Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you stop doing it wrong. Send your problems to her -- confidentiality i ... More >>
Local band Foxing officially is on the national -- nay, international -- radar. The band's album The Albatross landed on the U.K. site of the Huffington Post as part of a writer's list of "The Best Albums of 2013 (That You Probably Haven't Already Heard)." Placing The Albatross at number five in a l ... More >>
Sanctuaria (4198 Manchester Avenue; 314-535-9700) The Hours: Tuesday through Thursday from 5 to 7 p.m. and late-night happy hour Friday and Saturday from 11 p.m. to 1 a.m. The Deal: $2 seasonal sippers, $1 off bottled and tap beer and $1 off wells.
Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>
First, the bad news: Whole Foods Market has recalled a brand of ricotta salata cheese because of the risk of listeria contamination, the company announced yesterday via the FDA. Forever Cheese Inc., of Long Island, New York, supplied the specific brand, Ricotta Salata Frescolina. (Also: Forever Ch ... More >>
According to a report posted last night to Gawker, Russian hackers gained access to the credit-card information of customers at Restaurant Depot, the restaurant-supply store with locations nationwide, including at 6445 Manchester Avenue in St. Louis.The source for Gawker's report is, of all thing ... More >>
A rape kit.Fifty-one. Fifty-one people in St. Louis went to the police after being raped. Fifty-one people went to the hospital and submitted to an hours-long invasive procedure to collect physical evidence from the traumatic crime they'd just experienced. And 51 people are still waiting for thei ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWe will never forget. Unless we overdo it on the 9/11 commemorative wine.In the decade since the 9/11 terror attacks, there's been no shortage of commemoration. Some touching and beautiful. Others ham-fisted but heartfelt. And some that were blatantly out to make a buck on a ... More >>
Photo by Mike AppelsteinPains of Being Pure at Heart | Craft Spells Off Broadway August 5, 2011 To my shock, they dedicated a song to me, so let's dispose with any pretense of objectivity right now. Admittedly, the song was "My Terrible Friend," so if they'd sucked live, I could have slamme ... More >>
Wash those hands!From Newsday, via Gawker, comes a twist to the usual food-poisoning story: exposure to hepatitis A during the communion portion of a Catholic mass in Long Island.Department and church officials did not name the source of the virus, but said that people who attended services [on ... More >>
You've already read our interview with St. Louis daughter and The Office actress Jenna Fischer (and surely you saw the WashU-namedropping episode of The Office last night). Why not take the next step and see Fischer on the big screen this weekend? Fischer's latest film, A Little He ... More >>
4 p.m. Sunday November 21 at Hi-Pointe
7 p.m. Wednesday, September 29. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 9. The Schlafly Tap Room, 2100 Locust Street.
This Unreal does not understand: Somehow, stores in Boca, Cape Cod and Long Island are already stocking the Booty Pop. Come on, Ladue, what gives?!
Photo: Steve TruesdellIt's the beginning of October, and that means it's the season to stand in line outside a building blasting pulsating, industrial music and then paying to have for some creep come up behind you and scream bloody murder. But enough about downtown St. Louis! It's haunted house ... More >>
7 p.m. Tuesday, October 6. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
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 >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, November 19. Blueberry Hill's Duck Room, 6504 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
8 p.m. Monday, July 16. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.
When Professor Griff talks, Joe says: listen.
It seemed like just last month that Britney Spears' only shaved head was between her legs. The upside about her rehab-induced mental tailspin? We got a five-minute respite from the Anna Nicole baby's daddy saga. The bad news? Britney Spears finally ruined her last redeeming aspect: her locks. Strang ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, November 1. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street).
A St. Louis company is making a killing off Halloween. Your screams are music to their ears.
7 p.m. Tuesday, September 5. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
7 p.m. Sunday, July 2. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard)
Friday, May 5, at 8 p.m. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue)
Friday, April 14, at 8 p.m. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
B-Sides interprets Enya's cryptic language, scream alongside the vocal guru to the metal stars, and dream up some tribute bands we'd like to see
The Grind Date (Sanctuary)
Kirk's American Bistro
We score an exclusive interview with Bizarro Jerry
Childhood games turn into obsession in Love Me if You Dare
Week of July 16, 2003
Acid King's Lori S. takes inspiration from a tale of terror
There's fresh meat for the Reaper in Final Destination 2
Doe Run's owner has done this before -- and that has regulators braced for trouble
AOI: Bionix (Tommy Boy)
The malaise of one suburban teen is made vivid in the disturbing first feature film L.I.E.
Ted Demme and Denis Leary are a match made in effin' heaven
Decades of Toys
Make a beeline to Frederick's Lounge's weekly hootenanny
New Line Theatre's Scott Miller bares all about Head Games