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    October 27, 2014

    Five Essential Insane Clown Posse "Hallowicked" Halloween Songs

    It's the Halloween season once again. The streets are lit with carved pumpkins, department stores are stockpiled with candy and the Insane Clown Posse is coming to town. Performing Tuesday, October 28, with Da Mafia 6ix at Pop's, ICP mark the twentieth anniversary of its first Hallowicked celebratio ... More >>

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    May 2, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Hip-Hop Shows: May 2014

    It seems like musicians really do prefer releasing new music as the temperatures rise. From the local and sort-of local to the definitely not local, come out and get down with these rappers as they celebrate their album drops this month in St. Louis.

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    May 1, 2014

    Tech N9ne on "That Fast Flow," Strangeulation and Being a "Job Creator"

    How fast is too fast? Rapper Tech N9ne's supersonic lyrical delivery tests the boundaries of human comprehension. The Kansas City-based MC was bestowed his name thanks to his ability to spit out words with the speed of a TEC-9 semiautomatic weapon. Tech N9ne later gave his handle a double-entendre ... More >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Got a Catwoman Costume? Your True Love Is Looking for You!

    Earlier this week, we shared how an ingenious local man used a Wizard World photo opportunity with Firefly and Castle star Nathan Fillion to propose to his girlfriend. It's an adorable story, but unfortunately, not everybody was as lucky in love at the comic book/pop culture convention. See also: - ... More >>

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    April 7, 2014

    The Three Best Things About Wizard World 2014

    After spending three straight days rubbing elbows with tens of thousands of costumed fans, drooling over dozens of high-profile celebrities and spending two months' rent on sketches and t-shirts, we may need to take a short breather from the comic book world. But, by Thor's hammer, Wizard World wa ... More >>

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    March 14, 2014

    One Label Controls Almost All of Hip-Hop, and That's a Problem

    It's common knowledge that the popular music industry is dominated by a few huge companies, sometimes referred to as the Big Three: Universal Music Group, Sony Music Entertainment and Warner Music Group. It used to be the Big Four, until EMI was subsumed into the other three. Before that, it was the ... More >>

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    March 7, 2014

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: March 7 to 9

    This weekend, locals the Old Souls Revival and Emily Wallace release new albums, Weird Fest stirs up Foam, and blues regulars work together to raise some funds for pups. Besides that, check out some options at newer spots hosting shows in town including the Blind Tiger and No Coast's new location in ... More >>

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    February 5, 2014

    Pig Destroyer, Styx, Angel Olsen, James Taylor and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

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    January 7, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Hip-Hop Shows: January 2014

    Think semi-local/semi-national -- that's what St. Louis has in store for this month's rap shows. Instead of taking the stage at large venues like the Pageant, most will perform in cozy spaces, like the Grove's new venue the Mad Magician and St. Louis's famed Pop's. With throwback acts like Twista an ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Hip-Hop Shows: December 2013

    Have no fear, St. Louis rap fans: December has many shows for you, both big and small, where you can rest your weary hip-hop head. Though some national acts can't be bothered to reschedule dates (cough, cough...Yeezy), other acts, like the much-anticipated Drake concert, have been securely reschedul ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From November 18 to 24

    This week, big names like Justin Timberlake and Elton John visit town. In addition, hometown heroes the Urge and Jonathan Toth from Hoth release CDs. For info on these shows and more, including Beers & Cheers and Iris Dement, keep reading after the jump!

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    October 28, 2013

    Tech N9ne: "I would never conform for any amount of money."

    Tech N9ne is the only rapper on the 2013 Forbes Hip-Hop Cash Kings list who wears face paint and has performed at the Gathering of the Juggalos six times. After raking in an impressive $7.5 million over the past twelve months, the Kansas City native appears on the list in between Swizz Beatz and 50 ... More >>

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    October 2, 2013

    The Thirteen Best St. Louis Rappers

    This year's Best Of St. Louis issue has hit the streets, and as in the past, we chose a winner for best solo hip-hop artist of 2013. But there's more than just one rapper worth your time, and many of them were winners in previous years. So here's our top ten-ish (OK, thirteen; we kept thinking of mo ... More >>

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    May 8, 2013

    Tech N9ne at Pop's Last Night: Here Are Some Photos of Wicked Clowns

    Kansas City rapper Tech N9ne performed at Pop's last night to a pacPop'sked house of hip-hop heads, wicked clowns and juggalos. Though the artist is not officially a part of Psychopathic records (Tech N9ne releases records through his own label, Strange Music), the rapid-fire rapper gets a lot of lo ... More >>

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    January 22, 2013

    Quick Questions: Tef Poe Talks to the Creative Minds Behind Hitmakers Basement Beats

    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 >>

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    October 23, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From October 22 to 28

    This week's list is a bonus-deluxe-super edition, with TEN shows instead of the usual nine, on account of this Tuesday getting twice its usual attention. There's good reason: Tuesday night features separate appearances by both ska legend the Skatalites and nihilistic post-punk pioneer Swans. They're ... More >>

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    October 19, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: October 19 to 21

    This weekend has some pretty huge shows: Saturday especially is packed. There's a crazy ass rave thing (it's a rave, right? Cause that's what I'm calling it) happening at Scottish Rite (that bigass empty building on Lindell) that is headlined by none other than the Crystal Method. I think it would b ... More >>

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    September 21, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: September 14 to 16

    The office has been hectic lately. Next week is our big Best Of St. Louis issue. Things have occasionally gotten ugly; the "motherfuckers" are flying with unusual frequency, weary staffers are resorting to puns (puns!) in conversation and the jello shots just don't seem to have enough kick to 'em la ... More >>

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    July 5, 2012

    Tech N9ne

    6 p.m. Thursday, July 5. Pop's Nightclub, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.

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    July 2, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From July 2 to 8

    In case you hadn't heard, fireworks displays are cancelled all over town this year because everything is on fire. Fair St. Louis is just about the only game left in town, which is convenient for our music-related purposes since that's also where Heart will be playing this Wednesday. Other than that, ... More >>

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    June 6, 2012

    50-Plus St. Louis Hip-Hop Artists You Should Know

    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 >>

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    February 15, 2012

    EMA, Mayer Hawthorne Lead This Week's Show Announcements

    Erika M. Anderson brings her haunted bedtime stories and knife-twisting tableaus as EMA to the Luminary on March 20, and Deerhunter guitarist Lockett Pundt will do a turn with his solo project, Lotus Plaza, on April 30. Stone-drunk strummers Mountain Sprout head to the Old Rock House on April 1, and ... More >>

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    December 22, 2011
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    September 26, 2011

    Meet P.R.E.A.C.H, St. Louis' Own Romanian-Born Rapper

    Egan O'Keefe​Erik "P.R.E.A.C.H." Bothazy is a 26-year-old local rapper originally from Oradea, a city in western Romania about seven miles from the border of Hungary. P.R.E.A.C.H., along with his parents and sister, immigrated to south St. Louis in 1991. After moving to St. Louis, P.R.E.A.C.H ... More >>

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    September 7, 2011

    "It Was A Complete, Complete Bust." What Happened At The Missouri Muzic Festival?

    An early poster for the Missouri Muzic Festival. Nicki Minaj was removed from the lineup months ago.​On Saturday afternoon, the organizers and operations management of the Missouri Muzic festival stood watching a weather forecast for Sunday predicting more storms. It was raining hard and the w ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    The Ten Best Things To Do On Labor Day Weekend In St. Louis

    ​Welcome to our favorite Commie holiday, where we celebrate the laborers by taking Monday off and no longer wearing white. We'd say something about the coming of Fall, but our landlord just announced they've decided to keep the pool we share with a nearby apartment complex open until the end ... More >>

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    August 5, 2011

    Ten Best Things To Do In St. Louis This Weekend: August 5-7

    There's a good chance you will get to see Tech N9ne make this face this weekend. ​In addition to offering a respite from the heat, this weekend promises an eclectic mix of distractions from the grind. Local psych-pop band Troubadour Dali is releasing its new album, Let's Make It Right, at Off ... More >>

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    May 25, 2011

    Yo Gabba Gabba and High Places Lead this Week's Show Announcements

    wikimedia commonsDJ Lance Rock with a young fan. Awwz. ​One-time St. Louisian DJ Lance Rock and the Yo Gabba Gabba! Live crew bring their kiddie show on crack back to the Fox Theatre for two family friendly performances on September 17. Leave it to the Luminary--last week it announced that sp ... More >>

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    October 15, 2010

    Ten Things To Do This Weekend: October 15-17

    G Tom Mac​Besides the shows listed on the music page -- including the Skarekrau Radio DVD screening/puppet show extravaganza at Apop Records and tonight's Space Parlour shindig at the Firebird -- here are some other music-centric options for this lovely fall weekend. Have you found your sweate ... More >>

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    August 17, 2010

    Review Photos: Cypress Hill and Stevie Stone Light Up the Pageant, Monday, August 16

    Jason StoffCypress Hill at the Pageant. More photos from the night here.​Roughly a week after playing to a record-setting crowd at this year's Lollapalooza in Chicago, the California kings of stoner-rap, Cypress Hill, played their first St. Louis show in years. While the bottom floor of the Pa ... More >>

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    August 16, 2010

    Tila Tequila Reportedly Attacked at the 2010 Gathering of the Juggalos

    The annual Gathering of the Juggalos took place last weekend in Hardin County, Illinois, roughly three hours southeast of St. Louis. Like past years, the camaraderie-fostering event features a performance from Insane Clown Posse and its associated musical acts, as well as appearances by other artist ... More >>

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    August 4, 2010

    Show Announcements: Week of August 5

    Berlin's freaksters King Khan and the Shrines bring their retro psychedelic soul to 2720 Cherokee on October 3.​ 2720 Cherokee *King Khan and the Shrines, October 3 *Lower Dens, August 21 *Stanton Moore Trio, October 2 The Ambassador *The Ladies Anthem Tour with Lyfe Jennings, Dondria, Aloha ... More >>

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    August 2, 2010

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of July 25-August 1

    * = coming to town, = local ​Euclid Records 1. Best Coast - Crazy For You* 2. Black Keys - Brothers 3. Devo - Something For Everybody 4. Menomena - Mines* 5. Alejandro Escovedo - Street Songs Of Love* 6. Mark Olson - Many Colored Kite* 7. Tom Petty - Mojo 8. Robert Randolph - We Walk ... More >>

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    April 6, 2010

    Show Announcements: Week of April 14

    Off Broadway*Bob Log III, July 31*Disappears/Art Majors, May 6*Jimmy "Duck Holmes" and Terry "Harmonica" Bean, June 13*Sleepy Sun, June 16*The Sugar Free Allstars, July 25*Via Audio, June 26Lev KupermanBrooklyn-based indie pop group Via Audio blows into town on June 26 in support of their sophomore ... More >>

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    November 10, 2009

    Top Sellers at Area Record Stores: Week of November 2 to November 8

    Every Monday, A to Z publishes the best-selling releases from area independent record stores from the preceding week. An asterisk after an album name indicates that the act is coming to town. And so without further ado: Apop Records 1 Lightning Bolt: Earthly Delights 2 Leonard Cohen: Live Songs ... More >>

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    November 6, 2009

    St. Louis Weekend Concert Calendar: Friday, November 6 to Sunday, November 8

    Friday, November 6 *Son Volt/Peter Bruntnell, The Pageant *Nelly's Birthday Party -- Pajama Jam, HOME Nightclub *Tech N9ne/Slaughterhouse/Stevie Stone et al, Pop's *Breathe Carolina/Cash Cash/more, Fubar *Buddy Mondlock, Focal Point *Tenement Ruth, Lemmons *Poor Historians, Way Out Club *Eric Moelle ... More >>

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    August 25, 2009

    St. Louis Concert Announcements: Week Of August 25

    The Pageant *The Used, Sunday, October 18 *Son Volt, Friday, November 6 *Skillet, Tuesday, November 17J. Wagner & S. Waugh​ Scottrade Center *Maxwell/Common/Chrisette Michele, Friday, October 9

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    March 31, 2009

    St. Louis Concert Announcements: Week of April 2

    Blueberry Hill *Carbon Leaf, Saturday, June 6 Pageant *The Crystal Method, Tuesday, June 9 *Tech N9ne, Thursday, June 11 *Robin Trower, Friday, June 12*Santigold, Saturday, June 13 *Jenny Lewis/Deer Tick, Sunday, June 14 Broadway Oyster Bar *Fred Wesley and the New JB's Firebird *The Marquette Weeke ... More >>

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    December 22, 2008

    Top Ten Hip-Hop Albums Of 2008

    A couple of weeks ago, an expert on the Harry Potter series told an audience of high school kids how lucky they were to have this Big Shared Experience--these seven books and 41,000 words in common. What does Harry Potter have to do with hip-hop in 2008? In an age when many year-end lists should be ... More >>

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    October 31, 2008
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    August 15, 2008
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    August 15, 2008
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    May 7, 2008

    Ill Bill/Tech N9ne

    8 p.m. Tuesday, May 13. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard

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    September 18, 2007
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    February 21, 2007

    Tech N9ne

    Thursday, February 22. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)

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    June 28, 2006


    They get off on vampires and horror movies and brutal deaths. It's all part of the hell-hop scene.

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    November 9, 2005

    Tech N9ne

    Tuesday, November 15; Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)

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    August 25, 2004

    Tech N9ne

    Monday, August 30; Pop's

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    May 7, 2003

    Sounds Around Town

    Week of May 7, 2003

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    September 25, 2002

    Power Play

    Tech N9ne makes a major move that should push him past (Kansas) city limits

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