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    April 30, 2014

    Man Accurately Named "Tattoo" Shoots at Cop, Wins Settlement for Getting Shot by Cop

    In 2009 Michael Knuth, a.k.a. "Tattoo," probably because he has the word "Tattoo" tattooed across his forehead, went on a rampage in Lincoln, Illinois, beating, robbing and shooting at his neighbors, one of whom he knew for five years. When the cops eventually located Knuth, officer Stuart Erlenbu ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    The 13 Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Bands in 2013

    St. Louis has such a rich history of experimental music, dating back to late '60s with The Black Artists Group (BAG) and early '70s with The Human Arts Ensemble. Through the '90s, the St. Louis-based SkiNGRAFT Records became a premiere label for experimental punk and noise-rock. The fact that the Ne ... More >>

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    October 8, 2013

    St. Louis: Lukewarm on an NBA Franchise?

    Last night, the Chicago Bulls hosted the Memphis Grizzlies at the Scottrade Center in an NBA preseason game with the Bulls dominating the Grizzlies 106-87, giving the throngs of red-clad fans what they came to see: Derrick Rose (pictured above) and a Bulls win. In a highly unscientific survey condu ... More >>

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    June 3, 2013

    Jack Buck Talks Latest Release, SOFT

    Jack Buck's entrance into St. Louis music made waves with its immediate release of an eye-catching seven-inch record. UGLY, pressed on colored vinyl and encased in wood, provided two loud, startling pieces of metal. Most groups cut their teeth for months before an official release, but this band's d ... More >>

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    May 31, 2013

    Pokey LaFarge Talks New Album, Lineup and Traveling the World

    Pokey LaFarge has been on the road for a month. He sounds strangely serene -- his voice relaxed and dripping over the line like warm molasses over johnny cakes -- despite the winter rain currently killing his vibe in North Dakota. "I'm freezing my butt off," he laughs. It's the stretch between date ... More >>

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    September 20, 2012

    Less Than Jake at the Firebird, 9/19/12: Highlights

    Less Than Jake The Firebird Sept. 19, 2012 Remember when ska enjoyed that revival in the '90s? And remember when Less Than Jake said, "This ska thing is great, but it could use some pop punk, too?" And remember when it combined those things to such great effect that critics said, "This shit will ne ... More >>

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    October 13, 2011
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    March 14, 2011

    Wash U Lady Bears Battle Their Way to D-3 Final Four

    Washington University​Yeah, yeah, Mizzou and Illinois pussyfooted their way into the NCAA tournament, which gives area hoopsters another week to celebrate mediocrity. But if you're looking for a more legit reason to get your March Madness on this week, turn your attention toward another set of ... More >>

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    November 7, 2010

    Show Review Photos Setlist: The Thrill Isn't Gone for John Mellencamp at the Fox Theatre, St. Louis, Saturday, November 6

    Katie Moulton​Taking up an acoustic guitar for "Save Some Time to Dream," John Mellencamp stood alone onstage and told a story about his father, who regularly asks him if he's "having any fun." The roots-rock veteran did look like he was having fun last night at the Fox Theatre, punching all h ... More >>

  • News

    January 11, 2006

    Sweet and Lo-Fi

    Bill Streeter's vlog is how others see us

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    April 28, 2004

    All the Young Punks

    The Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center relieves social constipation, one ear-splitting roar at a time

  • Music

    December 24, 2003

    Steal the Crumbs

    Some so-called friends pay tribute to Uncle Tupelo

  • Culture

    November 5, 2003

    The Accidental Actress

    Linda Stephens comes full circle with My Fair Lady

  • News

    May 28, 2003

    Gravy Train

    The latest St. Louisan to hop aboard the reality-TV juggernaut sees nothing but green

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    February 5, 2003

    Last Rites

    Ghouls and grief along the Columbia debris trail

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    April 5, 2000

    Space Case

    Witnesses testify in the mystery of the Metro East UFO