Kanrocksas (a festival at the NASCAR Speedway just west of Kansas City, so named for...never mind) debuted big in 2011, going toe-to-toe with Lollapalooza and featuring many of the same names (including Eminem, Muse and A Perfect Circle). They took the year off in 2012 due to renovations to the Spee ... 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 >>
It's fitting that a film about a dystopian free-for-all would include music from the Arcade Fire. This is the group, after all, that composed several songs on Funeral about a world overrun by snow and power outages.
But the song that appears in the movie is not from Funeral. It's an original song ... More >>
The Kanrocksas Music Festival, assembled last year in rapid fashion with a lineup of surprisingly big names (Eminem, the Black Keys, the Flaming Lips...), will be taking what would have been its sophomore year off.
The Kansas Speedway, which hosts the festival, is undergoing a major construction p ... More >>
Mention Steve Aoki in a crowded room and watch the reactions; some will cross themselves in reverence, most will nod their recognition at the name, and the rest will know him only as "a DJ." But Steve Aoki has never been just a DJ; he's a modern auteur with his finger rammed in the proverbial sphinc ... More >>
Photo by Kiernan MaletskyKid Cudi
And just like that the people came. Maybe it's that this moment now officially qualifies as the weekend or maybe it's that Kid Cudi is the first truly huge name on a bill that is held together by absolutely nothing if not huge names.
Cudi, who c ... More >>
Photo by Kiernan MaletskyI stared into the expanse of the Flaming Lips. I bet if I were high or holding a loved one or something, I would say: I stared into the expanse of the universe. It's like that, as anyone who has seen the show can tell you.
You hear about the confetti, the bubble, th ... More >>
Billed as the "World's Largest Music Festival," Summerfest in Milwaukee is more like an epic feel-good concert series. The festival has the same good-natured and down-to-earth vibe of a city fair, packed with tens of thousands of people proud of their city. Make the half-day drive not for a t ... More >>
Todd OwyoungWeird Al Yankovic
As a youth, I can recall laughing helplessly while playing parodies like "Fat" and "Eat It" on my cassette deck. Back then, I never imagined that I'd one day be taking my own youngster to snicker at those very same songs at a Weird Al concert ... 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.)
Floacist's Floetic Soul*Floacist, Floetic Soul
Soultracks.com says of the new record, "With Floetic Soul, Stewart successfully continues the neo-soul and po ... More >>
Although this year's mammoth Celebrate St. Louis concert series has been moved off the levee due to high water levels on the Mississippi (and is therefore no longer called Live on the Levee), the change of venue had little effect on the huge turnout. Fans piled into Soldiers Memorial Park to see Chi ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiBob Pollard at the Firebird, October 2008
*On Friday night, Bunnygrunt played in Columbus, Ohio, as part of a Guided By Voices tribute night. Performing as Grunted By Voices, the group covered classics such as "Postal Blowfish," "Melted Pat," "Lips Of Steel," "The Closer You Are" ... More >>
French DJ David Guetta was at Home Nightclub last night, performing to an estimated 1,000 people. Guetta recently spoke with City Pages in Minneapolis, where he spins tonight. He describes his new album, One Love, as such: I've got some incredible people on the album -- Kelly Rowland, Kid
Cudi, Akon ... More >>
According to Pollstar and her own website, Lady Gaga will be at the Fabulous Fox on Thursday, January 7, 2010. Hotly tipped hip-hop artist Kid Cudi is the opener. LG certainly wasted no time getting a tour together after her planned jaunt with Kanye West fell through in September. When the show ... More >>
Saw an article this morning that the Black Keys will be returning to St. Louis for the first time in a few years, on Saturday, April 25. The bad news? They're headlining W.I.L.D., the Wash U-only event held every spring. The Cool Kids and Kid Cudi are also on the bill. Now, Stars performed at this l ... More >>