By Derek Askey "It's money" opens Doris, the way-way-way-too-much-anticipated album from Odd Future standout and internal rhyme genius Earl Sweatshirt. "It's money," the intro repeats, "It's money." If you bought a physical copy, you're hearing that opening while thumbing through the artwork: an in ... More >>
Here's everything that bothered us about Coachella's second weekend. Hey, at least there was no dust storm! Native American Headdresses These have still not gone away. In fact, one particularly irritating woman (not pictured) wore a towering feather mohawk weave, a sartorial statement that combined ... More >>
Editor's Note: While the Daft Punk tribute went off last night at 2720 Cherokee, the real deal is rumored to play Coachella Music Festival this year. Here's a report from Kai Flanders of the RFT's sister paper, the LA Weekly.This is, so far, the burning question of this Coachella, being asked everyw ... More >>
UPDATED October 11 with photos of the event. You can now add Pharrell Williams into an exclusive group of hip-hop artists with their own booze brands, joining Ludacris, Jay-Z and Sean "Diddy" Combs. The award-winning producer/artist was on hand Wednesday night to promote his new brand, Qream, a 12. ... 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.
Each Tuesday, record-store clerks unpack boxes of albums and restock shelves with the latest releases. This week brings a slew of notable albums, including new stuff from Midwest rappers the Cool Kids, fathers of progressive rock Yes and James Franco's music project (naturally).
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) The Autumn Defense's Once Around*The Autumn Defense, Once Around Consequence of Sound claims Once Around is "very much worth your time." "There seems to be ... More >>
Photo: Nick SchnelleView more photos from the show last night. REVIEW BY MATTHEW JACKSON (View photos from the show last night.) Fall Out Boy's concert Wednesday night at the Pageant afforded many opportunities, but primary among them was the chance to answer, in one continuous sitting, that ... More >>
Artist: Elton John Album: Live in Australia with the Melbourne Symphony Orchestra From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1987 Label: MCA Records What it sounds like: A big gay rock opera.
The Black and White Album
Week of December 28, 2006
Tha Blue Carpet Treatment (Geffen)
In My Mind (Star Trak/Interscope)
Jo Capo's new Noize City Entertainment -- and flagship artist Ajule -- take St. Louis music by storm
Monday, October 31; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Already Platinum (Star Trak/Geffen)
The B.Coming (Roc-A-Fella)
Crunk Juice (TVT)
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon youve been jamming and dig this years buried black-music treasures.
R&G - Rhythm and Gangsta: The Masterpiece (Geffen)
Crown Candy Kitchen
Fly or Die (Virgin)
Sham Daugherty and Alonzo Lee Jr., the Trak Starz, aim to make St. Louis the center of the hip-hop universe