By Luke Winkie Around this time of year, a lot of music websites put up "Holiday Gift Guides." They're either earnest, and articulate, and full of enthusiastic suggestions for interesting items for the music lover in your life, or they're depressing corporate-sponsored flotsam and stand as a remark ... More >>
The first big winter storm of the season is upon us. Warning: Call your doctor for any storm lasting more than four hours. Daily RFT prides itself on probing penile puns, but our readers unleashed a stream of dick jokes that made us feel like Christmas morning came early.
In typical Missouri fashion, we went from 67 to snow in less than 24 hours this week. Don't let that get you down -- there's plenty of events to warm up your belly this weekend. Enjoy the snow falling and roast a few marshmallows in the Central West End or have brunch with Santa downtown. Check out ... More >>
Any of you fellas frantically trying to decide what to give your boo for Christmas? Let Daily RFT narrow your options with a list of gift ideas you should definitely avoid this Yuletide season. (Unless, of course, you wish to be single by the new year.) 10) GonorrheaSt. Louisans bestow this present ... More >>
7 p.m. Friday, December 21. St. Louis Skatium, 120 Catalan Street.
Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>
The Civil Wars just posted an announcement on Facebook cancelling all upcoming tour dates due to "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition" -- effectively declaring the end of the band. This is a huge surprise for a duo decidedly on the rise -- fresh off a pair of Grammys and even ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, December 23. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
Courtesy of the artist. All RFT Music wants for Christmas is little Phaseone, and since we buy our weed from Santa Claus in the off-season, he hooked it up. St. Louis ex-pat Andrew Jernigan is leaving Brooklyn behind for the holidays and playing Christmas eve at Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester ... More >>
Linda Bennett with Ricky Nelson on The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet in 1960, fifteen years before the atrocity that is "An Old Fashioned Christmas (Daddy's Home)."Yesterday Jezebel anointed "The Christmas Shoes" the worst Christmas song of all time. We at RFT Music agree that this maudlin ... More >>
Gather 'round the fire, now: Have you heard the magical Christmas tale of "Santa Paws"? Neither have we -- probably because this little Disney number went straight to DVD. But when two men from St. Louis County came across the Disney film, The Search for Santa Paws, their jaws dropped. Oh, ... More >>
http://commons.wikimedia.orgIt is twelve days until Christmas. You've finished your holiday shopping, put up your Christmas lights, and perfected your mother's gingerbread recipe, yet you still feel your holiday mission is not complete. Well, a quick visit to your local grocer may be the answ ... More >>
image viaOne question has been burning in our minds since Zooey Deschanel's hesitant but pretty national anthem performance at Sunday night's World Series game: Why is she still here and what exactly does she want with us? The actress turned singer-songwriter/well-compensated-shill kicked o ... More >>
The Joint: Just John 4112 Manchester Avenue; 314-371-1333 The Hours: Drag Queen Bingo Monday from 9:30 p.m. till midnight -- or whenever the bingo-ing's done. (Regular happy hour is 3-8:30 p.m. daily; the bar is open 365 days a year.) The Deal: $2 domestic beers, shots and well drinks. (Reg ... More >>
How about a Burger King Sprout Surprise for a quick Christmas nosh? Eater.com says that the Brits aren't thrilled with the holiday concoction, which was being sold in three U.K. cities until today. The burger features Emmentaler cheese and what looks like a fried patty of mashed Brussels sprouts. It ... More >>
Is your Christmas shopping done yet? Mine's not. (Ack.) While I figure this out, check out this week's music picks -- and see below for more to do this weekend, while the weather's let up enough to let us leave the house. Friday: Christmas with Pokey @ The Sheldon Ballroom Pokey LaFarge and ... More >>
The Christmas season always brings news of impressive, even beautiful gingerbread houses. But for every gingerbread White House or Chartes Cathedral, there are dozens of creations where ambition outstrips skill and knowledge of architecture. Here are ten of our favorites.Image viaOr maybe this wa ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Silver Ballroom bartender Justin Deming. Below is a Q&A with Deming, followed by a video of him mixing his Slutbucket cocktail. Alissa NelsonIf you're goin ... More >>
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the St. Louis theater scene
John Blyberg, Wikimedia CommonsHey, look, more holidays! Here are a few easy-to-find, crowd-pleasing holiday beers to spice up your family's Christmas feast.Again we begin with the St. Louis Brewery. Schlafly Christmas Ale is, like many winter beers, great for a dessert or after-dinner drink. Th ... More >>
cafepress.com/chrismukkahTail between its legs, Jewish Federation of St. Louis apologizes for Chrismukkah.On the seventh day of Hannukkah/ninth day of Christmas -- ie., last Friday -- Jewish in St. Louis, published by the Jewish Federation of St. Louis, wished its people a "Merry Chrismukkah" in ... More >>
(Like last year, A to Z will post a holiday-related MP3 every day of December, leading up to Christmas. If you have any requests, suggestions or files to share, email me.) In 1983, power-pop legends XTC -- performing under the moniker the Three Wise Men -- released "Thanks for Christmas." (We gave ... More >>
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Xmas_tree.svgWell, at least the 24-7 Christmas music didn't start in St. Louis this year until November 1. (Last year, if you remember, it started on October 10, after Movin' 101.1 prepared to flip to sports talk from upbeat music.) But yes, after hip-hop st ... More >>
Ghastly creatures visit St. Charles this holiday season.Just received a press release that come December 17 the St. Charles Family Arena will play host to the Charlie Daniels Band Christmas. This latest concert announcement reminded me of one I received last week (also from the Family Arena) hera ... More >>
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Unreal chats up a brave Santa, rebels against the holidays and shops for porn.
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