When it comes to chess, hip-hop is king. That's one of the ideas behind the World Chess Hall of Fame's new exhibit Living Like Kings: The Unexpected Collision of Chess and Hip Hop Culture. Exploring the connections between the game of kings and what is arguably music's most strategic lyrical genre, ... More >>
St. Louis has a fair amount of hip-hop concerts this September to ease your end-of-summer woes. Catch a whiff of the underground with Inspectah Deck and a benefit for Mike Brown, or catch a little mainstream action with the coveted Die Antwoord and Ab-Soul. From the local to the lesser known and dow ... 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 >>
July's almost over, and as we enter the dog days of summer, it's time to pack up the kids and head on that great family road trip. As wonderful as it is to bond with one another over hours spent in the car, it's should be noted how more and more adults have been diagnosed as being Kidz Bop-intoleran ... 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 >>
8 p.m. Sunday, April 29. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Did everyone survive Record Store Day weekend? Between the deluge of live music and the generous amounts of free beer -- not to mention the throngs of people -- we can understand how one might be tempted to take it easy this week. Please remember, though, that taking it easy is for square nerd loser ... More >>
10 p.m. Friday, March 30. Lola, 500 North 14th Street.
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 >>
Wu-Tang mashups are nothing new - from The Beatles to Warren Zevon, the Shaolin collective has been and remains one of the ripest sources for remixing and reconextualizing. However, when word dropped last week of Doomtree's "Wugazi" project - a Fugazi/Wu-Tang mashup - the Internet went abuzz ... More >>
Photo by Jon Gitchoff Raekwon/Steddy P and DJ Mahf/Safety Words The Firebird May 16, 2011 Safety Words, heretofore most commonly known for mashing eight-bit video game samples with rap tracks, officially retired those songs last night. You will never again hear "Biggie, Rae, Ghost, Rash, Zi ... More >>
9 p.m. Monday, May 16. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
LA's Warpaint play tonight at the Luminary Center for the Arts. From left, Theresa Wayman, Jenny Lee Lindberg, Stella Mogzawa, Emily Kokal(front).The Los Angeles four-piece Warpaint crafts haunting dreampsych with iridescent harmonies and filmy reverb, but don't label them as an all-girl band ... More >>
Wednesday, 8 p.m. March 8. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
Clive Owen gets pushed to his limits, right along with the audience
In the season of sequels and Happy Meal toys, 05 may be a pleasant surprise.
Haven't had enough Wu-Tang merchandise? Now there's a book.
Osirus (Sure Shot)
This was the year electronic dance music got its head -- and its ass -- out of the past.
Week of December 8, 2004
Blade confronts the ultimate vampire, and geeks everywhere rejoice
We chronicle the greatest moments of Ol' Dirty Bastard
Murray makes Garfield more than a bad cat movie
Jim Jarmusch serves the perfect blend: Coffee and Cigarettes
Our critics enter the summer-movie fray
The Lex Diamond Story (Universal)
The Chicago clip crew gleefully gabs on in Barbershop 2
The W (Loud/Columbia)
The Wu-Tang Clan finds strength in numbers
Written and directed by Jim Jarmusch