By Ben Westhoff
Each week in our print editions and every day on our blogs, the 13 Voice Media Group papers feature some of the best music writing in the country.
That's why we're excited to announce the winners of our first VMG music writing awards. The honor goes to the authors of one blog post ... More >>
Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>
This is part two of Katie Moulton's Chef's Choice profile of Nate Hereford of Niche (1831 Sidney Street, 314-773-7755). To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three, a recipe from Hereford, which we'll publish tomorrow.
Katie MoultonThis man "loves offal." Thankfully, he opted to make En ... More >>
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Richard Lavern Remington and Angela Rose Evans of Portland, Oregon are accused of shoplifting over $5 million worth of groceries from multiple Safeway stores over several years. They stuck to stealing small, expensive items like batteries and toil ... More >>
Here in St. Louis we've long known that the Soulard fear factory, The Darkness, is one of the best haunted houses in the nation. Now, it's time we share our devilish delight with the nation. Log onto MTV.com to vote The Darkness as the scariest haunted house in the Midwest. If it wins that round, Th ... More >>
Anacrusis: NowIn this week's paper, D.X. Ferris caught up with local metal soldiers Anacrusis, who will be playing live this weekend for the first time since the early '90s. The free, all-ages show is at T. Billy Buffett's (9004 Overland Plaza, Overland; 314-427-1616) and starts at 8 p.m. Rea ... More >>
(The number of chain-record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops -- and for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this new weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' reco ... More >>
We here at Daily RFT apologize for this delayed version of Ass Clown of the Week this week, what with Kanye West's late arrival into the mix and regular news blogger Chad Garrison away from the computer screen for the next few days. So who was the rudest among these three Ass Clowns?Joe "YOU LIE!" W ... More >>
So, Counting Crows is headlining Fair St. Louis tomorrow night at 8 p.m. (Magnolia Summer opens at 6 p.m.) And so for the return of the '90s Jam of the Week, I have to post "Round Here." Now, "Mr. Jones" may have been more popular, but goddamn, this tune has endured. Who didn't have August and ... More >>
Hot 104.1 FM is hosting its second Super Jam on Saturday, June 13, at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Scheduled to appear are Keri Hilson, Young Jeezy and Soulja Boy. To continue my SpongeBob Squarepants video blitz from last week, here's a mash-up of "Crank Dat" set to scenes from the show. And ... More >>
In this week's paper, Roy Kasten chatted with legendary songwriter Marshall Crenshaw, who's playing tonight at Off Broadway. The show starts at 8 p.m., tickets are $15 and it's an evening with -- meaning there are no openers and it's all Marshall, all the time. Get there on time! Here are some ... More >>