Patti Smith reads from her poetry and performs a rock set at the Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis (3750 Washington Boulevard; 314-535-4660 ) Sunday at 7 p.m. Tickets are $30. There's no simple way to describe Patti Smith, the profoundly influential, incantatory songstress, poet, artist and writer ... More >>
Today's your 200th birthday, and we salute you. It's true you died way back in 1870, so you're probably not aware that we are saluting you. But how amazing is it that people actually remember your birthday -- nay, make a thing of it -- even without friendly reminders from Facebook, because you're no ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Wednesday, January 18. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Gabe Kea: "I'm not Canadian, I just do Canadian things." By the age of four, comic Gabe Kea got his first mention in The New York Times, but the occasion was no joke: His father, Dutch-born Blues defenseman Ed Kea, was being profiled. In 1983, Kea père had hit his head on the ice during a Blues ... More >>
Heartless Bastards, the garage rock outfit from Cincinnati signed to Fat Possum, has just announced a show at the Firebird (2706 Olive Street, 314-535-0353 on February 8th. Tickets are $13 to $15 and go on sale this Saturday, December 3rd, at noon. It's been a couple years since the band l ... More >>
Courtesy of the artistSpankalicious at the Copper Dragon last week in Carbondale, Illinois. Local bounce beatsmith Spankalicious recently made the move to Cincinnati, and tomorrow night he plays one of his last 2011 dates in St. Louis at 2720 Cherokee (2720 Cherokee Street, 314-664-9900) with ... More >>
An alert reader pointed Daily RFT today to a recent article in the Cincinnati Enquirer that reports how St. Louis' Emily Pulitzer is spending a small fortune to restore her childhood home. The modernist-style house (right) was built in 1938 on nine wooded acres in the Woodlawn suburb of Cincinnat ... More >>
A previous Atmosphere show. Atmosphere The Pageant August 17, 2011 Roughly twenty years into their career, the guys in Atmosphere still exploit the attitude that comes with cornering a niche in modern hip-hop that doesn't depend entirely on being white. Last night's show at The Pageant was ... 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 >>
Photo by Evans WardPOP TARTS!In the fine tradition of American comics (such as Bill Cosby) whose stuff isn't raunchy, but somehow gets people heaving with mirth, we give you Brian Regan. He's been selling out theaters for years -- notably, without the help of Saturday Night Live, his own TV show ... More >>
A Census employee works the streets of (INSERT MIDWEST CITY) last summer.Yesterday St. Louis officials all but conceded that the 2010 U.S. Census got it right: The city did lose 30,000 people, or 8.3 percent of its population, over the past decade. And while there's been lots of hand-wringing abo ... More >>
In October, the Incurables had the opportunity to open several Midwest dates for Alejandro Escovedo. Guitarist/vocalist Jimmy Griffin agreed to keep a tour diary for A to Z. Here's the second installment; part one is here. All photos are from the Bloomington, Illinois, show. Stay tuned to A to Z for ... More >>
Two former members of St. Louis indie popsters Say Panther are heading back to River City with their new project, Enlou. Robby Ritter (ex-Ghost of the Forest, Say Panther) and James Bishop (ex-Say Panther) and the rest of the Cincinnati quintet will bring their sparkling indie pop -- which ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, April 27. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Just in time for April Fool's Day, food fraud is on the rise. Some less-than-scrupulous food producers have recently been busted labeling cow milk as sheep milk and Mississippi paddlefish eggs as sturgeon caviar. Purposeful mislabeling effects five to seven percent of the American food supply, but ... More >>
Image viaRiver City Casino is slated to open Thursday, March 4, which means the p.r. blitz is in full swing. Yesterday, the casino revealed its lineup of restaurants.This is another property from Pinnacle Entertainment, whose Lumière Place is home to Hubert Keller's Sleek and Burger Bar (among o ... More >>
The Swell Season Where: The Pageant When: Tonight, December 4 With: Rachael Yamagata Sounds Like: Glen Hansard and Marketa Irglova -- the Once co-stars who were in love and now aren't -- articulate the intangible facets of love, romance and heartbreak via gentle, achingly beautiful folk-rock. ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Saturday, November 21. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
10 p.m. Saturday, November 14. Antarctica, 5226 Gravois Avenue.
9 p.m., Friday, August 7. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Last month was one for the record books with St. Louis experiencing its sixth -- or was it seventh? -- coolest July in history. As it turns out, we were not alone. While our friends in the Pacific Northwest were suffering some bizarre, surface-of-the-sun type heat, the Midwest and Northeast ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, July 15. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
In a survey of the nation's most crime-ridden neighborhoods by Dr. Andrew Schiller of the website NeighborhoodScout.com, St. Louis' very own downtown, specifically the intersection of 14th Street and Martin Luther King Drive, ranked fourteenth.How nice that this statistic appears just in time for th ... More >>
It's almost hard to believe that Apop Records (2831 Cherokee Street) has had a St. Louis storefront since 2007. Fittingly, the experimental record store/shop was ahead of the Cherokee Street renaissance curve -- in fact, the record store arguably kickstarted the resurgence. To celebrate its second L ... More >>
Last month, the Breeders shot a music video here in town for a song set to appear on a new EP. Just got a press release that the EP has a name: Fate to Fatal, which also happens to be the song featured in said video. The press release has more information about the music on the EP -- and how the ban ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 15. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
The Jewish Book Fest celebrates a milestone
9 p.m. Tuesday, September 16. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue
The Mexican takes a look at the biggest cities in the U.S. with the smallest Mexican communities.
The Repertory Theatre of St. Louis might live up to its name by relocating.
Dennis Brown and Deanna Jent suss out local theater
The Rep premieres a turbulent Ace. Best to bring along your barf bag.
It might be the last dance for St. Louis' independent record stores.
CD Baby's weird and wacky Missouri musicians, "Yo! RFT Raps" talks to inBox magazine's svengali, and the Raconteurs star in this week's Download
Wednesday, April 26, at 8 p.m. The Hi-Pointe, 1001 McCausland Avenue.
SLU's basketball season kicks off at Savvis
A good time is in the cards
Friday, Nov. 9; Off Broadway
The People Project exposes the dysfunctions of the region
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