Celebrating both St. Louis' blues legacy and the refreshed cobblestone streets of Laclede's Landing, the Big Muddy Blues Festival is expanding its variety of blues music for 2014, with influential artist Guitar Shorty and blues-rocker Samantha Fish headlining this year's event. Slated for Saturday ... More >>
It seems like musicians really do prefer releasing new music as the temperatures rise. From the local and sort-of local to the definitely not local, come out and get down with these rappers as they celebrate their album drops this month in St. Louis.
So about those "famous red beans & rice" on the menu at Evangeline's Bistro and Music House (512 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-3644)... Needless to say, Don Bailey didn't just pull the recipe out of a cookbook. According to the owner, the recipe was gifted to him by a "little, old Southern lady" in ... More >>
On Friday we broke the news that Coco Louco Brasil closed September 30. Legally embattled chef Jorge Carvalho is barely out the door, but a new tenant is already hard at work on a brand-new restaurant, as we discovered during a visit to the Central West End. Restauranteur Don Bailey had the keys tu ... More >>
Whew, what a weekend! Between LouFest (check our full coverage here), Bob Reuter's memorial show and Iron Maiden/Megadeth at Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, we're tuckered out! No rest for the weary, though. This week, catch performances from touring acts including Lucinda Williams, the Alkaholiks a ... More >>
Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>
The sheriff department's officer was standing on my doorstep, still trembling with excitement. The red and blue lights from the patrol car flashed over his face, which was incredulous at the site of the person who opened the door at three in the morning - me, a middle-aged, gray-haired man in Nick & ... More >>
U.S. Army Corps of Engineers via PlacesThe Mississippi River model during its last days of use in the early 1970s.This spring, computer models helped the Army Corps of Engineers determine the exact outcome of flooding when the agency made the controversial decision to blast the Birds Point Levee ... More >>
Courtesy: Harrah's CasinoKelly English, owner of Restaurant Iris in Memphis, will open a steakhouse at Harrah's Casino.Harrah's Casino (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights; 314-770-8100) announced last month that it will open Kelly English Steakhouse this fall in the location now occupied b ... More >>
A report out yesterday ranks metropolitan St. Louis as one of the most "toxic" (i.e. polluted) cities in the nation. The study by Forbes.com looked at cities based on five factors: air quality, water quality, the number of nearby Superfund sites, amount of days when the air-quality index (AQI) ex ... More >>
It's like Bodega Bay out there!Kholood Eid If you live in St. Charles, you may have noticed a large, dark cloud swiftly moving by. And this wasn't another tornado. It was hundreds, possibly thousands, of birds. But don't get alarmed. Despite what you may be hearing about random masses of b ... More >>
An officer with a local union has been booted from a federally-funded work site -- for passing out KKK propaganda on the job.Recruiting for the KKK can get you fired.The man, an officer with the Local 53 chapter of the Laborers International Union of North America, has not been named. But Adolphu ... More >>
FBIMara at a south county Regions Bank back in May.Michael Francis Mara, a.k.a. the "Granddad Bandit" due to his balding gray dome and somewhat elderly appearance, was arrested yesterday in his hometown of Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Mara, 52, is accused of robbing 25 banks in 13 states since January ... More >>
Image viaRon Lundy, a member of the St. Louis Radio Hall of Fame thanks to his work with WIL in the early '60s, died on Monday of a heart attack. He was 75. Lundy became nationally known for his work at New York's WABC-FM and WCBS-FM, but at the beginning of his career, he worked at WIL, whic ... More >>
Photo: Steve TruesdellIt's the beginning of October, and that means it's the season to stand in line outside a building blasting pulsating, industrial music and then paying to have for some creep come up behind you and scream bloody murder. But enough about downtown St. Louis! It's haunted house ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, January 24. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
6:30 p.m. Sunday, January 18. The Chaifetz Arena, on the campus of Saint Louis University, 1 South Compton Avenue
This just in from the In Defense of Animals organization: Our very own Saint Louis Zoo has landed in the "Hall of Shame" for the confinement and treatment of its elephants. Visitors to the zoo over the past few years may have noticed a foot brace on Clara (an elephant that was euthanized in 2007 at ... More >>
Nashville singer-songwriter Mary Gauthier embodies the word "intense." And that's a good thing.
This St. Louis rapper thinks he's got a winning hand to play
Time for this town to cash in on Hurricane Katrina
Who knew Juliette Lewis had a club called dignity in her bag?
Venus Envy: a grassroots success story
Grab a slice of 2004s best roots music while its still hot.
The last Howard Johnson's west of the Mississippi closes, leaving its patrons with no place to dine
The daring, uncompromising art of singer/songwriter Lucinda Williams
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Drag Queens in Limousines (Groove House)