They come in peace. And they have beer. Let's give a warm welcome to Flying Saucer Draught Emporium (900 Spruce Street; 314-932-1456), which landed in St. Louis this week. The St. Louis location is the seventeenth in the franchise, which restauranteur Shannon Wynne founded in Fort Worth, Texas, in ... More >>
Does St. Louis need another spot to drink beer? Is the pope Catholic? Trick question. There is no pope at the moment! Where were we? Oh, yes... Not quite one year after we first learned of its arrival, Flying Saucer Draught Emporium opens at 900 Spruce Street downtown at 5 p.m. today, March 6. ... More >>
Are you sick of being responsible? Does it annoy you to have to follow rules or be pro-social? Do you like basements? Well, if you are a goofy, degenerate weirdo that doesn't quite fit in anywhere else, you might consider our city's DIY hardcore/punk shows.Your underlying anger problem can be brough ... More >>
Putting the smoker on a trailer out in front of the restaurant was totally a strategic move. Matt Stiffelman and Tim Zolman's new barbecue joint, Vernon's (6707 Vernon Avenue, University City; 314-726-1227), lures customers with the scent of slowly smoking pork, beef and chicken that encircles the b ... More >>
Yeah, we were pretty shocked, too. Who would've thought that Cardinals t-shirts and Blues caps were the height of modern fashion? (Then again, Jon Hamm has been photographed wearing a Blues cap. Ah, Jon, you give us class!) But there it is, in another one of those scientific polls we love so much, t ... More >>
English space-rock heroes the Telescopes shared both a record label and a scene with bands like the Jesus & Mary Chain and My Bloody Valentine, but never shared the acclaim. And though the Telescopes are worshiped by modern noise makers as O.G. shoegazers, its influence hadn't translated into a full ... More >>
- Gut Check first learned in November that the Fort Worth, Texas-based chain Fuzzy's Taco Shop would open its first area location at 8073 Watson Road in Webster Groves. The restaurant opened its doors officially this past weekend. Its regular hours are from 7 a.m.-10 p.m. Sunday through Wedne ... More >>
Award season has been very, very good for T-Bone Burnett. The musical impresario has won just about every conceivable honor over his decades-long career, from a Golden Globe to a BAFTA Anthony Asquith Award. Heck, Burnett is only one Rugrats sequel away from capturing a coveted Nickelodeon Kids' Cho ... More >>
Fuzzy's Taco Shop, a Fort Worth, Texas-based chain, will open its first St. Louis location at 8073 Watson Road in Webster Groves. (That's the big shopping plaza at the corner of Watson and Laclede Station Roads.)Franchisee Scott Bonner tells Gut Check that the opening of the restaurant is about a ... More >>
In 2006, Don Bailey closed Three-1-Three, his music club in downtown Belleville, leaving a hole in a once-vibrant live music scene. "I always enjoyed Belleville and the music scene, from Uncle Tupelo to Fragile Porcelain Mice," says Bailey. "I booked over 2000 bands at the 313 Club, and I not ... More >>
On July 17, 1926, J. Frank Norris, the most famous preacher in America and de facto leader of the burgeoning fundamentalist movement, shot and killed an unarmed man in his private office in his megachurch in Fort Worth, Texas. The subsequent trial captivated the nation, especially after it ex ... More >>
CNN, USA Today and other media organizations got fooled
Jon GitchoffRhett Miller of Old 97'sRhett Miller packs more boyish charm into one pick-clutching pinkie finger than the entire Justin Bieber empire. And don't get me started on his hair. Apologies for invoking the Bieb, but last night at the Pageant, Miller and the Old 97's delivered an energ ... More >>
Katrina ChildressA 32-year-old mother from Fredericktown, Missouri, is in custody in Texas after she was arrested there on charges of sexual assault. According to the Ft. Worth Star-Telegram, Katrina Childress began a relationship with a 16-year-old who accidentally texted her last year. The two ... More >>
Image viaDon Shula, bringing his steaks to your town.Hall of Fame NFL coach Don Shula will open a branch of his Shula's 347 Grill at 411 North 8th Street in the new Roberts Tower downtown. The restaurant, named for the former Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins coach's total number of career victo ... More >>
image viaLadies and gentlemen, mark your calendars for September 16. That's the date of a one-night-only screening of Ladies and Gentlemen, the Rolling Stones, a concert film shot in 1972 as the Stones toured the U.S. in support of their double LP Exile on Main St. -- which was itself re-rele ... More >>
Photo by Jennifer SilverbergRachel Ildeya Amratiel strikes a pose.Last fall, we ran a feature ("Babe n Arms") recounting the bizarre journey of Rachel Idleya Amratiel, ne Thomas Hibodon IV -- a Persian Gulf War veteran, carpenter and cross-dresser who pleaded guilty to federal weapons charges af ... More >>
Image sourceMen of St. Louis, it's time to take pride in your accomplishments!Condomania, the venerable online condom store, has done our nation a great public service. After an exhaustive survey of 27,000 of its male customers, the largest such survey since the heady days of the Kinsey Repor ... More >>
Photo: Nick SchnelleThe Humanoids perform at the Halo Bar during the RFT music showcase back in June. Things may be a little quieter on the local punk scene in the next few weeks as the Humanoids, Suburban Smash and God Fodder all depart Saturday for tours. Suburban Smash and God Fodder pile in ... More >>
(Welcome to Hello? Is It Me You're Looking For? Each Monday, we'll scour the local Missed Connections section of Craigslist, in search of the best posts. Here are some that caught our eye this week.) Oh, oh, oh-oh-oh, the Right Stuff...not: I missed NKOTB for you and ... - w4m (City) what would ... More >>
6 p.m., Monday, January 7. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.
Curtis Faulkner wants to throw a $2 million party celebrating the end of slavery and he wants you to pay for it.
A small-town mayor's plan creates one big controversy.
Kerri Morgan is prepared to crash the smash-happy world of quad rugby
9 p.m. Thursday, December 14. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
From a long-buried pyramid to the Saint Louis Art Museum: The mysterious voyage of the Ka-Nefer-Nefer mask.
Christian hip-hop is on the march, but some say it's the Devil's music
Week of November 11, 2004
Missouri inmates are performing tales of murder, greed and insanity -- and learning how to leave their old lives behind
A son goes looking for his late father and finds some buildings
Week of February 4, 2004
Friday, January 23; Savvis Center
The sounds & smells of rugby
Why downtown's the best place for a stadium, even without state money
Names change, but the games of the elite go on
Why the best teen movie of the year, based on a beloved novel, won't be in theaters
Meet the men who sparked a lawsuit
A look at the long career of rock & roller Ronnie Dawson
Transcendental Blues (E Squared)
Taking to the tracks with Jimmie Dale Gilmore