Even in a place like St. Louis, where gun battles all too often claim the lives of the players involved and the civilians on the sidelines, the shooting that killed a twenty-year-old man at the University City High School alumni picnic was heartbreaking. What was supposed to be a pleasant summer af ... More >>
It's a good time to be a dude on roller skates in St. Louis -- especially if you're the kind of dude that likes to hit people. For the members of The St. Louis GateKeepers, the city's top male roller derby team, these past five months have gone by in a blur of lopsided victories. They're ranked th ... More >>
Chicago punk stalwarts Rise Against have just announced a show in St. Louis this September. The quartet will perform at the Pageant on September 23, with Radkey as openers. Tickets for the show will be $35 to $37.50, and will go on sale this Friday, June 27 at Ticketmaster.com.
Happy Easter, Gut Checkers! We are already planning the food coma-inducing brunch we're going to have on Sunday, but there are plenty other things to keep you occupied until then. Run a 5k while stopping to drink some beer, or check out some of the best coffee places the area has to offer. Check out ... More >>
Kentucky Knife Fight frontman Jason Holler appeared on Fox 2's evening news program last night to discuss fundraising efforts the band is undertaking in order to replace its recently stolen, obliterated touring van. As we reported back in January, KKF's van, affectionately nicknamed the "Rage Cage, ... More >>
Our money's on Chuck Berry. The St. Peters location of the St. Louis Frozen Custard Factory closed recently, and it looks like someone's been messing with their sign.
This week, check out Galactic at the Pageant, Noah Gunderson at the Demo, Water Liars at Off Broadway and more to help defrost that tid bit nipply feeling. Check out details on these recommendations and more, and as usual, stayed tuned for Friday for more suggestions on what to see in our weekend be ... More >>
Note: in his column Serrano Time, award-winning writer and goofball Shea Serrano writes about his life and times. Dear 2013, Oh, man. So you're officially over. That's kind of sad. You were mostly a very dope year -- at least for me, anyway, and truth be told, that's all I really care about becaus ... More >>
Punk rock's outcry at pop culture is played out. Some 30 years later, we're in the future and we're bored. Some still ball their spite for pop in other ways. Deliberately shrill and mostly dense, "noise" has become a blanket term for bands who explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre ... More >>
This weekend is still pretty Halloween-y, so don't put that costume away just yet. This weekend, check out some spooky sounds from the Rats and People Motion Picture Orchestra, or see some touring acts. Flux Pavilion, Okkervil River and Living Colour are all in town. Keep on reading to get the detai ... More >>
It's a busy week for St. Louis music. Read on to catch a piece of the action. With Halloween celebratory activities well under way, local bands get ready go dress up with special covers-only sets. Besides that, Bug Chaser drops its latest, Noisefest celebrates its tenth anniversary and Tef Poe perfo ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
State Senator Brian Nieves has come up with a new way to express his unconditional love of guns. Nieves, a proud backer of "the most Hard Core 2nd Amendment Bill" -- which Missouri Republicans will try and pass tomorrow -- is now advertising a gun-themed fundraiser that includes some sort of assault ... More >>
LouFest is nigh! Scratch that -- it's not near, it's here! Besides that annual shindig, plenty of shows provide options for entertainment this weekend, including lots of free picks. Read on for our recommendations, including No Coast skate shop's two-year anniversary and a new release from DJ Mahf a ... More >>
Update below: If the accusations against Cheryl Dudley are true, the 37-year-old St. Peters mother may be one of the worst parents we've written about in a while (though there is certainly a lot of competition). Police say that Dudley, among many other shocking allegations, left a loaded rifle in ... More >>
Here at Daily RFT we are no stranger to mobs of angry commenters attacking our stories as pointless, non-newsworthy crap. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, presumably, is also familiar with this phenomenon, but one story this week has caused such an outcry from readers that the daily's editors -- in what ... More >>
Long-time St. Louis hip-hop heads may have noticed a familiar face manning the decks at Killer Mike and El-P's Run the Jewels show last night. DJ Trackstar, who spent his first ten years as a DJ in St. Louis, is backing up the whole tour in his capacity as Killer Mike's touring DJ. See Also: - Kil ... More >>
[Each month in this space we will be bringing you our picks for the best St. Louis hip-hop shows of the month. St. Louis is an excellent town for hip-hop -- just ask Complex Magazine -- and plenty of great acts come through town regularly, in addition to our own local talent. Speaking of, this list ... More >>
Last month, we published an article on the Christian imagery etched into the dirt on the pitcher's mound at Busch Stadium this season, after a disgruntled Cardinals fan sent Daily RFT a series of photos showing a cross and what appeared to be the fish symbol on the field. Our post has since gotten a ... More >>
"There will be drones." So says St. Louis Mayor Francis Slay in a tweet yesterday on the controversial airplane surveillance technology. Maggie Crane, spokeswoman for Slay, tells Daily RFT today that the mayor is referring to the federal government's use of drones and says that St. Louis may at s ... More >>
Another school year has passed, and now all that's left for departing students to cherish are the sweet memories of Friday-night football, prom and the loin-burning, unrequited, forbidden lust for their smoking-hot teachers. I know, it sounds kind of creepy. But admit it: You once had a fantasy tea ... More >>
Alderman Freeman Bosley Sr. is not so happy with the Post-Dispatch, the Post-Dispatch reports. Actually, Bosley's really not pleased with any of the local reporters out there who wrote about the letter he sent soliciting donations to help pay for his daughter's college education. "Anything I get, ... More >>
Updates below: This month, KTRS (550 AM) morning-radio host McGraw Milhaven announced that he is teaming up with the Post-Dispatch to stream his program at stltoday.com. And last week, he asked his followers on Twitter for some feedback on the new partnership. The response he got was probably not ... More >>
Wow -- where to begin? Here, we wrote a quick guide for you. Step one: Eat some barbecue. Step two: See a show or two. Step three: Repeat. This extended weekend's offerings are slightly overwhelming. In addition to these ten picks, plenty of other events covered in the past week present themselves a ... More >>
For the first time in its history, the Shakespeare Festival St. Louis will incorporate live music into its performances -- original, locally composed music at that! The dozen or so songs and snippets that made the final cut come from the minds behind Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra, the small ... More >>
Happy P.J. Walters Day, everyone! What's that? You say you aren't familiar with P.J. Walters Day? Well, it's only the best damned day of the year...In honor of the major league debut of the young Cardinal rookie today, I present to you this 2008 P.J. Walters card by Bowman. And just so you ... More >>
St. Louis Post-Dispatch columnist Sylvester Brown's byline has been noticeably absent from the local daily for the past two weeks. What gives?
American Journalism Review just published a piece about newspaper accuracy where layoffs-meet-the-Internet, and the St. Louis Post-Dispatch is the main character in the 3,530-word article.Only hard-core media wonks will appreciate all three-thousand of those words, so I've taken the liberty of posti ... More >>
Me!? Seriously?! I'm a bigger ass clown -- "a skid mark on society's collective underpants" -- than the other candidates? I guess so. The people have spoken. The poll closed at 1:30 this afternoon and by a narrow three percent margin I beat out Robert Williams, the club owner accused of steali ... More >>
'Twas like Christmas morning around the ol' Garrison household today when in my pajamas and cap I stumbled out the door to find my new Post-Dispatch -- sprawled upon my lawn like a Virginia Slims-smoking seductress. Yes, the daily underwent hydro-colonic therapy last night, shedding a good inch and ... More >>
...not guilty of deviate sexual assault.The P-D's Tony Messenger has the story.So, the mock juror I talked to earlier this week was correct in predicting that former state rep. Scott Muschany would go "scott"-free.Reached today, that mock juror, Tim Phillips, of Manchester, exclaimed, "Right on!" ad ... More >>
Artist: Slave Album: Slave From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1977 Label: Cotillion Records What it sounds like: George Clinton and P-Funk performing during an acid trip gone bad.
I'm pretty sure my copy of the Post-Dispatch never arrived this morning. Then again, it could be buried under eight inches of snow in the front yard. Regardless, I'm thinking it's time to cancel my subscription and re-subscribe a.s.a.p!That's because for a "limited time" the paper is offering daily ... More >>
In case you never understood the dangers of walking on snow and ice, this just in from the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services... The entire press release follows the jump, including the tip: "Keep your eyes on where you are going."
As a perpetually aspiring novelist, I must mention the passing of the great John Updike. Here is a passage from maybe his best-known short story, "A & P".(You knew there would be a food angle, right?)The narrator is a cashier at the titular supermarket, watching three girls in bathing suits shop ... More >>
Was I the only one scratching his head after reading yesterday's front-page story advertisement in the Post-Dispatch announcing the paper's new blog on race? Has the daily fired so many of its reporters that an announcement of a blog now constitutes front-page news? Or is that the Post-Dispatch sees ... More >>
Ah, January. Bringer of frigid temperatures, NFL playoff games, and suicides by the bucketful. The holiday season is officially over. Christmas has come and gone, and the New Year has been rung. Truly, these are the darkest days of all for the retail industry. Thus, one other thing always comes ... More >>
The St. Louis Post-Dispatch will leave only one employee – Bill Lambrecht – in its Washington, D.C., bureau following the November 2 election. Lambrecht is the D.C. bureau chief. Reporters Phil Dine and Deirdre Shesgreen Friday were offered jobs with the daily in St. Louis. Executive Editor Ar ... More >>
Only a month after the St. Louis Post-Dispatch laid off eighteen staffers, another eighteen heads are said to be on the chopping block today.
Going into this year's First Year Player Draft, the St. Louis Cardinals found themselves in a very different situation from years past. The farm system is much healthier now, and the team was in a position to draft more according to talent available, rather than constantly trying to build depth and ... More >>
(photo by Keegan Hamilton) It actually was a family affair, as twin brothers Mr. R.E.P., left, and QB, right, were joined on-stage by Q.B.'s daughter, Courtney. The Walnut Park natives Family Affair performed a handful of songs, highlighted by their single, "You Go Luv Tha Family," on Friday nig ... More >>
www.pigstl.com What is P.I.G.? Whatever it is, consider me intrigued. More as I learn it -- unless you know something I don't, in which case you should be emailing me right now. -Ian Froeb
Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 2/15My Funny Valentine: Have you ever bought a love interest something for Valentine’ ... More >>
Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. photo: thefyc.blogspot.com Fun for the whole family. HERE Pork prices are on the rise in China, and Ian Froeb tells us why. Annie Zaleski has got the latest on Missy Elliot and her relationship with Doritos. It might be h ... More >>
The National Association of Black Journalists (NABJ) announced the recipients of its 2007 Salute to Excellence Awards at its convention earlier this month in Las Vegas. Competing against other newspapers nationwide with circulations of less than 150,000, Riverfront Times received first-place awards ... More >>
An Unreal friend checked in at our morning's inbox with this: Did Kristen Hinman change her name to Tim Barker and start writing for the P-D? Surely the P-D writers aren't so brazenly lazy to simply take one of your articles, throw away the interesting but not-so-newsy background paragraphs and sla ... More >>
The Cory Lidle story is a terrible tragedgy. That said, you've got to wonder what the photo guys over at the Web site of St. Louis' Only Daily were drinking -- er, thinking this afternoon. Could they have possibly found a less-flattering picture of the guy? R.I.P. Cory. -Unreal