Why did we drink so much last night? Why do we always start of the new year with an epic hangover? New Years Day can be rough. With so many places closed and hungover brains barely functioning, Daily RFT is here to offer five St. Louis events and places that are still open today, in case you need t ... More >>
The Associated Press this morning followed-up a story the Riverfront Times first reported nearly two years ago, chronicling the toll meth (particularly the "shake and bake" method of producing the drug) is having on hospital burn units. The AP reports that meth makers account for up to a third of ... More >>
Keegan HamiltonDan Deacon at the Billiken Club, April 2008This show slipped in very quietly a few weeks back: Baltimore innovator Dan Deacon is playing at the Gargoyle on Friday, March 4. Deacon last played at the Billiken Club a few years ago; his performance was epic. Now, public tickets we ... More >>
The Missouri Constitution may bar the feds from seizing musician Jimmy Tebeau's real property, a think-talk lawyer told St. Louis Public Radio yesterday.We here at Daily RFT sometimes feel like voices crying in the wilderness as we question the feds' attempts to seize Camp Zoe -- the 350-acre far ... More >>
The Missouri Constitution may bar the feds from seizing musician Jimmy Tebeau's real property, a think-talk lawyer told St. Louis Public Radio yesterday.We here at A to Z sometimes feel like voices crying in the wilderness as we question the feds' attempts to seize Camp Zoe -- the 350-acre farm i ... More >>
Image viaHundreds of thousands of people gathered on the National Mall in Washington D.C. for Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert's "Rally to Restore Sanity and/or Fear" on Saturday expecting to see...well, nobody was really quite sure what to expect. The the event's schedule was kept secret up until ... More >>
photos by Keegan HamiltonStanding in the crowd, arms crossed, clutching a mixed drink and bobbing his head to the jangly punk rock of opening act Gentleman Jesse and His Men, King Khan looked like a regular dude. He wore thick black frame glasses and Converse sneakers, and sported an immaculately ... More >>
Photo by Keegan HamiltonPieces of sake (salmon) and bonito (a type of mackerel) nigiri from Nobu's Japanese cuisine is remarkably similar to Japanese cinema. Each art form is defined by efficiency of movement (by both the sushi chef and the camera), attention to detail that borders on neurotic an ... More >>
photos by Keegan HamiltonNo bull: the Spain fans at Guido's take their soccer seriously. If skirmishes haven't yet erupted on the Spanish-Portuguese border, the bullets (hopefully proverbial) will start flying shortly. There's a strong mutual dislike between the two nations and today's knockout r ... More >>
photos by Keegan HamiltonJonny Xacto used stencils and freehand spray paint for this piece on the Flood WallThe flood wall that runs along the Mississippi just south of the Arch at the terminus of Chouteau Ave has to be one of the longest murals in America. The art is always in flux, with new ima ... More >>
Image sourceThe rise of the vuvuzela has been nothing short of astonishing. Last week, nobody outside South Africa had even heard of the things. This week, they have spawned outrage and jokes and even iPhone apps. Next week, they may even be banned. What a trajectory! Of course we all know t ... More >>
photos by Keegan HamiltonNetherlands fans cheer for goals...and pasties.The clock just struck 7 a.m. and there's beer and pasties all over the place. No, it's not the end of a debauched night at a strip club in Sauget. It's Monday morning World Cup soccer at the Scottish Arms.The "pasty," in this ... More >>
Spend me wisely, St. Louisans. Spend me wisely.You'll have to move fast to catch everything going down in Mound City this weekend. We've got races on bikes and in soap box cars, Wiccans, heartache, and horror, plus the U.S. soccer team going up against our one-time colonial oppressors! Looking ... More >>
photo by Keegan HamiltonYung Ro was not riding in a Cadilac when a bullet grazed his head last NovemberCall Yung Ro the Soulja Boy of St. Louis, and he'll take it as a compliment. The eighteen-year-old rapper prides himself on producing the sort of vapid club bangers that make hip-hop heads cring ... More >>
No password needed, bub.Riverfront Times reporter Keegan Hamilton writes this week how many bars in St. Louis and St. Louis County will be exempt from indoor smoking bans once those laws go into effect January 2011. Which brings to mind the question -- which bar in St. Louis or St. Louis County ... More >>
Webster Groves wine bar Robust (227 West Lockwood Avenue; website) is donating 20% of its proceeds today, January 19, toward earthquake relief in Haiti, according to the restaurant's own Twitter feed.Remember that, among many other donation opportunities, you can text "Haiti" to 90999 to donate $ ... More >>
King Khan & BBQ Show Where: Off Broadway Playing With: Those Darlins, Jesse Irwin Sounds Like: What Keegan Hamilton said here and here. RIYL: Chuck Berry, Black Flag, psych-rock/garage-soul MP3: King Khan & BBQ Show, "Third Ave."
photos by Keegan HamiltonChris Ballew of PUSANo self-respecting St. Louis music fan went to see the Presidents of the United States of America at Taste of St. Louis last night. Between Sea Wolf, Michael Franti, the Big Muddy Records rooftop party, Darker My Love, and the Cardinals game there was ... More >>
This Saturday, the Sugarhill Gang will be performing at the Missouri Black Expo at 5:15 p.m. (MC Lyte is on at 6:15 p.m.; the concert takes place at America's Center.) Kevin Johnson has a nice interview in today's Post-Dispatch with the group's Big Bank Hank Jackson. What isn't mentioned in the piec ... More >>
photo by Keegan HamiltonThe Columbia Bottom Conservation AreaLocated at the confluence of the Missouri and Mississippi rivers just north of St. Louis, the Columbia Bottom Conservation Area is among the last stretches of undeveloped riverfront near the city. The Missouri Department of Conservation, t ... More >>
This call to the bullpen presented by Taco Bell.Major League Baseball just announced the participants in its "Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game" to take place this Sunday, July 12. As my colleague Keegan Hamilton opined, the last time a roster this motley was assembled h ... More >>
Jennifer Silverberg Club Casino owner Cedric Taylor stands in front of his nightclub on State Street in East St. LouisOn March 19, leaders from across the metro east gathered at a news conference and demanded that East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks -- also the city's liquor commissioner -- mak ... More >>
East St. Louis has never really had a hip-hop artist blow up nationally. Raw Resse, Beano, and Da Bangaz all had local club hits that led to record deals but little else--nothing on the level of Nelly, let alone 314 money-makers like Jibbs or Murphy Lee. The latest hope for the Eastside comes a pai ... More >>
Artist: Rufus and Chaka Album: Masterjam From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1979 Label: MCA Records What it sounds like: The awkward, disco, Jan Brady middle child between Kool and the Gang and Thriller.
"Oh God," the bartender at Nadine's Gin Joint muttered yesterday afternoon. "It's time for the Rams again." Then the boys in blue and gold promptly met everyone in the bar's lowest expectations, getting stomped 34-10 by Arizona, the unlikeliest of NFC West champions. Talk eventually turned to the ... More >>
Artist: Joel Diamond Experience Album: Joel Diamond Experience From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1979 Label: Casablanca Record and FilmWorks What it sounds like: Disco-licous. John Travolta twirling around looking dapper in a white suit.
Good morning, St. Louis.If you were caught up in the fever for Twilight, watching movies about carnies or pondering the settlement between KWMU and its fiery, fired boss Patty Wente, here's what you may have missed.
Other than chilly winters and an unquenchable thirst for malted hops, St. Louis doesn’t have a whole lot in common with its neighbor to the frosty north. Still, the turnout last night for the all-Canadian bill at Wash U’s Gargoyle Club, featuring Montreal’s Wolf Parade and Listening Party from ... More >>
Good morning St. Louis! Usually this time Monday, many of us are rubbing our eyes with fatigue, but hopefully the extra hour of sleep helped. Halloween Parties Slide Show Halloween kicked off the weekend with a myriad of costume parties. Photographers Egan O'Keefe and Ma'at Atkins hit several of ... More >>
Most of the time I don't like metal, and I definitely can't tell the difference between its plethora of sub-genres (doom? sludge? death? grind? black?). But Boris, a Japanese trio that played the Pitchfork Music Festival at 2 p.m. Saturday, is for more than metalheads.
Before today I had never seen the New York City art punks Les Savy Fav before. I'd only heard stories, crazy, strange stories of a level of hedonism rivaled only by Roman orgies. They were all true. Rather than attempt to eloquently describe everything that exhibitionist lead singer (and part tim ... More >>
I literally had no idea what to expect from The Dodos. All I knew going into their Sunday set at Pitchfork Music Festival in Chicago was that the band is from San Francisco. That's it. They could have been a stoner death metal band of gypsies and I wouldn't have been the least bit surprised. Fortun ... More >>
Fiesta in Florissant was held over the weekend. Keegan Hamilton snapped these photos of the party on Saturday.
The rain came this weekend. Here on Monday morning, the sun is shining bright. Figures. Here's what you missed this weekend if you stayed inside. Slide Show On Friday night, St. Louis Brewers Heritage Festival kicked off in Forest Park. Photographer Lauren Winchester was there and has a slide sh ... More >>
Since I moved to St. Louis less than a year ago, I've been in three minor car accidents, none of which were my fault. My ride was hit while it was parked near the Loop, I was rear-ended at a stop light, and, most recently, one of those airport parking shuttles changed lanes without checking its blin ... More >>
This week's cover story on bail bondsmen mentions Senate Bill 1247, in which we wrote: "In February, Sen. Maida Coleman, a St. Louis Democrat, introduced Senate Bill 1247 that would take oversight of the bail industry away from the Department of Insurance and place it in the hands of a "professional ... More >>
The final round of the Koch Madness competition hosted by Hot 104.1 took place last night at the Loft Jazz Club. The winner: Nite Owl, the man who narrowly defeated Riverfront Times cover boy Rockwell Knuckles in the semifinals last month. Nite Owl has won himself a single released on Koch Recor ... More >>
In response to the escalating rage over the death of St. Charles teen Megan Meier, the St. Louis Board of Aldermen today introduced legislation that would make “cyber-harassment” a crime. If approved, the Board Bill 404, sponsored by Board of Aldermen president Lewis Reed and Alderwoman April F ... More >>
SLIFF celebrates its sweet sixteenth with a two-week party.
Porkbusters.org, a blog that covers transparency in government spending, recently released the Earmark Reform Index, which ranks U.S. senators on their propensity to support wasteful government spending (or "pork," as it's commonly known). To compile the data, the group looked at 12 house votes betw ... More >>
Earlier this week the Center for Cognitive Liberty and Ethics, a narcotics advocacy group in the vein of the ACLU, released a study entitled Life Sentences: Collateral Sanctions Associated With Marijuana Offenses, which compares the stiffness of marijuana penalties from state to state. The research ... More >>