It might seem crazy, what I'm about to say. Or not. Pharrell Williams joins a long list of musicians who are concerned about the events that have unfolded since Ferguson police officer Darren Wilson shot and killed eighteen-year-old Michael Brown on August 9. Some, like Billy Bragg and Cat Power, h ... More >>
Time traveler Rapper MC Hammer, best known for his 1990 hit "U Can't Touch This" (now 24 years old; Jesus Christ) took time out of his busy(?) schedule to visit Ferguson this week, meeting with Alderman Antonio French and attending the funeral services for Mike Brown. This adds to the growing list o ... More >>
The nightly, violent stand-offs between police and protesters in Ferguson may have stopped, but the anger that fueled two weeks of unrest here -- anger at police, at elected officials, at a racist system of oppression -- remains. And if Ferguson Police Officer Darren Wilson isn't charged with a cr ... More >>
Think the videocassette is dead? Think again. On Wednesday, November 6, the Found Footage Festival makes its way to the Mad Art Gallery (2727 S. 12th Street). Hosts Joe Pickett and Nick Prueher have scavenged the country's thrift shops and garage sales for the best -- and worst -- of VHS culture, ... More >>
Compton's new "King of West Coast Hip-Hop" (so dubbed by the likes of Dr. Dre, the Game and Snoop Dogg) made a stop in St. Louis last night to a packed Chaifetz Arena. The prodigious, fan-favorite rapper was welcomed by a rabidly excited crowd, and performed with the confidence of a veteran, rather ... 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 >>
I like to call this move the Jonathan Franzen: Gotye, who managed to get a rock song onto the radio in 2012, has rolled his eyes at the Glee version of "Somebody That I Used To Know," probably while covered in angular paint swatches and looking really nervous about something. Which is fine, becaus ... More >>
7 p.m. Sunday, February 19. The Ambassador, 9800 Halls Ferry Road.
image viaFor those about to walk, we salute you. The stop sign: One of the most iconic symbols in America. One of only a couple ways to fail your driver's test outright (red lights and also manslaughter are others). "Stop," as it turns out, also appears in plenty of iconic pop songs. Some ent ... More >>
What in the name of Ian Ziering's mullet were we smoking?When a wise man concluded that there's nothing new under the sun, he had to have been mulling American fashion. We've been recycling the same trends, give or take an accessory or two, for nearly 70 years. Hence the all-too-predictable 1980s ... More >>
The number of chain record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops as well as for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' recor ... More >>
By its own admission, the St. Louis Tea Party has yet to make much impact on the public policy of President Barack Obama and the Democratically controlled Congress. But that's beginning to change, states St. Louis Tea Party organizer Bill Hennessey in a message to his flock. Following his group's ... More >>
Photo: Wikimedia CommonsRIP, Ed McMahonMe? I'll most miss the Star Search, Ed. R.I.P., Ed. It's been nice watching you over the years. See more of the many faces of Ed McMahon after the jump.
Wednesday I wrote about the strange case of Mizzou freshman guard Miguel Paul and his supposed relationship to Chris Paul of the New Orleans Hornets. Miguel has claimed that he and Chris are cousins and that his older relative (and NBA All-Star) visited him a few years back after a high-school ... More >>
Unreal learns a thing or three about daily spirituality and "hoosier cabinets." Plus: Say it ain't so, Whole Foods!
Week of August 17, 2005
Haven't had enough Wu-Tang merchandise? Now there's a book.
Especially when it casts Fred Friction as Susan B. Anthony
A guy and his mother dissect U2
A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him.
Intrepid columnist gets a dose of that Hammertime religion
It's the end for The Industry, a publication only Post-Dispatch "critic" Kevin Johnson could love
Week of June 6, 2001
The re-emergence of Del tha Funkee Homosapien heralds a renaissance for Bay-area hip-hop
Hip-hop's here. Deal with it. Check the local MCs and DJs moving up from the underground.