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    March 14, 2014

    One Label Controls Almost All of Hip-Hop, and That's a Problem

    It's common knowledge that the popular music industry is dominated by a few huge companies, sometimes referred to as the Big Three: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. It used to be the Big Four, until EMI was subsumed into the other three. Before that, it was the ... More >>

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    March 12, 2014

    W. Kamau Bell May Have Lost His TV Show, But He Hasn't Lost His Edge

    Standup comics are rarely one-trick ponies nowadays. Some act in movies, others in sitcoms and a handful even take a crack at the music business. But only a small minority ever host their very own TV show. The Chris Rock-produced Totally Biased with W. Kamau Bell ran on FX for two seasons, making t ... More >>

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    March 11, 2014

    Here Are Some Weird Things Rock Stars Have Put Their Penises In

    By Luke Winkie We've built a culture that breathlessly responds to the reckless id of horny rock stars. It's either another colorful facet of pop culture or the crumbling of our basic human values, depending on how you look at it. What we do know, is that gross white men sticking their penis into es ... More >>

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    March 11, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows: March 2014

    Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brought ou ... More >>

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    March 11, 2014

    Skrillex's Haircut is Coming to St. Louis

    According to these tour dates posted yesterday on Rolling Stone's website, Skrillex's haircut will be making a stop in St. Louis on Tuesday, June 17 at Chaifetz Arena. Performing with the stylish coif will be Dillon Francis, What So Not, and Milo & Otis.

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    March 7, 2014

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: March 7 to 9

    This weekend, locals the Old Souls Revival and Emily Wallace release new albums, Weird Fest stirs up Foam, and blues regulars work together to raise some funds for pups. Besides that, check out some options at newer spots hosting shows in town including the Blind Tiger and No Coast's new location in ... More >>

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    March 5, 2014

    Twenty Common Things that Annoy Standup Comedians

    Your favorite comedian loves performing for you. What's better than traveling the country, getting on stage and connecting with people? It's a great job if you can get it. But like any job, there's a undercurrent of monotony in what people say or how they act around comedians. It's not that people ... More >>

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    March 4, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Comedy Shows: March 2014

    There seems to be a new trend growing the St. Louis comedy scene that demands the format of the traditional comedy show be disregarded. While it still isn't difficult to find a show that is exactly what you'd expect, there's also increasing opportunities to step outside of the comfort zone and share ... More >>

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    March 4, 2014

    Watch: Kentucky Knife Fight's Jason Holler Talks Van Theft on Fox 2 News

    Kentucky Knife Fight frontman Jason Holler appeared on Fox 2's evening news program last night to discuss fundraising efforts the band is undertaking in order to replace its recently stolen, obliterated touring van. As we reported back in January, KKF's van, affectionately nicknamed the "Rage Cage, ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    Oscars 2014 Recap: The Best Music Moments

    It's the Oscarszzzzzzzz! Ellen DeGeneres returned to host red-carpet season's most boring awards show last night with a little more bite than her goodie-goodie turn in 2007. The daytime talk show vet kicked off the ungodly-long telecast by making fun of actress Jennifer Lawrence's fall (this year's, ... More >>

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    February 27, 2014

    Bluesweek Moves to Chesterfield Due to Financial Woes

    Financial woes and dwindling sponsorship have forced the relocation of the popular STL Bluesweek festival from downtown St. Louis to the Chesterfield Amphitheater, according to festival promoter Mike Kociela, who spoke to the RFT while on vacation in Key West, Florida. "When you build a festival f ... More >>

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    February 19, 2014

    I Chaperoned a Middle School Valentine's Day Dance

    Editor's Note: Shea Serrano is an award-winning music writer and goofball whose recent exploits include Bun B's Rapper Coloring and Activity Book. In his new column, he writes about his life and times. 3:20 p.m.: Today I am chaperoning our school's Valentine's Day dance. A line of about 100 kids is ... More >>

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    February 17, 2014

    Ask Andrew W.K.: Can I Turn a Dog Into a Gentleman?

    [Editor's note: Every Tuesday Andrew W.K. takes your life questions and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a purpose or -- no surprise here -- a party. Need his help? Just ask: AskAWK@villagevoice.com] By Andrew W.K. Dear Andrew, In my younger years, I struggled with mental illness ... More >>

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    February 12, 2014

    Amen Lucy, Amen's Ashore for the End is Full of Earnest Acoustics and Heartfelt Harmonies

    Amen Lucy, Amen Ashore for the End facebook.com/amenlucyamen If the mass-marketed folk-music revival had its moment in the past year or two with the success of bands like the Civil Wars, the Lone Bellow and, more than any other act, Mumford & Sons, it is fitting that such a style trickles down to S ... More >>

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    February 7, 2014

    Six St. Louis Acts Leading the Local Scene

    Apparently, some football game happened recently, and it was a big deal. We weren't really paying attention; we only watched to see Bruno Mars cause a swoonfest with his sexy dance moves and Bono fight AIDS with his sunglasses. You know -- the stuff that matters. See also: Super Bowl Highlights: Fu ... More >>

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    February 6, 2014

    Popular Mechanics' Anti-Glacial: Smart Songs, Rock Efficiency and Punk Wit

    Popular Mechanics Anti-Glacial popularmechanics.bandcamp.com In his introduction to Slaughterhouse-Five, Kurt Vonnegut talks about the futility of writing an antiwar book; he quotes a friend who asks, "Why don't you write an anti-glacier book instead?" Point being, wars are as easy to stop as glaci ... More >>

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    February 4, 2014

    Arch Rival Roller Girls Seek Local Music for Championship Event; RFT Music Offers Suggestions

    Local roller derby league Arch Rival Roller Girls (a.k.a. ARRG) has grown wildly since its inception in 2005. For a second time, the league wants to incorporate the local community that has helped it flourish into its biggest event by playing St. Louis artists' music at its season championship on Ma ... More >>

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    February 3, 2014

    Review: Roky Erickson, Black Angels at Firebird's 5th Anniversary Party 2/1/14

    Saturday's show at the Firebird -- the venue's psych-rock-heavy, five-year anniversary -- was a not unlike consuming a handful of hallucinatory drugs for the first time: the anticipation/anxiety of waiting, wondering when the magic is going to start, the ecstatic release, the moronic "What happened? ... More >>

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    January 28, 2014

    Ask Andrew W.K.: How Do I Overcome the Guilt of Unwittingly Taking Someone's Virginity?

    [Editor's note: Every Tuesday Andrew W.K. takes your life questions and sets you safely down the right path to a solution, a purpose or -- no surprise here -- a party. Need his help? Just ask: AskAWK@villagevoice.com] Dear King of Party, Like many female Angelenos, I like to frequent dating website ... More >>

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    January 27, 2014

    Six St. Louis Bands Named After Animals

    St. Louis music really makes us roar. With their catchy lyrics, fierce hooks and fills, and boundary-pushing experiments, local acts definitely know how to claw at our hearts. It makes sense, then, that so many area bands and solo artists are showing their wild sides with beastly monikers. Below, ch ... More >>

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    January 23, 2014

    Why Do Jam Bands Have Such a Stigma?

    Jam. Band. Apart, these two words are innocuous. Put them together, though, and for whatever reason they become instantly polarizing. Whenever the subject of jam bands comes up, it seems to send some people into a frenzy of dogmatic snideness. In some cases, you get the sense that they'd almost rath ... More >>

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    January 22, 2014

    "Blooms" by Chris Mills and the Distant Stars: Listen to the New Track

    In this week's print edition, Senior Writer Roy Kasten tackles the musical career of Collinsville, Illinois native Chris Mills and his latest album Alexandria. Mills, now based in Brooklyn, New York, will be appearing at Off Broadway on Thursday, January 23. In this outtake from the interview, Mill ... More >>

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    January 22, 2014

    Six Awful Songs with Amazing Intros

    Some people just know how to hook you, right? Say you're browsing an online dating profile and someone catches your eye. Witty one-liners, cute smirks, maybe something cryptic like a tattoo of Josef Stalin eating a hot dog. Their linked Tumblr page shows they have an active interest in occult medici ... More >>

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    January 21, 2014

    Six St. Louis Acts Named After Body Parts

    Local music makers really touch us, you know? Bands create melodies that just reach out and grab us, stroking our brains and hearts in a way that's only mildly inappropriate. But it's not only the tunes that grope for our attention; plenty of St. Louis bands also are named after body parts that care ... More >>

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    January 13, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Punk/Hardcore Shows: January 2014

    Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo who doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be brought ou ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    Acoustics Anonymous Crosses Genre Boundaries on Debut, Honest & Wild

    Acoustics Anonymous Honest & Wild soundcloud.com/acoustics-anonymous Make it past the band name "Acoustics Anonymous" -- a name that conjures images of your uncle's buddies playing James Taylor covers at his Labor Day barbeque -- and you'll find a talented young quartet engaged in the roots and rhy ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Hip-Hop Shows: January 2014

    Think semi-local/semi-national -- that's what St. Louis has in store for this month's rap shows. Instead of taking the stage at large venues like the Pageant, most will perform in cozy spaces, like the Grove's new venue the Mad Magician and St. Louis's famed Pop's. With throwback acts like Twista an ... More >>

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    January 6, 2014

    Six St. Louis Bands Whose Names Make the Grade

    High school wasn't an awesome John Hughes movie for many of us, but it still was kind of rad. At no other point in our lives will people shrug while we moon a pep rally, awkwardly hit on the grumpy artiste in oil painting class or shove plastic sporks up our nose to amuse our friends, all while bein ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    36 New Year's Resolutions for An Awful Music Journalist

    Will music journalism always suck? Probably. MTV will always feature at least three Justin Bieber articles on their news page and NME will continue their 1:4 ratio of articles about members of Oasis. And of course, people like me will still write articles about botching interviews and how cool nu-me ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    An Illustrated Guide of Noel and Liam Gallagher Talking Shit About One Another

    By Jena Ardell Feuding Oasis brothers Liam, 41, and Noel Gallagher, 46, will come face to face for the first time in more than a year at their niece's wedding in Co Kildare, Ireland, this weekend. The brothers have barely spoken since Noel quit Oasis four years ago. What will they talk about to th ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    Aquitaine's American Pulverizer, Part 2: Swirling Shoegaze Enveloped in Fuzz

    Aquitaine American Pulverizer, Part 2 aquitaine.bandcamp.com The local foursome Aquitaine released American Pulverizer, Part 1 eighteen months ago with a mix of Brit-rock styles from across the past four decades. It was enough to make one nostalgic for the old "Oasis vs. Blur" feuds of the mid-'90 ... More >>

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    December 31, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Metal Releases of 2013

    New music from Carcass, Gorguts, and In Solitude topped nearly every critic's best of list in 2013, but what about new releases from some local heavyweights? This year saw many of our hometown metal bands pushing themselves further than ever to create some of the finest heavy music ever released in ... More >>

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    December 23, 2013

    Six St. Louis Bands Whose Names Will Kill You

    Music makes you feel like a badass, doesn't it? The really good stuff does a bang-up job of providing just the right amount of swagger to fit any young gun's mood. Maybe you feel like humming songs about the end of the world? Maybe you want to plot out the imaginary murder of your lover, who's compl ... More >>

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    December 19, 2013

    Celebrate an Irreverent Christmas with the Lucky Old Sons: Album Review

    The Lucky Old Sons A Very Lucky Christmas www.luckyoldsons.com Christmas songs are such indestructible chestnuts that even a fleet of (Mannheim) steamrollers can't fully destroy a carol's inherent charms and apparent mutability. So go ahead: Turn "Silent Night" into a ska song, or synthesize the ba ... More >>

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    December 12, 2013

    Musical Gift Ideas for People You Hate

    By Luke Winkie Around this time of year, a lot of music websites put up "Holiday Gift Guides." They're either earnest, and articulate, and full of enthusiastic suggestions for interesting items for the music lover in your life, or they're depressing corporate-sponsored flotsam and stand as a remark ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    The Low End Theory: Celebrating This Saturday's "12 Bassists of Christmas" with 12 Great Bass Lines

    On Saturday, December 14, Off Broadway will host "The 12 Bassists of Christmas," a holiday spectacular presented by Bruiser Queen and featuring Sleepy Kitty and Middle Class Fashion. Notably, there's only one bassist -- MCF's Brian McClelland -- between all three lineups. BQ's Morgan Nusbaum started ... More >>

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    December 10, 2013

    Six Ways to Ruin Everyone's Lives with Karaoke

    It's the holidays! Time for you and your dopey friends from high school to reunite and tear up the town. What'll it be this evening: pouring manure on your hated gym teacher's front door step and then urinating on it? Getting trashed and picking a fight with the bully who became the bouncer at whate ... More >>

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    November 26, 2013

    The Dumbest Questions Ever Asked in Song

    Music, as a largely subjective medium, lends itself to some thought-provoking questions: What is the best concert you have ever seen? Which is the better band: the Rolling Stones or the Beatles? Did the career of Styx really happen? Sometimes, though, the questions are asked in the songs themselves. ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    Meet Four Live Engineers Who Make Your Band Sound Good

    "Oh my God! Did you see the Architects at the Demo this weekend? I can't believe how great they sounded! Favorite show of the month, hands down!" -- some concertgoer. We hear stuff like this a lot, for every type of music and in every club or concert hall. And naturally, on-stage talent plays a maj ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    Nelly Wins Award at AMAs, Performs "Ride Wit Me" with Florida Georgia Line, Reps St. Louis

    On last night's American Music Awards, hometown boy Nelly made an appearance alongside country music duo Florida Georgia Line, performing his 2001 single "Ride Wit Me" off of Country Grammar, following a performance of FGL's "Cruise," for which the band and Nelly won the "Single of the Year" award.

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    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 >>

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    November 14, 2013

    Black-Face and More: We Have Run Out of Excuses for Willful Ignorance

    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 >>

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    November 12, 2013

    The Ten Best Music Photographers in St. Louis 2013: Accepting Nominations Now

    Well, it is that time of year again. Last winter we profiled several of St. Louis' best and brightest music photographers, and let you, the readers, vote on your favorites. The singular Todd Owyoung was named the best in 2012 (with good reason; the man is talented) but that is not to say there wasn' ... More >>

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    October 29, 2013

    Joey Bada$$, Ab-Soul Handcuffed and Detained in St. Louis: "Typical Police Bullshit"

    Joey Bada$$ and Ab-Soul, two of the rappers hitting St. Louis tonight as part of the "Smokers Club" tour, were handcuffed and detained by police last night while walking through their hotel's parking lot to their tour bus. Early reports suggested the two had been arrested (presumably for marijuana), ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Union Tree Review Returns Even Stronger than Before

    Union Tree Review Enjoy the Weather www.uniontreereview.com If you've ever wondered what became of Union Tree Review, that promising sextet with the right mix of creative intensity and local scene connections, here's a little recap: Since the 2011 release of Death and Other Forms of Relaxation, the ... More >>

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    October 10, 2013

    Why This Song Sucks: Lorde's "Royals"

    [Editor's Note: Shea Serrano sometimes writes about Why This Song Sucks, and sometimes about his hilarious and poignant life and times. Better put your shoes on because your socks are about to be blown off.] Song: "Royals" by Lorde History: Some time between year 1250 and 1300 Eastern Polynesians ... More >>

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    October 4, 2013

    Why Is Rave Fashion Such a Disaster?

    By Mary Grace Cerni Traditionally, raves are a place where people can be free to wear whatever they want. That's great! Except, not really, because they also make horrible fashion mistakes acceptable. And so you see Rastafarian colors mixed with nipple pasties mixed with Hello Kitty gear and tutus. ... More >>

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    September 9, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From September 9 to September 15

    Whew, what a weekend! Between LouFest (check our full coverage here), Bob Reuter's memorial show and Iron Maiden/Megadeth at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, we're tuckered out! No rest for the weary, though. This week, catch performances from touring acts including Lucinda Williams, the Alkaholiks a ... More >>

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    May 9, 2013

    The Ten Worst Best Of Lists In Music

    Lists will inevitably be remembered as the highest point of pop-culture Internet journalism. Why? BECAUSE WE LOVE THEM. Sometimes, however, the sure-fire can't-miss format of the list fails us from a journalistic standpoint. Here are ten of the worst music-related lists that I could find before goi ... More >>

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    May 2, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Metal Shows in May

    Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>

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