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  • Blogs

    November 11, 2014

    The 10 Best Videos From the Gangsta Rap Era

    Gangsta rap, where have you gone? About 20 years ago at this time, we were in the middle of an unprecedented run of gangsta rap greatness, with Death Row, Bad Boy, Ruthless, Rap-A-Lot and others all functioning at high levels.  And while the songs and albums from this era continue to get sh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 20, 2014

    The Ultimate Musician Movie Cameo Quiz

    Not all cameos are equally coveted: A good cameo creates an undeniable rush (I know that person!) that widens the eyes and forces the viewer to blurt out the musician's name when he or she appears on the big screen, like Anthony Kiedis in Point Break. An even better cameo, in which the musician is c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2014

    Remembering Garth Brooks' Alter-Ego Chris Gaines

    Inspired by Garth Brooks' recent announcement of his world tour, we thought we'd take a minute to look back on our favorite era of Garth-ness: the invention of Brooks' alter-ego, Chris Gaines. Alter-egos help an artist feel free to express sides of their persona that might make their fans uncomfort ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 14, 2014

    Snoopify Is a Disaster That's Only Getting Worse

    By Jennifer Swann Since launching in May, Snoop Dogg's Snoopify app has transformed millions of otherwise boring Instagram photos into virtual g-thangs, with the help of digital "stickers": blunts, cash money and chicken n' waffles. According to a recent press release from its promoters, it boasts ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2013

    Six Terribly Upsetting (and Erotic) Musical Fan-Fiction Stories

    Last week at my warehouse job, I sat in a forklift and lifted a wooden pallet to prepare for shipping. As the dust particles scattered from the machine's exhaust, a thought settled into my brain that I could not rid myself of: "Gavin Rossdale fan fiction."

  • Blogs

    October 28, 2013

    Lou Reed's Influence: Local and National Musicians Reflect

    October 27 was anything but a perfect day for Lou Reed fans. As Rolling Stone first reported, the influential rock guitarist and daring songwriter passed Sunday; cause of death has not yet been released. Through the Velvet Underground and his later solo work, Reed dismissed the fairytale of New Yor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2013

    The Day RFT Music Died

    You may have noticed over the weekend, starting on Thursday, that RFT Music was largely inaccessible. Users of Google Chrome, Safari, Firefox and likely others were blocked by warnings of malware, looking very similar, if not identical, to the one you see above.

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    Nelly and Crew Busted in Texas with 36 Bags of Heroin, 10 Pounds of Weed and a Loaded Gun [Many Updates]

    Update, 9:00 a.m.: We spoke with Jay E, producer of almost every song on Country Grammar and frequent Nelly collaborator. While he certainly isn't about to condone anyone's actions here, he is urging restraint. After all, none of us were there. He posted the following on his personal Facebook page y ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 12, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: October 12 to 14

    Nelly's recent run-in with the law is the talk of the town / office / internet today -- if you've been under a rock, check out what I'm referring to here. Anyway, my question is simple: When the hell are touring musicians going to stop trying to drive through Sierra Blanca? They nabbed Nelly, Fiona, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From September 10 to 16

    Under normal circumstances I despise inane small talk and "how's the weather" chatter, but for the purposes of filling these show-pick-posts' opening paragraphs with content, its a consistent fallback. That said, I wore a jacket outside this weekend! WHOA HOLY SHIT. Sometimes I think I could write ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 5, 2012

    The Ten Best Concerts of the Summer

    Well, the white trousers are back in storage and the river flotation seat with tall-boy sized cup-holders is deflated. We may have a few warm days ahead still, but summer is behind us. Lest it all fade into a haze of sweating (so it was hot this summer...), we here at RFT Music have preserved the bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2012

    Rodney King and The Psychotic World We Live In

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2012

    Snoop Dogg at Pop's, 5/25/12: Review, Photos and Setlist

    Snoop Dogg | Steddy P. | Kold Kace May 25, 2012 Pop's Nightclub If you hadn't already assumed that Snoop Dogg would be playing to a full house at Pop's last night, the line of people stretching across the parking lot -- hours before his performance -- would be a good indication. Half-naked women, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From May 21 to May 27

    We'll start this post off by recognizing the fact that yes, Red Hot Chili Peppers is playing in town on Friday (Scottrade Center); as is Local H (Firebird), but Friday is already well-represented below with another what-is-this-1996 artist, Snoop Dogg, playing at Pop's and roots-reggae pioneer Might ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2012

    Six Bieber-Free Moments When Boxing and Music Collided

    Whether Justin Bieber is being chased by a pack of fans while riding a Segway or pretending to get shot and killed on a popular television show, he can is increasingly dispatched in any setting. Your moment of certainty came this weekend, when Bieber and 50 Cent accompanied Floyd Mayweather, Jr., ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 3, 2012

    Hologram Musicians: The Legal Implications

    There's no denying that the "hologram" of Tupac Shakur that debuted at Coachella this year is provocative. Some see the visual effect as a celebration of a well-regarded rapper's legacy. Others see the spectacle as a disturbing example of the uncanny valley theory on a particularly grand scale. No ... More >>

  • Culture

    April 26, 2012
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    April 23, 2012

    Best of Coachella's Final Day

    See also: Our complete Coachella coverage By the third day of Coachella's second weekend -- the sixth and final day of this year's festival -- folks had more or less learned to ignore the dust and the heat. Here are our intrepid writers' favorite things about the final hours of the 2012 event.

  • Blogs

    April 10, 2012

    Six Best Coachella Death Matches

    You may know that the Coachella festival begins this weekend, in which Indio, California is overtaken with every type of person from hippies to people who like watching bands outside and camping yet deny being hippies. The impressive lineup has a few notably similar acts who may not be rivals but st ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 10, 2012

    Coachella in St. Louis: Make Your Own Spring Festival Without Leaving Home

    The Coachella 2012 lineup is out, featuring the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg and roughly half of Pitchfork's Top 50 Albums of 2011 list. But California is far away and three day passes (officially) cost your left eyeball and firstborn child. Fortunately, many of the Coachella highligh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 9, 2012

    Coachella 2012 Lineup: Black Keys, Radiohead and Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg Headline

    Coachella has just announced its 2012 lineup. The festival, which will take place over two weekends in April, will feature the Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre & Snoop Dogg as headliners, and it doesn't exactly drop off from there: Pulp, Cat Power, M83, the Shins, Bon Iver, Noel Gallagher, Feist, Jeff ... More >>

  • Music

    May 5, 2011

    St. Louis Music Festival

    7:30 p.m. Friday, May 6. The Chaifetz Arena, 1 South Compton Avenue.

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2011

    Ten Songs Perfect for Drunk Sing-Alongs

    Wikimedia Commons​For many people, today is a drinking holiday -- whether you're celebrating St. Patrick's Day or reveling at SXSW. It's also a day to let loose those vocal cords, with these stellar drunk sing-along songs. Whether fun, maudlin or cheese-tastic, these ten songs are among the be ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2011

    Not Good Things: Martha Stewart Behaving Badly

    Last week, after years of being teased by David Letterman about her time in prison, Martha Stewart finally lost it and nailed him in his smartass face. It's hardly the first time the domestic goddess/ex-con has behaved poorly. We present a video history of Martha has defied proper housemaven beh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 4, 2010

    Daft Punk, Noel Gallagher and Snoop Dogg in the Star Wars Cantina: Great Juxtaposition -- or Greatest Juxtaposition?

    (Via Pitchfork) Leave it to Adidas to create the best pop culture mash-up advert we've seen in a very long time. A promo for their World Cup campaign splices the famous Star Wars cantina scene with appearances from Daft Punk, Noel Gallagher, Snoop Dogg and David Beckham, among others. According to t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2010

    Limp Bizkit's Gonna Be Doin' It for the Nookie at Riverport Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, Y'All

    Boy, it feels a lot like 1996 'round these parts this week, what with Hole, Tool and now the reunited Limp Bizkit announcing summer shows in St. Louis. Fred Durst and co. will be rolling, rolling, rolling into town on Monday, August 2. Special guest is TBA. (Snoop Dogg, who was originally scheduled ... More >>

  • Music

    March 31, 2010

    Divas of Da Lou

    7 p.m. Friday, April 2. The Ambassador, 9800 Halls Ferry Road, Jennings.

  • Calendar

    September 2, 2009
  • Blogs

    August 18, 2009

    Tuesday Mash-Up: Snoop Dogg vs. Crowded House

    I'm not sure if "jam" is a strong enough word for this. Props to D.X. Ferris for sending this along.Snoop Dogg -vs- Crowded House - The Weather Episode - Snoop Dogg -vs- Crowded House

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2009

    2009 Bonnaroo Lineup Announced: Phish, Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello, David Byrne, Nine Inch Nails, Wilco, Al Green, Snoop Dogg, more!

    Bonnaroo just announced its 2009 lineup -- and like Coachella, it looks pretty strong. Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are headlining, while Phish is doing two(!) shows. Other notables include Elvis Costello (solo), Wilco, Nine Inch Nails, Al Green, Snoop Dogg, Mars Volta and a bunch more. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    Over the Weekend: 311/Snoop, Soulard Nightlife, A Rainy Let Them Eat Art

    Morning St. Louis. Here's what you missed over the weekend: "Let Them Eat Art" in Maplewood Gets All Wet. Lyndsay Johnson has a recap of the rainy Let Them Eat Art festival in Maplewood, but the weather didn't stop the going's on. French-style, here is the review. On Friday in Soulard, about 100 ... More >>

  • Music

    July 9, 2008

    Snoop Dogg

    7 p.m. Saturday, July 12. Verizon Wireless Ampitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights

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    April 17, 2008
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    February 27, 2008
  • Home Entertainment

    September 12, 2007
  • Music

    February 28, 2007

    The Gourds

    9 p.m. Thursday, March 1. VooDoo Lounge at Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights).

  • Music

    September 13, 2006

    Bye Bye Bye

    Justin Timberlake kisses his pop roots adios

  • Dining

    June 21, 2006

    Hitachino Nest Red Rice Ale

    Wasabi, 1228 Washington Avenue, 314-421-3500.

  • Music

    June 15, 2005

    Various Artists

    The Very Best of Death Row (The Row)

  • Music

    April 20, 2005

    The Gourds

    Tuesday, April 26; VooDoo Lounge in Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights)

  • Music

    February 23, 2005

    Murder for Fun

    Local shows explore the line between rock and death

  • Music

    February 23, 2005

    Oppression Rock

    We speak out against democracy, worry about Snoop and let Team Tomato give themselves a hand

  • Music

    December 22, 2004

    Merry Christmas, Beeyotch!

    Forget caroling. Here are a few hip-hop jammy-jams to warm your Yule log.

  • Music

    August 18, 2004

    Quick Picks

    Week of August 18, 2004

  • Calendar

    November 5, 2003

    The Hawkman Cometh

    Tony Hawk wants to see how many people he can get to say "Boom Boom HuckJam"

  • Film

    February 19, 2003

    Will to Power

    Mr. Ferrell comes into his glory in Old School

  • Music

    January 15, 2003


    Eve-Olution (Ruff Ryders/Interscope)

  • Film

    October 24, 2001

    Dust and Bones

    Dickerson digs up an undead Snoop Dogg and every horror cliché he can find

  • Music

    August 11, 1999


    Soundpieces: Da Antidote (Stones Throw)

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