For all the effort that is put into the art of making people laugh, often the funniest things in life happen by accident. A well-crafted joke by Louis C.K. or the Sklar Brothers is great, but most people would probably laugh harder at an old man's pants falling down on a wedding dance floor. If not ... More >>
On this day in 1847, the Donner Party was rescued from a disastrous trek to the West Coast that caused the survivors to eat their fallen pioneers. In honor of this legendary tale, here are the six best references to cannibalism in song. Let us know your favorites, and we'll think about how delicious ... More >>
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 >>
Mayer Hawthorne and the County | the Stepkids May 22, 2012 The Firebird Mayer Hawthorne is so smooth. His pitch-perfect pipes slide from fragile falsetto to deep, soul-filled croon; his style and swagger resemble a mix of Buddy Holly and Andre 3000. Born in Ann Arbor, Michigan, less than 50 miles f ... More >>
Indiana RomeIndiana Rome's Who The Hell Left The Gate Open 2 is a sprawling, thunderous album heavy with guest spots from Rome's Force cohorts and as good a showcase as the confident MC has had to date. The album is the subject of this week's Homespun column; you can read that below. WTHLTG ... More >>
Todd OwyoungChromeo | Mayer Hawthorne and the County | Breakbot The Pageant October 25, 2011 Some shows are for toe-tappin' while seated with a beverage in hand. Others are for standing and swaying or nodding your head. And still others that can only really be appreciated from the middle of ... More >>
Angela BoatwrightTonight, Chromeo brings the party to the Pageant. Previewing the show in this week's print edition, Christian Schaeffer says, "You need a healthy dose of nostalgia, either real or imagined, to get down with Chromeo. The Montreal-based duo is made up of guitarist/vocalist Dave ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, October 24. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Billed as the "World's Largest Music Festival," Summerfest in Milwaukee is more like an epic feel-good concert series. The festival has the same good-natured and down-to-earth vibe of a city fair, packed with tens of thousands of people proud of their city. Make the half-day drive not for a t ... More >>
Image viaWould you like a danish from a Supreme Court Justice?Sometimes at Gut Check International Headquarters, we get tired of eating gourmet meals day in and day out. We admit it: We like a little kitsch once and a while. Today, this story from the HuffPost Food about outrageous themed res ... More >>
(Note: Fitz & the Tantrums' Saturday, February 12, show at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room (6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City) is sold out. However, the group is doing an in-store performance at Vintage Vinyl at 4 p.m. That gig is all-ages.) Piper FergusonWhen Fitz & the Tantrums hits town fo ... More >>
Image viaIf you follow Justin Bieber on Twitter, perhaps you saw him announce the following late yesterday afternoon: "solid day in NYC. played hoops and just went to the MTV Upfronts...BEAVIS and BUTTHEAD are coming back!!!" (Huh-huh. He said 'coming.') An article on MTV.com elaborates that ... More >>
John Oates rings in last year's Stache Bash.If you -- like me -- have already begun grooming your facial hair for the American Mustache Institute's annual 'Stache Bash, you may be wearing that lip sweater for awhile. Daily RFT recently caught up with one of AMI's founders Aaron Perlut (a.k.a. Dr. ... More >>
(New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) Acorn's No Ghost*The Acorn, No Ghost Drowned In Sound's review of the album explains, "Cynics might argue about the familiar sounds on No Ghost and may per ... More >>
Todd OwyoungTaylor Hanson at the Pageant. View more photos here.Mock Hanson's music at your peril. The fresh-faced trio is still best-known for its effervescent tween-pop days - don't front, you know all the words to "MMMBop" - but it's grown into its bubblegum-funk/soul sound rather nicely. ... More >>
Recently, one of Glenn Danzig's biggest fans alerted us to a new single-issue comic produced by Microcosm Publishing: Henry & Glenn Forever. No description could explain the premise as well as the cover art does. Microcosm PublishingRollins gives Danzig a rubdownYour eyes do not deceive you: ... More >>
Jon ScorfinaDJing under the pseudonym COR(E)YOGRAPHY, Corey McCarthy has become a vital part of the city's vibrant club scene - as a DJ and as someone helping to bring national acts to St. Louis. A former retail manager at Urban Outfitters, McCarthy now focuses his full attention on his Propa ... More >>
Last night at the Pageant, Butch Walker and the Black Widows opened for Train. The glam-leaning power-popster hasn't been to St. Louis in several years, but made the most of his set by having a ton of fun: He covered Hall & Oates' "Rich Girl" with guest vocals from Train vocalist Pat Monahan. If you ... More >>
(The number of chain-record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops -- and for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this new weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' reco ... More >>
Photo: Chad GarrisonOates with 'stache last October in St. Louis. Last October, legendary rock 'n soul singer John Oates was in St. Louis serving as honorary chair of the American Mustache Institute's "Stache Bash". Oates regrew his famous lip hair for the event. The second half of Hall & Oa ... More >>
Hundreds of ruggedly handsome people gathered in downtown St. Louis on Friday for the American Mustache Institute's third-annual 'Stache Bash and the crowning of the 2009 Robert Goulet Memorial "Mustached American of the Year." Headlining this year's event was the inimitable John Oates of the inc ... More >>
After a week where we rarely saw the sun, the weekend's weather seemed to make up for the days of gray. Besides Halloween, there was a lot going on and here's a recap of our weekend coverage.John Oates at the 'Stache BashPhoto: Chad GarrisonJohn Oates at the 'Stash Bash on Friday night.You might ... More >>
Dr. Aaron Perlut, Ph.D., CM, and chairman of the American Mustache Institute, called Friday night's second annual 'Stache Bash "a celebration of ridicularity." With the main floor of the Roberts Orpheum Theater full of costumed and mustached people taking advantage of free Budweiser products, ridicu ... More >>
Pop singer John Oates has re-grown his world famous mustache after a two-decade hiatus. Oates, part of the super group Hall and Oates, debuted his new lip hair today in St. Louis where he'll headline tonight's "Stache Bash" party presented by the American Mustache Institute. Photo: Chad GarrisonA bi ... More >>
In this week's issue, I spoke with Hall & Oates' guitarist and songwriter, John Oates. Oates will be in town on Friday night to play the annual American Mustache Institute 'Stache Bash at the Roberts Orpheum. Mark Maglio Despite being clean-shaven for almost 20 years, Oates took some time to ... More >>
Unless you've been cowering under a big glob of shaving cream, you're probably aware that this Friday the American Mustache Institute is hosting its third annual 'Stache Bash at the Roberts Orpheum downtown. (More details on the party here.) You're also probably aware this year's event features the ... More >>
Daryl Hall (left) and John Oates (right). Seriously, that facial hair can totally fuck you up.A to Z's love and admiration for the credo and mission of the American Mustache Institute -- okay, okay, who are we kidding? We mean the AMI itself -- is well-documented here. But the lads behind the end ... More >>
Better Than: Sitting at home, curled up on the couch reading Proust and listening to NPR. The Decemberists have asked a lot of their fans on this tour. Anyone who doesn't like its new album, The Hazards of Love, is out of luck: The first part of the show is a front-to-back performance of the sprawl ... More >>
Christmas music is inherently sentimental and sappy -- which just makes videos for some of its most famous songs unintentionally hilarious. Here are five that are particularly awkward/charming.David Bowie and Bing Crosby, "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" This was from Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde C ... More >>
Here are ten holiday releases to deck your halls.
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Unreal gets a headache over potential Botoxing. Plus, we put our carnivorous tendencies aside to pen an anti-meat poem.
Korn's guitarist moves to holier pastures, words fall into oblivion and B-Sides encourages Gwen and Madonna to grow up.
The world according to yacht rockers
A critical fatwa of Live 8
We speak out against democracy, worry about Snoop and let Team Tomato give themselves a hand
We ban rock cliches, fatwa Eric Clapton and read up on music nerds
Shovel away all that Usher, Prince and Lil Jon youve been jamming and dig this years buried black-music treasures.
A guy and his mother dissect U2
We chat with a fresh-faced John Oates, pick the brain behind M.O.T.O. and play a scary game with Burnt by the Sun
Friday, July 18; Pageant
The fierce and uncompromising Nina Simone could never be contained
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