The Jewish festival of Hanukkah (or Chanukah, if you can manage that guttural "ch") starts Saturday night at sundown. A few weeks ago, Jimmy Kimmel ran a segment on his show called "Hipster or Hasidic" in which the audience had to determine whether a series of beards belonged to Brooklynites of the ... More >>
This week's weekend post is the most balanced, evenly distributed list of picks I've yet seen in my tenure at RFT Music. Three shows Friday, four on Saturday, and three on Sunday. Perfect. As an obsessive-compulsive fan of symmetry, I am absolutely fucking delighted by this, but to be fair I get exc ... More >>
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
Megadeth rocker Dave Mustaine raised a few collective eyebrows this week when he endorsed former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum's bourgeoning presidential bid. The former Pennsylvania senator has been gaining steam as of late after prevailing in a trio of February contests, including Missouri's non-bindin ... More >>
Last week, Brothers Lazaroff threw its first Hanukkah Hullabaloo after the Kinky Friedman show at Off Broadway. Performing with Rabbi James Stone Goodman, Will Soll's Klezmer Conspiracy and the Vaad, the group recited poetry, improvised in traditional European folk style and even cooked latk ... More >>
Kinky Friedman. Photo by Nicole WeingartThe leftovers are finally gone and the Christmas lights all over the place no longer cause us to grit our teeth. So what better way to celebrate the Season than with a double-bill of Hanukkah mayhem and irreverence tonight at Off Broadway? Kinky Friedm ... More >>
Kinky Friedman is returning to Off Broadway on December 2nd. However, this being Kinky Friedman, there will be considerably more on the docket than a dude singing into a microphone. Currently between book-writing efforts, the Kinkster is on the road for Hanukkah, stopping in fourteen cities. ... More >>
Neal Boyd's American dream includes serving in Missouri House of Representatives.Neal E. Boyd of Sikeston has already won lots of American votes. Enough to win the 2008 season of America's Got Talent, when he wowed audiences with his pop opera skills.
Before finding reality-show fame, Boyd ... More >>
Bon AppetitGwyneth's back! Not that she ever goes away.
Oh look. It's Gwyneth Paltrow on the cover of the new issue of Bon Appetit. Because she's everywhere.
Acting? Yeah, that's fine. But then there was the singing. And now she's pushing her cookbook, My Father's Daughter and cooking on ev ... More >>
Larry D. MooreKinky Friedman, the original Texas Jew Boy and salty king of the one-liners, makes a rare appearance in St. Louis tonight at Off Broadway. We're celebrating with a week of wisdom nuggets from our interview with the Kinkster; read them here and here, and get the lowdown on the le ... More >>
BunnygruntAfter last weekend's total insanity, things are a little calmer in the 'Lou. As usual, however it wasn't hard to find ten things you could be doing with your time: Kinky Friedman plays tonight at Off Broadway, the Incurables are releasing an EP at the same place tomorrow and Bunnygr ... More >>
Nicole Weingart Sharp-tongued Kinky Friedman is back in St. Louis for the first time in years, playing Off Broadway tomorrow night. We talked to Friedman about his music and his failed political ambitions. He also spent some time talking about his stand for animal rights: He hosts Utopia Ani ... More >>
First, here's some good news on this Day of Snow Reckoning: According to organizer Brian Cohen, LouFest is looking to announce its lineup in late March. Hooray! In the meantime, 'Fest will be presenting shows at several venues around the city, starting with February 8's Tokyo Police Club show ... More >>