Hard to believe that the RFT Music Showcase is only a week away, but here we are! A lot of hard work has gone into making the event extra-special this year, and we have more bands and musicians on board than ever before -- people seem eager to see what the event is like at its new home in the Grove. ... More >>
After all this talk about Ballpark Village's late-night dress code policy, we just have to ask: Whether you're dressed like the Village People or just wearing a Wacha jersey on a non-game day, what happens to patrons at Ballpark Village who break the dress code?
By Vanessa Quilantan Marijuana and music have gone hand in hand for decades. In the '60s, when Bob Dylan smoked out the Beatles for the first time and howled, "Everybody must get stoned!" on the opening track of Blonde on Blonde, middle America was frightened by the reefer madness of rock & roll. L ... More >>
St. Louis is the fifth most dangerous city in America, CNN Money announced Tuesday. The report, based on the annual release of FBI violent crime statistics, is heavily skewed to make St. Louis appear more violent, as Mayor Francis Slay, business leaders and rapping Washington University ballerinas ... More >>
People may gripe about the heat and humidity of St. Louis in the summer. But ask someone to share his or her favorite memory about this town, and chances are you're going to hear a story about something that happened between May and September. Why? Because summer is when we get together with frien ... More >>
Frequent RFT contributor Dan Zettwoch has a brand-new book coming out this June, Birdseye Bristoe, and it's already generating a ton of interest among comic fans. Dan Nadel of The Comic Journal posted an eight-page preview of the graphic novel that should stoke the interest even higher. Go give it a ... More >>
You know, I saw this about a week and a half ago, and I made a mental note to write about it. The next couple of days I had other stuff that really needed to be covered, so I just put it to the side, pinned that mental note on it, and said I would do it soon. Sadly, my mental notes seem to be increa ... More >>
The DVD cover, not the book...Sammy Hagar's autobiography Red: My Uncensored Life in Rock (published earlier this week) has been a long time coming, but then again, Van Halen fans are very accustomed to waiting. (See also: a new Van Halen album - there hasn't been one of those since 1998!) As co- ... More >>
Dan ZettwochA late 2009 RFT cover featuring KSHE mascot Sweet Meat.Summer's not over yet! There's still one more week (more or less) to enjoy the last gasps of carefree fun and outdoor hangs. Here are twelve good bets for the weekend -- of course, on top of the events we've already covered he ... More >>
Dan ZettwochWill it ever stop??? How long will St. Louis have to endure being a perpetual bottom-feeder on all those national rankings of good things like health and beauty and traffic? For Christ's sake, people, will you quit confusing us with the marine life that populates our beloved Missi ... More >>
Saturday's the big Mardi Gras drinking-fest in Soulard. You'll find the streets packed with people who want to find a house party, and house parties full of people who'd rather be in the streets. There's also the big parade (parade-float riders, keep your shirt on!) that rolls down Broadway. Part ... More >>
Dan ZettwochOn Saturday, December 19, Vintage Vinyl will be hosting another book signing with John Neiman, the author of In Concert: KSHE and 40 Years of Rock in St. Louis. (I wrote about this a few weeks ago.) Neiman will be reading from the book and answering questions starting at 1 ... More >>
Crisp, cold sunlight wasn't the only thing lighting up south St. Louis on Saturday -- plenty of local artists were also on hand brightening the day with their contributions to the Cherokee Print League's annual holiday sale. Here are a few highlights from the sale.View "20 Handmade Oddities from Che ... More >>
Party on and on and on
Comic-book artists are drawn to St. Louis.
kevinh.blogspot.com After a months-long tease, a couple delays and mounds of praise, Kevin Huizenga's highly anticipated first book, Curses, finally hit stores on Wednesday, and it's as great as reviewers have indicated. The St. Louis-based Huizenga, an RFT contributor, has accumulated a singul ... More >>
Forget pot holders and wind socks -- the Rock & Roll Craft Show has stuff you actually want
Week of January 19, 2005
Comic artists bring it
Week of October 8, 2003
Funny pictures! Biting commentary! Talking worms! Three St. Louis artists together in one mighty magazine!