Kool Keith

  • Blogs

    November 25, 2014

    Ice Cube and Kool Keith Talk Classic Rap Albums in Check the Technique, Vol. 2

    "There's a big difference between my books and [VH1's] Behind the Music," explains author and longtime music critic Brian Coleman. "The denouement of Behind the Music is how you got over your drug use, or maybe you die. It's never celebrating how great those groups are; it's what they did to destr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 27, 2014

    Five Essential Insane Clown Posse "Hallowicked" Halloween Songs

    It's the Halloween season once again. The streets are lit with carved pumpkins, department stores are stockpiled with candy and the Insane Clown Posse is coming to town. Performing Tuesday, October 28, with Da Mafia 6ix at Pop's, ICP mark the twentieth anniversary of its first Hallowicked celebratio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2014

    Bryan Sutter: Meet the 2014 Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Earlier, you helped us select our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over 100 nominations, after which our panel of judges narrowed the field to just ten. In the coming weeks, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists and having them share some of their favorite con ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 19, 2013

    The Six Most Badass Musicians from Outer Freakin' Space

    Recently, I stopped drinking alcohol for a few weeks due to a severe case of "turning into a tremendously fat man." Attending / eating at the Gathering of the Juggalos essentially ruined my metabolism, which now runs off of warm beer and chocolate-covered waffles. As a result, I've been compensating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Greasing Palms and Glad-Handing In Spite of Crippling Anxiety

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2011

    Kool Keith at the Firebird, Wednesday, April 6

    Scott LayneKool Keith throwing it down at the Firebird.​Old-school Bronx rapper Kool Keith brought his warped mind to the Firebird last night. Mathias of Earthworms, Spark1Duh? and Red Zero (playing its first show together) opened. Scott Layne was there; relive the show through his photos. C ... More >>

  • Music

    March 31, 2011

    Kool Keith

    9 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2011

    Show Announcements: Week of February 24

    image viaS. Carey, classically-trained percussionist for Bon Iver, just finished road testing his debut album, All We Grow, on his first headlining tour with Yann Tiersen. Catch him at Off Broadway April 4.​ 2720 Cherokee *Great American Taxi, March 4 BB's Jazz Blues and Soups *Bart Walker B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 17, 2011

    Kool Keith Coming to the Firebird

    Hip-hop shapeshifter Kool Keith - a.k.a. Dr. Octagon, a.k.a. Dr. Dooom, a.k.a. Black Elvis, a.k.a. many other aliases -- is coming to the Firebird on April 6. Tickets are on sale today at noon; no word yet on prices. It's hard to describe Kool Keith's legacy, not to mention this insanely huge catalo ... More >>

  • Music

    June 21, 2006

    Peeping Tom

    Peeping Tom (Ipecac)

  • News

    December 8, 2004

    Bad 2 Tha Bone

    Christian Scientist hip-hop artists Tucker Booth and Jonathan Toth have this underground rap thing down cold

  • News

    November 17, 2004

    Deer, Guns & Videotape

    The thrill of the kill is the name of the game for the Drury brothers, stars of America’s most breathless hunting videos

  • Music

    August 28, 2002

    Can't Beat It

    Never-ending street renovation hasn't put a stop to the Washington Avenue Beat Festival

  • Music

    August 14, 2002

    Space Monkeyz vs. Gorillaz

    Space Monkeyz vs. Gorillaz: Laika Come Home (Astralwerks)

  • Music

    May 22, 2002

    Beat Juggler

    Hip-hop legend Prince Paul is responsible for some of the music's most transcendent moments

  • Music

    July 4, 2001

    Vans Warped Tour 2001

    Wednesday, July 11; Riverport

  • Music

    June 27, 2001


    Gorillaz (Virgin Records)

  • Music

    December 27, 2000

    The Best Music of 2000

    From hip-hop to house, from techno to rock, from country to dub, the resident music geek picks his favorites

  • Music

    October 25, 2000

    Deltron 3030

    Deltron 3030 (Ark 75)

  • Music

    December 15, 1999


    DJ-cum-producer Dan "the Automator" Nakamura finds his musical niche

  • Music

    October 20, 1999


    So ... How's Your Girl? (Tommy Boy)

  • Music

    September 1, 1999

    Space Invader

    A case file on the multiple personalities of Kool Keith

  • Music

    May 26, 1999