After Daily RFT broke the news that a The Hills-style reality television show could be coming to St. Louis, our twentysomething party-animal readers started sending us their applications. The casting call asks for college graduates or students working their way through college who rage at nights an ... More >>
Yes, those are my parents in that picture. Their pet snake, Phallys, is no longer around, and thankfully my Dad has ceased wearing a chain linking a nose ring to his ear. (Click the photo to enlarge it.) But, now 43, he remains a wild man, especially when it comes to music. For almost my whole ... More >>
By Luke Winkie Around this time of year, a lot of music websites put up "Holiday Gift Guides." They're either earnest, and articulate, and full of enthusiastic suggestions for interesting items for the music lover in your life, or they're depressing corporate-sponsored flotsam and stand as a remark ... More >>
Allow me to sound like an old person for a minute: Back in my day--which is 1996, the only time I remember being cognizant of an Olympics theme song, because I was nine and didn't know better--the Olympics theme song did not have kitschy theatrical background vocals or an extended instrumental break ... More >>
image viaYou can get both vinyl records and collectibles at the Classic Vinyl Sale.On the weekend of September 10, the University Mall in Carbondale, Illinois, will play host to the 4th Annual SIRIS Classic Vinyl & Media Sale. The Southern Illinois Radio Information Service (SIRIS) and the WS ... More >>
This and that Union Jack dress that Ginger Spice wore are just part of a list of uncomfortable moments in British invasion history.Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex Turner looked dapper and distinctively British on the cover of SPIN's recent Success Issue. The slight singer sports a skinny suit th ... 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 weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' record a ... 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 >>
This week, I visit Hanley's Grille & Tap, which has taken over the former J. Buck's space at West County Center in Des Peres and in Fairview Heights, Illinois. For this review, I dined at the Des Peres location.Jennifer SilverbergOwner Jeff Constance in the Hanley's kitchenâ€‹Follow me after the ... More >>
7 p.m. Friday, September 7. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
5 p.m. Friday, July 13. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.
Your guide to St. Louis music from now till Labor Day.
A toddler and her dad road-test alt-lullabies for B-Sides, while the Downtown Trio adds jazz and pizzazz to local TV staple the Fan Show.
6:30 p.m. Monday, December 4. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois).
They get off on vampires and horror movies and brutal deaths. It's all part of the hell-hop scene.
The 7 Shot Screamers hang with Morrissey, tour with Exene Cervenka — and make the Lou proud
B-Sides investigates the story behind the new Take Action tour, Dar Williams opens her mind, and we suggest the coolest tunes to download this week
The new Castlevania is the last nail in the franchise's coffin.
Get your spook on at Halloween shows around town
Webster Film Series thins its collection
Blink and you'll miss it
White men learned to dance, and the emoting was as thick as the eyeliner on the years best pop-rock records.
There's nothing absurd about the appeal of SpongeBob's first movie
To free man
SpongeBob SquarePants is just getting started
Our latest pop phenomenon, deconstructed for your convenience
The fearsome foursome offers high-octane estrogen crunch
Kathleen Hanna's new group is the cat's meow