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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
9 p.m. Saturday, October 20. 2720 Cherokee, 2720 Cherokee Street.
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 >>
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 >>
8 p.m. Friday, February 3. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
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 >>
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 >>
8 p.m. Friday, October 1. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
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 >>
Click for a larger versionSince 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 >>
...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 >>
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 >>
8 p.m. Thursday, November 5. The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
Photo by Crabchick via FlickrRecord 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 >>
9 p.m. Saturday, June 6. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
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 >>
10 p.m. Friday, April 24. Black Label Gallery Lounge, 758 South Fourth Street.
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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Thursday, February 23 at 8 p.m. at the Gargoyle (on the campus of Washington University, Forsyth and Skinker boulevards).
Wednesday, February 22 at 8 p.m. at the Gargoyle (on the campus of Washington University, Forsyth and Skinker boulevards)
Boogaloo, 7344 Manchester Road, Maplewood; 314-645-4803.
Wednesday, January 18; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Sunday, January 8; the Upstairs Lounge (3131 South Grand Boulevard)
All That I Am (Arista/Sony)
Atomic Cowboy, 4140 Manchester Avenue, 314-775-0775.
Week of June 1, 2005
DB's Sports Bar
No lifeguard on duty
Who showed up -- and who didn't -- to collect their RFT Music Awards
In our humble opinion, RFT contributor Andrew Broder is headed for rock stardom
Miami welcomes the Winter Music Conference and, with it, a whole new culture
Third Lip Cabaret: Opened (Third Lip)
Profiling St. Louis' most ethical band, the Red Squares, sparks an ethical dilemma
Checking out the kibble at the Spotted Dog Cafe
The Seven Gables Inn welcomes chef David Slay back to his hometown
Something-for-everyone restaurant Colorado leaves diners cold
Superstar DJ Carl Cox moves the masses with his inspired beat-matching
The Planned Parenthood-sponsored Third Lip Cabaret returns to Cicero's