Corey Williams, aka Thelonius Kryptonite, hit the St. Louis music scene in 2013 with the one-two punch of an EP debut followed just months later by a collaborative full-length album. But he's been around for years (grew up here, in fact), and it shows: he knows the St. Louis scene, its sounds and its faces. And he's worked with the best of them.
On Friday night the Scottrade Center hosted the "Main Event," a tour boasting some of the biggest hit makers of the modern musical era.
Poet, singer and actor Saul Williams showcased his gift for mixing art, music and politics in a show that was part rock but all hip-hop and heart.
One night in December 2013, while many people were getting ready to turn in for the night, and others took to Facebook and Instagram for some late night reading, a quick scroll past singer Beyonce's page revealed she had released a surprise album. You couldn't hear it, but you could hear a collective OMG across the Internet.
"I can't believe three years ago I was dancing on stage with this guy at the Gramophone," spouts a cohort between gasps of belief. "And now I'm watching him sell out the Pageant."
I get a call from a telephone number with an unfamiliar area code. A brief, exponentially warm bump of dialogue rises as G-Eazy's PR assistant Andrew links me to a several second wait where I wonder if Andrew is in fact the world's softest golden retriever puppy.