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    January 24, 2013

    Photocopier Goof Raised $4,000 for St. Louis Food Outreach

    Atomicdust's Face Off Against Hunger Campaign was recently named Best Use of Social Media for a Civic Campaign in Riverfront Times 2013 Web Awards. For a full list of winners click here. A little more than a year ago, a few employees at St. Louis branding and marketing agency Atomicdust were work ... More >>

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    January 16, 2013

    Greasing Palms and Glad-Handing In Spite of Crippling Anxiety

    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 ... More >>

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    January 15, 2013

    Six Tips For Hosting Dirty Vagrants (Also Known as Touring Bands)

    Editor's note: This post is half of a two-parter! Please read its companion post as well, Six Tips On How To Be an Awful House Guest: Musician Edition. Musicians, much like regular humans, need sleep to survive. In unfamiliar cities, a stranger with a squishy place to nap for a night can help out t ... More >>

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    January 4, 2013

    Win Tickets to Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at the Pageant

    Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are coming to the Pageant on Thursday, January 10. They'll be joined by Langhorne Slim, and the show is way sold out. BUT: It's not too late to have the lovely Ms. Potter make eyes at you while also rocking your face off (it's true; I've seen it!). We have a pair of t ... More >>

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    January 2, 2013

    Treat Your Band Like Your Job and it Just Might Be

    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 ... More >>

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    December 28, 2012

    Should My Band Hire a Publicist?

    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 ... More >>

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    December 21, 2012

    The 14 Best Music-Related GIFs We Discovered in 2012

    Editor's Note: The end of 2012 is upon us (also the end of the world, if you believe in that sort of thing), so we thought we'd put a cap on things by sharing some of our personal favorite shows, albums, events and general shenanigans. Join us as we indulge in some navel-gazing! Once upon a time, I ... More >>

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    December 20, 2012

    Fresco Kane on 106 & Park: "I Get My Confidence From Doing it for So Long in St. Louis"

    East St. Louis rapper Fresco Kane has been working in this city for a long time (you may know him as Gena). In September, we wrote about his recently finalized deal with Jermaine Dupri's So So Def records. They both made an appearance recently on BET's 106 & Park to make the introduction to the rest ... More >>

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    December 18, 2012

    There's No Shaming in Getting Famous

    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 ... More >>

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    December 14, 2012

    Connecticut Shooting: Mayor Slay Laments That Missouri's Hands Are Tied On Gun Control

    St. Louis City Mayor Francis Slay just posted the following statement on Facebook in reference to the horrific mass shooting today at a school in Newtown, Connecticut: Our city's prayers are with the children of Sandy Hook Elementary. I read the terrible news while sitting through interviews after w ... More >>

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    December 12, 2012

    Five Surefire Moves for Karaoke

    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 >>

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    October 11, 2012
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    September 10, 2012

    Every St. Louis Release: August 2012

    Update, 8/10: Several new additions, mostly courtesy of STL Mixtapes, are below. Find yourself some new music. This is pretty self-explanatory, really -- here you will find every musical project released in the St. Louis area (we're interpreting pretty broadly) in July 2012, listed in alphabetical ... More >>

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    July 11, 2012

    Eleven Things Every Independent Artist Should Work On

    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 >>

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    June 21, 2012

    Fun-Run Phenomenon Must Die!

    Allow me to pull my pants up to my nipples before I get started.Ahh. That's better. Now where was I? Oh, yeah. These -- I don't know what you call them -- fun runs? Themed 5Ks? Costumed, sweat-fests? They are what's truly wrong with America. (Yes, worse even than Taylor Swift.) What is it about toda ... More >>

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    May 17, 2012

    Guess Where I'm Eating this Chicken Shawarma and Win $25 to Graham's Grill and Bayou Bar!

    All this talk of The Avengers (we definitely didn't see it twice or anything) and shawarma makes Gut Check a hungry blog. Guess where we ate this lovely pile of poultry and win $25 to Graham's Grill and Bayou Bar (612 West Woodbine Avenue, Kirkwood; 314-965-2003). Rules: To be eligible, you must le ... More >>

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    April 19, 2012
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    March 27, 2012

    Yonder Mountain String Band at the Pageant: Win Tickets

    Yonder Mountain String Band will play back-to-back shows this weekend at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard, 314-726-6161). Friday and Saturday's shows both start at 7:30 p.m. and feature Brown Bird as opener. We have a pair of tickets for both shows, and we'd like to send a few of you fine folks ... More >>

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    January 25, 2012

    Tidbits from Siete Luminarias, Taste-D-Burger, Fuzzy's Taco Shop

    ​- George Mahe of St. Louis Magazine has the always-exciting news of a new restaurant on Cherokee Street: Siete Luminarias is now open at 2818 Cherokee, serving traditional taqueria fare and at least a couple of dishes new to the area. Siete Luminarias is open 11 a.m.-9 p.m. daily. Visit the r ... More >>

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    December 19, 2011

    Could Missouri's Repealed "Facebook Law" Have Prevented a Teacher's "Nasty" Texts?

    Image viaNasty textin' is not very teacherly. ​Folks who had supported Missouri's "Facebook Law," (which, before its repeal in October, had banned Facebook friendships between teachers and students) are not going to like this little tale out of Springfield. A 13-year-old boy testified last week in ... More >>

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    December 5, 2011

    Chop Shop Food Truck Launches Today

    via Facebook​You know, I was just thinking it's been too long -- 24 hours, at least, maybe 48 -- since a new food truck hit the streets of St. Louis. Today, Chop Shop will make its maiden voyage, arriving at Purina headquarters (Chouteau Avenue between South Tucker Boulevard and South Seventh Stre ... More >>

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    November 28, 2011

    The Bleeding Deacon Closes Temporarily, Possibly to Relocate

    ​Rumors swirled on Twitter and Facebook over the weekend that the Bleeding Deacon Public House (4123 Chippewa Street; 314-772-1813) would close after business yesterday, November 27. Gabe Hartwig of the Post-Dispatch even tweeted confirmation of the news by a Bleeding Deacon employee.However, gene ... More >>

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    November 25, 2011

    Google Music: The Future Home of Independent Musicians?

    There has never been one place you could go to find out everything you needed about any band anywhere. Imagine: One resource that operates like an instantaneous card catalogue for current music. Among the many that have tried, none has the potential of Google Music Artist Hub. Google Music made it ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    BitterSweet Bakery to Close November 23

    ​BitterSweet Bakery (2200 Gravois Avenue; 314-771-3500) will close its doors on Wednesday, November 23, the bakery and restaurant announced on its Facebook page today. (Tip of the hat to George Mahe of St. Louis Magazine for the news.)BitterSweet is no longer taking custom orders. It will hold a s ... More >>

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    October 21, 2011

    Win Chromeo Tickets!

    ​Chromeo will be at the Pageant on Monday, packing a ton of dance nostalgia and an equal measure of good humor. As Christian Schaeffer's preview mentions, last year's Business Casual continued a path down the same very funky vein the duo's explored all along. So of course you want to go, and ... More >>

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    October 14, 2011

    Win Black Angels Tickets!

    Black Angels in April. Photo by Jon Gitchoff​Austin's heaviest purveyors of psych return to Old Rock House this weekend -- the band played a sold-out show there in April, and provoked our reviewer to say, "Drugs are well and good, but this, this was a high to die for." Not only do you not ha ... More >>

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    October 4, 2011

    Win Arctic Monkeys Tickets!

    The Arctic Monkeys will play the Pageant tonight with the Smith Westerns, and we just got a few tickets to give away! Obviously time is of the essence here, so hustle over to our Facebook page and submit your entries. Important: you must be able to come collect your tickets at our office in the Loop ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    Win They Might Be Giants Tickets!

    ​They Might Be Giants returns to the Pageant tomorrow night in support of this summer's Join Us. And we just got a pair of last minute tickets we'd like to give you. Obviously we're working with a short time frame here -- you must be able to collect the tickets from our office in the Loop betw ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    Facebook Seeks to Dismiss Illinois Class-Action; Mothers Claim Children Exploited

    ​Facebook has asked a federal judge in southern Illinois to dismiss a class-action lawsuit filed in June on behalf of two Granite City moms. The suit filed on behalf of the children of Melissa Dawes and Jennifer DeYoung alleges that Facebook inappropriately uses its "like" feature to monitor the ... More >>

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    August 10, 2011

    Interview: Amanda Rainey of Dubb Nubb and Special Passenger Records

    Cory Taylor Cox ​In this week's print issue, we spent some time with Delia and Hannah Rainey, the twin sisters of Dubb Nubb, and older sister, drummer and Special Passenger Records owner Amanda Rainey. Below is some of our interview with Amanda, in which she provides the label's history and ph ... More >>

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    August 8, 2011

    Where to Celebrate National Farmers' Market Week

    Holly FannNicola Macpherson and her son Henry at the Maplewood Farmers' Market.​Last week, the U.S. Department of Agriculture reported that over 1,000 new farmers' markets have popped up around the country since last year, making a total of 7,175 markets operating in the U.S. currently. This n ... More >>

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    August 3, 2011

    Death Cab For Cutie Will Be Probably Won't Be At Vintage Vinyl At 6 p.m. TODAY! [Update]

    GO GO GO​Final Update: Atlantic's web team accidentally posted the announcement to Death Cab's page instead of Marc Broussard's. Read more here. Update #2 (IMPORTANT): The initial post (and its sixty-plus ecstatic comments) has disappeared from Death Cab's Facebook Page and Twitter feed, whic ... More >>

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    August 2, 2011

    Missouri Teachers Seek Clarity on New Law Prohibiting Them From "Friending" Students

    Some teachers are giving the new law a big thumbs down.​Under a new Missouri law, teachers who "friend" a current or former student on Facebook could soon run afoul of state codes. Senate Bill 54 first raised flags back in June when a teacher urged its veto after he used Facebook to help locate st ... More >>

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    June 21, 2011

    Lawsuit Claims Facebook Illegally Uses Minors for Advertisements

    Mothers dislike their kids being used in Facebook ads.​Have you seen those advertisements on Facebook that show one of your friends endorsing a certain product? The ad could be for a local restaurant or maybe a national retailer and features your friend's mugshot next to something saying that he o ... More >>

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    June 15, 2011

    Why Restaurants Shouldn't Cross-Post From Facebook to Twitter

    Social media experts -- no, we don't know exactly what that entails -- often debate the pros and cons of cross-posting messages from Facebook to Twitter. On one hand, businesses want to reach as many potential customers with their message as possible. On the other, bombarding people with the same me ... More >>

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    June 9, 2011

    Joplin Teachers Urge Nixon to Veto Facebook Bill

    State Representative Jane Cunningham has no problem with child labor -- but boy is Facebook dangerous to Missouri's youngsters!​The Missouri Legislature passed a bill two weeks ago designed to protect children from predatory school teachers. But the bill has stirred up some surprising opposition - ... More >>

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    May 19, 2011

    Budweiser's Encouraging You To Grow a Beard for the Planet

    Zach Galifianakis: bro-dawg, beardo, and apparently huge environmentalist.​Things we have learned about dudes from beer commercials: Dudes like beer and camaraderie, and they dislike effort and fussy groomy things like shaving.So -- and again, our research here is based entirely on Beer Commercial ... More >>

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    May 5, 2011
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    May 5, 2011

    Comment of the Day: Is It Okay For Blacks to Have Race-Based Agenda?

    Today's comment comes in a response to a post about how four black Missouri legislators lined up with Republicans to override Governor Jay Nixon's veto of the state's new congressional districts. In voting with the Republicans, the four Democratic defectors ensured that the districts of Missouri's t ... More >>

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    April 4, 2011

    Who Made That Lionel Richie Missing Person Poster? Randy Osborne, Ex-RFT Staffer, Knows

    Randy Osborne?Street art, internet meme, or both? That is the question.​But let me start by saying ... I love you. Now that that's out of the way, let's talk about art. Specifically, street art. As Exit Through the Gift Shop so poignantly illuminated, street art has in recent years become qui ... More >>

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    January 27, 2011
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    January 26, 2011

    Cross the Mississippi in Style in a Gondola!

    No, not this kind.​Tonight, the architect Michael Van Valkenburgh and CityArchRiver2015 will presenting his firm's winning plan from this summer's contest to redesign the grounds around the Arch. Indulge your inner architect and check it out, 6 p.m. at the Ferrara Theater downtown. (They would dig ... More >>

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    December 23, 2010
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    December 23, 2010

    Ten Things To Do in St. Louis: December 23-29

    Wikimedia CommonsA scene from Christmas Holidays at Merryvale​For local clubs, the week after Christmas can be rather dead. Out-of-town touring acts take a break for the holidays, while locals tend to rest up, spend time with family and save their energy for New Year's Eve. (The exception to t ... More >>

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    November 4, 2010

    Chipotle Offers Facebook Users Buy One, Get One Free Deal

    ...or without eating a few burritos.​Have you seen The Social Network? You should. It's a great movie. One of my favorite parts is a brief moment when Mark Zuckerberg (as played by Jesse Eisenberg) is brainstorming what will become Facebook. On a dry-erase board he's made three columns to compare ... More >>

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    October 29, 2010

    Ten Halloween-Themed Things To Do This Weekend

    Evan Swigart/Wikimedia Commons​It's Halloween weekend! Spooky! Don your best costume and head out to the following events. Don't forget to check our main music page for more concerts going on around town this weekend. Friday: Skate or Die! @ The St. Louis Skatium Rollerskating, live bands and ... More >>

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    October 7, 2010

    St. Louis to Hold Satellite 'Rally to Restore Sanity'

    ​Why should those jerks in Washington, D.C. get to have all the fun? How come they get to write all those witty signs--"putting the 'dumb' into 'freedom'"? How come we don't get to go to the Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert-hosted Rally to Restore Sanity and March to Keep Fear Alive? Why don't ... More >>

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    August 27, 2010

    Paul F. Tompkins To Play the Firebird, Transform Comedy Industry

    Seth OlenickPaul F. Tompkins will bust your gut on Saturday! Lit'rally. ​Did we lurve Paul F. Tompkins the most on Mr. Show, Tenacious D, VH1's Best Week Ever or his stand-up? No matter. You can catch his act at the Firebird on Saturday night thanks to a new business model: if 300 people on Facebo ... More >>

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