Plenty of excellent shows this week; particularly as we enter the weekend -- local releases galore. We'll get into that in more detail on the weekend post though.
Supposedly, the world is ending this weekend as well. I know what you are thinking, and I don't really buy it either, but then again the ... More >>
Producer James "JBJR" Bishop released his first official beat tape in late March, a collection of soulful instrumental tracks that showcases the St. Louis native's talents and influences.
Bishop's free 10-song release Just Beats, Joy, & Rhythm: Cookin' Soul was made available in late March on his B ... More >>
Another excellent spring weekend in St. Louis: It's tough to top legendary DJ and producer Pete Rock, performing tonight at Lola, but he'll get a run for his money from Ben Kweller (Off Broadway) and Peter Frampton (Peabody Opera House). Saturday brings William Fitzsimmons to the Firebird and Pillow ... More >>
Still tired from last week? Too bad, March is unrelenting. Time to down some coffee, eat some energy bars and pack in the protein (might we recommend some pink slime?) because this week is jam-packed with shows as well. On Friday, two guys named Pete who happen to be legends in their respective fiel ... More >>
So, we come to it: the end of all things. Four days of madness, Doritos, Skrillex and finally, St. Patrick's Day. Before we bid SXSW 2012 farewell, allow us to share our favorite moments from SXSW day four. Later, we'll let you know which shows weren't so hot. Find our favorites below, and if there ... More >>
Phife Dawg of A Tribe Called Quest will be making an appearance at the Tivoli Theatre tonight in support of the premiere of Michael Rapaport's documentary Beats, Rhymes & Life.
Phife Dawg will introduce Beats, Rhymes & Life and host a Q & A session after the 7:30 p.m. showing.
Facebook groups: if they can topple totalitarian regimes, perhaps they improve the way producers exchange ideas too.As we wrote about a couple of weeks ago, this year's S.L.U.M. Fest Beat Battle Champion James "JBJR" Bishop explained how he shuts out the world when he sits down at his compute ... More >>
Michael SchafermeyerMichael Schafermeyer, a prominent DJ on the St. Louis underground rap scene, died early yesterday morning in Baltimore, of an apparent alcohol and drug overdose. He was 31.
Schafermeyer grew up in Jefferson City, taking his DJ moniker Helias from his eponymously named hig ... More >>
Over the last few years, the Rock the Bells tour has grown from a series of one-off shows into a full-scale touring entity -- although its aim (to showcase the best, most innovative hip-hop artists) hasn't changed.On Monday, August 24, the tour will stop at the Blue Note in Columbia. Performing will ... More >>