When Pharrell coined the term "New Black" earlier this year, he clearly didn't anticipate the backlash. Sitting across from billionaire Oprah Winfrey, riding the success of a worldwide No. 1 record and a couple of Grammy wins, the singer/producer was eager to dismiss the idea that being black had in ... More >>
Michael Brown's death and the situation in Ferguson have prompted plenty of attention from musicians both locally and nationally. Jeezy, Wiz Khalifa, J. Cole, Nelly, John Legend and more have voiced support for Brown's family and decried police tactics in Ferguson. Now we can add Billy Brag to tha ... More >>
Todd OwyoungAn enigmatic Sade captivated the Scottrade Center crowd last night.If a lead singer can ever be a cipher, Sade Adu certainly inhabits that paradox. As an artist, she resists both interpretations and expectations. She rarely grants interviews; she's released two albums in the past ... More >>
One of these people might have moved past the first round. Maybe. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.Ed: The American Idol Season 11 auditions attracted more than 10,000 hopefuls to the Scottrade Center yesterday. Recent Mizzou grad Mallory Gnaegy was one them, and she has agreed to let us publish her ac ... More >>
The 2011 RFT Music Showcase is practically here: This Saturday from 2 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Washington Avenue. In our continued attempt to prepare you for the madness of 78 music acts in one day, we will be compiling preview tracks from artists playing the showcase; you can listen below. This wil ... More >>
Sade's long-awaited, highly anticipated St. Louis show with John Legend finally has a confirmed date: July 28 at the Scottrade Center. Tickets are on sale Saturday, April 16, at 10 a.m. and are available at the venue box office, Livenation.com, Ticketmaster and via phone at 1-800-745-3000.
Say what you will about Sade, but they know how to create suspense. Yesterday, it was announced that John Legend is the opening act for the summer tour, which starts June 16 in Baltimore. Now, we do know that the Sade tour is coming to St. Louis; that was confirmed months ago. However, I che ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. LIL WAYNE---I Am Not A Human Being 2. ELTON JOHN & LEON RUSSELL---Union 3. SUFJAN STEVENS---Age Of Adz 4. BELLE & SEBASTIAN---Write About Love 5. KINGS OF LEON---Come Around Sundown 6. JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS---Wake Up! 7. AVETT BROTHERS---Vol. 3 ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Euclid Records 1 Belle & Sebastian - Write About Love 2. Deerhunter - Halcyon Digest 3. Of Montreal - False Priest* 4. John Legend/Roots Wake Up! 5. Neil Young - Le Noise 6. Old 97's - The Grand Theatre 7. Eric Clapton - Clapton 8. Fistful Of Mercy - As I Cal ... More >>
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. ICE CUBE---I Am The West 2. GUCCI MANE---The Appeal: Georgia's Most Wanted 3. TREY SONGZ---Passion, Pain & Pleasure 4. BAD RELIGION---Dissent Of Man 5. JOHN LEGEND & THE ROOTS---Wake Up!
* = coming to town, = local Vintage Vinyl 1. DEAD CONFEDERATE---Sugar 2. MARGOT & THE NUCLEAR SO & SO'S---Buzzard* 3. KEM---Intimacy 4. WALKMEN---Lisbon* 5. SANTANA---Guitar Heaven: The Greatest Guitar Classics Of All Time
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Flying Lotus' latest Pattern & Grid World*Flying Lotus, Pattern Grid World Just months after releasing the full-length Cosmogramma, Flying Lotus returns wit ... More >>
You couldn't have asked for better weather for Saturday night's festivities on the riverfront. Granted, it was a little on the hot and humid side, but still surprisingly mild for St. Louis in July. The crowd was as enormous as you might expect; many came out specifically for John Legend, while oth ... More >>
sliminny.wordpress.comThe B-52s play for free on SundayFriday, July 2 *311/The Offspring, Verizon Wireless Ampitheater *Whole Wheat Bread/Chase Long beach, Fubar *Mad Titans, Lemmon's *Eric Moeller And The Strummalongs/Equal Squeeze/Andy Hyland, Firebird *Dave Stone Trio, Mangia Italiano *Via ... More >>
It's America's birthday on Sunday, and you know St. Louisans are going to celebrate hard. But if you're not sure what to do this weekend, just walk under the Arch on Saturday morning and stay there. You'll catch Fair St. Louis and performances by John Legend and the B-52s. Across town, there are ... More >>
Due to the Mississippi River's high levels, the Celebrate St. Louis Summer Concert series, which starts on July 9 with a show by Common, will be moving locations. This weekend's Fair St. Louis shows with John Legend and the B-52s are not affected. The press release we just received: Following exten ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, July 3. Fair Saint Louis, Gateway Arch, 707 North First Street.
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) The Constellations' Southern Gothic*Chemical Brothers, Further The Brothers' seventh album is an elaborate audio/visual project, with "interactive" videos a ... More >>
Silversun PickupsLA rockers Silversun Pickups, neo-punks Against Me! and rapper/actor Common are set to perform as part of the Live on the Levee concert series this summer, joining previously announced Fair St. Louis entertainment John Legend and the B-52's. The series of shows begins on Frid ... More >>
As a co-worker put it: "How fitting -- the return of the air show and the B-52's." Earlier today, Mayor Slay and Joseph F. Imbs, III, the chairman of the Fair Saint Louis Foundation, announced that soul/R&B crooner John Legend and good-time, party-hearty new-wavers the B-52's will be appearin ... More >>
Just received word from the Fabulous Fox that due to illness (and doctor's orders), India.Arie is not performing tomorrow night with John Legend. Vaughn Anthony is still opening the show. Read our Legend interview here.
Pageant *Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Tuesday, June 2 *Steve Earle, Wednesday, June 24 *Brian Regan, Saturday, September 12Fox Theatre *Keyshia Cole/The Dream and Bobby V, Thursday, June 11 *John Legend/India.Arie, Tuesday, June 30 *Anthony Hamilton/Musiq Soulchild, Sunday May 31 Firebird *Asobi Seksu, Saturday ... More >>
7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 13. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard
Fall Out Boy and New Found Glory treat concertgoers to a rare club appearance.
Wednesday, August 3; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Week of September 22, 2004