Spend enough time left of the dial and you've probably heard tracks from Sleepy Kitty's sophomore LP Projection Room. DJs at KDHX (88.1 FM) have spun the disc so much that it sits at the number two slot on the station's CMJ Top 30 chart, sandwiched between fellow locals Middle Class Fashion and Poke ... More >>
Jaime LeesPokey Lafarge on David Letterman in the courtyard of The Royale (adjacent to the Royale's "STL POWER" sign) The whole of south city was watching the Late Show with David Letterman last night. We all wanted to witness Pokey LaFarge's network television debut. Viewing parties were held in c ... More >>
This week's show recommendations include visits from Mount Moriah, The Mountain Goats, Black Flag, and more. Also, be on the look out for the Skin Graft St. Louis Homecoming and a dual release show featuring Humdrum and the latest Tower Groove Records single. Read on for all that and 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 >>
The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a month away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Over the next month, we'll be making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year. Each weekday between now and the showcase ... More >>
The good news? The St. Louis online community is alive and well. The bad news? There's so much great content out there, it's extremely difficult to come up with a list of the best of the best. But, hey, this is the Internet. People love them some lists. We'd hate to disappoint. So, then, the ... More >>
Sometimes a phone call is just a phone call, and sometimes it's a producer from NBC wondering if you'd like to audition for a popular television talent show. South City darling, Cherokee Street mainstay and host of the best open mic in the city Ellen the Felon (Ellen Cook) received a phone c ... More >>
Peat WollaegerA portrait of Bob Cassilly by Peat Wollaeger.Here's one thing anyone who knew Bob Cassilly will agree on: Cassilly, whose body was found yesterday morning in a bulldozer at Cementland, his larger-than-life sculpture museum/creative experiment, died the way he lived, building som ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergBob Cassilly, the artist whose seemingly impossible visions included the City Museum, died yesterday while working on his most ambitious creation: Cementland. For a look at his life, his work and his famously enormous personality, read Aimee Levitt's obituary on Daily RFT. ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsLate yesterday, the winners of the RFT's first-annual web awards went live on our website. Included in that bunch is a bunch of music-related winners. The best music blog award went to I Went To a Show -- because, according to judges, "It's great to see the local-centric cont ... More >>
A group of St. Louis progressives this week launched ForwardSTL.net, a new website designed to inform and rally local Democrats.The site, officially unveiled last Saturday, aggregates content from local blogs and mainstream media. Adam Shriver, of St. Louis Activist Hub, is the brainchild behind ... More >>
(Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three are currently touring the U.K. He passed along some thoughts, which you can read below. Part two coming later.) Bill StreeterThursday 8/5, Big Chill Festival Our first performance of the tour. Big crowd with lots of young people dancing, which was surpr ... More >>
What do you do when you find yourself living in a new town where you don't know many people and you don't know what to do or where to go? If your name is Brad Hogan you start a new social tool that lets you and others share local places and happenings around town and you call it UrbHub. Urbhub is ... More >>
Photo illustration by Bill StreeterFacebook Lite! Tastes Great with Less Spam!Facebook launched their "Lite" version in India and the U.S. yesterday. The Facebook Lite is basically Facebook stripped down to just the status updates and comments. What a brilliant and original idea! I was wondering ... More >>
The all-day music festival known as The Lot happened this past Saturday in the parking lot of the Schlafly Tap Room. Nick Schnelle was there for the bands, the beer and the dunk-tankery. If you missed it this year, check out the scene here. Photo: Nick SchnelleSarah Christiansan offers a man some ... More >>
Earlier this week over at the Daily RFT, Bill Streeter penned a great, thought-provoking post about several issues concerning digital music now. Among other things, he discusses the competing versions of a new digital album -- one dreamed up by Apple and the other dreamed up by the Big 4 major label ... More >>
G'morning! If you're just not ready to unclench the weekend from your grip, rewind with these highlights from last week on the Daily RFT, the top-ten most-read postsJoker Bites His Wife's Face, Tells Cops He's BatmanThomas Byrd of Granite City, Ass Clown of the Week nominee, was sentenced to 24 year ... More >>
Photo by: Bill StreeterRev. Brian Dowel protests an unrelated event. A few weeks ago a local Twitter user, Rex Gradeless (Rex7) and non-local Twitterer Brandon Prebynski (Prebynski) of Indianapolis began promoting what they billed as the "St. Louis Largest Tweet-up Ever!" which was to happen la ... More >>
Daily RFT's tech blogger Bill Streeter has already shared the news that Tony La Russa is suing Twitter over a fake Twit who was tweeting under "The Skipper's" likeness. (The Twitter account was suspended after the lawsuit was filed in the Superior Court of California.)La Russa is likely to face a s ... More >>
The Social Media Club of St. Louis recently threw their relaunch party at Atomic Cowboy in the Grove. I didn't realize that there was a social media club in St. Louis so, for me, this might as well have been their launch party. It was actually a fairly impressive turnout, which either says the event ... More >>
RFT asks an eclectic mix of St. Louisans to imagine how we can get our act together in 2008.
Mark Bluestein and Jason Harris hope to turn St. Louis cinema buffs on to their irreverent talk show
Meet Casey Reid, St. Louis' preeminent junkyard folkie.
Week of January 19, 2006