There is absolutely nothing wrong with cross-genre collaboration. Anything that widens an artist or listener's musical scope is encouraged. Rap and country, as disparate as they can seem, can coexist peacefully within a single track (ie. most of Odelay). But when it's bad, good God almighty it's bad ... More >>
Way back in the '80s, people liked feeling magnanimous. "I hear there are starving kids in Ethiopia." "Fuck that! We can feed people with a song!" And thus, the idea for "We Are the World" was born. Maybe. I haven't actually talked to Lionel Richie about his motivation for coordinating the song, bu ... More >>
This month, you won't be able to watch an episode of "Here Comes Honey Boo Boo" without seeing a half-dozen attack ads. The music world doesn't have attack ads, it has diss tracks. In honor of the onslaught of negativity in our political process, here are the six best diss tracks of all time. Let us ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsSt. Louis native Donny Hathaway assisted in building careers of his musical compatriots. He also had a successful career that included a partnership with Roberta Flack.Donny Hathaway was something of a musical bricklayer. Even though he wasn't in the spotlight his entire care ... More >>
Neal Boyd's American dream includes serving in Missouri House of Representatives.Neal E. Boyd of Sikeston has already won lots of American votes. Enough to win the 2008 season of America's Got Talent, when he wowed audiences with his pop opera skills. Before finding reality-show fame, Boyd ... More >>
Doors at 9 p.m. Sunday, January 16. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Although Vampire Weekend dominated both stores this week, I would just like to note that Dr. Dre's The Chronic was a top seller at Vintage Vinyl last week. Proof that it's always Dre Day. Euclid Records 1. Vampire Weekend - Contra 2. Animal Collective - Fall Be Kind 3. Tom Waits - Glitter & Doom L ... More >>
A year-end wrap-up of what we adored, what was ignored and what the new year will bring.
T.I. vs. T.I.P. (Atlantic)
Week of April 12, 2007
A terminal kid seeks a stroke of luck in One Last Thing...
Chappelle returns with a raucous Block Party
Demme's Candidate overhaul goes for the knowing giggle
Week of July 28, 2004
A dozen things you just can't miss this summer
Is the soul balladeer Burt Bacharach or Michael Bolton?
Campus Invasion Tour, featuring Wyclef Jean, De La Soul and the Black Eyed Peas; Thursday, Oct. 26; Simon Recreation Center, St. Louis University
Former (and future?) Fugee Wyclef Jean arrives in St. Louis to present The Ecleftic
Friday, Oct. 8; Fox Theatre