Looking to abuse your mind and body by cooking up some meth? Better skip the latest nasal decongestant on the St. Louis market: Zephrex-D. Several area pharmacies (including Walgreens, Walmart, and CVS) started carrying "Zephrex-D", a new sinus med from a Maryland Heights-based drug company called ... More >>
Saint Louis University basketball coach Rick Majerus, who led the Billikens to a 95-69 record over five seasons, died today of heart failure in Los Angeles. He was 64. Majerus had stepped down as head coach in late August, citing health problems. Back in 2007, when Majerus was still new in town, R ... More >>
Senator Dick Durbin (D-Il) had some pointed and very public advice for East St. Louis Mayor Alvin Parks yesterday: Cut off the late-night package liquor sales and shut down the clubs at 1 a.m. and your crime rate will drop. Parks decided to not even take it under advisement, noting that those clu ... 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 >>
Jennifer SilverbergKeith Conway, Kinloch's longtime mayor, faces one felony count each of wire fraud and federal program theft.Keith Conway, the mayor of the north St. Louis County municipality of Kinloch, has been indicted on charges of theft and wire fraud.Conway, 47, allegedly used funds from ... More >>
Last month, in a story about the Camp Zoe case called "Shakedown," the RFT's Keegan Hamilton detailed the shocking process by which federal and state law enforcement authorities may legally seize cash, land or other valuables from a citizen -- even in cases in which the citizen has never been cha ... 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 >>
It sounds like one of those nightmare group projects from high school -- nine people working on a single art installation. But on closer inspection, the Screwed Again collaboration is pretty amazing, with inspiring results no less. See Keegan Hamilton's post for photos and videos of the process, the ... More >>
Photos by Keegan HamiltonBudweiser: It's what American soccer fans drink to drown their sorrows.The lingering question after watching the American soccer team get robbed of a comeback victory against Slovenia earlier today has nothing to do with the offside rule or the poor eyesight of referees f ... More >>
photos by Keegan HamiltonA shaker made from Bud Light can and a caipirinha: two essential ingredients for Brazilian soccer.The caipirinha, a blend of lime, sugar and cachaça (fermented sugar cane), is the national cocktail of Brazil. At Yemanja Brasil in Benton Park, it's served in lowball glass ... 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 >>
Nichole TorpheaIslands at Off Broadway in March 2008. More photos.The last time Islands played in St. Louis, at Off Broadway in March 2008, the Canadian kaleidoscopic pop-weirdos "showcased their diverse influences and tastes," said Keegan Hamilton. From that review: The set opened with a ha ... More >>
Whenever my father and I discuss great concerts he brings up the first time he saw the Jimi Hendrix Experience. "When just those three guys walked out on stage," he always says, "I said there's no way just the three of them could make all that sound like on the record. And they didn't. They made mor ... 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 HamiltonIt's been a minute since we checked in with Wafeek, everyone's favorite St. Louis hip-hop ex-pat, and it's probably best we've left him alone: He's been busy making a kick-ass new album. The project is titled Feekee and the Flux Capacitor and it's, well, complicated.As t ... More >>
Over on our music blog, A to Z, Keegan Hamilton reports on why local rapper Huey (known for his hit "Pop, Lock & Drop It") didn't perform at the Nelly show on Sunday night at the Pageant: According to the concert's promoter and organizer, Huey was asked to not perform because he ... More >>
We're back at you, and on April Fool's Day no less. This week we proudly present our special "Play Ball" Opening Day 2009 spread, complete with a full-page St. Louis Cardinals schedule (suitable for framing), and a thought-provoking piece by our baseball blogger extraordinaire, Aaron ... 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 >>
In this week's paper, I interviewed St. Louis native Wafeek about his latest project, The Aristocrats Mixtape, that is slated for an exclusive, digital-only release next week on the popular hip-hop blog The Smoking Section But while Aristocrats has the potential to blow up in a big way, some ... More >>
In this week's paper, Keegan Hamilton profiles St. Louis native (and current L.A. resident) Wafeek. His new CD, The Aristrocrats, is available today from The Smoking Section. Next Thursday at Atomic Cowboy will be the party to celebrate the premiere of his new video, "I'mma Learn Ya." View that -- a ... 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.
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