You'd think that having jobs like our's would grant us innate superpowers to recall the goings-ons of any particular day at the blink of an eye, but the reality of it is that staring at the dozens and dozens of new shows that roll in weekly can become somewhat disorienting (luckily, this here concer ... More >>
So there's news about the news in the news this week: We here at the RFT have new owners. Some of you may be aware of Backpage.com and the controversy it has caused for many alt-weeklies across the country -- well, we are no longer affiliated, so that's that. And aside from that, it's business as us ... More >>
The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is two weeks away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Throughout May, we've been making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year, introducing the nominees from one or more o ... More >>
This week's Most Triumphant Beard of the Week award goes unequivocally to Map's and Atlases' Dave Davison, whose facial hair would be worthy of IFC's cut-throat Whisker Wars competitions -- if that show is still a thing, anyway (I sure hope so, but doubt it). Jack Passion would be proud. Maps and At ... More >>
If there is a better summer date night in St. Louis than the Whitaker Music Festival, we don't know about it. The series, held on the grounds of the Missouri Botanical Garden (4344 Shaw Boulevard, 314-577-9400), has just announced its 2012 lineup. It is once again dense with excellent local talent: ... More >>
Happy Capitalism Celebration day! This weekend is as packed as your small intestine. First things first: shopping.
This year, ditch the evil big box stores in favor of supporting local art and business. You will not get $200 off a 87-inch flat screen TV, but you will find beer and Beryl, th ... More >>
Ed: Mae Wheeler, known as Lady Jazz, died Wednesday at her home in Maryland Heights. Read about her life and accomplishments both in the arts and as a philanthropist -- below, Dean Minderman talks to seven people who knew and worked with Wheeler.
Jay Brandt, who formerly owned the recently c ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsWithout fanfare, here are the 2011 RFT Music Awards nominees. Bands performing at this year's RFT Music Showcase, which takes place on Saturday, June 4, on Washington Avenue, will be taken from this list. Like they are every year, the nominations are cobbled together from fan ... More >>
Robin WheelerVince Valenza making one of the Blues CIty Deli's famous sandwiches.The Blues City Deli is celebrating its sixth year in business tomorrow with its third-annual free street festival. Dubbed "The Blues City Deli Streetfest 2010," the event is becoming one of the eatery/venue's mos ... More >>
Amber McDonaldHeart's Ann and Nancy WilsonIt's Labor Day weekend, the last "real" weekend of summer. Don't let it get away from you.
NewPop II Opening at Hoffman LaChance/After-Party at HandleBar
Stan Chisholm, recent RFT Mastermind winner, is unveiling two solo shows at once this we ... More >>
Roy KastenThe unofficial flyer for Gabriel's benefitIn the days of Clear Channel-dominated radio, KDHX is a beacon representing what radio used to be, what radio could have been. It's the one station on the dial where anything under the sun could be played -- from a poetry reading and controv ... More >>
You could go out this weekend and spend a wad of cash drinking like a sailor. Or, you might find yourself online or at the mall, and end up charging a ridiculous-looking thermal coat to your Visa. But why put yourself in the poorhouse (or the poky) when all the following events are just $10 or less? ... More >>
This Saturday, April 4, at BB's Jazz, Blues & Soups, will feature a battle of the old guard vs. the new. Bluesman Bobby Rush -- who we've written about here and here -- and upstart Marquise Knox are playing two shows, demonstrating their country-blues prowess. The Rum Drum Ramblers are opening b ... More >>