It's my byline; we're doing what I want this week. And I want to bring back the word of the day, which just happens to be Bollix. Seriously! That's how you spell "bullshit" in British. So here we here, a Bollix fill-in weekend post from your esteemed music editor. Shouldn't it be "Bollocks"? Ah, who ... More >>
Noted R&B heartthrob Trey Songz will be at the Fox this Sunday, but the show will absolutely not be worth killing a person and then yourself over. I just wanted to make that clear from the get-go since I suppose there has been some very heartbreaking confusion lately. Just to be clear, again: Trey ... More >>
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 >>
Ricky Smiley and his infectious chuckle tickle our eardrums daily during his long-running morning show syndicated on Hot 104.1. The ATL funnyman brings his comic stylings to Chaifetz in February. Chaifetz also snagged the Black Keys in late April, and newcomer Plush is bringing our Missouri boys bac ... More >>
The Essence Music Festival is the premiere mainstream R&B festival -- but its ambitious scope encompasses a whole lot more. The main events are evening concerts with more than 40 household-name acts in R&B, urban contemporary, soul, hip hop and jazz, including mainstage shows stacked with hea ... More >>
Nelly makes a guest appearance to snuggle with Keri Hilson. Photo by Kiernan MaletskySuper Jam 4 Mindless Behavior | Rockwell Knuckles and Tef Poe | Block Boyz | MoTre | Ruka Puff | Gena | Travis Porter | YC | Lloyd | Yo Gotti | Keri Hilson | Wiz Khalifa | Waka Flocka Flame | Ludacris Verizo ... More >>
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 >>
7 p.m. Sunday, April 10. The Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
Jon GitchoffBradd Young and Aloha Mischeaux host the show on SaturdayHip-hop fans who attended the State of Emergency concert earlier this month may have received mixed signals from the show. While some of the artists involved tried to invoke Dr. King's vision -- the show was scheduled to coi ... 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 >>
Todd OwyoungUsher at the Scottrade Center, St. LouisThe St. Louis stop on Usher's OMG Tour began with the magician's best trick: misdirection. While a troupe of hip-hop Cylons danced amid a vaguely dystopian stage set, Usher himself was levitated on a floating riser near the rear of the floor ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, Aug. 20. Fox Theatre, 527 North Grand Boulevard.
As we reported yesterday, St. Louis hip-hop icon Nelly has accepted a new gig as drive-time host at Hot 104.1 FM. No word on how long this stint will last, but the St. Lunatic is already two hours into his first shift. We thought we'd listen in and see how Nelly rocks the mic in a different way.4:4 ... More >>
People of all ages, races, and backgrounds piled into the Scottrade Center last night to watch one of the biggest names in music perform. Jay-Z is following up the success of last year's Blueprint 3 album with a tour of the same name, and it's obvious that his appeal reaches beyond the scope of the ... More >>
It's been a long week. Here are the highlights of shows going on this weekend -- please chime in with your own below. Friday, March 19 *Jay-Z/Young Jeezy/Trey Songz, Scottrade Center *David Gray, Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center *STS9, The Pageant *Michael McDermott (early), Off Broadway * ... More >>
Who says the record store is dead? Not us here in St. Louis, where both Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records sold a lot of tunes. Below, please find the top selling albums from both stores, including a separate top vinyl list from VV. Enjoy! Vintage Vinyl: Top CDs 1. Murphy Lee - You See Me 2. ... More >>
Friday, October 16 *Mirah/Norfolk & Western, Billiken Club *Tom Russell, Off Broadway *The Blakes/The Orbz/Via Dove, Firebird *Ernie Isley and the Jam Band, Blueberry Hill's Duck Room *Flow Clinic/Mustardfish/Lord of the Yum-Yum, Lemmmons *Trey Songz/Mario/Day 26, The Pageant *This Is Energy/Novell ... More >>
The Pageant *Trey Songz/Mario, Friday, October 16 *Our Lady Peace, Friday, October 30 *The Swell Season, Friday, December 4 The Gramophone *Serengeti/Polyphonic, Saturday, September 26 *Bawn in the Mash, Saturday, October 3 *Chicago Afrobeat Project, Saturday, October 10
8 p.m. Tuesday, February 26. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.