Ishmael Butler

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: September 19 to 21

    Check out new releases from local groups Hands and Feet and MusicEmbryo this weekend as well as a reunion from Otto's Revenge. For more excuses to get out of the house, check out great touring acts in addition to a variety of fests: FarFetched's Brave New World festival, the Old Webster Jazz and Blu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2012

    Shabazz Palaces, Idle Warship Lead This Week's Show Announcements

    Shabazz Palaces is genius. 2011's Black Up made instant waves as the left-field "hip-hop" release of the year; the spare, esoteric beats percolate under Ishmael Butler's outré flows, and the fine folks at the Luminary have booked them on April 24. Idle Warship, made up of Talib Kweli and soul songs ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 27, 2012

    Shabazz Palaces Coming to the Luminary Center for the Arts

    The 2012 calendar is rapidly filling at the Luminary Center for the Arts (4900 Reber Place, 314-807-5984). Today the venue announced the addition of Shabazz Palaces -- the Seattle based group comprising Ishmael Butler (formerly of Digable Plantes) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai Maraire. The duo's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Pitchfork 2011: Odd Future, HEALTH and Other Highlights from Day Three

    Tyler, the Creator.​Pitchfork: The Final Frontier. The final, sold-out day of Pitchfork had two acts I was dying to see -- unfortunately, both of those were practically at the same time -- Odd Future at 3:20 and Shabazz Palaces at 3:45. I had to see the tall tale that is Odd Future for myself, ... More >>

  • Music

    December 11, 2002

    True Believer

    Cody Chesnutt's lo-fi album is a raggedy, sprawling, beautiful mess. Think he cares?