I thought I would have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Sublime's 1996 self-titled mainstream breakout album to write about how fundamentally misunderstood and judged Sublime is. I have so many feelings, probably too many, about a band whose legacy is beaten up almost as much as Insane Clown Po ... More >>
St. Louis is for the dogs. A new study from the personal finance site Nerd Wallet says St. Louis is the ninth best city in America for dogs and their owners.
In this weekly column, RFT Music gets to know local creatives, musicians and their missions. Get a slice of the local scene, complete with a snippet of sound and info about upcoming releases and shows. Stick around to see what St. Louis artists have to say whenever they Fill in in the Blank. Hip-ho ... More >>
[This article originally appeared in our sister paper, the OC Weekly, where Youssef was based. Point your internet in that direction for more remembrances and tributes to the much-loved music photographer.] Andrew Youssef died at his home on Saturday, November 30, 2013 at approximately 8: 30 a.m. ... More >>
[Editor's note: This article was orginally printed by our sister paper, OC Weekly, where Andrew Youssef is based. Youssef is the author of the Last Shot column that we have been running, which chronicles his struggle against cancer in his own words.] Sneakers squeaking on white tiles, Andrew Yousse ... 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 >>
www.slu.eduConnie EvashwickA former dean of Saint Louis University's School of Public Health has sued her old employer, accusing the Jesuit institution of sex discrimination. The battle has now reached the courtroom, with the fourth day of jury trial opening this morning at the Civil Courts B ... More >>
Each Tuesday, record-store clerks unpack boxes of albums and restock shelves with the latest releases. This week's listen-worthy releases include Iditarod-psychedelic rock outfit Portugal. The Man, college radio fixtures They Might Be Giants and lo-fi up-and-comer Crystal Antlers.
8 p.m. Wednesday, January 12. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Times New VikingYes, there's another day in the week after this one. But you should still go out tonight and see one of these bands. Your boss won't mind, right? And who does work on Friday, anyway? *The Red River @ Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center. Why this band isn't huge yet is beyond me. Th ... More >>
A cunning American boy becomes a Mexican cartel soldier and East LA executioner
The Gulf Coast oil disaster has led to a halt in all fishing from Louisiana to Florida. CNN's coverage of the environmental catastrophe looks at how oyster crews prepared as the oil slick moved into Bay St. Louis, Mississippi. The chemical used to disperse the oil is highly toxic to marine life, whi ... More >>
HumThe Pageant *Jordin Sparks/Kate Voegele, May 15 *Passion Pit/Tokyo Police Club, June 23 Old Rock House *The Middle East, April 5 *Cameron McGill, May 5 *Hum, May 22 *Annuals/Most Serene Republic, May 23 *Jay Farrar, June 17 Busch Stadium *Eagles/Dixie Chicks, June 24
Photo Via BoeingThe Boeing C-17 is slated to be retired, but around 1,000 jobs in St. Louis are tied to the project. The Boeing C-17 is on the chopping block. It is supposed to be retired according to the Department of Defense budget for 2011.But Missouri senator Claire McCaskill is among those w ... More >>
In honor of Jane Doe v. V. Leroy Young, et al., a.k.a the Case That Will Not Die, Unreal presents ...The Top Ten Pannus Photos on the Internet!But first we'd like to take a moment to point out that in his polemic yesterday about the plaintiff's Motion for a New Trial, Riverf ... More >>
Bryan Webb of the Constantines The good news for the Constantines is that on a Wednesday night in St. Louis, with no buzz and no promotional exertions, their draw is good for 100. That's double the attendance (I'm told) of their last show at the venue, some two years ago. The bad news is their d ... More >>
Hats off and kudos to Josh Freese, who has brought the art of personalized albums and name-your-price giveaways and record bells-and-whistles to new heights. The Vandals/ex-NIN drummer is releasing a full-length titled Since 1972 on March 24 (online at joshfreese.com) and in stores (April 14). Like ... More >>
www.ewg.orgIn a town thirsty for good news, it's no surprise Mayor Francis Slay is crowing about St. Louis' latest triumph. What's the cause for celebration? The U.S. Conference of Mayors recently named St. Louis as the city with the "Best Tasting City Water in America." Take that, Cahokia! But be ... More >>
Week of January 4, 2006
From wowing locals to impressing P. Diddy, rapper Rebecca "Bee" Plasencia is on her way
Getting fired up for the summer's last look at local barbecue joints
The major news outlet for St. Louis' gay and lesbian community folds; plus, other St. Louis follies and foibles