The five doe-eyed boys of Foxing lock interweaving rhythms and personal lyrics to impart heartfelt tunes throughout the Midwest. Foxing's recent self-booked tour brought the band up and down the Central Time Zone, garnering much fanfare for its careful but fearless take on melodic post-rock.
I am a chronic ranker of things, a lister. You give me a category - movies, music, vegetables, just about anything besides my children - and I'll give you a nice, neat list of my favorites. For my summary of the year 2012, a single Top Ten List didn't seem sufficient, so instead I submit my Top Five ... More >>
This week thousands of international athletes will descend upon London to compete in 2012 Summer Olympic games. Some of the dozens of contests that make up the games are as old as ancient Greece; others are relative newcomers; and others are so incredibly inane that the International Olympic Committ ... More >>
Since we know now that chess is a sport, maybe it shouldn't be surprising that the chess community is resorting to sports-like behavior: boosterism, trash-talking and now wholesale poaching of the best collegiate players.
Case in point: This school year, Webster University has no chess team. Next y ... More >>
Wale is Grandmaster of the sports reference. No musical artist brings as much wit, depth and knowledge to the craft. For instance, in the recently released ode to the former St. Louis baseball hero, "Albert Pujols," Wale slangs this gem:
"John Rocker, Atlanta Bravest knows that I'm awesome/ Bett ... More >>
Image viaWhiteout, and running mate RT-FaQ, will never be accused of not showing up. Literally, in that they can be found at as many St. Louis hip-hop shows as anyone, rapping along with their peers as fans. And on stage, where they come to work, to get people moving and shouting.
It's Whi ... More >>
Liz Garbus' documentary, Bobby Fischer Against the World, made its premiere at the Tivoli Theatre last night.The most stunning moment of Bobby Fischer Against the World, the documentary making its premiere at the Tivoli Theatre last night, would be easy to miss if it weren't so eerie.
The c ... More >>
courtesy of Tef PoeTef Poe's War Machine is a nineteen-track tour de force. The Force member's musical versatility has always been his calling card, and so it's not surprise that Machine embraces diversity and defies pigeonholing. Genre-wise, it touches on warm R&B, ominous hip-hop, celebrato ... More >>
Singles and EPs have historically served invaluable purposes. For new bands, they can be the best method to come out swinging with their best songs. For established acts, they provide a low-pressure way to showcase new material, try out remixes, or clear the vaults of demos and alternate ta ... More >>
Tef Poe is a little schizophrenic on his new record. That's a good thing.Among his multiple personalities (self-diagnosed in metaphors and similies) are "the backpacker version of Yo Gotti," Michael Jordan with a Scottie Pippen trigger finger, and "the rap version of Richard Pryor." The lat ... More >>
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The soon-to-be coveted Albert Pujols sneaker, which comes out February 10.Albert Pujols has hometown appeal, but when it comes to the sneaker game, he's no Kanye West or Michael Jordan.When Pujols' Nike signature sneaker hits shelves on February 10, boutique sneak ... More >>
Today the COTUS (Commandante of the United States) indoctrinated the youth of America with a speech laden with socialist rhetoric. A few of those references were very apparent, while many more were extremely subtle -- part of the Obama administration's vast conspiracy to brainwash the nation thro ... More >>
Sports excitement in late July is limited to baseball, and here in St. Louis, that's not a problem, because we're all obsessed with baseball and the Cardinals and Apple Pie and Standing Ovations for the Other Team's Good Play.But, since baseball is the only major sport in full-swing now, there ... More >>
You know, back when I started putting these together, I had thought to lead off with Larry Borowsky, since he's really the guy who gave me my start writing about the Cardinals. I was just a blogger over at Viva El Birdos, which Larry founded, and he asked me if I wanted to contribute to the front pa ... More >>