St. Louis' Black Fast, which this publication named Best Metal Band in St. Louis in both 2011 and 2013, announced on Monday that it has signed a worldwide deal with eOne Music, home of top-tier metal acts including High On Fire, Overkill and Crowbar. See also: The Ten Best St. Louis Metal Bands
RFT Music will take a break this upcoming Memorial Day Monday. Here's a list of ways to make the most of the extended weekend including a couple of ways to score some barbecue alongside live tunes. Eels play the Sheldon, local artists Mario Pascal and Lobby Boxer drop new releases, Bluesweek Festiva ... More >>
This week, check out the Body at Apop Records, Caitlin Rose at Blueberry Hill, the Schwag's return at the Pageant, Master P in East St. Louis and much more. Get some detailed recommendations after the jump and stay tuned 'til Friday for even more picks for the weekend.
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
[Editor's Note: In this new column, award-winning music critic/goofball (and hip-hop coloring book purveyor) Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Better put on your shoes because your socks are about to be blown off.] On Monday night I watched the movie about TLC, the most important all-gi ... More >>
For the fifth consecutive year, the good people at Psychopathic Records have smiled upon us and delivered unto the Internet another magical miracle in the form of their Gathering of the Juggalos informercial. For the unaware who may not be "down with the clown," The Gathering of the Juggalos is the ... More >>
Mystikal has been getting a lot of attention for an interview he did with Rolling Stone recently. In said interview, he mentions that lately he's been listening to James Brown, Sam Cooke, Master P, Ludacris, and Eddie Murphy lately, and is in the midst of working on a new album (recent singles seem ... 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 >>
Another weekend of great St. Louis shows: Hot 104.1's Super Jam is this weekend at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, and in case you missed it Master P got added to the already stacked bill -- No Limit soldiers, take note. Twangfest also continues this weekend with shows Friday and Saturday at Off Broa ... More >>
Tech Supreme, in a rare still momentThink you're busy? Try being Tech Supreme. The RFT's "Best Hip-Hop Producer" of 2007 is forging a steady, stellar career helping out members of The Force, a newly formed hip-hop collective featuring local heavyweights such as Rockwell Knuckles, Tef Poe, Bla ... More >>
Tonight, at the Scottrade Center, one of my all time favorite bands will rock the collective ass of St. Louis for all that it's worth. Ladies and Gentlemen, AC/DC is in the house. I know, I don't really seem the sort to love AC/DC, but what can I say? Maybe it's the screech of Brian Johnson's vocals ... More >>
It's tough being a Rams fan these days. But hey, if you think it's tough following the team, just think of how hard it is trying to sell this team to the people of St. Louis.They get outscored by something along the lines of 10-1 in the first half, and then it gets really ugly. That scenario could v ... More >>
A culture war is rocking within St. Louis underground hip-hop scene.
Week of March 9, 2005
Publicist extraordinaire Jane Higgins has put St. Louis hip-hop on the map
Thursday, March 18; the Gargoyle at Washington University
Shadows on the Sun (Rhymesayers)
Tech N9ne makes a major move that should push him past (Kansas) city limits
From a suburban roller rink, identical twins David and Darren Stith gamble on future hip-hop stars. Getting paid is everyone's preoccupation.
Homeboy superstar Nelly tops the list of readers' favorite local musicians
Remodeling St. Louis' radio dial
The Stormtroopers of Death return to set heavy metal straight
The Bootlicker (Ipecac)
Hip-hop's here. Deal with it. Check the local MCs and DJs moving up from the underground.