The city is certainly heating up and so are our hip-hop lineups for July. This month's shows feature a healthy sampling of rap: the indie, underground and mainstream, all coming from the east, west and midwest. To spice things up even more, not one of St. Louis' venues are repeated twice, providing ... More >>
This week, check out Fucked Up at the Luminary, Motley Crue and Alice Cooper at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, the Ying Yang Twins at the Ready Room, Veruca Salt at the Firebird and much more. For details on these shows and more, read on for our critics' picks in this week's show recommendations ... More >>
This Thursday, the Aokify America Tour rolls into our great city at the Pageant, bringing with it one of the best shows of a year approaching its end. In preparation, we were able to speak to one of the tour's major acts, the larger-than-life, animated at all times rapper Waka Flocka Flame. The foll ... 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 >>
A well placed, well delivered "yeah" can mean so much more than just a lazy "yes." Here are the six best YEAAAHs in rock and roll. Let us know your favorites in our comments, yeah? See also: -Six Most Overused Rhymes -The Six Best Effect-Enhanced Guitar Solos -Nitpick Six Archives
Odd Future The Pageant September 14, 2012 NEWSFLASH: Man leaves Odd Future show with headache. I never get headaches, but holy shit. I think my brain is rebelling against my body. I just left the Pageant, where I've had a pack of loud, rambunctious teenagers screaming at me for the last hour and a ... More >>
Genres can be handy organizational tools. Without them, we would have to resort to long-winded explanations of every artists or unwarranted comparisons to similar acts. But as genres become more specific, they often become more ridiculous. Here are the six most cringe-inducing genres. Feel free to l ... More >>
Diplo | Chiddy Bang | Lunice The Firebird March 30, 2012 In this day and age of corporate sponsorships often intertwining and ultimately propelling events by selling artists' "cool" - some kind of interesting (and confusing) standard is being set by the Axe: One Night Only tour featuring Lunice, Ch ... More >>
image viaGary BuseyCongratulations, St. Louis. You now have an excuse to watch the upcoming season of Celebrity Apprentice, Donald Trump's "ultimate job interview" in which celebrities -- some of whom you may have actually heard of -- compete in various business tasks to...uh...well, not work ... More >>
Todd OwyoungGregg Gillis of Girl TalkAlternate title: "What do you get when you put a couple thousand white people in a venue and play every pop song ever all at once?" When Gregg Gillis (a.k.a. Girl Talk) made his 2009 stop in St. Louis, I went with a few of my closest friends, drank my wei ... More >>
In anticipation of his new solo album, Sir Lucious Left Foot: The Son of Chico Dusty, Big Boi has been holding private listening parties in select cities across the country. Last night St. Louis got a sneak peek at the upcoming project, as local entertainers and media personnel came out to ne ... More >>
10 p.m. Saturday, December 19. Home Nightclub, One Ameristar Boulevard, St. Charles.
How about a little news of the offbeat today:Wallabies eat poppies, make crop circles. (Reuters)Lil Jon's wine wins an award. For real. (Baller Status)Has Burger King's new print ad finally gone too far? Does anyone still care? (EW.com)
YEAHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!! OKAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!! (Via Gut Check.) See also: Lil Jon's Twitter.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, June 11. The Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
A culture war is rocking within St. Louis underground hip-hop scene.
For St. Louis' own Jibbs, it's nuthin' but a PG-thang.
Solid eats, electric atmosphere
They might be moguls: Meet Mike Landau and Brad Goldenberg, the minds behind Phat Buddha Productions
My Ghetto Report Card (Warner Brothers)
This Earthquake is a 10.0 on the comedy meter (see him Saturday at the Orpheum)
Get ready for the "Ram Jam"
Hustle & Flow is short on action, long on scenes of recording
USA (United State of Atlanta) (TVT)
Plush, 1820 Market Street (in Union Station); 314-436-7578
The Hold Steady bring bombast back to rock & roll
Crunk Juice (TVT)
Urban Legend (Atlantic)
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon youve been jamming and dig this years buried black-music treasures.
R&G - Rhythm and Gangsta: The Masterpiece (Geffen)
Why a pop megastar still feels neglected by the mainstream
Pick your personal Jesus, plus three questions for a pop princess and the poetry of heavy metal
On Saturday, September 4, we tuned in to local musical frequencies in their vast and varied incarnations. What we heard, all day and all night:
A local rapper breaks down the difference between St. Louis and Atlanta
Forget the office-football draft, dude. Here's a far cooler way to waste your time and your employer's money.
Rush -- quite possibly the whitest band on earth -- has a surprising number of black fans
You know what pisses you off? Sure you do!
We All Have a Plan (Hefty Records)
There's a new Mr. Missouri Leather! Plus: counterfeit-proof White Castle gift certificates; talking crab rangoon with novelist Lynn Messina; and a disturbing SAT flashback.
Unreal eavesdrops on Pujols and the Heavenly Father; plus, we analyze the Lou's staggering crunk deficit, pay one last visit to Sanford-Brown and witness the demise of Wash. U.'s peer-to-peer network
Ludacris chooses a homegrown opener in Chingy
Our critics weigh in on a questionable year’s best music
Radar Station discovers the soundtrack to crime
Meet Ahdedott, who just might be St. Louis' next hip-hop superstar
Every Saturday night, East St. Louis explodes with one of the wildest parties you've never seen