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    November 10, 2014

    Things Your Local Band Should Know About Opening for National Acts

    By Chris Lane Your band has been playing shows for a while and seems to be getting popular. Perhaps you're still just rising stars on the hometown circuit or have hit the road a few times to try your luck at touring. Eventually, the day comes when you get a dream gig opening up for a big national a ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    Six Reasons To Always Stagedive

    Recently, extremely dangerous pop-punk band Joyce Manor ignited controversy among true rockers everywhere after its members stopped one of their fans from stagediving on some small women. The band even later took to Facebook to condemn the practice. Although the move is likely motivated by positiv ... More >>

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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 >>

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    July 23, 2014

    Sixteen Stupid Hats Musicians Love Wearing

    Recently, my enemies have been accusing me of having a problem with hats. Maybe it's because I am (predictably) a bald, pale music critic and wearing a hat makes me look like a Nosferatu vampire-creature. But personally, I think someone's choice of headwear can tell a lot about a person -- usually h ... More >>

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    July 16, 2014

    Summer Polar Vortex Hits St. Louis: 10 Outdoor Activities To Do Before It's Hot Again

    If only the polar vortex came every summer -- and never in the winter. After a demoralizing and brutal winter under the icy thumb of the polar vortex, St. Louis is feeling a similar weather pattern that's capping summer temperatures at a pleasant 80 degrees. It's not exactly a polar vortex, becaus ... More >>

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    July 8, 2014

    Weirdest Lost and Found Items on St. Louis Craigslist

    Now that it's summer, it's really easy to misplace things while you're off having fun wearing awesome patriotic gear or watching your new favorite sport. People leave all kinds of items in weird places. A wallet here. A pair of sunglasses there. A light-up Iron Man mask with voice activation under t ... More >>

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    June 3, 2014

    19 Hard-To-Spell Words That St. Louisans Know By Heart

    Gokul Venkatachalam, a thirteen-year-old boy from Chesterfield, had an impressive showing in the Scripps National Spelling Bee, correctly spelling "bamboche," "abaisse" and "eryngo." (It was "Kierkegaardian" that did him in; he won third place.) In honor of Venkatachalam's achievement, Daily RFT ha ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014

    Six Rules For Sharing a Practice Space

    Mixing business with pleasure is a dirty game, isn't it? While necessary, practice spaces exemplify the tension that comes with sharing a small area with a number of personal friends and acquaintances. It's like living in a tiny house with eight other unbalanced roommates. Between paying rent, keepi ... More >>

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    May 21, 2014

    Four Reasons The Rams are Perfect for HBO's Hard Knocks

    There's little chance HBO's camera crews will set foot inside the Rams' Earth City practice facility this offseason. It's a shame. The 2014 Rams would make the perfect subject for the cable channel's annual documentary series Hard Knocks, a program that stands alone in delivering the kind of access- ... More >>

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    April 24, 2014

    Local DJs Hold Gigantic Record Sale For Charity This Saturday

    If you're anything like us, you probably didn't find everything you wanted on Record Store Day last weekend. Alternately, perhaps you did find everything you wanted but don't subscribe to the idea of record-shopping as an annual one-day event. Either way, you should consider attending The Gigantic S ... More >>

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    March 27, 2014

    Six Reasons Employers Should Hire Touring Musicians

    In 2014, you should've already figured it out by now: Your dumpy, forgettable band with few fans should be touring. The need to turn your local bar band into a mobile poverty-stricken disaster unit is of utmost importance. It's your chance to see beautiful rolling landscapes, fall in love with peopl ... More >>

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    March 26, 2014

    St. Louis: A Cheap Canadian Traveler's Dream

    In case you didn't catch the latest issue of Canadian Traveller, the magazine that boasts a "Canadian perspective of how Canadians travel," St. Louis is a paradise for any tourist looking for a big vacation on a minuscule budget. "When it comes to looking for free things to do, St. Louis is one of ... More >>

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    March 6, 2014

    Six Legitimate Reasons to Make Art

    A contributor to the decline of decent art was recently dragged onto center stage by the New York Times in an article called "Brooklyn Communal Cool: The Brand." The piece, authored by a person who spells "mic" like "mike," focuses on a communal living quarters in Brooklyn called the Clubhouse and i ... More >>

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    December 26, 2013

    New Years Eve in St. Louis: 6 Spots to Ring in 2014

    Congratulations! You survived the holidays with the family. You deserve a party, and we're here to help you find the perfect one.

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    December 9, 2013

    IKEA is Coming: 5 Businesses St. Louis Will Freak Out Over Next

    Rumors that an IKEA furniture store could open in St. Louis kept news outlets and Facebook campaigns busy for years before Swedish retailers made the deal official last week. Every few months, it seemed, a fresh whisper would reignite the blogs and comments in business gossip. But now that IKEA see ... More >>

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    December 3, 2013

    How to Beat Auburn: 5 Tips from a 'Bama Fan for the Mizzou Tigers

    The University of Missouri Tigers are still new to the SEC, so a University of Alabama fan offered up some advice in challenging the school's fiercest rival, the Auburn Tigers, in the championship game. In an open letter to Mizzou that went viral on Monday, a 'Bama fan known only as 5026 says the C ... More >>

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    November 4, 2013

    If We're Such a Soccer Town, Why Doesn't St. Louis Have a Major League Soccer Team?

    For a city without a Major League Soccer team, St. Louis has hosted more than its share of international friendlies in the last six months. A sell-out crowd of 48,263 watched Manchester City upset English Premier League powerhouse Chelsea in May, and Real Madrid, helped by playboy Cristiano Ronald ... More >>

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    October 25, 2013

    Welcome to St. Louis, Boston Red Sox Fans: 5 Tips for Getting Around

    Hello and welcome to all you bearded, bean-eating Bostonians traveling to our fair city for Games Three, Four and Five of the World Series! St. Louis has its quirks, and our Midwestern charm-slash-Catholic guilt won't allow us to just leave you in the lurch as you try to get around. Because when yo ... More >>

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    October 2, 2013

    Meet the Pawpaw: Missouri's Forgotten Fruit

    A couple weeks ago, Gut Check came into possession of some mystery produce: the pawpaw fruit. As soon as we learned some of its common nicknames, "a poor man's banana" and "American custard apple," we were intrigued. What is this? Where did it come from? What can we do with it? Enter Andy Moore, w ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Eight Arrr-ful Pirate Jokes in Honor of Today Being "Talk Like a Pirate Day"

    Aaaarrrh, it's everyone favorite holiday, Talk Like a Pirate Day! Yes, today marks that time of year when we can celebrate our love of those murderous, raping, slave-having sea bandits -- or, uh, those heartwarming rapscallions who plied the seven seas in search of buried treasure. Ahoy! In honor ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    Snobby New York Art Critic Scowls on St. Louis; Taxpayer-Funded Trip Wasn't Good Enough

    Close your eyes for a moment and picture the snobbiest art critic possible. Got it? Good. Now somehow make that person ten times douchier than you imagined, and you still won't arrive at anyone quite as pretentious as Michael Wilson. A freelance art critic from New York, Wilson hires himself out - ... More >>

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    October 30, 2012

    [VIDEO] Cardinals Lose, So Today is Free Doritos Locos Tacos Day

    Though the sting of the Cardinals loss is still with us, it's high time we started looking on the bright side of life. Like, for instance, the fact that the Giants ultimately went on to win the World Series means -- it's Free Doritos Locos Tacos Day! That's right, for a short window of time today, ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    Introducing the 2012 RFT Web Awards Finalists

    ​The good news? The St. Louis online community is alive and well. The bad news? There's so much great content out there, it's extremely difficult to come up with a list of the best of the best. But, hey, this is the Internet. People love them some lists. We'd hate to disappoint. So, then, the ... More >>

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    January 17, 2012

    The RFT Web Awards' Music Finalists

    The 2012 RFT Web Awards are a little over a week away, and finalists have been chosen by our panel of judges. This year's expanded list of categories includes a few related to music, including the return of Best Music Blog. There's also Best Club/Concert Web Site and Best Photostream/Flickr, which i ... 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 9, 2010

    RFT Flickr Pool Photo of the Day: Fire!

    RFT Flickr Pool contributor MzSusanB spotted some St. Louis firefighters in action on her way to work last month and stopped to snap a few pictures. This one rules:Susan via FlickrSo hot in herre.​Click to submit your photos to the RFT Flickr Pool.

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    August 19, 2010

    RFT Flickr Pool Photo of the Week: "Tools"

    Nestled amongst the massive collection of drunken party pics from Home Nightclub recently uploaded to the RFT Flickr Pool is this image, titled "Tools" by Susan63117:by Susan63117 via Flickr​It is almost timeless. It looks like it could have been taken in St. Louis anytime between 1810 and 2010. G ... More >>

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    July 9, 2010

    RFT Flickr Pool Photo 'o Day: "6th Inning"

    There's nothing quite like a beautiful sunset at the ballpark...Antonia Quest via Flickr​Want to share your own pictures? Click here to upload them to the RFT Flickr Pool.

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    June 30, 2010

    Happy Birthday Citygarden!

    Nikon 66 via the RFT Flickr Pool "Eros Bendato" by Igor Mitorag at the Citygarden​You, oh elegant downtown sculpture park, were opened to the public one year ago today. You haven't grown much since then (frankly, you were already pretty big to start with) but still, we've been through a lot togeth ... More >>

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    June 4, 2010

    RFT Flickr Pool Photo 'o Day: "Air Force One in Blue"

    The plane is approaching St. Louis, the photographer's caption says, but the inherent beauty of the image is that the aircraft just seems suspended indefinitely in the clouds. It would have made a nice DVD cover for Up in the Air, no?Antonia Quest via Flickr​Want to share your own pictures? Click ... More >>

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    May 14, 2010

    Ten Amazing Pieces of Street Art in St. Louis

    via FlickrPeat Wollaeger's "Blaster Head" is a mind blower.​Once upon a time, the River City had a reputation as something of a street art and graffiti mecca. That was way back in 2000 when Paint Louis was happening and some of the coolest cats to ever shake a can of spray paint made pilgrimages t ... More >>

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    April 14, 2010

    RFT Flickr Pool Photo 'o Day: "Spring in the Park"

    If this image doesn't make want to make you sneak out of your office and bathe in the sun at Forest Park then you are an albino with severe pollen allergies."Spring in the Park" by Antonia Quest via Flickr​Click here to upload your photos to the RFT's Flickr Pool.

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    March 30, 2010

    Get $30,000 To Pimp a South Grand Sidewalk

    image by Peat Wollaeger via Flickr S. Grand's "parking pots" are already amazing but what about the sidewalk?​The City of St. Louis' Board of Public Service issued a "Request for Qualifications" last week looking for artists to create two-dimensional sidewalk art to decorate one of they city's sig ... More >>

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    February 23, 2010

    RFT Flickr Pool Photo 'o Day: Cherokee Street

    Love this little gem posted onto our Flickr site today. BTW: Where do you get a "No Beggars" sign? Jamie Jessop via Flickr​Add your own photos to the RFT Flickr pool here.

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    February 17, 2010

    RFT Flickr Pool Photo of the Day: Clouds of Doom Over Jefferson Barracks Cemetery

    It's cold. It's cloudy. It's probably not going away anytime soon.Maybe that's why this photo of Jefferson Barracks Cemetery from the RFT's Flickr Pool feels just about right today:photo by Nikon66 via Flickr​Click here to add your pictures to the pool.

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    January 28, 2010

    Photo: Yarn Bombing Hits the Loop

    Via Artfinder12.2 on Flickr Yarn Bombing, it's like graffiti, only it's not.​The Daily RFT spotted this photo of a "Yarn Bombing" on the Delmar Loop on Flickr. For the uninitiated, "Yarn Bombing" is like graffiti, only less permanent and more fuzzy.The biggest mention of this street art form we co ... More >>

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    January 22, 2010

    Someone Dropped a Bomb on Cherokee Street

    This was uploaded to the RFT's Flickr pool earlier this week. Anyone know the terrorist artist that's responsible?Image by davidwraith can't sleep via Flickr​Upload you own pictures to the RFT's Flickr pool. Also check out more photos of kick-ass St. Louis Street Art by clicking here.

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    January 20, 2010

    Anheuser-Busch Sends 350,000 Cans of Water To Haiti.

    Image via Flickr​No, it's not actually Bud Light.As the brewer has done in the past when there's been a natural disaster and clean water is hard to come by, they ship in drinking water in what looks like plain white beer cans. As memory serves, last time they did this was after Hurricane Katrina.T ... More >>

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    November 2, 2009

    Conservation Area Casino Faces Final Vote by County Council Tomorrow

    The construction of a sprawling 376-acre resort and casino next to the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area in North St. Louis County faces it's most critical vote yet tomorrow night.The St. Louis County Planning Commission already gave the initial go ahead to rezone the massive swath of land in a floo ... More >>

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    August 10, 2009

    Photos: Making the World's Longest BLT at Iron Barley, 8.9.09

    The fifth-annual Tomato Fest at Iron Barley in South St. Louis wrapped up Sunday with owner Tom Coghill and a crew of 90 volunteers working to create the world's longest bacon-lettuce-and-tomato sandwich, at 179-feet, two-inches. (That's a lot of bacon -- 500 pounds of savory, crispy, delicious baco ... More >>

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    July 31, 2009

    Thus Concludes The Coolest July St. Louis Has Ever Known

    uploaded by Uncle Pilot to the RFT Flickr Pool​Technically as of last night, we're about to wrap up just the sixth coolest July on record. That doesn't mean it wasn't the coolest, though. The lowest average temperature in July came in 1961 and 1891, when it was typically a balmy 74.9 degrees. Here ... More >>

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    May 15, 2009

    Photos: Fischerspooner at the Pageant, Thursday, May 14

    It's impossible to describe the spectacle that was last night's Fischerspooner show at the Pageant, so I'm going to let photos I snapped tell the story. Entire Flickr set here. All photos by Annie Zaleski, all rights reserved -- please get permission if you want to re-use them. Casey Spooner ... More >>

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    November 17, 2008

    Photo: You Must Really Like Vegetables

    To go along with the Old School Tattoo Expo photos posted over the weekend, check out this Flickr group: Food Tattoos.

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    November 10, 2008
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    November 21, 2007

    Daily Web Crawl

    Your daily guide to what they're whispering about in the next cubicle. HERE Don't forget to brush and floss daily at A to Z. The Smoking Gun supplies the Megan Meier police report. (Via Jezebel) Is STLWorkingMom a blog snob? Take a stroll through Columbia, Illinois, with Darren Snow. www.kitsu ... More >>

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