by 9 p.m., and a packed room waited anxiously to see some of hip-hop's best artists do ... More >>
Courtesy of the artist. All RFT Music wants for Christmas is little Phaseone, and since we buy our weed from Santa Claus in the off-season, he hooked it up. St. Louis ex-pat Andrew Jernigan is leaving Brooklyn behind for the holidays and playing Christmas eve at Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester ... More >>
Infected MushroomBrooklyn punks with the name so dumb it might be brilliant, Cerebral Ballzy, are back at Fubar on October 7. Cue the resounding chorus: "Isn't that kid's dad the CEO of Kinko's or some shit?" Grab your glowsticks: 2720 Cherokee snagged Infected Mushroom for a Thanksgiving ext ... More >>
Doesn't look like Lupe Fiasco is going to get invited to perform at the White House anytime soon.Damn it, Lupe. Perhaps no other active rapper injects his music with such intelligence, such thoughtful ideas, such reasonable positions. The Chicago native put the Midwest on the map as a hotbe ... More >>
Yesterday, Tef Poe talked to us about War Machine, his latest album. Below, he reveals what he's up to this year -- and some new local artists we should keep an eye on. Tef will be playing at Cicero's on Friday, January 14, with Family Affair and the Chalk Boyz. He'll also be opening for Fred ... More >>