Round two of the LaBute New Theater Festival continues this weekend at The Gaslight Theater, and as a general rule, the one-act plays of the second half are much stronger than those of the first. Many earlier works relied on a similar narrative conceit -- strangers meet, secrets are revealed -- but ... More >>
Did you put on a party hat and celebrate the United States' birthday all weekend? Sure you did -- we caught you lathering up strangers at your foam parties and proudly sporting your sequined hats at Fair Saint Louis. And you know what? It's your constitutional right (We think?) to fete the red, whit ... More >>
Iron Fork is tomorrow night(!), and we can barely contain ourselves. We hand-picked 39 of the best restaurants in St. Louis, and they'll all be in one place for one night only. Iron Fork will have everything from chicken liver pâté to khao soi noodle soup. Check out the full menu after the jump. ... More >>
Happy Monday, loyal readers! Get your week started right by winning a free meal. All you have to do is correctly guess where we filled our bellies this weekend. See also: La Tejana Taqueria's Goat Soup: One of 100 St. Louis Dishes You Must Eat Right Now Update: Our winner is Facebook commenter Jar ... More >>
Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, September 21. Duck Room at Blueberry Hill, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Kristin BarloweWhen Raul Malo rattles off singers like Frank Sinatra, Pavarotti, Elvis, Andrea Bocelli, Hank Williams and Celia Cruz, he's not name dropping and he's not blowing smoke. The former lead singer of one of the great country bands of the '90s, the Mavericks, and current solo artist ... More >>
Dennis Brown, Paul Friswold and Lew Prince suss out the local theater scene
wikimedia commonsThere's always been a sense of glamour in the blur of all that is sex, drugs and rock 'n' roll, and it doesn't end when the music's done, or even when the rock stars die. Instead, an eerie feeling of mystery and unfinished business surfaces when the demise of a music icon is ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaMore so than any other form of black wax, the vinyl 78 has endured, preserving an essential portion of 20th century American music, culture and history. It's ironic, then, that you're more likely to find 78s collecting mold in a landfill than you are to find the hugely over-presse ... More >>
Clownvis Presley with his biggest fans, the Goo Goo Dolls. It's a tale as old as time: Clown insults The Great and Terrible Oz(zy) to his wife and as a result becomes nearly infamous, by winning over the hearts and minds of Americans everywhere -- including, but not limited to, the members of ... More >>
Eat this Graduate, you win nada.Gut Check has given up its long-standing opposition to eating contests and challenges because, hey, 50 million Elvis fans can't be wrong. Besides, we like Midtown's The U (3108 Olive Street, 314-371-1718), which on Saturday, September 11, will host a competition to ... More >>
Picture GroupOK Go is at the Old Rock House on SundayIt's not even half-over yet, but 2010 has already been a monumental year for OK Go. In January, the quartet released Of The Blue Colour Of The Sky, its first album of original material since 2005's Oh No. A marked departure from their earli ... More >>
Unreal has, we must admit, kind of a soft spot for Elvis movies. We like to revel in their badness. But Everything is Terrible is in a whole 'nother league. As students at Ohio University, this group of friends got in the habit of watching bad video. Really, really bad video. Like, ten times worse t ... More >>
Dennis Brown and Paul Friswold suss out the local theater scene
When I saw !!! (pronounced "chk chk chk") a year or so ago in Seattle, it was in a tiny, dark club with no barrier between the stage and the crowd. The audience was dancing like mad from the front to the back. I was in the front. Nic Offer's crotch was directly in my face and I thought he was going ... More >>
11 p.m. Thursday, June 7. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
2700 South Grand Boulevard
And you'll hear a tale...
(Gentleman Callers, opening for Chuck Berry at Blueberry Hill)
Week of September 14, 2005
It's his birthday
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Dido and Aeneas get a do-over
Then and Now: Maximum Who (Geffen)
Cast as an aging Elvis, Bruce Campbell must do battle with the evil, undead Bubba Ho-Tep
Bread & Roses means art for justice
Fant-Asia St. Louis animates Saturdays
How long does it take to drive from here to Kansas City? Depends on how much you want to see.
Downtown Memphis is already where downtown St. Louis hopes to go
The Chuck-A-Burger Cruise Night sets hearts and engines racing
The 10th annual St. Louis International Film Festival arrives this week, and with it a plethora of films and a revived energy
Looking for influence, significance, development and perpetuation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Simply Mortified (Grand Royal)
St. Louis native Russell Gunn returns home for a much-anticipated gig at Bistro Europa
Home is where they have to take you in. But for the Roma refugees who've come to St. Louis, there's no such place.
RFT music critics offer a cut-and-paste compendium of the year in music. Everyone's wrong. Everyone's right.
(Inspired by the Martell Cognac Billboard Slogan "Beaucoup de Cool")
St. Louis musical sage Steve Pick reveals what Elvis Costello really said about St. Louis
One chronic caller's taped legacy of confrontations with Jim White, the KMOX late-night host who went bump -- and grump -- in the night