Let's just put this out there right now: Trent Reznor never retired. OK, yeah, Trent Reznor took Nine Inch Nails out of the touring business for a few years while he got married and won an Oscar and did a whole bunch of other neato stuff. But last night's show at Chaifetz Arena proved that, despite ... More >>
Craft beer has boomed over the past few years and with it, beer-centric events new and old -- attendance at Oktoberfests has ballooned, for example. But in St. Louis, spirited beer-drinking is too established and ingrained the culture to be called just a trend. Here are thirty ("Only, thirty?" you m ... More >>
Roosevelt and Churchill. Fred Astaire and Ginger Rogers. Marvel and Capcom. Ghostbusters and Hi-C. Throughout history, there have been some truly incredible collaborations that have forever altered the course of humanity. But what about the memorable music combos when two brilliant music artists col ... More >>
In this week's RFT Music feature, we lock children in our conference room for an experimental musical adventure. Would they like terrible "Kidz Bop" covers? Would Raffi appeal to them? Is there any way we could make them sing along to The Clash?
Get 'Er Done: The To Do List is, at least, a welcome start
This week's show recommendations include visits from Mount Moriah, The Mountain Goats, Black Flag, and more. Also, be on the look out for the Skin Graft St. Louis Homecoming and a dual release show featuring Humdrum and the latest Tower Groove Records single. Read on for all that and more!
Sometimes it takes an event like Wizard World Comic Con to prove that "nerd" doesn't necessarily mean "dork" nowadays. Tens of thousands of people swarmed the America's Center this weekend for St. Louis' first-ever Comic Con, a three-day event celebrating pop culture and science fiction. The event ... More >>
Andrew W.K.: Rocker, composer, fashion plate, motivational guru, and most importantly -- via his primo Twitter feed -- long-time purveyor of party tips. From practical advice to profundity, inspiration to hilarity, his near-daily tips offer something for everybody, not only how to get the party star ... More >>
Dragon Inn 3 is a new Springfield band featuring Roni Dickey, Phil Dickey and Brook Linder. The first thing you should know about DI3 is that it started as a project to write a "Will Smith meets Ghostbusters" style theme song for Linder's short film Ghoul School, which not for nothing is very much s ... More >>
Beloit's annual college mindset thing is out this week and making the Facebook rounds, performing its yearly task of making everyone over the age of fifteen feel super old. Most of its findings hit the mark -- Robert De Niro is from Meet the Parents, Bill Clinton is an elder statesman, CDs are somet ... More >>
This week's feature, "Pitch Sessions," revisits the quirky, self-produced local TV ads from the 1980s and 90s.Sure, the Schweig Engel boys were masters of slapstick violence; but they also did their fair share of spoofs. See our favorites below. (After running this first one, they received a cease-a ... More >>
St. Louis Snow ConeThe coolest food truck - the Snow Sled St. Louis Snow Cone already has the coolest food truck in town - a 1957 Chevy van tricked out until it morphed into the Snow Sled. Might as well up the cool ante by adding a pop-up movie screen, classic movies and collaborations with a ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaKevin Buckley is best known about town for playing in his rock outfit Grace Basement and playing as a solo artist performing traditional Irish folk music. For a time, he worked behind the scenes at Euclid Records, managing their online store, and now he runs his own label, Eastern ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This is part one of Alissa Nelson's two-part profile of Silver Ballroom bartender Justin Deming. Part two, a Q&A with Deming, will be posted tomorrow. Alissa NelsonBehold the Slutbucket!Th ... More >>
Skybox Sports Bar & Grill
800 N. Third Street