What month is it again? We hate to reduce our small talk to conversations about the weather, but it's still oh-so-glorious outside, and we hope you had the chance to to get naked over the weekend. Continue to take full advantage of springtime in July by catching some shows this week. Read about reco ... More >>
Every week, Mayor Slay's website runs a poll, taking the pulse of St. Louisans on a wide range of topics, such as genetically modified foods, the actions of Congress, and what it takes to deliver a good political speech. The raw data gathered is synthesized and used to custom-build the city of St. L ... More >>
Mystikal has been getting a lot of attention for an interview he did with Rolling Stone recently. In said interview, he mentions that lately he's been listening to James Brown, Sam Cooke, Master P, Ludacris, and Eddie Murphy lately, and is in the midst of working on a new album (recent singles seem ... More >>
By Jennifer Swann In Macklemore's forthcoming single, "Can't Hold Us," he raps, "Nah they can't tell me nothing," thus continuing a long line of rappers to whom one can not tell nothing. It makes one wonder: Why are people always trying to tell rappers something? Why do the rappers refuse to li ... More >>
Country music has always mystified me. On the one hand, the songs always seem to focus on alcohol, failed relationships, and poverty - subjects that have spawned fantastic art for years. On the other hand, popular country music has been virtually unlistenable for at least the last twenty years.
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 >>
[Editor's note: Country Time is a new biweekly column for our sister music blog in Seattle, celebrating that city's favorite musical genre: mainstream country.] By Mike Seely With the nation's major-party political conventions drawing to a close recently with a rousing reelection appeal from the n ... 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 >>
Mario is a versatile video game character. In his long career in the digital world, Mario raced go-karts, fought adversaries in hand-to-hand combat and even got kidnapped to teach kids about geography. Yet Nintendo's plumber extraordinaire may have inadvertently been a trailblazer in the realm of v ... More >>
image viaZola Jesus is Nika Roza Danilova, the 21 year old's operatic tenor and tender age make her Rihanna among noise makers, but Danilova's emotion isn't borrowed, it's wrenched. With Cult of Youth at the Billiken Club April 14. 2720 Cherokee *Anthony B, February 2 Atomic Cowboy *Sarah an ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Acorn's No Ghost*The Acorn, No Ghost Drowned In Sound's review of the album explains, "Cynics might argue about the familiar sounds on No Ghost and may per ... More >>
Last night in Branson, Missouri, the board of aldermen nixed a proposed outdoor concert by the Lou's hip-hop superstar, Nelly. According to the Springfield News-Leader: The Branson Board of Aldermen Tuesday night rejected an appeal from a production company looking to hold an outdoor concert at the ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, October 27. Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
7:30 p.m. Thursday, May 10. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater (14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights).
Liluma, 238 North Euclid Avenue; 314-361-7771.
Week of October 19, 2006
A round-up of summer's surefire hits (and definite duds)
A local music fan starts Broke & Hungry Records, Matador Records gets its videogame on and the debut of "Yo! RFT Raps"
B-Sides cops to liking the Black Eyed Peas, talks to local-boy-done-good Marty Ehrlich and dreams up some new logos for American Idol contestants
B-Sides gets gangsta with Burt Bacharach, imagines a rainbow of worldly bands and dissects the nuances of two trumpets
You came, you saw, you voted: the winners of the 2005 Riverfront Times Music Awards
Week of February 2, 2005
The Year in Review: A Quiz
Grab a slice of 2004s best roots music while its still hot.
Christian Scientist hip-hop artists Tucker Booth and Jonathan Toth have this underground rap thing down cold
Friday Night Lights goes deep -- a rare route for football movies
Nelly's dropping two discs on the same day. And somehow, it works.
Week of June 16, 2004
Cowboy crooners are putting some metro-sex into their rural images
No Depression: What It Sounds Like (Vol. 1) (Dualtone)
Week of April 2, 2003
Thursday, Nov. 29; Off Broadway
Last Chance for a Thousand Years (Reprise)
Sound advice on the summer's hottest concerts