courtesy of Fair St. Louis Fair St. Louis, the folks responsible for the free summer shows in and around the Gateway Arch, are introducing a music video contest this year for local bands. The winner gets, among other things, a 45 minutes set under the Arch on July 2nd, 3rd or 4th, depending o ... More >>
Roy Handley Jr: Convicted of first-degree murder and armed criminal action.The man found hiding in a trash bin moments after the shooting death of 18-year-old Dana Ramey in September 2007 was convicted yesterday of her murder. Roy Handley Jr., now 27, was walking with Ramey and her 4-year-old dau ... More >>
Johnson was found outside this building on N. 51st Street.East St. Louis police have identified the man shot dead early Monday morning as 34-year-old Kevin Johnson. Johnson, of the 1700 block of Belmont Avenue in East St. Louis, was found dead outside a building at 742 N. 51st Street around 1:10 ... More >>
Tonight, eight of the city's top DJs will take to the turntables for a battle royale, to find out which one of them is the crowd pleasingist, party-rockingist DJ in the Red Bull Thre3style competition. The line-up features some of the most familiar names on the local circuit: A-Flex, Costik, Hugh Ty ... More >>
Dana SmithAs we stood in the slightly elevated perch of Vintage Vinyl's DJ booth, I asked store co-owner Tom "Papa" Ray if Record Store Day was his version of Christmas morning. He thought about it for a second and said, in his inimitable drawl, "You know, I think I like Record Store Day bett ... More >>
[Update, April 14, 3 p.m.: Now updated with info on what's going on at Slackers!] On Saturday, April 17, record stores around the country are celebrating Record Store Day -- a time to unplug from iTunes, eMusic and Amazon MP3 (or torrent sites) and purchase tunes in-person. As enticement, Record S ... More >>
Nickelback (or "Nickleback," if you look anywhere else on the Internet) is coming to the Scottrade Center on April 23. Sick Puppies, Shinedown and Breaking Benjamin are also on the bill. On Friday, LiveNation sent out an email announcement warning that the show is nearly sold out. I know that the pr ... More >>
Nick Jonas is polite. He has a firm handshake. He takes after his father -- a man wearing a cozy sweater who smiles jovially and also shakes hands warmly, while thanking me for coming to the show. I'm backstage and upstairs at the Pageant, and Nick Jonas is asking me what I thought of his show with ... More >>
Heard this rumor last night, but it turns out Kevin Johnson confirmed this Friday: Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band will be playing the 1975 classic album Born to Run in its entirely at the Scottrade Center show on Sunday, October 25. Really, though, fans in front should be more alert for som ... More >>
This Saturday, the Sugarhill Gang will be performing at the Missouri Black Expo at 5:15 p.m. (MC Lyte is on at 6:15 p.m.; the concert takes place at America's Center.) Kevin Johnson has a nice interview in today's Post-Dispatch with the group's Big Bank Hank Jackson. What isn't mentioned in the piec ... More >>
Tomorrow is the day, when three independent record stores in town unleash limited-edition vinyl, special movie showings, guest DJs, sales and plenty more carefree shenanigans -- all in the name of Record Store Day! Check back on Sunday or Monday for a slideshow of images from all three stores. But b ... More >>
I carried on so with that blog yesterday about Sylvester Brown's tempestuous departure from the St. Louis Post-Dispatch that I completely forgot to include some information about who will replace Brown as a metro columnist.Editor Arnie Robbins told me he's not sure if the paper *will* replace Brown. ... More >>
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The termination of Kaos and Syllli Asz: a rush to judgment?
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The Post goes pirate, our talking billboards return in a big, nerdy way, and a local blogger condemns snobby metrosexuals. Plus, Unreal asks the question on everyone's mind: "Is white trash deserving of nannies?"
Out with the Pulitzer Prize, in with the Lee EnterPrize! Plus: Unreal learns a thing or two about loveless marriages, sexually deviant robots and a man who gets lots of our money
Soul Tyde was set to become the next big St. Louis crew. What happened?
Instant stardom or your money back
We scope out Pinkeye's publicity, chat with Hopesfall and declare a fatwa on A Perfect Circle
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St. Louis welcomes three acts you won't want to miss
It's the end for The Industry, a publication only Post-Dispatch "critic" Kevin Johnson could love
Post music critic Kevin Johnson makes a boob of himself