Deandre Thomas, 30, was walking in an alley in the Penrose neighborhood of north St. Louis at around 9:30 p.m. Wednesday night when a Chevy Suburban drove past. Police say someone fired multiple shots from the car -- a silver or light gold color -- before fleeing from the scene. Officers found Tho ... More >>
Beth Bombara is one of St. Louis' most talented -- and busiest -- musicians. She sings, plays keys and guitar in Old Lights, is the entire backing band for Cassie Morgan and maintains an active outfit under her own moniker. With banjo player Karl Eggers, she recently embarked on a tour of the West t ... More >>
Sleep In Sundays, a.k.a. Eric Williger, released its debut full-length, Okay, on Blackburn Recordings last weekend at Apop Records. Its eighteen tracks were written over the course of four years, starting when Williger was in the tail end of high school in Webster, running through his gradua ... More >>
The French are known for making love, not war, but their other specialty is making pastries. From buttery croissants to crusty baguettes to sweet treats of all sizes, shapes and flavors, French bakers are le chat's meow. Though the U.S. has little hope at besting the French at their own g ... More >>
Image viaRob Thurmond, a member of the '80s hardcore punk band White Suburban Youth and the co-host of the one-time GaragePunk podcast Snake Alley, passed away earlier this month. Thurmond was in WSY "from the spring of '85 until we broke up to form Ultraman in April of '86," says Tim Jamiso ... More >>
St. Louis police are asking for the public's assistance in locating the person responsible for a fatal hit-and-run accident December 30 that killed 48-year-old Cynthia Fairchild. Fairchild was walking in the southbound lane of S. Jefferson at the intersection of Hickory when she was struck by a ... More >>
'02 Monte Carlo: Dale Jr. would not be pleased.According to Kelly's Bluebook, a "good condition" 2002 Chevrolet Monte Carlo might get you $5,100 bucks on the used-car market. Last night, a St. Louis man got two bullets for his. According to police, the 27-year-old victim was driving down the 5000 ... More >>
St. Louis County PoliceThere s/he is.Hair: 10Jacket: 8Purse: 7Originality: 0In what is becoming something of tired trend in St. Louis, another cross-dressing robber hit up an area bank Saturday. St. Louis County police report that the man (photographed to the right) walked into the Vantage Credit ... More >>
The always entertaining and criminally underrated Cracker performs this evening at the Alton Riverfront Amphitheater as part of the Alton River Festival. The band's most recent album is Sunrise in the Land of Milk and Honey, a taut collection of straightforward rock songs that both mirror and moc ... More >>
Hats off and kudos to Josh Freese, who has brought the art of personalized albums and name-your-price giveaways and record bells-and-whistles to new heights. The Vandals/ex-NIN drummer is releasing a full-length titled Since 1972 on March 24 (online at joshfreese.com) and in stores (April 14). Like ... More >>
The Mexican wants to know.
Unreal learns where dinos fit into the Bible, meets a plow-truck innovator and crunches numbers for St. Louis County. Plus: John Goodman makes an appearance in the Local Blog o' the Week!
Unreal finds good meth-lab locations and talks to a young lady making her way in the world (with the help of semi-nude photos); Bill Haas gets honest; and we (and Denny's) find several ways to play with our food
We wake up a Margaret Cho-approved congressional hopeful; plus, Unreal gets the Tiger Beat facts on local car dealers and Bill Haas goes south of the border
At LeRoy's, where they ain't just savin' hair
For years now, the Human Development Corp. has taken in millions of tax dollars to provide Head Start services for 2,500 of the city's low-income children. It has never come close. And the problems just begin there.