Audio and Video Devices

  • Blogs

    January 17, 2014

    Hail to the Self-Appointed DJ: A Rebuttal

    I have never met Mary Grace Cerni. She appears to be someone that I would really like - a Los Angelino with strong opinions she is unafraid to share, a lady that enjoys a solid party and a good writer with presumably excellent taste in music (although if you continue attending Lorde shows, Mary, peo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 5, 2013

    The Ten Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: April 5 to 7

    Sometimes, it's good to unplug the headphones and take a break from music for a minute simply to absorb the sounds from immediate surroundings. Take the Riverfront Times office soundtrack lately, for instance. Above my head, some intense industrial power sanding or something rattles the mug of tepid ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 3, 2013

    How Has Streaming Changed the Way Albums are Made?

    In this week's feature, Dan Moore talks about the way our music-listening habits have changed over the past century, all the way from live performance to instantaneous streaming of 99% of all recorded music. He asks a number of good questions. Among my favorites is this one: "Why listen to the worst ... More >>

  • Music

    October 18, 2012

    Arrested Development

    9 p.m. Saturday, October 20. 2720 Cherokee, 2720 Cherokee Street.

  • Blogs

    July 10, 2012

    If You Don't Buy Katy Perry's Songs, You'll Get More Katy Perry Movies

    Katy Perry: Part of Me came out last weekend, and early returns are not great. Friday-to-Sunday it made $7.1 million, edged out by the month-old Madagascar 3 and Madea's Witness Protection, which is a real movie that exists. In spite of its 3D release, no movie in the Top 10 made less money per scre ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 11, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: May 11 to 13

    Local music fans in the know spent last night at KDHX's massive party at the City Museum, Midwest Mayhem -- I myself had to wash my eyeballs this morning to try and purge them of the things I saw at the skatepark burlesque show. The whole event was huge, weird, fun and extremely exhausting, but ther ... More >>

  • Music

    February 2, 2012

    Punk Rock Isn't Dead: It Just Smells Funny

    8 p.m. Friday, February 3. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2011

    Classic Vinyl & Media Sale in Carbondale September 10 & 11

    image viaYou can get both vinyl records and collectibles at the Classic Vinyl Sale.​On the weekend of September 10, the University Mall in Carbondale, Illinois, will play host to the 4th Annual SIRIS Classic Vinyl & Media Sale. The Southern Illinois Radio Information Service (SIRIS) and the WS ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 18, 2010

    KDHX DJs Team Up With Local Musicians, The Pulitzer Foundation For the Arts and Multimedia Artist Ann Hamilton to Create Sound Waves

    Image viaViewers can participate in the exhibit in several ways, including playing records on a turntable.​Stylus, Ann Hamilton's installation currently residing at the Pulitzer, relies heavily on you. The exhibit explores communication, both through gesture and "call." A visitor can speak i ... More >>

  • Music

    September 29, 2010

    The Ponys

    8 p.m. Friday, October 1. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2010

    Energizer Debuts Inductive Charger to Solve Multiple Cord Blues

    It looks the world's best Scrabble word -- but St. Louis-based Energizer says its new "Qi"-enabled device is actually a way for users of cell phones, digital cameras, and MP3 players to simplify their lives.Ingenious.​As Energizer explains, the Wireless Power Consortium developed Qi standards so t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 21, 2010

    Take it to The Shed: The Gramophone to host collaborative open mic

    Click for a larger version​Since opening in 2008, The Gramophone has become one of the best places to experience a multitude of musical endeavors. It's the new home of ultra-hip dance party London Calling, and in the coming weeks will see the return of Chicago's mash-up virtuosos the Hood Inte ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2010

    Parents: Don't Let That Flat-Screen TV Flatten Your Child

    ...before it kills you.​I got admit, I chuckled at first when KSDK Channel 5 aired a segment Friday on the dangers of falling televisions.The station told the story of a local two-year-old injured in December when she pulled the family's traditional television down from its stand. Doctors treating ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2009

    Review: Naughty by Nature and Kid Capri at the Ambassador, Friday, December 4

    This was my first concert at the Ambassador. I must say, if you don't mind getting a "St. Louis Ice-breaker" (my new name for a thorough pat-down at the door), it's really not a bad venue. The floor space is generous and the sound system was adequate, with several small bars around the perimeter and ... More >>

  • Music

    November 4, 2009

    Many Arms

    8 p.m. Thursday, November 5. The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    August 25, 2009

    Revolution 9.9.9: Will New Media Formats Bring the LP and The Beatles into Digital Age?

    Photo by Crabchick via Flickr​Record companies have been dragged kicking and screaming by consumers (and Apple) into the digital age in the last ten years. And predictions are that 2010 will mark a tipping point where music purchased digitally via download will account for more than half of all mu ... More >>

  • Music

    June 3, 2009

    Hoots and Hellmouth

    9 p.m. Saturday, June 6. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    May 7, 2009

    Mizzou to J-School Class of 2013: Be Prepared, Buy an iPhone!

    Let nobody say the administration of University of Missouri School of Journalism is out of touch with its students. These profs understand that lectures, the scourge of college students since the Middle Ages, are so, like, boring. Especially when they're at the ungodly hour of nine a.m.So, starting ... More >>

  • Music

    April 22, 2009

    The Cool Kids/Black Spade

    10 p.m. Friday, April 24. Black Label Gallery Lounge, 758 South Fourth Street.

  • Calendar

    April 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 27, 2009

    FoodWire: Bistro Alexander Closed?

    My Post-Dispatch counterpart, Joe Bonwich, broke the possible news on his Off the Menu blog yesterday: Clayton's Bistro Alexander (7927 Forsyth Boulevard) seems to have closed. I swung by this morning for a look, and while the tables remain set, artwork and a flat-screen TV have been removed from th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2009

    '90s Hip-Hop Jam of the Week: Jay-Z featuring Ja Rule and Amil, "Can I Get A..."

    That iPod "name the first line of the song" meme is going around Facebook, and one of the few tracks I guessed was this one. 

  • Blogs

    October 16, 2008

    McCain's Last (And Only) Hope

    The old fighter pilot has fought his last war and the path to defeat nineteen days from now seems all but inevitable. For the second time in eight years, George W. Bush will have beaten him. Obama, who, incredibly, McCain has made to seem the cool and collected grownup, the safe choice, is now a v ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2008

    Concert Review: Dan Deacon at the Billiken Club, April 12, 2008

    The difference between Dan Deacon and virtually all other avant-garde or performance art is the audience interaction. You go to see a Stan Brakhage film or get caught up watching a bizarre street performer and you just stand still, stare, and inevitably end up thinking, “Wow, this is just bizarre. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2008

    Review Preview: Rasoi

    In food, as in the arts, influence isn't always linear. It's a give-and-take between recipes and traditions hundreds or even thousands of years old and the rapidly shrinking modern world that globalization, for better or worse, has brought us. All you need to do is spend a minute watching the image ... More >>

  • Music

    February 22, 2006

    Appleseed Cast

    Thursday, February 23 at 8 p.m. at the Gargoyle (on the campus of Washington University, Forsyth and Skinker boulevards).

  • Music

    February 15, 2006

    MC Lars

    Wednesday, February 22 at 8 p.m. at the Gargoyle (on the campus of Washington University, Forsyth and Skinker boulevards)

  • Dining

    January 25, 2006


    Boogaloo, 7344 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-645-4803.

  • Music

    January 11, 2006

    Big Head Todd and the Monsters

    Wednesday, January 18; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)

  • Music

    January 4, 2006

    DnB Liberation Front Tour

    Sunday, January 8; the Upstairs Lounge (3131 South Grand Boulevard)

  • Music

    December 7, 2005


    All That I Am (Arista/Sony)

  • Dining

    October 19, 2005

    Arnold Palmer Sr.

    Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester Avenue, 314-775-0775.

  • Film

    June 1, 2005
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004
  • Best of St. Louis

    September 29, 2004

    Best Kennel

    Kennelwood Village

  • Music

    September 29, 2004

    Best Drag Show

    The Complex

  • Calendar

    May 28, 2003

    Pool Sharks

    No lifeguard on duty

  • Restaurants

    April 2, 2003

    Private Party

    Blueberry Hill

  • Music

    May 22, 2002

    Pageant Winners

    Who showed up -- and who didn't -- to collect their RFT Music Awards

  • Restaurants

    April 17, 2002

    Sports Bar


  • Music

    March 20, 2002

    Fog Advisory

    In our humble opinion, RFT contributor Andrew Broder is headed for rock stardom

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 26, 2001

    Best Gay Bar

    The Complex

  • Music

    April 4, 2001

    They Got the Beat

    Miami welcomes the Winter Music Conference and, with it, a whole new culture

  • Music

    November 29, 2000

    Various Artists

    Third Lip Cabaret: Opened (Third Lip)

  • Music

    November 1, 2000

    The X-ecutioners and the Souls of Mischief

    Thursday, November 2; Galaxy

  • Music

    October 4, 2000

    Squares Pegged

    Profiling St. Louis' most ethical band, the Red Squares, sparks an ethical dilemma

  • News

    August 30, 2000


    The music stops when Nathan Tumulty deserts his Arcanum Festival

  • Dining

    March 15, 2000

    Mixed Breed

    Checking out the kibble at the Spotted Dog Cafe

  • Dining

    January 5, 2000


    The Seven Gables Inn welcomes chef David Slay back to his hometown

  • Music

    August 18, 1999


    The Planned Parenthood-sponsored Third Lip Cabaret returns to Cicero's

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