Two exotic dancers from PT's strip clubs have filed a lawsuit accusing owners of cheating about 300 women out of their minimum wage and benefits -- and threatening to steal their table dance tips if they complained about it. Brandy Apple and Amanda Sheer, both Missouri residents, filed the class ac ... More >>
Cristina Torre, daughter of former Cardinals manager Joe Torre, was apparently on a Brooklyn, New York, street yesterday when she noticed something troubling: A one-year-old baby was hanging from a fire escape two stories above her. Then the baby fell -- right into Torre's arms. "I was getting c ... More >>
Brooklyn-based weirdo psych-pop quartet Yeasayer will be making a stop at the Firebird on Thursday, June 27, as announced today on the Firebird's Facebook page. Tickets will be available Friday.
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, November 16. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
7:30 p.m. Sunday, October 21. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
There are very, very few downsides to being a restaurant critic. One of those few is having to endure your customary two-month wait before visiting a new spot when everyone else is already dining there and buzzing about it. Such is the case at Pastaria (7734 Forsyth Boulevard, Clayton; 314-862-6603 ... More >>
Being robbed sucks. Being robbed of your record collection - especially if you are a music fan - is worse. But how about if your collection was robbed selectively? If it wasn't merely the work of a desperate meth addict, but someone who actually had the time to methodically pick and choose? That's g ... More >>
One hundred years ago, subterranean St. Louis was a fascinating place. There was, of course, the web of caves that stretched from Benton Park north to downtown and east to the Mississippi River with detours into neighborhood basements. Before the Civil War, the cave network may have been one of the ... More >>
A Place To Bury Strangers July 19 @ The Firebird 8:00/9:00, $12, all ages. Not since ...And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead first traipsed around the country demolishing equipment and eardrums alike has a band been on a mission of aural destruction like A Place To Bury Strangers. The Brooklyn ... More >>
Albert Pujols will always play first base for the Cardinals. Today will always defeat Good Morning America in the ratings. Your dried bream will always be properly eviscerated and botulism-free. No, it hasn't been a good year for the eternal verities. Via the FDA comes an announcement from Euphori ... More >>
Like everything else, there are rules to tongue-speaking. Peter Marina, now a visiting assistant professor of sociology at the University of Missouri-St. Louis spent four years embedded in a small Pentecostal church in Brownsville, an impoverished neighborhood in Brooklyn, New York, doing ethnograph ... More >>
Update, 4/19/12: The Fiona Apple presale password appears to be "criminal" for the St. Louis show. You can buy presale tickets for the show on Ticketmaster right now; the general sale is tomorrow. Prices range from $35 to $75 before fees. That's the same password used in February for the March 31 s ... More >>
The St. Louis Underground Music Festival, held this year at the Atomic Cowboy back in June, has introduced a ballot for its 2012 Slumfest Hip-Hop Awards ballot. The categories include Best Hip-Hop Artist (male and female), Best Graffiti Artist, Best B-Boy Crew, Best Album, Artist of the Year ... More >>
Ian FroebSump Coffee in south city- A new coffeehouse called Sump Coffee is slated to open at 3700 South Jefferson Avenue in the city's Marine Park neighborhood.Michael Carey and Marlene Akemi Yamaguchi registered Sump with the Missouri Secretary of State last October. Carey and Yamaguchi also ow ... More >>
Of course you wanted to know about it. That's the first thing just about any adult thinks of when they hear about a man going to prison. Even before the image of the bright orange jumpsuit comes to mind. A few weeks ago, disgraced former Missouri politician Jeff Smith, now a professor at The New Sc ... More >>
Daily RFT reader Thomas Crone forwarded us the following pic snapped yesterday in Brooklyn, Illinois. Crone tells us he pulled his car over to text someone when -- like Moses confronted by the burning bush -- he couldn't help but notice this Godly message staring him in the face. flickr/akita*314 ... More >>
Humdrum on a Subway in NYC. Courtesy of Dan MeehanHumdrum recently returned from its second tour, and first to hit the coast. Among the band's standout stops were Cincinnati, Ohio; Ithaca, New York; and Washington, D.C. And, as with most tours, a few things did not go according to plan. For i ... More >>
Image viaFriday (July 29): Stairway to Heaven @ Bissell Mansion Restaurant and Dinner Theatre Enjoy a four-course dinner with wine while attempting to unravel bits and pieces of the this murder mystery featuring plenty of punny musical references. Entrée choices include New York strip stea ... More >>
Courtesy of the artistThe Luminary Center for the Arts has just announced the music half of its final Post Performance of the summer: My Brightest Diamond. It will be held on September 11th, 2011, from 7 to 10 p.m. As with all these concerts, it is free and held in the Old Post Office Plaza d ... More >>
Luckily the attendants on this flight didn't have such virgin ears.A fella flying home to New York City from a wedding in Kansas City says he was ejected from his flight after he complained in a tirade that would earn an R-rating.The Detroit Free Press reports that Robert Sayegh was on a layover ... More >>
It's a harsh world. CNN asked why chefs hate foodies. Los Angeles chef Suzanne Goin said, "To me it's never negative, it's kind of done, that term - can you just calm down and eat your food and like it and not have to be a foodie? But that's me being the jaded food professional. It's better than ... More >>
Image viaHawthorne Headhunters is Black Spade, Coultrain and I, Ced.You've probably already heard about the awesome awesomeness that is and will be Fresh Paint II this Friday at 2720 Cherokee. The event's Facebook page already has more than 15,000 (!) invites.But, if you aren't already in the kno ... More >>
Tonight at the Old Rock House, LA's Stew and the Negro Problem will be performing as part of the venue's Listening Room Series. The show's at 8:30 and tickets are $27.50 for reserved seating, $20 for general admission. This is the group's first tour in six years -- they've been involved in the Broad ... More >>
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the St. Louis theater scene
The daily Quarter Pounder with Cheese and milkshake got your cholesterol out of whack? U.S. News and World Reports has a great idea, courtesy of a study in the American Journal of Cardiology: serve statins with fast food. The drugs counteract the cholesterol bomb of such meals and costs about the sa ... More >>
Search Engine LandIn honor of yesterday's epic "Dead Girl" Google Street Bomb, as reported by Gawker, we've put together a list of the top ten Google Street View Photobombs.
Diana BenantiWarpaint last night at the Luminary Center for the Arts. Warpaint and Javelin Luminary Center for the Arts August 5 East Coast battled West Coast last night at the Luminary Center for the Arts, as dynamic Brooklyn sample sluts Javelin opened for Los Angeles' languid post-punk go ... More >>
Last week Regretsy, the website that culls online mega craft show Etsy for the worst handmade goods -- "Handmade? It looks like you made it with your feet." -- featured an art photo they dubbed "Shit Sandwich." The artist, unimpressed with a sandwich she'd ordered, reconstructed her leftovers, took ... More >>
Bummer news for many in town, for sure: Sleigh Bells -- the buzzed-about scream-pop duo from Brooklyn -- has canceled its opening slot for Yeasayer tonight at the Gargoyle. According to its Twitter, it's due to a "family emergency" and the tour will pick back up on Tuesday. All is not lost, however: ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, April 26. The Gargoyle, 6465 Forsyth Boulevard, in the Mallinckrodt Center on the campus of Washington University.
The FDA gives a boost to small organic farms with a variety of new efforts to improve conditions for farmers. "Guys, this is your window - use it," USDA Deputy Secretary Kathleen Merrigan told organic farmers and the companies that work with them on Wednesday. According to the San Francisco Chronic ... More >>
courtesy of Tic Tac Totally RecordsAt a day party on the last official day of SXSW, aggressive, garage punk filled the small confines of Trailer Space Records. Sharing the bill with the likes of West Coasters Thee Oh Sees and Nodzzz, Ireland's So Cow breezed through their ninth SXSW appearanc ... More >>
You can tell more about a band when it plays to a dead room than a packed one. Does it acknowledge the low turnout, say more than a few words, and interact with the smattering there? (Invariably, the audience is blank-slate get-out-of-the-housers and fan-listing faithful.) Or does a band clench up a ... More >>
But what about St. Louis? Pi: Not even in the running.Many of us know by now that President Barack Obama dug the pizza from St. Louis' own Pi so much when he ate it here during his campaign, he invited Pi's staff to the White House to prepare it there.
The mammoth SXSW 2010 has competition this year from a new, independent music and arts festival south of the border in Monterrey, Mexico. Called Festival de Musica y arte para todas las Edades -- or simply MtyMx -- the three-day festival lasts Saturday, March 20 through Monday, March 22, and is bill ... More >>
Indie-garage band the Radical Sons -- or rather, RS members Ben Goldstein and Nick Risler -- have relocated to Brooklyn, New York. The young act plans to record a new EP, the follow-up to last year's Throwing Knives, in April with Eli Janney. (While known for his work with Wilco and Ryan Adams, Jann ... More >>
Welcome back to the work week. That is, if you're one of the unlucky ones (like us) who doesn't have President's Day off. Oh, well. Pretend like you have a three-day weekend by checking out our coverage of the past couple days. Mardi Gras in Soulard Photo: David WalthallSee our NSFW Mardi Gras sli ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, February 12. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Week of October 5, 2006