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    September 18, 2014

    Six Reasons You Need To Flyer Your Shows

    Social media takes the heat for a lot of things. Some people insist that it's responsible for diluting activism and killing personal interaction. Others may recall the recent viral Craigslist post about the restaurant that blamed their slowing service on social media and smartphones, while some scie ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2014

    Cop Fired For Calling Ferguson Protesters "Rabid Dogs" Has History as Facebook Asshole

    With each passing day, the patchwork system of tiny police municipalities serving north county appears more problematic -- and it's not only the breathtaking imbalance in court fines and bench warrants attracting scrutiny. Officers are finding themselves are under the microscope as well. Last week ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 30, 2014

    Here's Why Random People Are Posting Lyft Coupons in All Your Facebook Events

    If you're anything like us, a string of foxy ladies have been posting coupon codes for Lyft, the mustachioed rideshare service, in many of your Facebook Events. Writing like they're sharing a helpful hint to some galpals ("Try Lyft -- it's like a cab, but costs less,") the coupon patterers post a c ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2014

    Rock: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music made our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, so that ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 2, 2014

    Punk: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 29, 2014

    Metal: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Emo/Post-Hardcore: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 28, 2014

    Cover/Tribute Band: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 27, 2014

    DJ: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 22, 2014

    Hard Rock: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    Folk: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Indie Rock: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    Soul/Funk: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Americana: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Psych: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Pop: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 16, 2014

    Pop: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    New Band: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2014

    Jazz: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Blues: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Garage Rock: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Facebook and Twitter Aren't Killing Your Relationship. You Are.

    In today's "no duh" news, two studies out of the University of Missouri say people who spend lots of time on Facebook and Twitter are more likely to fight, cheat or break up with their romantic partner over Facebook- and Twitter-related conflicts.

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2014

    After a St. Louis Father's Tearful Plea, Facebook Makes Look Back Video for Dead Son

    Facebook will make a special look back video for a St. Louis father whose son died last year after his tearful YouTube plea went viral Wednesday. John Berlin can't access the Facebook account of his son Jesse, who died at the age of 22 on January 28, 2012. He doesn't have the password Without acce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2014

    KDHX's Chris Ward Shows the World What #FacebookIs10 Videos Should Really Look Like

    You've seen 'em. You probably can't escape them. You may even have one of your own. The "Facebook Is 10" videos randomly compile moments from your online life into a sappy video montage in honor of the social network's tenth birthday. But when Chris Ward, 88.1 FM (KDHX) marketing and communicatio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Couple Beats Grandmother for Money, Goes on the Run, Gets Busted by Facebook: Police

    Police credit Facebook for the arrest of a couple on the run for three days after beating an 87-year-old woman until she wrote them a $500 check. Mark Kerpash, 28, of Hawk Point, Mo., faces four felony charges after assaulting his grandmother and threatening to kill her until she gave him money, ac ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 30, 2013

    The Best Homophobic Freak Outs Over the LGBT Exhibit at Missouri History Museum

    Missouri is on the verge of launching the first mainstream queer museum collection in the region, prompting some epic freak outs from anti-LGBT commenters on Facebook. The collection of gay St. Louis historical artifacts -- including drag queen outfits, protest signs, pride parade souvenirs and mor ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2013

    Happily Ever After: Trooper The Dog Adopted After Being Dragged By Truck Along I-55

    In a year filled with horrific cases of animal cruelty, the story of Trooper -- a puppy accidentally dragged behind a pickup truck on Interstate 55 last November -- touched animal lovers and activists not just in St. Louis, but across the globe. Now, after a year of multiple surgeries, pain and re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 16, 2013

    Cop's "Stupid Potheads" Remarks Spark Marijuana Legalization Debate Wednesday

    Remember when that Missouri drug cop said that people who think marijuana should be legalized are a bunch of illiterate potheads who collect welfare checks? Well, that has resulted in a debate on marijuana legalization to be held this Wednesday at the Ethical Society of St. Louis. It all started ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 30, 2013

    Missouri Drug Cop Says Marijuana Legalization Advocates Are Stupid Welfare-Sucking Potheads Who Probably Can't Read

    A Missouri Drug Task Force cop addressed Show-Me Cannabis, the pro-marijuana legalization group, at a town hall meeting in Cape Girardeau last Monday and engaged in a civil discussion about the benefits of marijuana legalization. But when Sargeant Kevin Glaser of the SEMO Drug Task Force got home, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 11, 2013

    Check out Pillow Talk, St. Louis' Most Sarcastic Noise-Punks

    In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. Pillow ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2013

    Horseshoe House in the Loop Closed

    Unfortunately, there's been another closure on the Delmar Loop: the Horseshoe House (6100 Delmar Boulevard). The tiny restaurant was known for serving horseshoes (a hamburger on Texas toast covered in white cheese sauce, originating in Springfield, Illinois) and hookah. It opened in March of 2011. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2013

    Facebook is Turning Us All into Brain-Dead Self-Centered Morons

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis city. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 28, 2013

    Should I Manage My Husband's Band?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 27, 2013

    St. Louis Cardinals Ranked MLB's Best-Looking Team, No. 1 Uniforms in All Sports Leagues

    The St. Louis Cardinals aren't just the best-looking team in all of Major League Baseball -- they've got the No. 1 greatest uniforms out of any team in all four major professional sports leagues! So says ESPN's Paul Lukas in his 2013 Uni Watch Power Rankings released this month. It's a nice rankin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2013

    Tuffy Gessling The Clown May Get Talent Agent, "Overwhelmed" by Support After MO State Fair

    Tuffy Gessling, the local rodeo clown at the center of the Missouri State Fair Obama mask scandal, now has more than 80,500 fans on Facebook -- and the time is right to capitalize on that audience. So says Collin Hughes, a Las Vegas man who created the hugely popular "Support Tuffy Gessling" Faceb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Forest Park Transformed: Then And Now Photos

    As we reported earlier this summer, St. Louis' Forest Park has been recognized as one of the most beautiful parks in the world, in large part because of its massive $100 million facelift. Forest Park Forever -- the nonprofit group that works with the city to restore and maintain the site -- has l ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2013

    Adrienne Martin, Accused Dog Killer, in Court: Family Intimidating, Harassing Stray Rescue?

    In court yesterday, there was a victory for the animal rescuers who want justice for Brownie, the dog who was torched to death in north St. Louis. Adrienne Martin, the woman accused of setting her chained-up sister's dog on fire -- and bragging about it on Facebook -- will not have her $50,000 bond ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 16, 2013

    Tuffy Gessling The Clown Gets Support From Texas Rep., Glenn Beck, Many Online Fans

    Tuffy Gessling, the rodeo clown at the center of the Missouri State Fair controversy, has developed a large online following, as we noted earlier this week. Turns out, his celebrity was only just beginning and has since skyrocketed -- in the last few days earning him praise from high-profile pundits ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    If You're Not Touring Your Album You're Burning Your Label's Money

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2013

    Record Floods Hit Jerome, Major Roads Closed, Missouri National Guard Deployed (PHOTOS)

    There are reports of more record-breaking floods today in Missouri, one day after flooding in Pulaski county left a four-year-old boy dead and prompted Governor Jay Nixon to declare a state of emergency. Today, the U.S. National Weather Service is reporting record floods on the Gasconade River ne ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 5, 2013

    Larry Conners: "KMOV Management Wanted to Get Rid of an Older Anchor And His Salary"

    Last week, Daily RFT spoke to fired KMOV-TV (Channel 4) anchor Larry Conners about his potential job prospects -- and the latest in his ongoing legal battles with his former bosses. Conners told us that he is in talks with several possible employers and that he is confident about his hearing next mo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 29, 2013

    Trooper The Dog, Dragged on Highway, in Recovery After Seventh Surgery (PHOTOS)

    Last week, we shared with you the unbelievably horrific allegations against Adrienne Martin, a St. Louis woman who is accused of torching her sister's dog and bragging about it on Facebook. That dog, whom rescuers named Brownie after saving him from his chained-up north St. Louis home, died from his ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Mayor Francis Slay Promotes "Extraordinary Opportunity to Reduce Gun Violence"

    On July 10, nine-year-old Tyrese Short was shot in the head and killed while riding in a car with his father in north St. Louis. On July 17, Mario Shackelford, 29, was fatally shot in Kiener Plaza during a fight allegedly over spilled beer. On Sunday, John Paulsen, a Kansas native and hotel director ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 23, 2013

    Float Trip Murder: Widow in Mourning After Meramec Shooting, Says "He Was My Rock"

    On Saturday, Loretta Dart watched as a stranger on the Meramec River shot and killed her husband. As we reported yesterday, police say that 59-year-old Steelville resident James Crocker, a property owner along the river, was angry about a group on a float trip stopping near his home. Reportedly upse ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2013

    Post-Dispatch Defends Story on Asparagus And Race, Says Not Part of A "Liberal Conspiracy"

    Here at Daily RFT we are no stranger to mobs of angry commenters attacking our stories as pointless, non-newsworthy crap. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch, presumably, is also familiar with this phenomenon, but one story this week has caused such an outcry from readers that the daily's editors -- in what ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 17, 2013

    Madelyn Sheaffer, Missouri Woman Kicked Out of Water Park for Bikini, Moves to Hawaii

    via FacebookMadelyn Sheaffer.Madelyn Sheaffer's bikini may be too revealing for Independence -- but she probably won't have a problem in Maui, Hawaii. Sheaffer, a 43-year-old woman who has received international attention for her story, has in fact moved to Hawaii -- just weeks after Adventure Oas ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 16, 2013

    Pokey LaFarge to Appear on Letterman Tonight

    Steve TruesdellFans of Pokey LaFarge will be pleased to hear that the hometown boy will be appearing tonight on the Late Show with David Letterman, broadcast on CBS. See Also: - Pokey LaFarge Talks New Album, Lineup and Traveling the World - Pokey LaFarge at Casa Loma and Third Man Records HQ, 5/31 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Trayvon Martin Rallies in St. Louis (PHOTOS)

    On Saturday night, George Zimmerman, the Florida man who shot and killed Trayvon Martin, an unarmed black teenager, was found not guilty of second-degree murder and avoided a manslaughter charge as well. By Sunday, cities across the country had organized rallies to protest the jury's decision in the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 15, 2013

    Larry Conners Says He Has A Job Offer in St. Louis Broadcasting, KMOV-TV Is Blocking Him

    Fired KMOV-TV (Channel 4) anchor Larry Conners has a job offer in St. Louis broadcasting -- but he's unable to accept it. So says Conners in his latest update on his ongoing legal battles with his former bosses, who fired him after controversy erupted over his public Facebook post questioning whet ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2013

    Cardinals: The Office's Phyllis Smith, St. Louis Native, Visits Busch Stadium (PHOTOS)

    Today in local celebrities who have not forgotten their roots, we bring you Phyllis Smith, St. Louis native and former star of The Office, who is back in town to perform at the Muny and this week got a chance to swing by Busch Stadium. She threw a ceremonial pitch, chilled with the team, had an em ... More >>

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