Bassist Darin Gray might be the most prolific experimental musician out of St. Louis. 32 years after his first performance in the area, he shows no signs of stopping, and RFT Music couldn't be prouder to call him one our city's own. Despite the racket Gray has generated in countless ensembles and ba ... More >>
It's spring! It's sunny! It's raining! There's a tornado! It's cold! Toto, I don't think we're in Kansas anymore. Whatever the weather may be this weekend during this typical questionable Midwestern season, the show must go on. Our "Out Every Night" post at the start of the week previewed some shows ... More >>
The Alabama Crimson Tide, and fans of the same, have had a pretty good 24 hours. A third national championship in four years last night, achieved by stomping an over-hyped Notre Dame team into the turf, and a future that looks to hold preseason number one status for next year as well. No doubt about ... More >>
Hard times, high gas prices and an ill economy did little to derail local artists from expanding outward in 2012. As a musician, I've never seen so many of my peers crawl out from these red brick buildings to push their River City sounds than in the past 12 months. Many return with invaluable advice ... More >>
Edged out of the public eye, thirty-plus artists will make their pilgrimage to Louisville, Kentucky to converge on the hot button festival of recent years, Cropped Out. A name that calls on imagery of open pastures and farmland, Cropped Out forcibly cuts out the pillars of corporatism present in pop ... More >>
Earlier tonight, the trophies were doled out in Nashville for the 2012 Americana Music Association Awards and Honors. Winners included the Civil Wars, Gillian Welch and, naturally, Alabama Shakes -- the complete list is below. What struck us about the artists honored was how thoroughly they have b ... More >>
Image viaIn recent years, coupons have made a huge comeback for the dining industry, invading every corner of the Internet and encouraging budget-conscious diners to eat out more often. The advent of these lunch and dinner deals has only become a commodity recently, but Saint Louis Originals, ... More >>
Look! Is that a Chinese cargo jet about to land in St. Louis, or just pie in the sky?Air cargo consultant Michael Webber does not mince words then it comes to questioning the promises tied to the proposed Midwest China Hub at Lambert St. Louis International Airport. Webber argues that the cargo h ... More >>
Murphy Lee and Kyjuan at the Freaky Wine debut last Fall. Courtesy of Freaky MuscatoMurphy Lee and Kyjuan of the St. Lunatics came out with a new Freaky Muscato brand wine, dubbed "Freaky," in December. The pair recently made two appearances at local Schnucks stores promoting product. Though ... More >>
Photo: Jenn SilverbergHannegan lighting up at one of his favorite haunts, Herbies' Vintage '72.St. Louis' most tireless smoking-ban opponent Bill Hannegan stopped by the Riverfront Times the other day. In so doing, Hannegan hinted how his Keep St. Louis Free plans to topple the ban in the city th ... More >>
photo by Keegan HamiltonIt 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 co ... More >>
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 >>
Man is it nice to kick the ol' crapola out of Louisville, Grand Rapids and Roanoke at something!
A St. Louis company is making a killing off Halloween. Your screams are music to their ears.
Week of June 28, 2006
Time again to take the year-end quiz
Elizabethtown is a mess, not that its director should care
Oh, those wacky Final Four campuses!
Bad timing and institutional racism kept Gary Jackson out of pro wrestling's spotlight. But he's got St. Louis in a hammer lock.
Week of November 10, 2004
Where's the reality for people trying out for American Idol?
Beware the hair
Some Lou denizens feel dissed by Miss USA (but Unreal still loves her!), a Pattonville student is treated criminally, and an 84-year-old grandma praises the Rams in song; plus, we clock local athletes on our gaydar
Managers park semis, regulars get crabby and allegations fly
Jennifer Joyce contest results, a psychic porn star and perhaps the only Provel-related legal battle in history: Who could ask for anything more? (We've got dirt on Gephardt and the Cards, too, just in case you're greedy.)
The brouhaha surrounding this year's World Agricultural Forum said a lot about St. Louis. And a lot of what it said wasn't very good.
Studios don't get the Upright Citizens, which isn't funny at all
Two premieres take audiences on unique journeys
The volunteer jurists running a truancy court for St. Louis get an up-close view of wayward kids, don't-care parents and war-zone schools. It's worse than they thought.
The Rep Studio serves up an intimate and satisfying Dinner with Friends
Thursday, Sept. 7; Ike's Place, Washington University
He talks his way through theatrical productions -- and fellow theatergoers thank him for it
Can Jennifer Joyce parlay a healthy campaign war chest and family connections into a Democratic nomination for St. Louis circuit attorney?
New art inspired by old times
Published the week of February 16