Forgive us for not getting this review up the day after Budweiser put on its "Made in America" concert featuring Girl Talk and the Floozies. But with free Budweisers being tossed about the Pageant like Dubble Bubble at a kiddie parade, we were in no condition yesterday to write anything remotely int ... More >>
Beer fans in St. Louis have a few new options this week as Free State Brewing moves into our market and Shelton Brothers Importers return to Missouri after an almost two-year absence. On Tuesday, Lawrence, Kansas-based Free State Brewing Company arrived in area bars and stores. Free State opened up ... More >>
This sucks. That sucks. You suck. "Sucks" is one of those ubiquitous colloquialisms we're better off not thinking too literally about; unless, of course, it's a matter of law. The Missouri Court of Appeals' Western District decided Tuesday that a University of Kansas fan in St. Charles is legally a ... More >>
Josh Tillman's somewhere in Lawrence, Kansas, explaining to me over the phone how Jesus, God and Satan are just symbols. "But they're not symbols for me," he says, emphasizing for me. "They're symbols for mankind, and as such, I can make them do and say whatever I want. I can take these huge, heavy, ... More >>
This week's cover story -- "Don King's Final Round" -- followed the ups and downs of St. Charles native Ryan "Irish Outlaw" Coyne in his legal battle against the legendary promoter Don King. Despite the fact both men have sued each other, King recently offered Coyne the opportunity to fight anothe ... More >>
Orbit Pinball Lounge (7401 Hazel Avenue; 314-769-9954) opened its doors to the public in mid-May, providing a new hangout with plenty of nostalgia to boot for the Maplewood neighborhood. At night, the darkened bar's warm glow and open door can be seen from the street. Inside, a "Welcome" sign hand ... More >>
Valentine's Day has come again, meaning you are either celebrating your love life or hating on those who are. The holiday's backlash is the perfect vehicle for emo, the genre that strives on tragedy and melodrama. Here are the six most overwrought emo songs about Valentine's Day. If you have additio ... More >>
Cory Taylor Cox In this week's print issue, we spent some time with Delia and Hannah Rainey, the twin sisters of Dubb Nubb, and older sister, drummer and Special Passenger Records owner Amanda Rainey. Below is some of our interview with Amanda, in which she provides the label's history and ph ... More >>
A pair of drum 'n bass record labels, Droidsong Recordings and UnitOvOne Recordings, have coalesced in recent months. Droidsong Recordings, which has its official launch party on Saturday, May 29, at the Gramophone, is an entirely new project fronted by Britton Clapp of St. Louis, who spins ... More >>
Image Via K2 or 1932?Our counterparts at The Pitch in Kansas City have been high on K2 synthetic marijuana for months.They started writing about the controversy in Kansas over the faux-dope back in November, when Republican lawmakers in that state began pushing to ban the substa ... More >>
King Khan performing last year in Brooklyn. Image Via.That would be the Kentucky New Era, whose tagline, "News that hits home," seems especially fitting in this instance.Late Friday evening, the paper published a story with the awesomely un-ironic headline "Musician Arrested, Rock Band Stuck In C ... More >>
King Khan & BBQ.UPDATE 11:30 a.m.: The Pitch Our sister paper in Kansas City, reports on the situation: "The booking agent confirmed that the band was arrested yesterday in Hopkinsville, Kentucky. The tour manager remains in jail, but everyone else is out on bail. No word of the charges yet, but ... More >>
KK & BBQ.Free advice to all musicians driving from Nashville to St. Louis: Stick to the main roads, especially when in Kentucky.The King Khan & BBQ Show didn't show up for their nearly sold-out gig last night in St. Louis (original openers Those Darlins and Deer Tick's John McCa ... More >>
Clinical drug trials offer good money, comfy dorms -- and sometimes even a free buzz. But beware: They're gonna suck your blood like Dracula.
Get into a time machine with the Black-Eyed Susies
How long does it take to drive from here to Kansas City? Depends on how much you want to see.
Plus: charter control; the opera comes to town; and so does the wrecking ball
Bosnian refugees found safe haven in St. Louis in the 1990s. Many are on the move again -- this time to the suburbs.
By Joe Hanrahan (Midnight Productions)