[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 >>
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.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
8 p.m. Friday, November 23. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
Screenshot: www.jgilberts.comJ. 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
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."
Emily WassermanGut 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 >>
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 >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, April 6. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
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 >>
8 p.m. Sunday, January 9. Foam Coffee & Beer, 3359 South Jefferson Avenue.
8 p.m. Monday, November 22. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Marie ArsenaultThe Bo-Keys at Off BroadwayThe 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 >>
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 >>
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 >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, September 9. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
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 >>
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 >>
9 p.m. Saturday, November 1. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
4 p.m. Saturday, October 4. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
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 >>
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.
9 p.m. Saturday, May 19. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
8:30 p.m. Sunday, March 11. The Ground Floor (215 East Main Street, Belleville, Illinois).
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.
Friday, April 21, at 9 p.m. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City)
Meet the cross-dressing bank robbers who confounded cops for years
A heaping helping of retorts to Unreal's "Lard Have Mercy"
Saturday, August 28; Frederick's Music Lounge
Recent compilations unearth a secret history of the United States of Funk
Thursday, July 17; Off Broadway (The band also performs on Friday, July 18, at Frederick's Music Lounge)
Saturday, May 11; Frederick's Music Lounge.
Self-proclaimed hoosier Rosco Villa shines a rock & roll light on fucked-up lives
The Truth About Us (New West)