You've been there, listening to a song for the first time, hearing the word at the end of one lyric and thinking "please don't end the next line with (insert predictable rhyme here)." Of course, nine out of ten times, the internalized wish is futile. Nobody expects songwriters to reinvent the wheel ... More >>
courtesy of Tef PoeTef Poe's War Machine is a nineteen-track tour de force. The Force member's musical versatility has always been his calling card, and so it's not surprise that Machine embraces diversity and defies pigeonholing. Genre-wise, it touches on warm R&B, ominous hip-hop, celebrato ... 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.)
Avant's The Letter*Avant, The Letter
The Urban Music Scene review says of Avant's latest album, "The Letter is a solid effort. There may not be anything tha ... More >>
In recent weeks, a bunch of local musicians unleashed new tunes on the masses. Here's a brief round-up. Know of anything else? Leave a comment.
Pokey LaFarge & the South City Three, "Brick Thieves"
Occasional RFT contributor Bill Streeter is making a documentary about the city's uniqu ... 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 >>
Pi announced this week that it will open yet another location in its rapidly growing pizza empire. Unlike the original location in the Delmar Loop or the additional spots in Kirkwood or the Central West End, the Chesterfield Pi will be carryout-only. The new Pi is slated to open next month at the he ... More >>
Here are four St. Louisans, you may want to consider following on Twitter today:Toby WeissTwitter Info:Web: http://www.beltstl.comBio: http://tobyweiss.comSample Tweet:There's a disconnect between #stl citizens and their politicians: http://tinyurl.com/n4y9s5
Hot 104.1 FM is hosting its second Super Jam on Saturday, June 13, at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Scheduled to appear are Keri Hilson, Young Jeezy and Soulja Boy. To continue my SpongeBob Squarepants video blitz from last week, here's a mash-up of "Crank Dat" set to scenes from the show. And ... More >>
Say what you will about Trent Reznor, but the man has a sense of humor. He released a jokey "new album" a bit ago via Twitter, called Strobe Light. It's a very obvious -- but subtle -- satire on pop/hip-hop crossovers (and perhaps a slight dig at Chris Cornell, whose recent album was produced b ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dr ... More >>