Long-time St. Louis hip-hop heads may have noticed a familiar face manning the decks at Killer Mike and El-P's Run the Jewels show last night. DJ Trackstar, who spent his first ten years as a DJ in St. Louis, is backing up the whole tour in his capacity as Killer Mike's touring DJ. See Also: - Kil ... More >>
This is part two of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Natasha Kwan of Frida's Deli. Read part one, a profile of Kwan, here. Part three, a recipe from Kwan, will be available Thursday. Natasha Kwan, the owner of the vegetarian, vegan and raw-food restaurant Frida's Deli (622 North and South Road, ... More >>
Courtesy Red BullLast Tuesday, DJ Deception bested seven other local musicians at the Red Bull Thre3style Saint Louis competition at the Old Rock House, with a set that spanned hip hop, rock and electro music. Deception, who's a resident DJ at the Social House, Home Nightclub and Fusion Nig ... More >>
courtesy of the ChalkBoyzFor the ChalkBoyz fourth mixtape, which gets an official release tomorrow night at Off Broadway, 22-year-old Drake Maret (a.k.a. Dominant Force, the J. Crew Kid) and 23-year-old Dylan Cunningham (a.k.a. Dyl Staxx, Staxx Fifth Avenue) created summer songs that are as e ... More >>
Todd OwyoungForget what you know - or think - about Ke$ha, the sleazy pop sensation everyone loves to hate. Her very-sold-out show at the Pageant was full of ridiculous spectacle, with generous doses of camp and schlock thrown in for good measure. And oh yes, don't worry - there was glitter. ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaDJing under the pseudonym COR(E)YOGRAPHY, Corey McCarthy has become a vital part of the city's vibrant club scene - as a DJ and as someone helping to bring national acts to St. Louis. A former retail manager at Urban Outfitters, McCarthy now focuses his full attention on his Propa ... More >>
We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.
Hip-hop's answer to the Hard Rock Cafe dies before it's born
A gang of elderly, seedy Mississippi bluesmen come to your home...in DVD form
Especially when it casts Fred Friction as Susan B. Anthony
On Saturday, September 4, we tuned in to local musical frequencies in their vast and varied incarnations. What we heard, all day and all night:
Jay-Z signs off with The Black Album
A Run-act play starring the Simmons brothers, Russell and the Rev
A decade after Vanilla Ice melted down, he's back with the man who made him.
Hip-hop legend Prince Paul is responsible for some of the music's most transcendent moments
Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters
DJ Assault makes his St. Louis debut this weekend, bringing his raw and funky Detroit techno to the Lovetronic party
Steeped in family and regional tradition, the brothers Dickinson create a variation on the hill-country blues for their North Mississippi All Stars
RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.
DJ-cum-producer Dan "the Automator" Nakamura finds his musical niche
Hip-hop's here. Deal with it. Check the local MCs and DJs moving up from the underground.