It's President's Day! Kick off the week with a rousing show at Livery Company featuring some south city rappers. For more hip hop this week, plan on checking on the Third Annual J Dilla Tribute featuring some of the city's best as they pay homage with a jam-packed bill of local talent. From indie po ... More >>
I wanted to start 2014 off by giving credit to a few St. Louis artists I have been enjoying lately. I also wanted to mention people you probably haven't heard of, because this is the duty of a real fan. I could have easily written a blog about the household names and people you already know about, ... More >>
It's a busy weekend for St. Louis' leading independent record stores. Vintage Vinyl celebrates its 33 1/3 Anniversary Party, Euclid Records hosts its annual sidewalk sale and Apop Records acts as the venue for the second annual Tower Groove Records street party. Beyond that, there's much, much more. ... More >>
This year's Best Of St. Louis issue has hit the streets, and as in the past, we chose a winner for best solo hip-hop artist of 2013. But there's more than just one rapper worth your time, and many of them were winners in previous years. So here's our top ten-ish (OK, thirteen; we kept thinking of mo ... More >>
The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>
This weekend is a good one for local artists, as it includes two album release shows and a music video release party. Friday night will see the release of Old Capital Square Dance Club's new CD at Off Broadway, as well as Spelling Bee's latest offering at the Schlafly Tap Room. The former is ten dol ... More >>
Mayer Hawthorne and the County | the Stepkids May 22, 2012 The Firebird Mayer Hawthorne is so smooth. His pitch-perfect pipes slide from fragile falsetto to deep, soul-filled croon; his style and swagger resemble a mix of Buddy Holly and Andre 3000. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, less than 50 miles f ... More >>
10 p.m. Friday, March 30. Lola, 500 North 14th Street.
Still tired from last week? Too bad, March is unrelenting. Time to down some coffee, eat some energy bars and pack in the protein (might we recommend some pink slime?) because this week is jam-packed with shows as well. On Friday, two guys named Pete who happen to be legends in their respective fiel ... More >>
Vijay Iyer Trio Jazz at the Bistro Those who missed Vijay Iyer Trio's opening night at Jazz At The Bistro are lucky. Since the group is playing two sets nightly for four evenings, what felt like a once in a lifetime event will actually occur eight times. Most show reviews are written about somethin ... More >>
Photo by Jon Scorfina Despite vinyl's outdated technology, it is an essential aspect of hip-hop culture. Considering this, up-and-comer DJ Kase One (a.k.a. Aaron Hinton) chooses to spin only vinyl at his regular gig Diggin In The Crates at Delmar Lounge, every second Saturday of the month at ... More >>
Last week, Eric Hall dropped me a line asking if I had any idea who was behind the St. Louis-based band I Was a Fountain. Going by three tracks found on Bandcamp, he pointed out the similarities between IWAF and Animal Collective. He's right, but AC is more of a jumping-off point for the band; its b ... More >>
LA's Warpaint play tonight at the Luminary Center for the Arts. From left, Theresa Wayman, Jenny Lee Lindberg, Stella Mogzawa, Emily Kokal(front).The Los Angeles four-piece Warpaint crafts haunting dreampsych with iridescent harmonies and filmy reverb, but don't label them as an all-girl band ... More >>
Stoney Rock and Nodzilla are the alter-egos used by Black Spade and DJ Needles for their (consistently innovative) work as producers. The beat-maker extraordinaires have teamed-up with artist Alex Petrowsky for something special tonight at the Gramophone, an event they're calling, "The Day We Landed ... More >>
After our post about Jumbling Towers' new video, "Gilberta," last week, the band dropped me a line about other goings-on in its world. First up: The release of The Kanetown City Rips, its long-awaited new album, on May 1 at the Firebird. Bassist Nate Drexler tells me that this show will feature plen ... More >>
Why is this the cover art? Nobody knows.Phaseone, the RFT's Best Producer of 2010, has been getting all kinds of Internet lovin' for his new mixtape "The Realest Shit I Ever Wrote." The fifteen-track, 29-minute compilation was featured on Pitchfork's Forkcast earlier this week and Jeff Weiss, for ... More >>
In this week's paper, Todd McKenzie interviews Andrew Jernigan, the musician known as Phaseone.Todd McKenzie: Who are you, and how did you get started? Phaseone: I've been making electronic music off and on for about eight years. It started off as just something to do for fun, and I started spendin ... More >>
B-Sides attends a local radio station's Lenten fish fry, explores why a local jazz TV program didn't get off the ground and recommends this week's primo download
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon youve been jamming and dig this years buried black-music treasures.
Sassy Brits, hoochie mamas and a dude named Beans attempted to invigorate a stagnant year for hip-hop.
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