The Drunken Vegan, a.k.a. Patrick J. Hurley, is a full-time barman at the Civil Life Brewing Company and cocktail enthusiast about town. He's an unapologetic drunkard, a vegan and a bon vivant, and, no, he doesn't think those last two terms contradict each other. As we stand at the cusp of the seas ... More >>
At the time of his death, in May 1981, Bob Marley was 36 years old, reggae's biggest star and the father of at least eleven children. He was not, however, a big seller. For Dave Robinson, this presented an opportunity. Two years after Marley's passing, Chris Blackwell, the founder of Marley's labe ... More >>
Frankie Avalon is a legend. An icon. A damn big kahuna. Even at 73, the "Venus" singer still can make the ladies squeal.
It's like Mardi Gras...only you also have to run four kilometers! How? Who friggin' knows! But such is challenge of the Tap 'N' Run, in which racers put on really crazy costumes and run 4K through the Soulard neighborhood, consuming a lot of beer along the way. RFT was on the scene over the weeke ... More >>
We'll start this post off by recognizing the fact that yes, Red Hot Chili Peppers is playing in town on Friday (Scottrade Center); as is Local H (Firebird), but Friday is already well-represented below with another what-is-this-1996 artist, Snoop Dogg, playing at Pop's and roots-reggae pioneer Might ... More >>
On April 20 Marley, a documentary about the life and work of Rastafarian reggae musician Bob Marley, debuted in select theaters nationwide. Though it opened that day in St. Louis at the Landmark Tivoli Theatre (6350 Delmar Boulevard, University City; 314-995-6270), Gut Check was busy buying Visine a ... More >>
The Rams may not be taking the field on Sunday at Super Bowl XLVI, but someone from St. Louis will be: Nick Smarrelli, chief operating officer at St. Louis IT firm GadellNet Consulting Services. He'll be helping to escort Madonna on the field for her halftime show, as reported yesterday in an articl ... More >>
You've heard of garage rock. But Kid Congo Powers - co-founder of the Gun Club, guitarist for the Cramps and Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, and prolific, eccentric, solo rock & roll maestro -- doesn't play garage rock. He plays gymnasium rock. His forthcoming album, Gorilla Rose and his 2009 al ... More >>
Annie ZaleskiVampire Weekend's Ezra Koenig, taken at the Pageant in 2008If you're reading this, you've probably already made up your mind about Vampire Weekend. Most find the New York quartet's music either delicious or disgusting, with very few people in the "just okay" camp. Speaking to A t ... More >>
Colorado Bob's Ship of Fools
3457 Morganford Road
Time again to take the year-end quiz
Hotstyle's MCs are old-school from the Lou
Black dance is for everybody
Our critics weigh in on a questionable year’s best music
Les Nubians take one big step forward for humankind
The readers spoke, and the RFT music staff listened. Find out who's large and in charge on the St. Louis music scene.
Your verdict is in: Check out St. Louis’ favorite local musicians.
Week of April 24, 2002
Neo-folkie rabble-rouser Michelle Shocked took the Man to court -- and won. What's next?
In 1988, Ron Shelton made Bull Durham. In 2002, it couldn't be done.
Week of February 27, 2002
Saturday, Sept. 1; Galaxy
Thirty years later, Harry Belafonte finds closure in a once-lost project
Mediating the city's liquor-license madness is enough to drive an alderman to drink
Straight Lines (Atavistic)
The doors of perception opened to loss and deception when Sister White gave a reading
A tribute to the great trumpeter Lester Bowie