Run the Jewels, the brainchild of renowned producer/rapper El-P and co-conspirator Killer Mike, has garnered piles of attention, praise and accolades since its 2013 debut. While the two artists themselves are no strangers to genre-bending and brow-raising collaborations (the pair recently released a ... More >>
The creative minds behind KSLU, St. Louis University's campus radio station, shift in tandem with every new semester. Recently-appointed Music Director Jill Cherkas helms new efforts to increase the station's involvement in local music through several avenues. One goal is to revitalize the Billiken ... More >>
The Luminary Center for the Arts is moving to Cherokee Street and will thereby expand its size and services to the art community greatly. There's still plenty of work before the McAnallys will be opening their new doors, but tonight they and the rest of the Luminary crew will send off the old space ... More >>
The Luminary Center for the Arts -- the eclectic incubator for creativity of many stripes currently located near Kingshighway and Arsenal -- is finally moving to Cherokee Street. The new address will be 2701-7 Cherokee, directly across the street from the old Pig Slop studios (and current mushmaus s ... More >>
M83 | I Break Horses The Pageant May 2, 2012 The crowd at the M83 show last night was ecclectic. Girls wearing their best Forever 21 skirts, middle aged men and women sprinkled in the balcony and a parade of bros, hipsters and people looking generally out of place. That's what happens when there is ... More >>
Zola Jesus | Talk Normal The Luminary Center for the Arts February 23, 2012 The power behind Nika Roza Danilova's vicious pipes, mythical, phantom stage presence and empowered, anxiety-tinged songwriting makes Zola Jesus feel like aural noir. An opera-trained songstress, Danilova and her vocal fero ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, February 23. Luminary Center for the Arts, 4900 Reber Place.
Zola Jesus is in a playground at midnight, and she's mucking in the darkest places, searching out tiny pains and feeding them blood and chocolate until they're large and capable of decimating cities. She's a conjurer, cloaking her voice in a strata of black magic and divined emotion. Zola Jesus is s ... More >>
The 2012 calendar is rapidly filling at the Luminary Center for the Arts (4900 Reber Place, 314-807-5984). Today the venue announced the addition of Shabazz Palaces -- the Seattle based group comprising Ishmael Butler (formerly of Digable Plantes) and multi-instrumentalist Tendai Maraire. The duo's ... More >>
Nothing raises the hackles of the music-hating snark machines over at Pitchfork like a lil rap album that defies the odds by sticking to formula. Mac Miller's Blue Slide Park was slapped with a 1.0 rating, despite the the fact that it managed to move nearly 200,000 copies it's first week. Miller's a ... More >>
M83's Anthony Gonzales.By now you've all collectively shat over the M83 announcement: the Pageant, May 2. Touring behind his damn nice Midnight City album, Anthony Gonzales's eponymous single recently nabbed the coveted No. 1 track of 2011 from Pitchfork. Jason and the Scorchers head out on a ... More >>
Electronic-goth songstress Zola Jesus (Nika Roza Danilova) announced a Feb. 23 St. Louis date at the Luminary Center for the Arts (4900 Reber Place, 314-807-5984). The St. Louis-stop is part of her two month headlining tour in support of her recent album Contaus. This marks Zola Jesus' second ... More >>
DJ Shadow.It's funny--spend a few minutes in the sun surrounded by 18,000 of your closest friends, and suddenly Maslow's hierarchy of needs takes on new significance, ie: We need sunscreen. I gotta pee. Someone needs water or they're going to faint. Dudes, I'm hungry. Beeeeeer. We need beeeee ... More >>
Diana BenantiZola Jesus/Cult of Youth Billiken Club April 14, 2011 Sometimes, not often, but sometimes, an artist creates a moment, a fleeting second of absolute perfection that utterly crushes you the minute it's over. At least until the instant replay kicks in or until you get back in your ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, April 14. The Billiken Club, 20 North Grand Boulevard in the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University.
Judy MillerZola Jesus, aka Nika Roza Danilova, isn't an easy woman to track down. The Russian American singer celebrated her birthday earlier this week, and in between touring, recording and finishing her degrees in French and Philosophy at the University of Wisconsin, she managed to find a f ... More >>
9 p.m. Monday, March 21. Apop Records, 2831 Cherokee Street.
First, here's some good news on this Day of Snow Reckoning: According to organizer Brian Cohen, LouFest is looking to announce its lineup in late March. Hooray! In the meantime, 'Fest will be presenting shows at several venues around the city, starting with February 8's Tokyo Police Club show ... More >>
image viaZola Jesus is Nika Roza Danilova, the 21 year old's operatic tenor and tender age make her Rihanna among noise makers, but Danilova's emotion isn't borrowed, it's wrenched. With Cult of Youth at the Billiken Club April 14. 2720 Cherokee *Anthony B, February 2 Atomic Cowboy *Sarah an ... More >>
Berrek Thompson and Justin Price, the founders of Music of The Hour. Their new website launches today. There's a new blog on the block launching today in St. Louis. Meet Music of the Hour, a brand-spankin' new music website founded by Berrek Thompson and Justin Price. MOTH aims to b ... More >>