The Beatles left Liverpool for Hamburg in August of 1960. By the end of the 39 weeks they played there on four trips from 1960 to December 1962, Beatles biographer Mark Lewisohn estimates, the band played about 1,110 hours. On one trip to Germany, the band played 415 hours in fourteen weeks. That's ... More >>
By Jenn DeRose Arish Ahmad Khan, known to his loyal fans as King Khan, is frontman for King Khan & the Shrines, the King Khan & BBQ Show, the Black Jaspers, the Tandoori Knights and an honorary member of the Spits, to name just a few of his current bands. On his ability to transform himself and his ... More >>
New York City is a wonderful place to live, but it can be hard to make ends meet if you want to focus on your art. Such was the dilemma that Matt Mason and Nan Turner faced in 2012. As Schwervon!, a guitar/drum duo, the two had recorded a few albums, toured the States a bit and made a few forays int ... More >>
Autonomy / Doom Town Split LP trendisdead.bandcamp.com Local purveyors of ragged gloom-rock Doom Town have toured both far and near -- the band's European tour diary is worth revisiting on its web site. Such touring has led to fruitful relationships with regional and international acts. This fall, ... More >>
It's Monday, and we're already daydreaming about how we can stay out all night Sunday and sleep in the next day thanks to Labor Day weekend up ahead. Expend some of that excess energy to be by checking out some shows this week. The English Beat, the Bulletproof Tiger, Slut River and more make stops ... More >>
Local kings and queen of the jangly gloom anthem Doom Town have two new split records coming out. The first is the love-child byproduct of the band's 2012 European tour with Hamburg, Germany's No More Art, and the second is a late-night scheme hatched with Carbondale, Illinois' Autonomy. And let's n ... More >>
F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, "The test of a first-rate intelligence is the ability to hold two opposed ideas in mind at the same time and still retain the ability to function." In a less metaphysical sense, the sign of a well-working brain is the ability of multiple networks to work at the same ... More >>
6 p.m. Friday, October 15. Pop's, 401 Monsanto Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
USA Today, as part of its "Great American Bites," recently asked experts from each state and Washington, D.C., to choose a great burger. For Missouri, Show-Me Missouri magazine editor Gary Figgins selected Schindler's Tavern, which is located outside Benton, southwest of Cape Girardeau:Others may cl ... More >>
The Vans Warped tour returns to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater in St. Louis on Monday, July 5. Like every year, the tour has its fair share of bands that appeal mostly to "the kids" -- Hey Monday, Never Shout Never, the Cab, etc. But this year's model features plenty of acts with actual musical c ... More >>
Now that the CityArchRiver 2015 group has whittled down to five the number of teams competing to redesign the Gateway Archgrounds, it seemed appropriate to take a peek into everybody's portfolio. Below Daily RFT has collated some images of projects completed elsewhere by each architecture team. St. ... More >>
10 p.m. Saturday, February 13. The Gramophone, 4243 Manchester Avenue.
Roland Burris, the could-be junior Senator from Illinois, is getting on in years. But even when you're 71, it's never too late to stop thinking about the future. And so Burris has created an elaborate tomb for himself in Oak Woods Cemetery on Chicago's South Side.Unlike most people, whose headstones ... More >>
Find your way to New Jewish for Kindertransport.
Cannes 2007 was a success, but how many of its movies will you actually get to see?
A pub crawl along the Illinois riverbanks
We get trippy with hippies, watch musicians melt and dig a heavy fatwa
Downfall chronicles Hitler's last days with an awkward note of sympathy
Week of February 23, 2005
Devin Dazzle and the Neon Fever (Emperor Norton)
St. Louis has enough fabulous burger joints to keep any carnivore happy
Week of January 29, 2003
Christian Jankowski's lack of common sense has gotten him far
Week of September 11, 2002
In this age of shrink-wrapped food and health scares, there are still folks who crave the taste of fresh-caught river fish. Jim Beasley casts his nets every day to feed that hunger.
Tom Waits travels ever farther down the rabbit hole of his imagination -- and our past
The 10th annual St. Louis International Film Festival arrives this week, and with it a plethora of films and a revived energy
The earthquake hazard here may be greater than you think. And planning for it is less than you'd expect.