Federal agents and local police arrested 28 people last week tied to a synthetic drug ring selling bath salts and synthetic marijuana nationwide. The drug ring imported chemicals with misleading labels and descriptions from China and other countries, according to four indictments filed in the U.S. ... More >>
Are St. Louis City and St. Louis County ready to hug it out and become one entity to benefit the region? That was the big question at Friday's public merger discussion at the Saint Louis University School of Law. Panels of community leaders, regional historians and policy experts spoke about the p ... More >>
In this week's print edition, Ben Westhoff, music editor of our sister paper the LA Weekly, wrote of the Bottle Rockets and the new reissues of two of the band's albums -- one self-titled, the other The Brooklyn Side. Those re-released records are available today from Bloodshot Records. In the meant ... More >>
Some development news this week at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport: A jet company is moving in! Airport officials announced yesterday that Jet Linx, a company that offers private jet services for its members, will have a new base in St. Louis utilizing facilities formerly used for the Miss ... More >>
Tomorrow, Dave Matthews Band is coming back to St. Louis for the bazillionth time, and we were wondering, what will they eat? When they're in the Midwest, DMB will be getting fresh, locally sourced food from Green BEAN Delivery. See also: -Dave Matthews Band at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 7/ ... More >>
We admit it. We regular St. Louisans are often guilty of being a year (or three) behind on the latest hair-style trends. Not so our television personalities -- especially our female stars. Just turn on the local newscast and you're likely to see some of the most fetching coiffures this side of India ... More >>
Next week, instead of rifling through coat pockets, couch cushions and car cup-holders in search of beer money, Gut Check will be headed to Kiener Plaza (600 Market Street) for a complimentary $25 Miller Lite gift card. Specifically, on Tuesday, September 18, between 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., for "It's Mil ... More >>
Sleigh Bells and AraabMuzik have just announced a co-headlining fall 2012 tour, and it will stop at the Pageant (6161 Delmar Blvd) on October 28. Expect the loudness and riffage to have your ears ringing right through Halloween. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 5 p.m., unless you head over to the ... More >>
A block away from Off Broadway at sundown, you could see the glint of light on pearl snaps and smell the macaroni and cheese, bacon and apple butter melting on Texas toast. It was the final night of the first Open Highway Music Festival and the Cheese Shack food truck was cooking. Looking for jam ba ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Friday, June 1. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.8:30 p.m. Friday, June 1. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Attorney General Chris Koster released the St. Louis Rams' proposal for bringing the Edward Jones Dome into the "first tier" of NFL stadiums. It's a 39-page document that gets into the nitty-gritty of electrical wiring, media toilets and an innovative roof design that reminds me of the sunroof on th ... More >>
With the recession still in full swing and likely to continue for several more years, it seems like it would be a foolhardy proposition to start up a small business. But there is something infinitely appealing in working for yourself -- particularly since that makes you immune to layoffs. And accord ... More >>
The St. Louis Symphony is releasing 50 additional tickets to next weekend's way sold out show featuring Ben Folds. The only way to get the tickets is to call the box office at 314-534-1700. Go! Ben Folds' brief tour performing with symphony orchestras around the country has him playing the h ... More >>
Justin Johnson of Pretty Little Empire mid-stretch at a gas station.Pretty Little Empire and Bo & the Locomotive recently returned from a nine day tour that took them to Indianapolis, Columbus, Philadelphia, New York, Asheville, Nashville, and Cape Girardeau. This isn't the first outing for e ... More >>
An early poster for the Missouri Muzic Festival. Nicki Minaj was removed from the lineup months ago.On Saturday afternoon, the organizers and operations management of the Missouri Muzic festival stood watching a weather forecast for Sunday predicting more storms. It was raining hard and the w ... More >>
Hip-hop collective the Force is broadening its reach. In the first week of October, the group will tour as a single entity. And while out-of-town shows have been common for many of the artists on this particular roster, this marks a new step in a coordinated effort by the group. The full to ... More >>
The story of American popular music is forever being told and yet there's always more to tell. Just published by W.W. Norton, The Chitlin' Circuit and the Road to Rock 'n' Roll, written by Preston Lauterbach, traces, in precise and dirty detail, the shadowy history of financiers, club owners, ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, March 25. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
So, the Cardinals say they're thisclose to signing a contract for the first phase of Ballpark Village. Gee, where have we heard that before? In other news, today we discovered an alternative plan for Ballpark Village, just in case the latest plan fizzles. It comes courtesy of Bush Stadium in Indiana ... More >>
Okay, okay. We get it. We're all obsessed with where we rank, even if the data that fuels these most/best/worst cities' lists is contrived at best and completely unreliable at worst. So we can't blame Forbes for riding the trend with its newly-released "Most Dangerous Cities" list.Nope. Doesn't look ... More >>
A second chef featured on Gordon Ramsey's shows has committed suicide. The New York Post reports that Joseph Cerniglia, owner/chef of Campania in Fair Lawn, New Jersey, jumped to his death from the George Washington Bridge. His restaurant appeared on the first season of the U.S. version of "Kitchen ... More >>
courtesy of Tic Tac Totally RecordsAt a day party on the last official day of SXSW, aggressive, garage punk filled the small confines of Trailer Space Records. Sharing the bill with the likes of West Coasters Thee Oh Sees and Nodzzz, Ireland's So Cow breezed through their ninth SXSW appearanc ... More >>
While the Bottle Rockets could command a larger venue, it would be a shame to lose the intimacy the quartet fosters at Blueberry Hill's Duck Room. Better to play two shows in a small venue that feels like home, instead of one show in a big venue. Troubadour Otis Gibbs opened with nearly an hour o ... 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 >>
The NCAA announced this morning the cities that will host the Final Four from 2012 to 2016, and St. Louis isn't one of them. From the press release: The committee received bid proposals from 10 cities – Atlanta, Detroit, Houston, Indianapolis, Minneapolis, New Orleans, North Texas, Phoenix/Glend ... More >>
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Bikes with no gears (and sometimes no brakes) are all the rage among college students and post-college hipsters. If you've seen them, you might have thought at first that someone ripped all the cabling off an old Schwinn ten-speed. Nope. These are "fixies." Fixed-gear bikes lack the freewheel mecha ... More >>
Joe doesn't take too kindly to a reader's taunts.
6:30 p.m. Wednesday, August 16. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
New owners, new venues and old digs: A report on St. Louis' ever-evolving club scene
Get ready for the summer of Ruka Puff
Margot & the Nuclear So and So's make a joyful noise unto the indie-rock gods
Week of March 23, 2006
Week of January 26, 2006
No tickets? You can weep outside the Edward Jones Dome -- or you can take our advice for Final Four fun.
Nip the Whales!
In the Century Building scrap, everybody's deal is shaky, even the mayor's
If the St. Louis Symphony Orchestra does not raise $29 million by the end of this year, it's bankrupt
Week of May 30, 2001
Talented musicians bring new life to old standards at a St. Peters bar
A simple, happy message helped him become the nation's favorite preacher. Thanks to a Popsicle-slick PR machine and a talent for dodging tough questions, we've forgotten what Billy Graham is really all about.