• Blogs

    October 9, 2012

    The Six Best Diss Tracks

    This month, you won't be able to watch an episode of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" without seeing a half-dozen attack ads. The music world doesn't have attack ads, it has diss tracks. In honor of the onslaught of negativity in our political process, here are the six best diss tracks of all time. Let us ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2011

    DJ Needles On Growing Up With Vinyl And His Gold Records

    Photo by Jon Scorfina​On the verge of the release of the RFT "Best of St. Louis" 2011 issue, Last Collector Standing decided to meet with last year's winner for "Best Club DJ," DJ Needles, to discuss what it takes to make a great DJ. Of course, vinyl was involved. Needles (a.k.a. Nodzill, a.k. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Matisyahu at the Pageant, 7/9/11: Review and Setlist

    Ruvi Leider​Matisyahu | Murder City Players The Pageant July 9, 2011 Only at a Matisyahu show will you find both yarmulkes and pot: The Saturday night crowd at the Pageant was transfixed as one of God's chosen people beat boxed and rapped his way across the stage. Matthew Paul Miller, better ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2011

    Review: Ms. Lauryn Hill at the Pageant in St. Louis, January 16

    Todd Owyoung​Ms. Lauryn Hill's difficult reputation precedes her. She shows up for most shows way past the scheduled start time. (And that's if she shows up at all.) She's been known to berate crowds which heckle her -- and she's radically reinvented many of her best-known songs, so much so th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2011

    Ms. Lauryn Hill Doors Time Moved to 9 p.m. Start Time? Well...

    Santiago Felipe/Village VoiceMs. Lauryn Hill on January 3, 2011 in NYC​Doors for the Ms. Lauryn Hill show at the Pageant on January 16 were moved to 9 p.m. late yesterday. The reserved balcony is sold out, and as of yesterday, very few $53 general admission tickets were available. What's missi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 15, 2009

    Hump Day Slow Jam of the Week: The Delfonics, "Ready or Not Here I Come"

    The Singers: Along with the Stylistics, the Spinners and Harold Melvin & the Bluenotes, the Delfonics were one of the premier Philly soul acts of the '60s and '70s. Hit-making producer Thom Bell helped the group hone its sound with hits like "Didn't I (Blow Your Mind This Time)" and "La-La (Mean ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 27, 2009

    '90s Hip-Hop Jam of the Week: The Fugees, "Ready or Not"

    Last week I posted Lauryn Hill; now here's her group she's a part of, the Fugees.

  • Music

    July 18, 2007

    Teena Marie

    8 p.m. Wednesday, July 25. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.

  • Film

    March 1, 2006

    Get Down with Dave

    Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party

  • Music

    December 15, 2004


    Street's Disciple (Columbia)

  • Music

    August 6, 2003

    Soeur Thing

    Les Nubians take one big step forward for humankind

  • Music

    October 25, 2000

    Sound in Motion

    Former (and future?) Fugee Wyclef Jean arrives in St. Louis to present The Ecleftic

  • Music

    June 7, 2000

    Rah Digga

    Dirty Harriet (Elektra)

  • News

    February 3, 1999

    Meet the Beat

    Hip-hop's here. Deal with it. Check the local MCs and DJs moving up from the underground.

  • Music

    December 30, 1998