Finally, after almost six years of existence, Gut Check gets to make a "Free Bird" joke. Suzanna's Kitchen of Duluth, Georgia, has announced a precautionary recall, via the USDA, of certain packages of FreeBird-brand frozen chicken nuggets and patties because they might contain pieces of plastic. ... More >>
If you're familiar with chaos theory, which in its basic form is the attempt to find patterns in the random acts of shit on Earth, then you may understand the difficulty that comes with describing a full day at SXSW. To break down the chaos, Village Voice Media's roving music editors have selected t ... More >>
Meet Marilyn Hagerty. She writes the "Eatbeat" column for the Grand Forks, North Dakota, Herald. Yesterday, she reviewed Grand Forks' new, eagerly awaited Olive Garden. Because the internet is a terrible creature fueled by snark (guilty, guilty, guilty), this review went viral. No less a food-media ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWhile the Snowpocalypse largely missed the St. Louis metro area, the aftermath of the sleet-storm lingers, in the form of frigid temperatures, bitter wind chills and icy roads and pavement. This is the perfect time of year for hot tea, wool blankets -- and cold, cold music. T ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, September 27. The Luminary Center for The Arts, 4900 Reber Place.
Cameron WittigWhen Duluth, Minnesota's Retribution Gospel Choir last came to St. Louis -- as the opener for Wilco's three-night stand at the Pageant in 2008 -- the big stage swallowed its elasticized guitar textures and glacial tempos. Last night's show at the Firebird, however, was another s ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, February 16. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Thursday, October 1. The Billiken Club, in the Busch Student Center on the campus of Saint Louis University, 20 North Grand Boulevard.
Every once in awhile Google's and Yahoo's "alert" e-mails bring Unreal a nugget of can't-live-without news, like an announcement of a gigantic bible-eating & pie-beating convention at America's Center, or the publication of a book about how not to make sex with your mother-in-law really awkward. ... More >>
The audience present for the 8:30 p.m. Bad Plus set last evening leaned more toward curious observers than diehard fans. It was difficult to suspect the sort of crowd that would take interest in the piano, bass, and drum trio, and even harder to guess what aspect of the group appealed to whom. Some ... More >>
The elusive Bob Dylan, masterfully considered, in I'm Not There.
St. Louisí Carl Kabat is back in the home he knows best -- a prison cell
We struggle with that most serious of questions: Roth or Hagar?
Week of September 25, 2002