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Corey Woodruff

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    April 15, 2014

    The Best Easter Brunches in St. Louis: 2014

    Easter Sunday is like the mack daddy of all brunches. We we were kids, it was all about the Easter egg hunt. Now it's waffles, bacon and lots of mimosas. It's also a time for many to get together with family, and brunch is an after-church tradition. There are lots of choices for your holiday brunch, ... More >>

  • Music

    March 6, 2014

    Homespun: Syna So Pro

    Loop Talk Vol. 1: The Power of One; The Power of You
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    January 13, 2014

    Six St. Louis Acts That Keep It In The Family

    During last week's Snowpocalypse, many of us were snowed in for days with family members. AGONY, AMIRITE? Sure, for a few of us, that so-called "polar vortex" might have been grounds for murder, but for many St. Louis bands, the forced post-holidays togetherness simply meant more practice time. Be ... More >>

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    December 11, 2013

    Our 20 Favorite Restaurant Openings of 2013

    As the year winds ever closer to its end, we here at Gut Check are getting awfully nostalgic for the year that is and was 2013. In celebration, we compiled a list of the twenty restaurants, coffee shops, bars, burger shacks, barbecue joints, and so on that opened for business in 2013 and changed the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 2, 2013

    The 5 Best Tapas/Small Plates Restaurants in St. Louis

    No, small plates are not going away. Embrace it, because it means you get to eat lots of different stuff, and it's usually paired with great cocktails or wine. Although some people are sticklers for what actually constitutes tapas, we lost that war long ago. Just go with it. See also: More Than a M ... More >>

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    November 18, 2013

    The 5 Best Wine Bars in St. Louis

    It's no secret that we love wine, but sadly, winery season in Missouri is pretty much over. Instead, we'll be visiting one of the several wine bars St. Louis has to offer. If that sounds overwhelming, Gut Check has got you covered. Try one of our five favorites this week. See also: March 2013 Issue ... More >>

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    May 30, 2013

    Soul/Funk: Meet the 2013 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is this weekend! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2013

    King Louie's Empire Deli & Pizza: Review Slideshow

    St. Louis should have a dozen by-the-slice joints battling for your downtown dollar. Can King Louie's Empire Deli & Pizza (1131 Washington Avenue; 314-553-9999) get the ball rolling? My review of King Louie's Empire Deli & Pizza is now available online.

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    May 16, 2013

    Adrenaline Junkie Joseph Hemp V Finds a Home in the Kitchen

    This is part one of Gut Check's Chef's Choice profile of Joseph Hemp V of Robust. Part two, a Q & A with Hemp, and part three, a recipe from Hemp, will be available on Friday. Growing up, Joseph Hemp V always looked forward to Sunday breakfast. "We were all together as a family," the chef of Robust ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2013

    Robust Does a Brisk Downtown Trade: Review Slideshow

    The new downtown location of Robust (635 Washington Avenue; 314-287-6300) features almost exactly the same menu as its Webster Groves original, and in general it follows the wine-bar format to a T. For Washington Avenue's new Mercantile Exchange development, though, that ain't a bad thing. My review ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    The Best Music Photographer in St. Louis is...

    Well, here we are: two months, a couple hundred nominations, an expert panel and over 1,600 votes away from the beginning of our series on the best music photographers in St. Louis. Along the way, we've discovered some great talent out there, both among our finalists and among those who didn't quite ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    The Best Music Photographer in St. Louis: Vote Now!

    Update 12/19: And this thing is over, 1,651 votes later. We'll announce the winner very soon. Update, 12/17: We'll close the poll at 5 p.m. this Wednesday, December 19. Thanks to everyone who has already voiced an opinion -- we've collected just over 900 votes in four days. We've spent the last ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Kenny Williamson: Meet the Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Earlier, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share with you five of thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 11, 2012

    Louis Kwok: Meet the Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Earlier, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share with you five of thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    Todd Owyoung: Meet the Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Earlier, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share with you five of thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 10, 2012

    St. Louis Food Blog Digest, 12.03-12.09

    Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs. Sweet Art: Amrita celebrated her blog's third anniversary and shared pie pops. The Sweets Life: Natalie made frozen coconut coffee bites. One Hot Stove: Nupur made a tiramisu birthday cake. Eat Write: Judith shared apple crumble.

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    December 7, 2012

    Jon Gitchoff: Meet the Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Earlier, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share with you five of thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2012

    Jarred Gastreich: Meet the Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Earlier, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share with you five of thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Bryan Sutter: Meet the Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Earlier, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share with you five of thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 4, 2012

    Ben Fournier: Meet the Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Earlier, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share with you five of thei ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 3, 2012

    Jason Stoff: Meet the Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Before the Thanksgiving break, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Corey Woodruff: Meet the Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    Before the Thanksgiving break, we introduced you to our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over fifty nominations, and our judges narrowed the field to these ten folks. Over the coming week-plus, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists in turn by having them share ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 12, 2012
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    May 24, 2012

    Solo: Meet the 2012 Music Award Nominees

    The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is two weeks away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Throughout May, we've been making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, introducing the nominees from one or more o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 8, 2012

    Woody Guthrie's New Years Rulin's: Photographer Corey Woodruff's Ambitious Tribute

    A local photographer is commemorating Woody Guthrie's 100th birthday by giving a modern twist to a series of resolutions the iconic singer made back in the 1940s. And he's launched a Kickstarter drive so that his work can be showcased to the general public. Guthrie - an Oklahoma-born folk singer an ... More >>

  • News

    January 26, 2012
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    December 29, 2011

    Biggest St. Louis Music News Stories of 2011: Part Two

    Tower Groove Records Formed Tower Groove Records aims to bring bands out of dingy south-city basements and into, well, other dingy south-city basements. The collective won't be funding the release of records but hopes to utilize the cumulative talents and experience of its members to make it easier ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 22, 2011

    There Can Be Only One Honeybadger in St. Louis! A Vote to the Death [Update: We Have a Winner!]

    Update, 11/22/11: Like trying to drink out of a glass lying down, honey badgers are tricky little shits. They might eat your pet cobra or take a leak in your grandma's mouth because that's just how they get down. THEY DON'T GIVE A SHIT. Thanks to everyone who voted. Honeybadger #2 fans helped the b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Deerhoof And Sleepy Kitty At The Luminary, 9/27/11: Photo Essay

    All photos by Corey Woodruff​Prior to Sleepy Kitty's opening set, Evan Sult lamented the passing of St. Louis luminary Bob Cassilly and dedicated the first song to him. ​In further tribute to late City Museum founder Bob Cassilly, Evan Sult fashioned a t-shirt that read "Thank You BC".

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Deerhoof At The Luminary: Review And Q&A With Drummer Greg Saunier

    Photo by Corey Woodruff​On September 26th, Deerhoof made tracks through St. Louis for the first time in its nearly twenty years of existence. The Luminary Center for the Arts held the loud but intimate sounds of the seminal experimental pop group, catering to a nearly sold out crowd on a chill ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 27, 2011

    Bob Cassilly And City Museum's Impact On St. Louis Music

    Jennifer Silverberg​Bob Cassilly, the artist whose seemingly impossible visions included the City Museum, died yesterday while working on his most ambitious creation: Cementland. For a look at his life, his work and his famously enormous personality, read Aimee Levitt's obituary on Daily RFT. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Listen To A New Song From The Peach EP, Which Comes Out Tomorrow

    Photo by Corey Woodruff​Alt-rock newcomer Peach will release its debut EP tomorrow at the Heavy Anchor. Its six songs are ballsy guitar thrashers; the lineup (Peach, Bruiser Queen and Ellen the Felon and the Mattronome) deliberately comprises women-fronted rock bands. The show starts at 9 p.m ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2011

    So Many Dynamos' Griffin Kay: The Exit Interview Before His Final Show

    Corey WoodruffThis man, one Griffin Kay, is leaving So Many Dynamos Monday for cooler pastures. ​In the time it takes him to explain what he'll miss about his band, guitarist Griffin Kay has driven home from work, opened the door, said hi to his new wife, and cracked open a beer. When he gets ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2011

    Sleepy Kitty: Meet Your RFT Showcase Main Stage Headliners

    Corey Woodruff​Although the duo isn't originially from St. Louis, Sleepy Kitty still manages to serve as an ancillary conduit that helps keep the city's arts and music scene buzzing. Utilizing "all of the advantages of 1980s-style land line," as drummer/singer Evan Sult aptly quipped, both Su ... 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 >>

  • News

    January 27, 2011
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