Audio and Video Devices

  • Blogs

    September 22, 2014

    DJ Cryptonix Spins Drum & Bass During Monthly Series, Love Hz

    Welcome to Hey DJ, a series that delves into the St. Louis DJing scene. Get to know some local music lovers and their quirks as they fill out our short answer questionnaire, and find out where to catch them around town. When asked why he chose "Cryptonix" as his moniker, local DJ Brian Bradley resp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 15, 2014

    DJ Hobbbz Spins An Open Format at the Debut of HG Danceclub Tonight

    Welcome to Hey DJ, a series that delves into the St. Louis DJing scene. Get to know some local music lovers and their quirks as they fill out our short answer questionnaire, and find out where to catch them around town. Julian Kussman is DJ hobbbz, a decidedly strange misspelling of his childhood f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2014

    Rap-Metal Is Back...and It's Actually Good

    Metal is an ever-turning and twisting genre, following wormholes into subgenres and melding any and all techniques and sounds along the way in a constant struggle to create something new and original. It doesn't always work, and anyone who lived through the '90s can attest that the addition of hip-h ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Cops: Trever Sawyer, Elsberry Man Accused of Rape, Told Victim to Lie, "Destroy Her iPod"

    Trever Sawyer, a 21-year-old Elsberry man, is facing accusations that he committed statutory rape and then gave his victim "specific instructions" to lie and "directions on how to destroy her iPod," which reportedly had incriminating evidence on it. Sawyer was recently arrested on felony charges o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    The Great MP3 Compromise: Credits Where Credits Are Due

    Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. For the average music listener, Mp3s are a compromise. Sound quality is traded for portability. For the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 29, 2012

    Does Spotify Mean the End the iPod and Your Music Collection?

    When I bought my first iPod--this was the first iPod, when the scroll wheel actually spun around--it was a severe blow to my nerd-cred, which I guarded pretty jealously at the time. (It was the only cred I had.) Relying on iTunes and its untouchable database to maintain my MP3 collection, instead of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 25, 2012

    Fleeing Burglar Points Gun at Cops, Who Respond With a Barrage of Bullets

    Last night at 10:42 p.m., police say, a 92-year-old woman living in the Hill neighborhood was awoken by noises in her basement. She soon discovered three burglars, described in the police report as three black males, ages 17, 17 and 21. One of them pointed a weapon at the old lady. But they then fle ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2012

    The Six Best Rock Songs With Turntables

    Remember when the turntable was considered a legitimate instrument in a rock band? Neither do I. But there are rare instances where DJ scratches are not a dealbreaker in a non hip-hop context. Here are the six best rock songs featuring turntables. Let us know your favorites and we'll REEEEEEEEEEEEMI ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2012

    St. Louis' Ten Best Sports Bars

    Late March is a magical time of the year, isn't it? We're midway through the NCAA Tournament (with St. Louis hosting the Midwest Regional this weekend); baseball's Opening Day is right around the corner; the NHL playoffs (featuring the Blues for the first time in three years) start in a few weeks; a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2011

    Steve Jobs' Six Best Music Innovations

    Apple (the Beatles record label) once sued Apple (the computer corporation). After initial squabbles over the right to name their companies after the same fruit, the two agreed that all was good as long as Steve Jobs and crew never entered the music business. As you can probably guess, as you likely ... More >>

  • Music

    December 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 15, 2010

    Last Collector Standing: DJ Mahf on the Relationship Between Hip-Hop & Art, His Formative Years and His Brother Jim Mahfood's Influence

    Jon Scorfina​When not out competing in national DJ tournaments, DJ Mahf (a.k.a. Dan Mahfood) can be found scouring local record stores for hours on end, sometimes with a portable record player by his side. A life-long fan of funk, soul and hip-hop, Mahf used to use a fake I.D. to sneak into Bl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2010

    Review Preview: Copia Urban Winery

    Jennifer SilverbergThe dining room of Copia Urban Winery​When a restaurant is closed for two and a half years, it almost always stays closed. Not so with Copia Urban Winery, which returned this summer 30 months after an arson fire gutted it. Get a sneak preview of my review after the jump.

  • News

    August 11, 2010
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2010

    Last Collector Standing: Nicole Peterson on Bowie, Beatles and Bands Who Love Vinyl

    Jon ScorfinaNicole Peterson, this week's Last Collector Standing​Nicole Peterson has worked in many facets of the music industry, including retail at Slackers CD's and Games and (currently) at Suite 100 at the Pageant handling merchandise and ticket sales. After looking through her modest reco ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    St. Louis Cop Avoids Jail Time in Corruption Case

    Brezill will be able to play Wii on probation!​A rookie St. Louis cop was spared jail time today for stealing electronics from an arrestee -- who happened to be carting the loot around as part of her "work" as an informant for the feds. U.S. District Judge Donald Stohr today sentenced 25-year-old ... More >>

  • Calendar

    February 10, 2010
  • Blogs

    October 9, 2009

    St. Louis Cops Indicted in Federal Sting; Colluded to Keep Stolen Electronics

    Officer Jackson to Officer Brezill: "Wii are in trouble now."​St. Louis police officers Ronald Jackson and Christian Brezill have been indicted on charges of theft of government property, after allegedly stealing stolen merchandise after an arrest, Acting United States Attorney Michael W. Reap ann ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Apple Announcement a Big YAWNER

    ​So, my guess was wrong about Apple releasing the Beatles catalog on iTunes. I'm not ashamed of that. It was a long shot. But I did get some things right about the Apple announcement and I was surprised by quite a few things, too. I was right about iTunes 9. That wasn't hard to guess. I haven't ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 9, 2009

    9.9.09 Beatles or Not? Apple's Big Announcement is Today

    ​Today is the day when we find out if my prediction that Apple will be the first to release digital versions of the Beatles catalog at the "iPod event" comes true. I'm sort of leaning against my prediction since Apple named the event for a Rolling Stones song; "It's Only Rock'n'Roll" Whe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Ten Tech Releases to Look for this Fall

    Photo by Marcin Wichary via Flickr​It's August. The economy is bad. Things are slow, but technology marches on. In spite of the global economic slowdown, there will still be plenty of new high-tech products to look forward to this fall. A lot of them will actually be cheaper (even Apple has lowere ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 8, 2009

    Can't Install Your Digital TV Converter? Call the Fire Department! all know how the fire department will rescue kittens from trees, but this one seems to go beyond the call of duty. According to an FCC press release, the St. Louis Fire Department is now teaming up with KETC (Channel 9) to provide in-home D-TV installation for inept city r ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 13, 2009
  • Music

    December 26, 2007

    Face the Nation

    We find out what rocked across the country in 2007.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. photo: Everybody loves iPod arts and crafts. HERE Ian Froeb, king of the flogs (food blogs, that is), points out some new ones to check out. Annie Zaleski gives a detailed analysis of PJ Harvey's new ... More >>

  • Dining

    April 4, 2007

    Oscar Mayer Fast Franks
    Beef Frank In A Bun

    6600 Clayton Road
    Richmond Heights

  • Home Entertainment

    May 10, 2006

    Beat Down

    This DJ simulator is nothing to rave about.

  • News

    March 15, 2006

    Art Attack

    Stand clear: A young St. Louis sculptor named Moses has entered the building

  • News

    February 22, 2006

    Tonight Were Gonna Party Like Its 1999

    A new generation of ravers takes the beat back to the warehouse

  • Calendar

    January 18, 2006

    Three Artists, No Waiting

    The 2006 Great Rivers Biennial

  • News

    January 11, 2006

    Sweet and Lo-Fi

    Bill Streeter's vlog is how others see us

  • Calendar

    October 26, 2005

    Love Park

    Mr. Night and Ms. Day grab iPods for an iPopping tour of Forest Park

  • Music

    June 29, 2005

    Head Over Feet

    We sip java with Alanis, investigate podcasting and figure out what those concert tickets are really worth

  • Calendar

    March 30, 2005

    The Sporting Crowd

    No Final Four tickets? No problem -- just grin and bar it!

  • News

    December 15, 2004

    Hot Wheels

    Walter Fields wanted a Bentley. He wound up with two lemons.

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004
  • Music

    June 9, 2004

    Various Artists

    Billy Martin Presents the Turntable Sessions (Amulet)

  • Music

    February 25, 2004

    iPod, youPod

    Digital music lets us carry our personalities in our pockets

  • Music

    February 18, 2004

    Erykah Badu

    Friday, February 20; Pageant

  • Music

    September 24, 2003
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002
  • Music

    July 24, 2002

    Lip Service

    Steven Drozd talks about a decade's worth of weirdness with the Flaming Lips

  • Music

    December 12, 2001

    Russell Gunn

    Ethnomusicology, Vol. 2 (Justin Time)

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001
  • Music

    May 9, 2001

    Champing at the Bit

    The Fucking Champs wage their solitary war on the wuss hegemony, the indie-rock cabal, the bass and soundmen

  • Music

    August 16, 2000

    Boom in the System

    Shattering records and eardrums at the Autosound Challenge

  • Music

    August 9, 2000

    Cheetah Clubbed

    The Washington Avenue nightclub loses its spot

  • Music

    March 22, 2000

    Mix Master Mike with Rahzel

    Friday, March 24; Firehouse

  • Music

    March 3, 1999
  • News

    February 3, 1999

    Meet the Beat

    Hip-hop's here. Deal with it. Check the local MCs and DJs moving up from the underground.

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