Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy-metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>
Every month, RFT Music's concert fanatics highlight a hodgepodge of the best shows happening around town -- from hip hop and metal to noise and experimental. Here's a selection of these picks combined with our weekly critics' picks and beyond. Stay tuned to our weekend best bets post on Friday for e ... More >>
When Don Bailey spoke with Gut Check about the opening of Evangeline's Bistro and Music House (512 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-3644), he was adamant that he does not consider himself a chef. Be that as it may, the Millstadt, Illinois, restaurateur knows how to cook up some serious Cajun food, honin ... More >>
As a lifetime die-hard Slayer fan, I had to do a double-take when I got a text from RFT Music editor Daniel Hill asking if I'd like to write a piece on the passing of Jeff Hanneman. "Fuck yeah I'd like to write something about Slayer," I thought. But wait a minute... WHAT? I had not yet heard of h ... More >>
The following comes from Nate Jackson, of the RFT's sister paper, the OC Weekly.In full grips of the dry desert heat, the fine art of day drinking at Coachella becomes a game of survival of the fittest. Sweltering temperatures in the high 90s aren't necessarily ideal conditions to bombard your liver ... More >>
Lita Ford, Doro Pesch, Elaine LaRussa. Names that come to mind when thinking of the top heavy metal babes of all time? Not exactly, but it seems the wife of the man who led this city's baseball team to two World Series championships may prefer the mosh pit over the dugout herself. See also: - The 2 ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, August 25. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
Summerland Tour 2012 Family Arena August 7, 2012 "Everyone here will know at least one song by one band tonight," Art Alexakis, lead singer of Everclear, promised early in the night at last night's Summerland concert at the Family Arena (2002 Arena Parkway, St. Charles; 636-896-4200). Alexakis was ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, January 12. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
9 p.m. Saturday, December 31. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
It's like having Tom Crusie at your beck and call at every St. Louis show. Oh, the interwebz. You give us so many awesome gifts. You even take things that are already awesome, and then you put a kitten on them and make them even awesomer. For that we thank you. Today we celebrate Drinkify.or ... More >>
Mary ManganYou won't find bacon in HotShots' Hob Bombs.You've probably heard the term "McJob," or, even more likely, "GenX," both of which were coined by Douglas Coupland in his 1991 novel Generation X: Tales for an Accelerated Culture. We're going to borrow a couple more: Nutritional Slummi ... More >>
aldenteblog.comYou want fries with that Burger King beer? Taking lead from a handful of Whopper Bars -- Burger King restaurants that serve beer -- and a few Seattle Starbucks outlets that have started serving beer and wine in the evenings, Sonic's jumping on the fast food booze bandwagon. Two ... More >>
A dispatch Monday afternoon from the all-things-food site Eater.com noted that restaurants are offering drink specials in honor of the killing of Public Enemy No. 1 Osama bin Laden. A few establishments among the handful of examples Eater cited were serving free drinks, but the majority were ... More >>
Given that Saturday's Mardi Gras celebration is the proverbial bad-taste storm before the calm, it's only fitting that the big party's signature drink is sweet, lethal and named after an actual storm. That's right: the Hurricane. If you're in the mood for something different this weekend, Gut Check ... More >>
It's a positively Homer Simpsonian concept with a Mr. Burns execution. Chef Zac Young of Flex Mussels in New York City and Top Chef: Just Desserts has been injecting doughnut holes with upscale booze. Of course, it's a hit. How could it not be? It's doughnuts and alcohol! But not everyone can ... More >>
On Friday night, the Jagermeister Music Tour -- which features Buckcherry, Hellyeah, All That Remains and the Damned Things -- came to a reopened Pop's. Photographer Steve Truesdell took in the action and brought back a slideshow of photos. A few samples are below.Steve TruesdellHellyeah at Pop's ... More >>
They were on a Jägermeister binge at the Denver mint, evidently!For links to the full set (so far) of Brad Pennies(TM), click through to the jump...
REVIEW BY MATTHEW JACKSON Photo: Steve TruesdellMotley Crue last night. See more photos from Crue Fest 2 last night in St. Louis. Let's get right to it: Motley Crue may be tabloid royalty -- from blowjobs to blackouts, is there anything we don't know about Mick, Tommy, Nikki, and Vince? -- bu ... More >>
It was at the Lindenwood University cycling team's second meet of the season at DePauw University that Paddy Kilmurray, the team captain, first butted heads with his coach, Adrienne Murphy."After the meet," recalls team member Addison Bain, 19, "she took us to a pub. She ordered four pitchers of bee ... More >>
7 p.m. Sunday, April 19. Pop's, 1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois.
(Earthworms and Fresh Heir are currently touring around air force bases in England and Europe. Mathias from Earthworms is keeping a diary for us while he's away. Read on below for the first installment.) Greetings from Germany! As I type this, we are at the end of a very long travel day involving tw ... More >>
Though it's been open for business for about a month now, the Wedge is celebrating its official grand opening this Saturday, November 29. Besides drink specials (Jagermeister, Absolut Vodka and Jameson's Whiskey are sponsors, so you know they'll be potent) and free food samples, the venue ... More >>
Last Night: Murphy's Law, Cross Examination Where: Fubar, 3108 Locust Boulevard Show Flyer: here The show preview by Jonah Bayer in last week's paper was true. "There's nothing quite like a Murphy's Law headlining gig, which is sure to leave beer-soaked hard-core fans with a giant smile on their f ... More >>
Kristie raises a glass to her favorite drinks of 2007.
Pat's Bar & Grill, 6400 Oakland Avenue; 314-647-6553.
Week of October 26, 2006
Revealed! The diary of a traumatized Shih Tzu, a local blogger's bedroom confessions and the wherefores of wearing human hair! Plus, the triumphant (and drunken) return of Charles Bearkowski.
Friday, September 23; the Hi-Pointe (1001 McCausland Avenue)
Week of August 17, 2005
Strassenfest is a barrel of laughs
Putting the "putt" in putt-putt
Trattoria Strada Nova, 21 North Ninth Street, Columbia, 573-442-8992
The Stagger Inn...Again
A band with some redacted words for Enterprise Rent-A-Car
A brave soul brings Iowa hardcore into his life
A week of the drink
I Fratellini, 7624 Wydown Boulevard, 314-727-7901
Venice Café, 1901 Pestalozzi Street, 314-772-5994
The stereotype is all about cheap beer, fast cars and fat girls. But there's a little bit of hoosier in all of us.
Stagger Inn... Again
Thursday, April 26; Way Out Club
Beware of mysterious new bands bearing gifts; apologies to Devon Allman and the members of the Jerry Mathers