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Louisville (Kentucky)

  • Blogs

    October 21, 2014

    J. Gumbo's on Lindell Has Closed, Last in St. Louis

    The second and final J. Gumbo's (3949 Lindell Boulevard) in St. Louis appears to have closed. The downtown location called it quits earlier this month, and there were rumors that the Central West End location would soon follow. See also: J. Gumbo's Downtown Has Closed [UPDATED]

  • Blogs

    July 4, 2014

    The Ten Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: July 4 to 6

    RFT Music is taking a break today. If anyone's looking for us, it's possible you might find us in a van down by the river, enjoying the fireworks, so to speak. Go ahead and take it easy today, too. You deserve it. Treat yourself to too much barbecue and let some musical talent from here and beyond e ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    No More Pain for Young Widows

    Young Widows and its audience seem to have a mutually personal bond that is absent from most bands. The band formed in 2005 when three out of the four members of the esteemed and disbanded Breather Resist out of Louisville, Kentucky, decided to continue performing together while expanding their ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 5, 2014

    Beck Adds New Dates to His Upcoming Tour: St. Louis in July

    Beck has just announced additional dates for his tour in support of Morning Phase, his latest album, release in February. St. Louis will get a stop by the prolific artist on July 16 at the Pageant.

  • Blogs

    May 2, 2014

    The Best Places in St. Louis to Watch the Kentucky Derby

    Yes, the race only lasts for two minutes, but it is the most exciting two minutes in sports. Plus, we kind of love everything that goes with the Kentucky Derby -- the hats, the clothes and especially the mint juleps. We may not be at Churchill Downs, but we can still party. Here's where to do it. S ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2014

    Sci-Fi Squalor: Pittsburgh's Microwaves will Play Cafe Ventana This Friday

    In the 20th century, St. Louis was a veritable Petri dish for noise-rock artists. Once the mid-aughts hit, most of those bands drifted off, and our city's loud-music exports became punk and metal. But the dream still lives in locals like Yowie and What We Won't See, though, who will join Pittsburgh' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2014

    Review: Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey Deliver the Blues at the Sheldon Concert Hall 1/31/14

    The night before Greg Brown and Bo Ramsey returned to St. Louis and the Sheldon Concert Hall, there was a show at a club across town that featured a rock band called the Hold Steady. You've probably heard of them, and you've probably heard about that sold-out show. The words "joy" and "powerful" and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 6, 2013

    Miley Cyrus Bangerz Tour Announced - St. Louis in April

    Miley Cyrus has captivated fans and onlookers alike this year with her increasingly provocative behavior (the "Wrecking Ball" video, near-nude photo shoots with Terry Richardson, that whole VMAs thing) and is now ready to take the show on the road. Cyrus announced a 38 day tour in support of her lat ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2013

    Saint Vitus Returns to St. Louis After Nearly Thirty Years: Recap

    We'd wager that no one under the age of 40 has probably ever seen Saint Vitus in St. Louis. The last time the group was in town dates back to 1984, at a boxing club called Turner's alongside another struggling little touring band called Black Flag. For those with that unwanted "Over the Hill" gag bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 13, 2013

    Edward Lee Cookbook Signing Tuesday at Taste

    Louisville chef Edward Lee is stopping in St. Louis tonight, August 13, to sign copies of his new cookbook, Smoke and Pickles: Recipes and Stories from a New Southern Kitchen at Taste (4584 Laclede Avenue; 314-361-1200) at 5:30 p.m. Oh, and he's inspired a special menu for us St. Louisans. See also ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 26, 2013

    Schlafly's Bourbon Barrel Ale Available in St. Louis for the First Time Ever

    On Tuesday afternoon, Gut Check noticed what seemed to be a simple, unassuming tweet issued from the Schlafly Beer account that read, "We make a Bourbon Barrel Ale only sold in KY. For 1st time ever, we have some on draft at the Tap Room. #FYI". Immediately, we set off for the downtown Schlafly Tap ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Report: Big Increase in Bed Bugs in St. Louis

    There has been a pretty big increase in bed bug infestation calls in St. Louis. So says a new report from Terminix, a pest control company that has released its annual data on bed bug calls in cities across the country. And St. Louis made the cut! As one of the cities with the greatest increases ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    Dave Matthews Band to Eat Local & Organic in St. Louis

    Tomorrow, Dave Matthews Band is coming back to St. Louis for the bazillionth time, and we were wondering, what will they eat? When they're in the Midwest, DMB will be getting fresh, locally sourced food from Green BEAN Delivery. See also: -Dave Matthews Band at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 7/ ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 3, 2013

    Budweiser Less Patriotic Than New Balance? WTF?

    St. Louis may be a little biased, but beer doesn't get much more American than Budweiser. The patriotism's built right into the Anheuser-Busch logo with its bald eagle and all. Yet, Budweiser is somehow a less patriotic brand than New Balance?! See also: -Anheuser-Busch to Roll Out Margarita-Flavo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 30, 2013

    Derby Day Best Bets

    For the past 139 years, on the first Saturday in May, women have donned obnoxiously large hats and sipped mint juleps, men have bet their hard earned money, and three-year-old thoroughbreds have sped down a track in Louisville, Kentucky in an attempt to claim the biggest prize in horse racing. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    InFest STL Tournament Of Champions: Round One, FIGHT!

    This Saturday and Sunday, a few dozen local and regional bands perform at InFest STL, a two-day indie festival at 2720 Cherokee. The event is totally free. This is not a battle of the bands, and the acts are in no way competing with each other, but that's no reason not to pit twenty-five confirmed a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Organic Produce to Your Door: Green B.E.A.N. Delivery Service Expands to St. Louis

    Indiana native Matt Ewer has farming in his blood. At the ripe old age of eight, he started selling sweet corn door-to-door for his family's farm. When he was twenty, he began working in organic farming and not long after moved to the West Coast to study organic agriculture. Then he returned to Ind ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Tiger Trouble?: Mizzou Stuck in Neutral

    The Missouri Tigers have played three games since losing forward Laurence Bowers to a sprained ligament in his knee, and the results have been less than ideal. The hope was Bowers could be back on the floor in time to take on the Florida Gators in Gainesville, but that didn't happen. The question of ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From December 17 to 23

    Plenty of excellent shows this week; particularly as we enter the weekend -- local releases galore. We'll get into that in more detail on the weekend post though. Supposedly, the world is ending this weekend as well. I know what you are thinking, and I don't really buy it either, but then again the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 29, 2012

    Five Comics Tell Their Best Stories from the Road

    Every comic worth his weight in salt (why is that a saying?) has some good and bad stories they picked up on "the road." If you plan on having any sort of career in comedy it is something you have to go through. I have my stories. The night Steven Wright walked into the club I was in to do a set. Th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2012

    Big Muddy Blues Festival, According to the Fans: "Better than LouFest"

    Julianne & Kevin Reaume Hometown: Syracuse, NY Have you been to the Big Muddy Blues Festival before: First time Most excited about seeing: Miss Jubilee & The Humdingers Words for Hurricane Isaac: "It's going to follow us back to New York, that's all I know." The Big Muddy Blues Festival in ten words ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2012

    Gateway to the West Fest Returns - The Full Lineup is Here

    Gateway to the West Fest is a St. Louis festival of hardcore punk music that first took place seven years ago at South City's American Czech Center when local hardcore promoter Adam "The Devastator" Greer pooled his contacts from his years of booking shows and brought St. Louis the likes of Outbrea ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2012

    Win Passes to the Forecastle Music Festival in Louisville, Featuring Wilco, Sleigh Bells, Neko Case and More

    The Forecastle Music Festival, which will take place this weekend in Louisville, Kentucky, boasts more than just a big name lineup -- it will also feature the Sustainable Living Roadshow, art exhibitions, the Kentucky Bourbon Lodge and a poster show. Though let's not kid ourselves: The lineup is wha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2012

    Thomas Stockman Wins Two Rondo Awards for Vincentennial

    Thomas Stockman masterminded last spring's Vincentennial, the city-wide celebration of hometown horror-hero Vincent Price's 100th birthday. There were lectures, film screenings, special guest stars, a live-action version of The Abominable Dr. Phibes, memorabilia shows -- it was pretty much the socia ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2012

    Why Ryan Adams Isn't Allowing Photos On His Current Tour

    On Tuesday, Ryan Adams' solo tour brought him to St. Louis. You can read our review of the show, but you will note that we have no accompanying photos. Instead, we sent illustrator Sam Washburn, who returned with three pieces from the show. You can download hi-res versions of all three below. On t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2011

    Gabe Kea, Son of Former Blues Player Ed Kea, Blazing His Own Comedic Path

    Gabe Kea: "I'm not Canadian, I just do Canadian things." ​By the age of four, comic Gabe Kea got his first mention in The New York Times, but the occasion was no joke: His father, Dutch-born Blues defenseman Ed Kea, was being profiled. In 1983, Kea père had hit his head on the ice during a Blues ... More >>

  • Culture

    December 15, 2011
  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Everything Went Black Signs To Prosthetic Records

    St. Louis's metallic hardcore outfit Everything Went Black has signed a deal with Los Angeles's Prosthetic Records. The band will join the label's new hardcore imprint, Lost Shepherd Recordings. Everything Went Black plays a concise, sophisticated brand of fast and heavy aggressive music drawing in ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 3, 2011

    Smart Girls Invade St. Louis -- Teaching Conservatives to "Fight Like a Girl"

    Jennifer DeJournett conducts the VOICES of Conservative Women's Presidential straw poll, won by Michele Bachmann.​Sarah Palin was not present at the third annual Smart Girl Summit, which took place last Friday and Saturday at the Crowne Plaza downtown (not, as was reported by The Daily Beast, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2011

    Study Suggests St. Louis = Walmart of the U.S.

    Greetings from metro St. Louis!​A new study is out comparing St. Louis to 34 other metro areas in the U.S. in everything from cost of living to crime to migration and health. So, how does the St. Louis region stack up? You might compare us to Walmart with it's "Save Money; Live Better" slogan. (We ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    The Week in Fast Food Crimes

    Wikimedia Commons​ Criminals really stepped up their game this week in their strikes against fast food establishments. Sure, there was probably the usual glut of typical crimes - robberies, assaults over a lack of nuggets, brawls. But a select few criminals got creative and put forth the extra ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 6, 2011

    What's Derby Week Without Hot Browns?

    Image via​Whatever is Gut Check to do? Inspired by the onset of Derby Week, we've scrubbed the tarnish off of the julep cups and thoroughly sampled the bourbons to make sure none had gone bad. We've fenced off the mint patch so the dog won't pee in it. We've made the cheese straws and the spic ... More >>

  • Music

    March 31, 2011
  • Calendar

    December 2, 2010
  • Blogs

    July 22, 2010

    Interview Outtakes: Michael McDonald on Recovering from Addiction, His Local Music Roots, Working with Ray Charles and How That Grizzly Bear Collaboration Happened

    ​On Friday night, Ferguson, Missouri's own Michael McDonald is returning to the area for a solo show at the Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center. The concert is a benefit for the St. Louis-area branch of the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Abuse. Tickets are still available here. ... More >>

  • Dining

    July 14, 2010
  • Blogs

    April 30, 2010

    5 Places to Watch the 2010 Kentucky Derby in St. Louis

    ​The Kentucky Derby is described as the most exciting two minutes in sports. But as exciting as it may be, not everybody is willing to make the drive to Louisville for a two-minute race. If you're looking for a place to watch the race in St. Louis -- maybe drink a few Mint Juleps or sport that fun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 23, 2010

    Gut Check's Week in Tweets

    ​Don't you know? Gut Check has a Twitter account. You can follow us @gutcheckstl.Here's some of what you missed on the Twitter feed this week: This restaurant's music makes me feel like I just spent $20 on hotel room pay-per-view. Well of course the sushi lights up. 8 different colors!

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2010

    HullabaLOU Music Festival Debuts (Impressively) In Louisville This Summer

    The B-52's are just one act slotted for the HullabaLOUfest​One of the best things about St. Louis is its close proximity to the summer's major music festivals. Not only do we get cool acts stopping here on their way to -- or from -- these events, we're within driving distance to Chicago (Pitch ... More >>

  • Calendar

    November 12, 2009
  • Music

    November 4, 2009
  • Blogs

    April 2, 2009

    The First Baseball Game of the Year at Busch Stadium

    It wasn't played by the Cardinals (you'll have to wait till Monday, when the Pirates come to town to see the Redbirds in action) but by the Mizzou and SLU. The Tigers trounced the Billikens 19-6.If a confused spectator had wandered into the stands, there was zero chance of confusing this game for bi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 24, 2009

    Throwback of the House: An Orange Slice of History

    Robin Wheeler writes for the blog Poppy Mom. After years of making and eating fancy food, Robin is sick of it all. She's returning to the basics: recipes that haven't surfaced in three decades. She reports on the results for Gut Check every Tuesday.Mrs. Paul Jokinen of Michigan once thought it wise ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    Outtakes MP3s: "Anarchy in the Ozarks"

    In this week's paper, there's a long story about punk and hardcore in the Ozarks, titled "Anarchy in the Ozarks." Below find an excerpt from Ben Westhoff's piece that didn't quite make it into the final draft. Check out more information and music at Gabe Harper's blog, Ozark Punk Rock. MP3: Initial ... More >>

  • Dining

    November 26, 2008
  • Blogs

    June 10, 2008

    2008 Cardinals Draft Pick Analysis

    Going into this year's First Year Player Draft, the St. Louis Cardinals found themselves in a very different situation from years past. The farm system is much healthier now, and the team was in a position to draft more according to talent available, rather than constantly trying to build depth and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    Linehan Vouched for Troubled Football Star Jerramy Stevens

    As an alumnus of the University of Washington and rabid Huskies football fan, I was a little shocked and saddened when I went online yesterday to read the Seattle Times. The paper is running an investigative series this week that probes UW’s tolerance for the behavior of players on the 2000-’01 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2008

    Linehan Vouched for Troubled Football Star Jerramy Stevens

    As an alumnus of the University of Washington and rabid Huskies football fan, I was a little shocked and saddened when I went online yesterday to read the Seattle Times. The paper is running an investigative series this week that probes UW’s tolerance for the behavior of players on the 2000-’01 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    October 31, 2007
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    February 2, 2007

    Go: 2/2 - 2/4

    Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? We're here for you. Just check out Go, our regular feature highlighting everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 2/2 Local bands make good: Garage-rock acolytes the Vultures share the sta ... More >>

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