This week, our critics' picks include a varied pool of performers across genres including Boz Scaggs, 7 Seconds, Pigeon John and Peter J. Woods. Take your pick from punk and hip-hop to blues and noise. As always, stayed tuned until Friday for even more recommendations over the weekend.
The city is certainly heating up and so are our hip-hop lineups for July. This month's shows feature a healthy sampling of rap: the indie, underground and mainstream, all coming from the east, west and midwest. To spice things up even more, not one of St. Louis' venues are repeated twice, providing ... More >>
Nelly and Backstreet Boys in the same weekend - heck, the same day? Whoa, guys. That's a bit much, don't you think? If neither of those big-time acts appeal to your tastes, plenty of other great options ranging from ground-level artists to mid-level touring musicians perform this weekend at a venue ... More >>
Editor's Note: Coachella Music Festival split into two weekends for 2013. Read on for the best of Weekend One, from writers at our sister paper, the LA Weekly.Karen O's Outfit Karen O's wardrobe on Friday night was bad ass. The Yeah Yeah Yeah's front woman appeared on the main stage in a technicolor ... More >>
The line-up for Coachella 2013 has been announced! Those who have been paying attention know there has been fakes, even a rumor that the Rolling Stones would headline (not the case) but this time the announcement is real-deal official. Headliners for the outdoor festival will be the Stone Roses and ... More >>
Chali 2na with House of Vibe | Mathias | Soundclash 2720 Cherokee March 6, 2012 Ex-Jurassic 5 rapper Chali 2na might not be as famous as he was in his old group's heyday, but damn if the man doesn't know how to throw a party. Backed by a three-piece band culled from L.A.'s House of Vibe collectiv ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, April 14. 2720 Cherokee, 2720 Cherokee Street.
Jon ScorfinaWhen not out competing in national DJ tournaments, DJ Mahf (a.k.a. Dan Mahfood) can be found scouring local record stores for hours on end, sometimes with a portable record player by his side. A life-long fan of funk, soul and hip-hop, Mahf used to use a fake I.D. to sneak into Bl ... More >>
6 p.m. Thursday, June 18. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
(By Calvin Cox)Fans of '90s hip-hop should be happy to hear that the Queens, New York, duo the Beatnuts are performing as part of the Metrolive series tomorrow night at the Old Rock House. Known just as well (if not better) for their production than their rhymes, the Beatnuts are responsib ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dr ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, August 30. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard).
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Week of March 2, 2006
Wednesday, June 1; UMB Bank Pavilion (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights)
A feast of sweet summer sounds awaits you
The ten most radical hip-hop records of all time, including NWA, Public Enemy and...Mos Def?
The readers spoke, and the RFT music staff listened. Find out who's large and in charge on the St. Louis music scene.
Week of April 16, 2003
Thursday, April 17; Pageant
Pointessential 7 has the sound you've come to expect
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Thursday, May 4; Galaxy
RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.
Thursday, August 5 ; Karma
Tuesday, July 20; Karma
The RFT music editor advises you on his favorite music of 1998