Akon hasn't been perfect throughout his career, but it's hard to accuse him of being selfish. The St. Louis native developed a propensity to share the spotlight with other artists, even if it means his presence isn't always noticed. That cooperative mentality allowed Akon's behind-the-scenes career ... More >>
From Spinal Tap to The Lonely Island, nearly every type of music has an act with purposeful comedic overtones. Country music is the elder statesman of this trend, as evidenced by a Missouri native that blended a down-home sound with a big dose of humor.
Gilbert "Speck" Rhodes made a name for himsel ... More >>
I have heard songs by Rebecca Black, Tito Jackson and Rascal Flatts, and I can say without hyperbole that this Mizzou rally song is a million times worse than all of those things combined.It's not just the inane beat and sing-song lyrics, nor is it the dancing -- oh, Lord, the dancing. No, it's the ... More >>
Phenomenal MultimediaSaturday Night Live star Andy Samberg and his Lonely Island group are at the center of a copyright and royalty lawsuit filed by the St. Louis-based production group StarStrukk.The lawsuit filed in federal court in New York by Aleric "Rick Tha Ruler" Banks and Monique Hine ... More >>
This week, the U.S. finally dealt with one of those pesky civil rights issues we've been putting off for a while. Don't Ask Don't Tell is now a sordid thing of the past, and we want to celebrate the only way we know how. We rounded up our favorite music videos that celebrate men loving men, w ... 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 >>
At the Pageant tonight, Strokes vocalist Julian Casablancas will be headlining as a solo artist, in support of his electro-tinged album Phrazes for the Young. In this week's paper, Katie Moulton interviewed Casablancas; the two discussed fatherhood, his musical direction and what to expect fr ... More >>