So it seems that the weather is finally seasonally appropriate for the first time in 2012, but don't let the April showers keep you inside this weekend or else you're going to miss out on some great live music. We've got three local album release shows this weekend -- hip-hoppers Hawthorne Headhunte ... More >>
10 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Lola, 500 North 14th Street.
Here again is every newly announced show for the week! We have offerings from the big-arena rock show variety all the way down to the hole-in-the-wall club type; music fans of all shape and size are bound to see something worth getting excited about. 311 will be bringing Slightly Stoopid and the Agg ... More >>
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 >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Marsha Ambrosius' Late Nights, Early Mornings*Marsha Ambrosius, Late Nights, Early Mornings SoundSavvy.com reviewed the former Floetry songstress' latest, s ... More >>
courtesy of Tef PoeTef Poe's War Machine is a nineteen-track tour de force. The Force member's musical versatility has always been his calling card, and so it's not surprise that Machine embraces diversity and defies pigeonholing. Genre-wise, it touches on warm R&B, ominous hip-hop, celebrato ... More >>
courtesy of TrifecktaA photo of all the Red Bull Big Tune finalistsIn October, local producer Trifeckta won the regional heat of the Red Bull Big Tune contest. This earned him a spot in the finals of the competition, which took place on November 18 in Chicago. How did Trifeckta fare? Well, we ... More >>
T.I. vs. T.I.P. (Atlantic)
Kingdom Come (Roc-A-Fella/Def Jam)
St. Louis native B-Money is hanging with rap's heavy hitters.
from myspace.com/bmoneynicc B$ gave Jay-Z "The Prelude" When the throngs pop in Jay-Z's new CD, Kingdom Come, the first notes they'll hear will arrive courtesy of native St. Louisan Brian "B-Money" Hughes. B-Money produced Track 1 on the Jigga's highly anticipated "comeback" album (can one "come ba ... More >>
All or Nothing (Atlantic)
Godfather Buried Alive (Def Jam)
Jay-Z signs off with The Black Album