7 p.m. Wednesday, June 6. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
Luckily the attendants on this flight didn't have such virgin ears.A fella flying home to New York City from a wedding in Kansas City says he was ejected from his flight after he complained in a tirade that would earn an R-rating.The Detroit Free Press reports that Robert Sayegh was on a layover ... More >>
B.O.S. is a relatively new local hip-hop collective with an impressive repertoire. Rebecca Plasencia (a.k.a. Ms. Bee), Olivier Jean-Joseph (a.k.a. Oli) and Michael Naylor (a.k.a. $leepytime) joined forces as B.O.S. in 2009. In that short time, the group has already performed across the country, open ... More >>
Sorry kids, but San Francisco has outlawed fast-food toy giveaways. Reuters reports that the city's Board of Supervisors passed the law on Tuesday, making them the first U.S. city to pass a law - not just an ordinance - banning the toys. Toy giveaways stop on December 1. NPR visits with Lisa Johan ... More >>
Shh. Don't tell Corle 2 Da.Another week another survey ranking the livability of the nation's cities. This one from Portfolio.com that's out with a new poll of America's most stressful cities. Coming in at No. 5 is St. Louis with a stress index of 4.737. The most stressful city? Detroit. (They al ... More >>
Todd OwyoungThose Darlins at Off Broadway, 11/12/09The local American music festival Twangfest is now in its fourteenth year. Long past its adolescence and its awkward phase, the booking for the four-night showcase shows that its teenage years are both classically minded and musically adventu ... More >>
The James Beard Foundation announced its 2010 finalists yesterday. This is the twentieth year the organization has recognized chefs, food professional and food writers. Locally, Gerard Craft of Niche made the cut. (CNN.com) Detroit-area kosher food bank Yad Ezra sees increase in need for Pa ... More >>
New food trend for vegetarians - eating meat. (Newsweek)Detroit's industrial wasteland turning into farmland. (Chicago Tribune)Fishermen lost at sea a reminder of the hard life of commercial fishing. (Newport News Daily Press)Florida beer delivery company celebrates first anniversary. (St ... More >>
Although the club wasn't lucky enough to nab Electric Six for the actual holiday, the Firebird scored big by getting the Detroit sextet to play on New Year's Eve Eve. The group's funky synths and churning hard-rock guitars combine with frontman Dick Valentine's uproarious lyrics and cocky delivery t ... More >>
7 p.m. Thursday, December 31. Fubar, 3108 Locust.
9:30 p.m. Wednesday, December 30. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Sagging fast-food market leads to upcoming gimmicks including new value menus and "shower babes". (Detroit Free-Press, The Business Insider)Woman gets probation for smuggling monkey meat. (Associated Press)PBR, hipsters, and the economics of cheap beer in an economic downturn. Elsewhere, V ... More >>
The varied reactions to the news that Detroit rockers Sponge are playing a New Year's Eve show at Fubar have surprised me -- on Twitter, they've ranged from, "Hell yes!" to "What year is it again?" to "'Plowed' is such a great song!" Who knew the band would still hit a nerve? Growing up in Clevela ... More >>
Baby scorpion in McDonald's bag - accident, hoax, or the new Unhappy Meal? (Phoenix New Times)Cheap beer is about to get more expensive. (Bloomberg)Move over, ice cream man. Detroit's starting a produce truck program. (Detroit Free Press)Are you not getting enough caffeine? Maybe it's time ... More >>
With all this talk about withering Midwest cities and all, here's something positive associated with one: Superchunk live at Coachella performing a blistering version of "Detroit Has a Skyline." Awesome song, awesome lyrics, blazing performance. Tour, dammit!
8:30 p.m. Sunday, April 5. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Friday, March 6. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Saturday, September 20. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Gettin' loud at the library
8 p.m. Thursday, June 26. 2 Cents Plain, 1114 Olive Street
The Mexican takes a look at the biggest cities in the U.S. with the smallest Mexican communities.
8 p.m. Monday, August 27. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.
The Go: Supercuts
9 p.m. Tuesday, May 8. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
7 p.m. Wednesday, April 4. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
10 p.m. Saturday, January 20. Way Out Club (2525 South Jefferson Avenue).
9 p.m. Tuesday, November 14. Cicero's (6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City).
From wowing locals to impressing P. Diddy, rapper Rebecca "Bee" Plasencia is on her way
Slumber Party's Aliccia B.B. goes it alone, while B-Sides gives good Download and makes a mix of anti-patriotic songs
New English EP (TVT)
Thursday, March 9, at 9 p.m. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue)
Saturday, February 4; the Billiken Club (20 North Grand Boulevard)
Saturday, November 19; the campus of Saint Louis University (20 North Grand Boulevard)
Wednesday, October 12; the Creepy Crawl (412 North Tucker Boulevard)
Illinois (Asthmatic Kitty)
Friday, August 6; Rocket Bar
Recent compilations unearth a secret history of the United States of Funk
Saturday, August 23; Rocket Bar
The Living Things were the living end at South by Southwest
Friday, February 14; Lo
DJ Assault makes his St. Louis debut this weekend, bringing his raw and funky Detroit techno to the Lovetronic party
Saturday, Aug. 19; Black River Amphitheater (Lesterville, Mo.)
Directed by Adam Rifkin
A first-timer's guide to this year's auto show