In the 20th century, St. Louis was a veritable Petri dish for noise-rock artists. Once the mid-aughts hit, most of those bands drifted off, and our city's loud-music exports became punk and metal. But the dream still lives in locals like Yowie and What We Won't See, though, who will join Pittsburgh' ... More >>
This week, choose from a variety of touring bands to check out all over town: Nervosas performs at Melt, Low takes the stage at Off Broadway, Peelander-Z invades the Demo and more. Note: Though not in our critics' picks this week, Three 6 Mafia also performs in St. Louis this week. More info on this ... More >>
It's Sunday in Austin, I'm on South Congress at Jo's Coffee Shop, trying to write as the 5000th (at least) performance of the week takes place on yet another parking lot made into a venue. There's much to say about my final three days at SXSW 2014 (read about the first two days here), and only so ma ... More >>
Let's face it: St. Louis loves itself some tribute bands. An Under Cover Weekend sells out every autumn, and KDHX puts on several well-attended tribute benefits a year. We've even got competing Beatles tribute bands in town. That's the only reason why the following news is not a complete shock.
Word arrived this morning that Drake's St. Louis concert with Miguel has been pushed back to Wednesday, December 11 at the Scottrade Center, "due to an intense rehearsal schedule and technical production requirements that will be part of the show." The show was originally scheduled for October 8. ... More >>
There has been a pretty big increase in bed bug infestation calls in St. Louis. So says a new report from Terminix, a pest control company that has released its annual data on bed bug calls in cities across the country. And St. Louis made the cut! As one of the cities with the greatest increases ... More >>
Tomorrow, Dave Matthews Band is coming back to St. Louis for the bazillionth time, and we were wondering, what will they eat? When they're in the Midwest, DMB will be getting fresh, locally sourced food from Green BEAN Delivery. See also: -Dave Matthews Band at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 7/ ... More >>
Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo that doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's DIY hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problems can be broug ... More >>
Indiana native Matt Ewer has farming in his blood. At the ripe old age of eight, he started selling sweet corn door-to-door for his family's farm. When he was twenty, he began working in organic farming and not long after moved to the West Coast to study organic agriculture. Then he returned to Ind ... More >>
LouFest 2012 has come and gone, and we have spilled one or two thousand words in the service of telling you our thoughts. But we are but one editorial entity, and there are no shortage of opinions out there. So we collected a few from the locals and visitors alike spending their weekends in Forest P ... More >>
Askinosie Chocolate based in Springfield, Missouri, was recently awarded its fifth silver Sofi Award in the category of "Outstanding Chocolate" by the National Association of Specialty Food Trade (NASFT) for its new dark milk chocolate and black licorice bar. It's also a finalist for the organizati ... More >>
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 >>
Gut Check is constantly working to bring the latest food news to our readers. As a result, we do a lot of blogging. In an effort to draw attention to great posts that may have otherwise been lost in the blogosphere (and to recognize our hard-working writers), we present Post of the Month. Katie M ... More >>
Times New VikingYes, there's another day in the week after this one. But you should still go out tonight and see one of these bands. Your boss won't mind, right? And who does work on Friday, anyway? *The Red River @ Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center. Why this band isn't huge yet is beyond me. Th ... More >>
For several days now, Gut Check International Headquarters has been grooving to the beat of "So St. Louis" by Corle 2 Da. A (NSFW!) lyrical celebration of everything St. Louis -- including Riverfront Times! -- it's pretty much the best thing ever this week.What makes the video especially awesome are ... More >>
(The number of chain-record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops -- and for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this new weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' reco ... More >>
This is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Leanna Russo; to read part one, click here. Robin Wheeler What do you eat? This is a really hard question for me. I get really excited when I think of all my favorite foods. I love cassoulet with duck confit. I eat like a man. ... More >>
Photo: Steve TruesdellIt's the beginning of October, and that means it's the season to stand in line outside a building blasting pulsating, industrial music and then paying to have for some creep come up behind you and scream bloody murder. But enough about downtown St. Louis! It's haunted house ... More >>
University of Missouri - St. Louis announced today the hiring of Tim Eby as general manager of its public radio station, KWMU (90.7 FM). A veteran manager with WOSU Public Media in Columbus, Ohio, Eby will begin his new job January 20. Eby takes over for KWMU's longtime general manager Patty Wente, ... More >>
St. Louis pickup artists rule the roost.
Readers school the RFT on comics, history and English.
Matthew Strauss has audacious plans to remake the city's art scene.
Truck firms are so desperate for drivers that just about anybody can get behind the wheel
A vomiting A-B eagle and tales of AA misconduct are almost enough to put Unreal off the sauce (almost). Plus, two local kids kick Pokémon butt.
Legal challenges shed light on Missouri's lethal-injection protocols
Christian hip-hop is on the march, but some say it's the Devil's music
Twenty-eight straight days pushing freight up and down the Big Muddy -- and oh-so-slowly
Jade Esteban Estrada tells the tales you won't find in textbooks
Not filth, nor broken glass, nor flames can slow these Black Lips
The stereotype is all about cheap beer, fast cars and fat girls. But there's a little bit of hoosier in all of us.
The earthwork "Cromlech Glen" and Laumeier Sculpture Park receive needed restoration
Who showed up -- and who didn't -- to collect their RFT Music Awards
Former Laumeier Director Beej Nierengarten-Smith points fingers and names names in her parting shot from THE Sculpture Park. She lets it fly, and some of it sticks.
Beej Nierengarten-Smith runs Laumeier Sculpture Park like her personal fiefdom. Despite the damage she's done, powerful allies keep her in charge.