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    June 23, 2014

    Losers on the Road, Days 3 - 8: Whiskey Boot and Road Sodas

    [Editor's Note: Following the 2013 RFT Standup Throwdown, judges Jeremy Essig and Chris Ward went drinking for the first time together. Hungover on a plane to San Francisco the next day, Essig created a game show that combined their common interests in music, video games, and comic books, and Loser. ... More >>

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    May 5, 2014

    Beck Adds New Dates to His Upcoming Tour: St. Louis in July

    Beck has just announced additional dates for his tour in support of Morning Phase, his latest album, release in February. St. Louis will get a stop by the prolific artist on July 16 at the Pageant.

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    March 4, 2014

    Lydia Loveless Rocks Harder, Still Censors Nothing

    When Lydia Loveless came to national attention in 2011 with Indestructible Machine, her second album and first for Chicago's Bloodshot Records, she seemed like every country-punk dude's dream. Hard-drinking, hard-cursing, and as influenced by Exene Cervenka as Loretta Lynn, Loveless sang like a fall ... More >>

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    March 3, 2014

    The Gathering of the Juggalos is All Yours, Ohio

    After residents of Kaiser, Missouri essentially ran it out of town with everything short of pitchforks and torches, the fifteenth edition of the beleaguered festival will now be taking place at the Legend Valley Concert Venue in Thornville, Ohio. The announcement was made Friday night via the Hatche ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Announced - St. Louis in April

    Miley Cyrus has captivated fans and onlookers alike this year with her increasingly provocative behavior (the "Wrecking Ball" video, near-nude photo shoots with Terry Richardson, that whole VMAs thing) and is now ready to take the show on the road. Cyrus announced a 38 day tour in support of her lat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2013

    Budweiser Releases Project 12 2013 with Three New, Experimental Beers

    As much as we are loathe to admit it, not all Budweiser is brewed here in St. Louis. There are twelve breweries around the country -- Baldwinsville, Newark, LA, Houston, Columbus, Jacksonville, Merrimack, Williamsburg, Fairfield, Fort Collins and Cartersville. Budweiser's Project 12 challenges the b ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013
  • Music

    November 22, 2012

    Ha Ha Tonka

    8 p.m. Friday, November 23. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

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    August 16, 2012

    Sleigh Bells and AraabMuzik Are Coming to the Pageant: Presale and Gift Card Giveaway Happening Now

    Sleigh Bells and AraabMuzik have just announced a co-headlining fall 2012 tour, and it will stop at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Blvd) on October 28. Expect the loudness and riffage to have your ears ringing right through Halloween. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 5 p.m., unless you head over to the ... More >>

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    July 18, 2012

    Odd Future's "Camp Flog Gnaw" Tour is Coming to the Pageant -- Full Tour Schedule Included Within

    Odd Future has just announced a show on September 14 at the Pageant. The members of the rambunctious skate-rap collective that will be in the house are Tyler the Creator, Hodgy Beats, Left Brain, Domo Genesis, Mike G, Earl Sweatshirt and Taco. Tickets are $25 in advance or $27.50 day of show -- the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 29, 2012

    AB-InBev Wants You to "Track Your Bud"

    Look closely at that Budweiser in your hand. It has a German name. It was produced by Brazilians. Its brand-name used to be owned by the Dutch. But it's distinctly American. If you're confused, worry not. Anheuser-Busch InBev has launched a new software program called "Track Your Bud," allowing you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 15, 2012

    The Blues' Big Letdown in Columbus

    ​Everything was going so well, too. The Blues had won four in a row, were coming off a shutout of a very good San Jose team, and were headed to Columbus, Ohio, home to one of the worst teams in the National Hockey League. How bad are the Blue Jackets? They're the NHL's designated team this se ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    St. Louis Ranks No. 6 in Number of "Native" Inhabitants

    ​For most St. Louisans, going home for Thanksgiving this week means staying put. According to Census figures, 69.4 percent of people living in the St. Louis metropolitan area were born in the region. That ranks as sixth highest nationally among major cities and a good 12 percentage points abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 3, 2011

    J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood Now Open

    Screenshot:​J. Gilbert's Wood-Fired Steaks & Seafood opened this week at West County Center (I-270 & Manchester Road, Des Peres) in the space previously occupied by Primebar. J. Gilbert's is a small chain, with only four other locations: Glastonbury, Connecticut; McLean, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2011

    Bo And The Locomotive's Endlessly Entertaining New Music Video

    Image via.​And now, the most entertaining two minutes and 45 seconds of your day. Bo and the Locomotive, fresh off the release of its excellent full-length debut, On My Way, recently went on a tour that took the band to, among other places, Columbus, Ohio. There, they met with Thunder Down ... More >>

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    September 2, 2011

    Announcing the Doorway to the Force Tour

    ​Hip-hop collective the Force is broadening its reach. In the first week of October, the group will tour as a single entity. And while out-of-town shows have been common for many of the artists on this particular roster, this marks a new step in a coordinated effort by the group. The full to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 8, 2011

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 8.1 - 8.7

    ​Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Cupcake Project: Stef shared her recipe for panko sprinkles. One Hot Stove: Nupur shared her recipes for paneer tikka and makhani gravy. Sauce: Sauce explored "where to be a wino when outside isn't an option."

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    August 1, 2011

    Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream

    Emily Wasserman​Gut Check spent much of National Ice Cream Month looking out for sweet ways to beat the 100 degree heat. Having a bit of a sweet tooth, we've visited more ice cream shops than we care to admit. So while in Columbus, Ohio, last week, we couldn't resist stopping at the original ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2011

    Tidbits from Smashburger, Max & Erma's

    ​As Gut Check noted a few weeks ago, Smashburger will open its first St. Louis-area location tomorrow, July 20, at 1981 Zumbehl Road in St. Charles. The "better burger" joint will be open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. daily. In addition to its standard menu of burgers, this Smashburger will include a St. Louis- ... More >>

  • Music

    March 31, 2011

    Lydia Loveless

    9 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

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    February 22, 2011

    St. Louis Establishment Makes Maxim's Top 16 Sports Bar List

    ​Our mouths watered when we checked out the March issue of Maxim magazine -- and not just because Michelle Trachtenberg was on the cover. The mag's editors decided to name our own Bar 101, on South Broadway, one the top sixteen sports bars in America, giving praise to the establishment for its ... More >>

  • Music

    January 6, 2011

    The Black Swans

    8 p.m. Sunday, January 9. Foam Coffee & Beer, 3359 South Jefferson Avenue.

  • Music

    November 18, 2010

    Two Cow Garage

    8 p.m. Monday, November 22. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2010

    Show Review: First Night of Beat 'n' Soul Gets Down at Off Broadway, Friday, November 5

    Marie ArsenaultThe Bo-Keys at Off Broadway​The concept behind Beat 'n' Soul is straightforward enough: two nights of veteran and revivalist garage rock and soul at one club in St. Louis. Think of it as a mini Ponderosa Stomp for the River City. In terms of quality, the lineup for the maiden vo ... More >>

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    May 20, 2010

    Muse Cancels Its St. Louis Show

    Timothy Norris / LA WeeklyMuse at Coachella music festival in April.​Here's a bummer email to wake up to: Muse has re-routed its fall 2010 tour due to the fact that "bassist Chris Wolstenholme is expecting a child with wife Kelly in November of 2010," according to a press release. It goes on t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 7, 2009

    Random Links: Bob Pollard at a Guided By Voices Tribute, Lady Gaga vs. David Bowie Mashup, Kid Cudi Cover

    Annie ZaleskiBob Pollard at the Firebird, October 2008​ *On Friday night, Bunnygrunt played in Columbus, Ohio, as part of a Guided By Voices tribute night. Performing as Grunted By Voices, the group covered classics such as "Postal Blowfish," "Melted Pat," "Lips Of Steel," "The Closer You Are" ... More >>

  • Music

    September 2, 2009

    Two Cow Garage

    9 p.m. Wednesday, September 9. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2009

    Video: Short Interview with Anthony Gonzalez of M83 at Pitchfork Music Festival

    Anthony Gonzalez, the man who makes up the French electronic group M83, was in the States for a few days over the weekend, playing Columbus, Ohio, on Saturday and Chicago's Pitchfork Music Festival on Sunday night.He talks about confronting violent bouncers at his Ohio show on Saturday night (one re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    KWMU (90.7) Thrives After Firing of Longtime General Manager Patty Wente

    Local NPR affiliate KWMU (90.7 FM) hit another milestone yesterday when Arbitron released its Fall 2008 ratings book. The station reached a record number of listeners between October and December of last year, according to the media audit, with 196,900 people tuning in ... More >>

  • Music

    October 29, 2008

    Ugly Stick

    9 p.m. Saturday, November 1. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2008
  • Music

    October 1, 2008

    Strolling Cones Cock & Bull Sonic Circus

    4 p.m. Saturday, October 4. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.

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    August 27, 2008
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    July 5, 2008

    Gentleman Auction House Tour Diary, Day Thirteen: Philadelphia to Columbus

    Venue: The Van. Location: Drive from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to Columbus, Ohio Date: 06.18.08 Since we checked in to the HoJo around 2 a.m., the front desk kindly allowed us a late checkout, but we took even that down to the last second, and the housekeeping staff was there at 12 p.m. sharp to c ... More >>

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    July 5, 2008

    Gentleman Auction House Tour Diary, Day Fourteen: Columbus, Ohio

    Venue: High Five Bar & Grill Location: Columbus, Ohio Date: 06.19.08 Other Bands: Ruvane After snoozing the morning away, we felt our tummies growling, so we piled in the van and followed Ahmed down toward the Ohio State campus.

  • Music

    May 16, 2007

    Grand Champeen / Two Cow Garage

    9 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).

  • Music

    March 7, 2007

    Times New Viking / Clockcleaner

    8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11. The Ground Floor (215 East Main Street, Belleville, Illinois).

  • News

    July 12, 2006

    House of Pain

    Unreal gets sweaty with the World's Strongest Man and talks with an expert in yoga for dogs. And, uh, note to City Hall: Restock the TP.

  • Music

    June 7, 2006
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    April 19, 2006

    Soul Position/One Be Lo

    Friday, April 21, at 9 p.m. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)

  • News

    October 12, 2005

    The Gang That Couldn't Dress Straight

    Meet the cross-dressing bank robbers who confounded cops for years

  • News

    July 6, 2005

    Chewing the Fat

    A heaping helping of retorts to Unreal's "Lard Have Mercy"

  • Music

    August 25, 2004

    The Patsys

    Saturday, August 28; Frederick's Music Lounge

  • Music

    July 28, 2004

    Blasts from the Past

    Recent compilations unearth a secret history of the United States of Funk

  • Music

    July 16, 2003

    Two Cow Garage

    Thursday, July 17; Off Broadway (The band also performs on Friday, July 18, at Frederick's Music Lounge)

  • Music

    May 8, 2002

    The Sovines

    Saturday, May 11; Frederick's Music Lounge.

  • Music

    December 12, 2001

    Trailer-Park King

    Self-proclaimed hoosier Rosco Villa shines a rock & roll light on fucked-up lives

  • Music

    January 24, 2001

    Tim Easton

    The Truth About Us (New West)

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    November 10, 1999
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    June 23, 1999
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