After teasing fans about it for five months on the band's facebook page, power trio Riddle of Steel finally confirmed that it will be playing a reunion show at the Firebird on February 18. The show, which is being held in honor of bassist Jimmy Vavak's 40th birthday, will be the group's first ... More >>
REVIEW BY BOB MCMAHON; PHOTOS BY NICK SCHNELLE Jimmy Vavak, Riddle of Steel bassist. More photos here Notes were flubbed, lyrics were dropped and it was sometimes hard to hear the bass melody, but damn if it wasn't great to see Riddle of Steel play again. The group spent most of this decade ... More >>
I braved insane paint fumes, the cold and impending vacation and trekked to the new Firebird to snap some photos of its new! and! improved! appearance! Proprietor Mike Cracchiolo and pals were still busy at work painting the place and gussying up the bar, but the venue should be all spiffed-up by th ... More >>
Earlier this month, a mysterious message appeared on the Bluebird's MySpace page: "Last Bluebird Show Ever" -- followed by a note that says, "Closed for Remodel." Because the town needs another club closed like it needs a hole in the head, I got in touch with proprietor Mike Cracchiolo to get t ... More >>
Slide Show Last night’s lineup at the Bluebird was a tinnitus-inducing gang hell-bent on infiltrating ear drums with the pounding fury of a Japanese Taiko drummer. Billed as “The Final Rockdown,” the show was the last for local “rawk” preservationists Riddle of Steel -- and in typical fas ... More >>
Riddle of Steel has its back against the record machine.
11 p.m. Thursday, January 25. Mangia Italiano (3145 South Grand Boulevard).
The Hi-Pointe shuts its doors, even as the RFT Music Awards lineup shines the spotlight on St. Louis' best.
Riddle of Steel checks in from Europe, Ghostface Killah gets all James Joyce on us, while the Download directs us to MP3 nirvana
You came, you saw, you voted: the winners of the 2005 Riverfront Times Music Awards
The Rocket Bar is outta here, ending a long year of goodbyes
It's a Cinderella story
Riddle of Steel
The Schlafly Tap Room plays host to the RFT Music Awards presentation
Friday, Aug. 10; Rocket Bar