I thought I would have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Sublime's 1996 self-titled mainstream breakout album to write about how fundamentally misunderstood and judged Sublime is. I have so many feelings, probably too many, about a band whose legacy is beaten up almost as much as Insane Clown Po ... More >>
This year marks 25 years since The Cactus Album, the debut release by legendary New York hip-hoppers 3rd Bass. Released on Def Jam, backed by Russell Simmons' Rush Management and produced in part by the Bomb Squad (best known for its work with Public Enemy and Ice Cube), The Cactus Album boasted imp ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
Remember when the turntable was considered a legitimate instrument in a rock band? Neither do I. But there are rare instances where DJ scratches are not a dealbreaker in a non hip-hop context. Here are the six best rock songs featuring turntables. Let us know your favorites and we'll REEEEEEEEEEEEMI ... More >>
What better time for a "gotcha moment" (to borrow a Palin-ism) than the very beginning of a song? It takes some guts to change a listener's perception of a track before it is fully formed, but it is eternally memorable when executed well. Here is a list of the six best fakeout intros. Feel free to l ... More >>
Even on a quote-unquote perfect album, one song has to be inferior to the others, just as one song has to rule the roost. Such is the yin and yang of nature. Here are the six worst songs on the best albums. 6. Wilco - "Heavy Metal Drummer" from Yankee Hotel Foxtrot Heavy Metal Drummer by Wilco on ... More >>
10 p.m. Saturday, April 14. Lola, 500 North 14th Street.
This is part two of Natalie Mclaury's Chef's Choice profile of Wes Johnson of Salt. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Johnson, is published here. Did your family cook when you were a child? Mostly my father. How old were you when you started cooking? 10. First cooking job? Waf ... More >>
Rocky SchenckToday is Frances Bean Cobain's 19th birthday. Time flies, right? In celebration of Miss Frannie, we've compiled a list of hot rock 'n' roll spawn. These people have at least one rock star parent and their moms are frequently models. (Figures.) They are all totally bangable, and m ... 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.
Todd Owyoung Lil Wayne/Nicki Minaj/Rick Ross/Travis Barker/Mix Master Mike The Pageant April 10, 2011 Better Than: Whatever the hell else went on last night. They came in jacked-up ghetto cruisers and sensible Hondas; they came in glute-hugging tube dresses, crisp white T's and homemade sh ... More >>
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 >>
Jon ScorfinaDJs Agile 1 and Crucial with their twin boysRob and April Fulstone might be the two coolest young parents in St. Louis. For over ten years they've been staples in the St. Louis hip-hop scene under the monikers DJ Crucial and DJ Agile 1. Following the birth of their twin sons, Linc ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaThe "pretentious record store guy" has long been the bane of the record shop. Despite their wealth of archaic knowledge, music lovers were never sure whether these pompous clerks were an asset or a plague to their shopping experience. Local comic artist and graphic designer Carlos ... More >>
A special Record Store Day edition of top sellers! equates local, * is a band coming to town. Euclid separated its RSD exclusives for its top ten; Vintage did not. Vintage Vinyl 1. VARIOUS ARTISTS---Don't Quit Your Day Job 2. FLAMING LIPS, STAR DEATH & WHITE DWARF WITH HENRY ROLLINS & PEA ... More >>
My Life with Dusty Wallets
What You Missed: Maplewood's third annual art festival and Bastille Day celebration. Where: The Maplewood streets of Manchester, Sutton and Greenwood Blvd. When: Friday, July 11 from 6 to 11 p.m. Better than: Your velvet unicorn paintings. ''You remember them, Josh and Susan. You know, the party ... More >>
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B-Sides steps out with Gabriel and Dresden, matches drugs with Tool albums and previews the WM3 benefits going on around town
B-Sides unearths some tight presidential tunes, finds the softer side of the Simpsons' notorious bully and knows way too much about the Spin Doctors
B-Sides examines Venom's Spinal Tap moments, puts on kid gloves for Rasputina and reminisces with Shilo
Hunter Brumfield III: 1974-2005
Saturday, October 9; Blueberry Hill's Duck Room
Pick your personal Jesus, plus three questions for a pop princess and the poetry of heavy metal
No obvious joke goes untouched in this so-so TV show remake
Week of January 7, 2004
Tuesday, November 18; the Duck Room at Blueberry Hill
Local labels keep their eyes on the prize
The Living Things' Berlin brothers pull the wool over Radar Station's eyes
Iraq and roll don't go together well when rockers protest
9/11 was supposed to sound the death knell for irony -- so what's gonna happen to Money Mark?
Hey, what's that glowstick doing in the granola? Lake Trout redefines the jam-band label for the electronic age.
Local discs make waves with national-caliber samplers
Remodeling St. Louis' radio dial
Spraypaint Picassos from all over the U.S. converge for the Paint Louis event
Monday, July 3; Firehouse
Published the week of April 19, 2000
A new Web site dishes dirt -- a lot of dirt -- on the St. Louis rave scene
So ... How's Your Girl? (Tommy Boy)
The city's finest join a boycott of supporters of Mumia Abu-Jamal