By Marcus Arman
Not all rappers need critical adoration to achieve commercial success. Some use negative reviews as motivation, others dismiss them as hate, and a few of them probably don't know what constitutes a review. But it's commendable anytime an artist reaches some level of success. In fact ... 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 >>
Another weekend of great St. Louis shows: Hot 104.1's Super Jam is this weekend at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, and in case you missed it Master P got added to the already stacked bill -- No Limit soldiers, take note. Twangfest also continues this weekend with shows Friday and Saturday at Off Broa ... More >>
The classical music of 75-year-old Philip Glass occupies an unlikely place in pop culture. It still attracts the same age group it did when the composer first performed his minimalist works more than 40 years ago.
This audience is ever present for the renowned artist's recent performance at the Ka ... More >>
Hot 104.1 FM's Superjam returns to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Saturday, June 9. Anchoring the bill will be Wale, Young Jeezy and Miguel. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, April 14, and the code #SJ2012 will get you into the presale a day early.
Prices range from $25 to $129 and tickets c ... More >>
Wale is Grandmaster of the sports reference. No musical artist brings as much wit, depth and knowledge to the craft. For instance, in the recently released ode to the former St. Louis baseball hero, "Albert Pujols," Wale slangs this gem:
"John Rocker, Atlanta Bravest knows that I'm awesome/ Bett ... More >>
It's almost all about the locals this week, with Spelling Bee kicking off its tour tonight at Pig Slop and a Saturday night on which we really wish we could clone ourselves: Griffin Kay's last show with So Many Dynamos, Jason Torbitzky's last show with Theodore at the Union Electric 7" relea ... More >>
Jon GitchoffRick RossSome of the hottest names in rap and R&B came through St. Louis last night for the State of Emergency concert, and for their respective afterparties (which were held at four different venues). As I expected, the majority of the crowd was in their twenties, with a few olde ... More >>
Anyone who's a Wash U student, alum or employee of the school, take note: The school's already announced its fall 2010 concert, colloquially dubbed W.I.L.D. This year's entertainment includes buzzy rapper Wale and DJ/dance-party fomenter Major Lazer. The show is free -- but you have to have some con ... More >>