Some matches are made in heaven -- others, like Run The Jewels, are made in the murky, underwater trenches of underground hip-hop. Named after a verse in LL Cool's J "Cheesy Rat Blues," RTJ swerves like a great white shark -- sleek as hell, just don't get caught in those teeth. This isn't the firs ... More >>
By Phillip Mlynar By now, you've had a few weeks to play El-P and Killer Mike's magnificent Run the Jewels 2 on repeat. (If not, quietly chastise yourself and then head over here and download it now.) While the chemistry between Mike and El is an undeniable draw, the Run the Jewels movement has als ... More >>
I have an embarrassing tendency to bait people into conversations where I just talk about cool things I am doing. Surprise, right? While it likely stems from being bored with hearing of the mundane achievements of others (babies, crappy jobs, cars), there is a part of me that figures it must stem fr ... More >>
Punk rock is a money toilet. The record/mp3 collecting involved is the most addictive drug that I've ever encountered, and most of my alcoholic/drug addict/straight edge friends would probably agree. But are we all just living in a dumber cliché than the one we're supposedly and lazily rebelling ag ... More >>
By Nate Jackson What would music be without a beat, a rhythm or a backbone? Though they qualify as the first instruments ever created, the drums are probably the last thing most music fans can live without. And while we worship plenty of drummers in modern music, there are some Gods of Thunder who ... More >>
Celebrity drummer Travis Barker sat in with the Muppets' Dr. Teeth and the Electric Mayhem last night on Jimmy Kimmel Live. Barker posted on his Facebook page: "G00D M0RNING! Blessed to play drums with my childhood hero ANIMAL last night!...Good Times." We agree. Incidentally, the last six posts on ... More >>
In rock and roll, singers get the attention, guitarists get the glory and bass players usually just have to show up. It's the drummers of the world who often put in the most effort for the least return, lugging ten times the equipment and playing twenty times as hard as the rest of the band. ... More >>
Each Tuesday, record-store clerks unpack boxes of albums and restock shelves with the latest releases. This week brings a slew of notable albums, including new stuff from Midwest rappers the Cool Kids, fathers of progressive rock Yes and James Franco's music project (naturally).
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 >>
It's FRIDAY, FRIDAY! Gotta get down on FRIDAY! Here's where you can find this weekend's FUN, FUN, FUN and partyin', partyin' (yeah), starting with locals Bikini Acid at Floating Laboratories and ending with Lil' Wayne and a few of his famous friends.
7 p.m. Sunday, April 10. The Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
Todd OwyoungLil Wayne at the Chaifetz Arena in 2009Yesterday, Pitchfork published a list of tour dates for a Lil Wayne headline tour, which included a Sunday, April 10, stop in St. Louis at the Scottrade Center. Keep in mind that the venue hasn't yet confirmed this show (although that date is ... More >>
Last night, pop-punks Blink-182 cancelled their show in Saratoga, New York, citing the death of DJ AM, a close friend of drummer Travis Barker. (Barker and AM survived a horrific plane crash last year.) Weezer, Taking Back Sunday and Chester French still played, however. A statement on Blink's websi ... More >>
Turns out that the rumors of Blink 182 moving its St. Louis show originally scheduled for September 3 were true: LiveNation just sent out a press release announcing that the concert is now set for Tuesday, September 29. A statement included with it says: After much thought and consideration, Blink-1 ... More >>
By Ben Westhoff Hip-hop A-listers including Rick Ross, Akon and Plies were caught grossly exaggerating their gangster credentials this year. (Turns out they were painfully law-abiding. The horror!) But even if your favorite rapper wasn't caught in a lie, you can bet he or she put out a hilariously ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, December 3. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street).
Wednesday, May 3, at 8 p.m. The Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Boxcar Racer (MCA)