On Thursday, this year's Oscar nominations will be announced, also known as national Gah! What Were Those Idiot Voters Thinking Day. We can't wait, so in the meantime, we give you this:
This week, big names like Justin Timberlake and Elton John visit town. In addition, hometown heroes the Urge and Jonathan Toth from Hoth release CDs. For info on these shows and more, including Beers & Cheers and Iris Dement, keep reading after the jump!
Fuck me, I am going to overdose on this new Justin Timberlake album. I know that I'm supposed to be ashamed of certain selections in my album collection. I know this from all of the times that people have looked through my CDs or records or iTunes and been all "Hey, what's this doing here?" before ... More >>
This year, our sister papers at the Houston Press music blog Rocks Off and Dallas Observer music blog DC-9 at Night teamed up to bring you only the choicest moments from last week's SXSW madness. See Also: -The Scene at SXSW: Here's What You Are Missing -SXSW 2013: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Spai ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
You've been there, listening to a song for the first time, hearing the word at the end of one lyric and thinking "please don't end the next line with (insert predictable rhyme here)." Of course, nine out of ten times, the internalized wish is futile. Nobody expects songwriters to reinvent the wheel ... More >>
Regardless of what anybody thinks about the actual program, there's no disputing that Glee has become an absolute juggernaut in the music industry. As of October 2011, songs from the show have been downloaded 36 million times. And during that same time period, 11 million physical albums that have be ... More >>
It's no secret that Gut Check is super excited about Ben & Jerry's Schweddy Balls ice cream. While we're positive there's no better addition to ice cream than fudge-covered rum and milk chocolate malt balls filled with the essence of Alec Baldwin, we decided to take a look at the Saturday Night Live ... More >>
Bootylicious, adj. Definition: this. When was the last time you heard someone say they were "gettin' jiggy with it" (and didn't slap them)? The answer is probably not recently enough. In honor of the woman we saw invoking the word "Bootylicious" on the back of her tiny shorts this weekend, we ... More >>
Tony Bennett appears in the first of 50 consecutive American Idol finales. I saw Tony Bennett was trending on Twitter the other day, and I'm not sure if this makes me a bad person or just an unobservant one but my first thought was: Oh, god, Tony Bennett's dead. It turns out that the 84-year- ... More >>
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene
Todd OwyoungJustin Bieber at the Scottrade Center. Beam me up, Bieber!If you believe the Internet (yes, collectively), then Justin Bieber is a colossal joke. Everything about him is grounds for mocking: his hair swoop, his askew baseball cap, his voice, his Canadian heritage, his dance moves, ... More >>
Via RFT's best friends in the whole wide webworld comes this ad for Justin Timberlake's 901 Silver Tequila, directed by Timberlake himself. Absolutely the only reason I'm posting it here is because the tequila debuted in St. Louis (as well as Timberlake's hometown of Memphis). Absolutely.NSFW? Maybe ... More >>
Pi announced this week that it will open yet another location in its rapidly growing pizza empire. Unlike the original location in the Delmar Loop or the additional spots in Kirkwood or the Central West End, the Chesterfield Pi will be carryout-only. The new Pi is slated to open next month at the he ... More >>
Look, folks, you can now get Justin Timberlake's tequila in St. Louis. If you don't party this weekend, it's your own damn fault. Throw in some of the Spanish whites that the Noble Writ suggested and a few shots with the bikers at the Woodstock Lounge, and it's a party that you probably won't rememb ... More >>
A couple of months ago Gut Check reported that pop icon Justin Timberlake is releasing his own tequila, 901. (The name is the area code for Memphis, his hometown.) Earlier today, Paul from the Wine and Cheese Place left a comment on that post to announce that the store has received a shipment of 901 ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, April 23. Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
Hot show: Diplo -- the Philly DJ known for collaborating with M.I.A., and the dude whose moniker comes from the name of a dinosaur -- will be at the Gargoyle on Friday, April 10. More details as I know them, but until then please enjoy a bananas remix of JT and a video of Diplo's remix of Britney Sp ... More >>
Because I'm on vacation, I'm writing this FROM THE PAST (ooh, spooky), and there won't be any live-blogging about Sunday's Grammy Awards broadcast from me this year. However, consider this post an open commenting thread for the show. According to Grammy.com, the list of performers is crazytown:Curre ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, January 16. Bluebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Red Carpet Massacre
Both the House and the Senate have now passed a bill expanding the FDA's powers. Though most of these new powers relate to drug safety, there are some provisions for food safety. (AP) www.speakwell.com Some of the greens in the recent E. coli outbreak in Dole salad mix came from the same ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, June 22. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.
Timbaland Presents Shock Value (Blackground/Interscope)
The Evolution of Robin Thicke (Star Trak/Interscope)
Cassavetes Jr. and Justin Timberlake team up for a real-life tale of killer potheads.
111 North Newstead Avenue
It's been virtually impossible lately for local residents to escape the children's song "Do Your Ears Hang Low." If it isn't boring its way into your skull as a synthetic loop emanating from ice cream trucks, it's rattling windows as the chorus to St. Louis hip-hop phenom Jibbs' hit single, "Chain H ... More >>
Justin Timberlake kisses his pop roots adios
Lock up your family pictures, here come the Trachtenburg Family Slideshow Players!
In My Mind (Star Trak/Interscope)
For the Vienna Boys' Choir
Why a pop megastar still feels neglected by the mainstream
Ludacris chooses a homegrown opener in Chingy
In which Radar Station ponders the issue of the day
Men croon, men swoon
Justin Timberlake leads the charge of new melanin-challenged soul brothers