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  • Blogs

    November 6, 2014

    Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams Coming to the Central West End in 2015

    LouFest favorite Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams has announced it will open its first Missouri location in the Central West End next year. The (small) chain is based in Columbus, Ohio, but owner Jeni Britton Bauer's husband is actually from St. Louis. See also: Jeni's Splendid Ice Creams at Straub's

  • Music

    September 11, 2014

    Various Artists

    You Wanna Be Just Like Bunnygrunt

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2014

    26 Bands Pay Tribute to St. Louis' Bunnygrunt on New Compilation: Listen Now

    Over Labor Day weekend, Pancake Productions label head Rob Severson strapped on his trademark headset mic and began proselytizing to the crowd assembled at Feraro's Engine Room. The occasion was, ostensibly, a triple bill of Bunnygrunt, the Ottomen and Popular Mechanics, though Severson's spirited o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Sci-Fi Squalor: Pittsburgh's Microwaves will Play Cafe Ventana This Friday

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From March 24 to 30

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    SXSW 2014: Thursday, Friday and Saturday Recap with Blondie, Cody ChesnuTT, the Strypes and 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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2014

    Who's Up For a Drunks With Guns Tribute Band?

    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.

  • Blogs

    September 20, 2013

    Drake Reschedules 13 Shows, St. Louis Date Pushed Back to December 11

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Report: Big Increase in Bed Bugs in St. Louis

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Dave Matthews Band to Eat Local & Organic in St. Louis

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 7, 2013

    The Best St. Louis Punk / Hardcore Shows in March

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Organic Produce to Your Door: Green B.E.A.N. Delivery Service Expands to St. Louis

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2012

    The Best and Worst of LouFest 2012, According to the Fans

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    June 12, 2012

    Missouri's Askinosie Chocolate Wins National Award For Its Licorice Chocolate

    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 >>

  • News

    March 29, 2012
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    December 21, 2011

    Gabe Kea, Son of Former Blues Player Ed Kea, Blazing His Own Comedic Path

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    April 29, 2011

    Post of the Month: "New Age of Crave": White Castle Introduces New Breakfast -- and New Direction!

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 14, 2010

    Tonight! The Red River vs. Times New Viking vs. Monahans

    Times New Viking​Yes, 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 >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2010

    Corle 2 Da's Guide to St. Louis Restaurants

    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 >>

  • News

    May 12, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 8, 2010

    Last Collector Standing: Matt Harnish, of Bunnygrunt and Vintage Vinyl Fame

    (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 >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2010

    Chef's Choice, Part 2: Leanna Russo of BitterSweet Bakery

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    October 2, 2009

    13 Worst Haunted Houses in the USA

    Photo: Steve Truesdell​It'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 >>

  • News

    April 15, 2009
  • Blogs

    December 8, 2008

    KWMU (90.7 FM) Hires New GM to Replace Patty Wente

    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 >>

  • News

    April 9, 2008

    Cock and Awe

    St. Louis pickup artists rule the roost.

  • News

    October 17, 2007

    Star Clipper!?

    Readers school the RFT on comics, history and English.

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2007

    How River Front Times Broke His Maiden

    River Front Times: That's a winner, baby! Today was a banner day for River Front Times. Not the newspaper, the horse. Two years ago Unreal asked perennial Fairmount Park force Lou O'Brien how much he'd charge us to rename a horse after our source of income. Replied O'Brien: "$1 million." We talke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2007

    How River Front Times Broke His Maiden

    River Front Times: That's a winner, baby! Today was a banner day for River Front Times. Not the newspaper, the horse. Two years ago Unreal asked perennial Fairmount Park force Lou O'Brien how much he'd charge us to rename a horse after our source of income. Replied O'Brien: "$1 million." We talke ... More >>

  • News

    August 30, 2006

    Total Exhibitionist

    Matthew Strauss has audacious plans to remake the city's art scene.

  • News

    May 10, 2006

    Running on Empty

    Truck firms are so desperate for drivers that just about anybody can get behind the wheel

  • News

    May 3, 2006

    Beer Nazis

    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.

  • News

    October 12, 2005

    Numb and Number

    Legal challenges shed light on Missouri's lethal-injection protocols

  • News

    September 14, 2005

    Rap vs. Rapture

    Christian hip-hop is on the march, but some say it's the Devil's music

  • News

    May 19, 2004

    Mississippi Drifting

    Twenty-eight straight days pushing freight up and down the Big Muddy -- and oh-so-slowly

  • Dining

    March 17, 2004

    Tuscany for You and Me

    From Frontenac, with Brio

  • Calendar

    November 12, 2003

    What a Difference a Gay Makes

    Jade Esteban Estrada tells the tales you won't find in textbooks

  • Music

    August 13, 2003

    Licorice Lips

    Not filth, nor broken glass, nor flames can slow these Black Lips

  • News

    March 26, 2003


    The stereotype is all about cheap beer, fast cars and fat girls. But there's a little bit of hoosier in all of us.

  • Culture

    October 23, 2002

    Save the Earth

    The earthwork "Cromlech Glen" and Laumeier Sculpture Park receive needed restoration

  • Music

    May 22, 2002

    Pageant Winners

    Who showed up -- and who didn't -- to collect their RFT Music Awards

  • News

    August 15, 2001

    A Woman Scorned

    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.

  • News

    January 19, 2000


    Beej Nierengarten-Smith runs Laumeier Sculpture Park like her personal fiefdom. Despite the damage she's done, powerful allies keep her in charge.

  • News

    February 24, 1999
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    January 6, 1999