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  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    In Defense of Sublime

    I thought I would have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Sublime's 1996 self-titled mainstream breakout album to write about how fundamentally misunderstood and judged Sublime is. I have so many feelings, probably too many, about a band whose legacy is beaten up almost as much as Insane Clown Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Rap-Metal Is Back...and It's Actually Good

    Metal is an ever-turning and twisting genre, following wormholes into subgenres and melding any and all techniques and sounds along the way in a constant struggle to create something new and original. It doesn't always work, and anyone who lived through the '90s can attest that the addition of hip-h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 20, 2014

    New 103.7 FM Says 'Man Up,' Forgets Women Who Don't Wear Bikinis Exist

    Rick Astley is a freaking tease. All this week, 103.7 FM, a Clear Channel radio station in the St. Louis metro region, has been playing Astley's "Never Gonna Give You Up" nonstop in a stunt to drive interest in the launch of the station's new format. And honestly, it seemed to have worked. We saw S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2014

    Watching My Dad Get Into Dubstep Was Painful

    Yes, those are my parents in that picture. Their pet snake, Phallys, is no longer around, and thankfully my Dad has ceased wearing a chain linking a nose ring to his ear. (Click the photo to enlarge it.) But, now 43, he remains a wild man, especially when it comes to music. For almost my whole ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2013

    Six Nerdy Groups With Intolerable Fans

    Surfer Blood. Vampire Weekend. Imagine Dragons. Bowling for Soup. Slightly Stoopid. I've ignored every single one of these bands, for one reason and one reason alone: terrible band names. In this culture, we have so many things competing for our attention at all times that your brain naturally has a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2013

    Six Musicians That Rule Despite Their Music

    Do you ever wonder about the positive qualities you may be overlooking in the artists you hate? Probably not. Who has time to dig through the details to find out who's actually pretty cool, but an unfortunate victim of their own terrible art? Well, my friend, we do. That's why we're the profession ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 12, 2013

    Nine Unintentionally Funny Lyrics in Well-Known Songs

    For all the effort that is put into the art of making people laugh, often the funniest things in life happen by accident. A well-crafted joke by Louis C.K. or the Sklar Brothers is great, but most people would probably laugh harder at an old man's pants falling down on a wedding dance floor. If not ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Todd Owyoung: Meet the Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Earlier, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share with you five of thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 8, 2012

    Getting Bored and Angry at Lamb of God: Review and Photos

    Lamb of God | Hatebreed | In Flames | Sylosis The Pageant November 7, 2012 Before I start trashing one of the most popular metal bands on the planet, let me offer my credentials: In 1989, I saw Sepultura at the Bridgeton Soccer club at just nine years old. I got in trouble for spray painting the S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Why Do So Many People Love Mumford and Sons?

    Babel, the second release by the English folk quartet Mumford and Sons, is in its third week atop the Billboard Album chart. This surely makes their parents and accountants happy, but the fact that such luminaries as Matchbox Twenty, Linkin Park and the Zac Brown Band have recently held this spot de ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    The Six Best Rock Songs With Turntables

    Remember when the turntable was considered a legitimate instrument in a rock band? Neither do I. But there are rare instances where DJ scratches are not a dealbreaker in a non hip-hop context. Here are the six best rock songs featuring turntables. Let us know your favorites and we'll REEEEEEEEEEEEMI ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    VMA Awards 2012: Handicapping the Video of the Year Nominees

    The 2012 VMA nominees are out, and while there are certainly plenty of big names and obvious choices, there are a few surprises buried in there. Frank Ocean gets a nod, as do A$AP Rocky, Jack White and Regina Spektor. But those are curiosities -- Rihanna, Drake, Katy Perry et. al. get the lion's sha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 23, 2012

    12 to 6 Movement on How they Got Raekwon and Others on Thier New Record and Why They Called it Titties Out

    It took a while, but local hip-hop trio 12 to 6 Movement finally unleashed their new collaboration-heavy album, Titties Out. Since our last interview with the group, they added songs with Joe Budden, Opio and A-Plus from Souls of Mischief/Hieroglyphics and Psycho Les from The Beatnuts to a tracklist ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    Transformers Meets Linkin Park: The Three Best Homemade AMVs

    ​These are the facts on the ground, as I see them: First, if a fourteen-year-old boy has ever loved a TV or movie franchise, there will be an AMV (from "Anime Music Video") about it. Second, if there's an AMV about something, half of the fourteen-year-old boys in the universe have synched the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 18, 2011

    The Five Saddest CDs You Can Buy for Under $2 at Best Buy

    ​Best Buy has a certain number of CDs it sells for preposterously cheap. Let's be clear: This isn't a bargain bin situation, where they clearly just upend the refuse in a cardboard dumpster and let people dive in. This is actual stock, kept on shelves, that in most cases sold (poorly, obviousl ... More >>

  • Music

    August 20, 2008

    Projekt Revolution

    2 p.m. Thursday, August 21. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights

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    May 21, 2008
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    September 10, 2007
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    January 16, 2007
  • News

    December 27, 2006

    2006: The Year in Music

    Week of December 28, 2006

  • Music

    June 29, 2005

    We Aren't the World

    A critical fatwa of Live 8

  • Yearend

    December 22, 2004

    Up From the Underworld

    This year, blood-soaked extreme metal took its rightful place in the world of heavy music.

  • Music

    November 3, 2004

    Papa Roach

    Friday, November 5; Mississippi Nights

  • Music

    August 25, 2004

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of August 25, 2004

  • Music

    August 18, 2004

    Quick Picks

    Week of August 18, 2004

  • Music

    July 14, 2004

    Special Delivery

    How Story of the Year turned pizza jobs into a music career

  • Music

    June 16, 2004

    Avril Lavigne

    Under My Skin (Arista)

  • Music

    July 9, 2003

    Gimme Some Youth

    How do washed-up rock stars maintain lavish homes, fancy cars, stripper ex-wives, cocaine habits and scores of illegitimate children? Easy: They co-opt youth culture.

  • Culture

    June 4, 2003

    Hammer of the Gods

    With a handful of artists, "classic rock" is not a pejorative

  • Culture

    April 9, 2003

    Made With Love

    Rosanne Cash is the friend who will say, or sing, what you can't

  • Music

    April 9, 2003

    Bump and Grind

    Strip-club disc jockeys spin to the beats of different drummers

  • Music

    November 6, 2002

    Damn, That DJ Made My Day

    Jam Master Jay, 1965-2002

  • Culture

    April 10, 2002

    When Online Got Off Base

    Or: How Mark Cuban would have -- and could have? -- saved the music biz

  • Music

    November 28, 2001

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of November 28, 2001

  • Music

    November 21, 2001
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    June 13, 2001

    Wylde At Heart

    Zakk Wylde's Black Label Society bring their alcohol-fueled brewtality to Ozzfest

  • Music

    February 7, 2001


    Local bands hit the big-time -- or do they?

  • Calendar

    February 7, 2001

    Bowled Over

    Cosmic Bowling throws the sport for a loop