Rick Astley is a freaking tease. All this week, 103.7 FM, a Clear Channel radio station in the St. Louis metro region, has been playing Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" nonstop in a stunt to drive interest in the launch of the station's new format. And honestly, it seemed to have worked. We saw S ... More >>
The 2012 VMA nominees are out, and while there are certainly plenty of big names and obvious choices, there are a few surprises buried in there. Frank Ocean gets a nod, as do A$AP Rocky, Jack White and Regina Spektor. But those are curiosities -- Rihanna, Drake, Katy Perry et. al. get the lion's sha ... More >>
Any DJ, cover band or organ grinder can attest to how touchy people can get when a requested song isn't played. The blowback can be even more harsh when the musical entity in question is Harmonix, the creator of the Rock Band video game franchise. Even though music gaming experienced some discerni ... More >>
Mabel SuenEric Hall performs at KDHX for experimental show Wrong Division (Hosted by the author and photographer)As a teenager, Eric Hall would sneak into Laumeier Sculpture Park before dawn to capture the disparate sound of insects and animals as they woke with the rising sun. On November 12t ... More >>
Who doesn't love Epic Meal Time, with it's super-macho meat and bacon and cheese-based enormous meals, booze, and screaming? And who doesn't love kids reacting to viral video programs intended for adults? The Fine Brothers'YouTube series "Kids React" exposes a bunch of cute munchkins to viral vi ... More >>
The Post-Dispatch today has a nice profile on Jacob Tucker, a student at the Division III school of Illinois College who recently won the NCAA's slam dunk contest. Here's a video that the five-foot-eleven-inch Tucker and his friends made that got over four million YouTube views and earned him an inv ... More >>
Did you put it on your calendar? Is your BlackBerry beeping? Because tonight's the night! Last month's snowpocalypse saw plenty of things snowed out, and the Amazing Acro-Cat Circus was among them. Their performance at 2720 Cherokee, presented by Cranky Yellow, was canceled, but their rescheduled an ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20. Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
I thought we could use a little levity/humor around here this week: View this newish viral video, imagining how the news would sound if it was delivered with auto-tune, a la T-Pain. Wait for the Katie Couric part.
I'm always a little late to the Internet meme game, but this one is worth the wait, trust me. What happens when a pop-punk minor star (in this case, Nerf Herder's Parry Gripp) stumbles upon an idea to write songs for YouTube viral videos? Why, some of the most ridiculous earworms you'll ever hear. D ... More >>
Jones Soda and the greatest Web site in the world, I Can Has Cheezburger, have teamed to give you -- yes, you! -- a chance to have your very own Lolcat appear on a Jones Soda label. Details on the contest right here. -Ian Froeb
Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Amiee Levitt gives a full review of her experience at Friday night's Ryan Adams' concert on A to Z. And, yes, that's Ryan, not Bryan. Another E. coli outbreak, another post on Gut Check. An award-winning UK series, Ross ... More >>
Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Ian Froeb smells a new Indian restaurant in town. Hear more about Annie Zaleski's interview with Mitch Easter. Did KSDK screw with with PubDef’s YouTubing? The city violates itself. Uh, that's hot? www.boingboing.ne ... More >>
Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Check out a musical version of Daily Web Crawl sans jazz hands. Ian Froeb recounts his two visits to St. Louis Rotisserie. St. Louis is number one again! According the New York Times, we have more vacant houses in the c ... More >>