This week, Wild Hex releases a new tape while supporting the Miami Dolphins from Minneapolis, the Baseball Project performs at Blueberry Hill with Water Liars, and Dave Alvin & Phil Alvin with the Guilty Ones take the stage at Off Broadway. Read about these shows and more in this our critics' picks.
Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>
For most of America, Michael Sam getting drafted to play professional football for the St. Louis Rams was a watershed moment in sports history. For former University of Mississippi basketball star Marshall Henderson, Sam's success was a chance to spew a bunch of nonsense on Twitter before (probably ... More >>
Miami Dolphins safety Don Jones' reaction to the St. Louis Rams drafting Michael Sam can be summed up in one word: Horrible. That's the adjective Jones tweeted out shortly after Sam celebrated joining the Rams by kissing his boyfriend, Vito Cammisano. Sam is the first out gay man on an NFL roster.
Richie Incognito -- the oft-troubled starting guard released from the Rams in 2009 after two headbutting penalties and a sideline shouting match with the head coach -- has been suspended by the Miami Dolphins after accusations that he was bullying teammate Jonathan Martin. In a statement, the Dolph ... More >>
Today's word of the day is "brevity." Lesson learned and applied: 1. Naked Raygun at the Firebird 2. Darin Gray / Bill Horist at the Schlafly Tap Room 3. Fang Island at Off Broadway 4. Future & Pusha T at the Ambassador 5. Click through for the rest of our picks! "Soul of wit," and all that... ... More >>
Punks and DIY types get touchy about widespread press for their DIY spots, especially from the RFT. I've heard talk of the "RFT Curse" for years; the idea is that as soon as we write about an underground, off-the-radar, kickass DIY spot, one might as well start a timer and start placing bets about w ... More >>
I haven't written a whole lot about football lately. It's partially because I was so fatigued by the season the Rams just went through that football just didn't seem much fun anymore. (Pro variety, anyway.) Another part of it is my personal disdain for Jeff 'Mouth of the South' Fisher, who the Ra ... More >>
Sports Illustrated's Peter King tweeted this afternoon that Jeff Fisher has agreed to step in as the new head coach of the St. Louis Rams. Fisher, the former coach of the Tennessee Titans, had also interviewed with the Miami Dolphins. If it's true that Fisher has indeed taken the job, it could be ... More >>
Albert SamahaNFL great Kellen Winslow was honored at in his hometown, East St. Louis.There were gator shoes, orange socks, brown fedoras, pinstripe vests, politicians, former NFL players, dozens of cameramen, hundreds of students, and lots and lots of orange and blue balloons packed into the East ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, December 14. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
Sharon Van Etten.You probably haven't heard about this, because it's a pretty big secret and no one is really talking about it, but Thom Yorke and His Merry Men are coming to the Scottrade Center in 2012. Today, the Luminary Center for the Arts announced their first show of The Year We're All ... More >>
Courtesy the Roberts CompanyInside the new Shula 347 GrillShula's 347 Grill is now open at 411 North Eighth Street, inside the Roberts Tower downtown. The Shula of the restaurant's name, for the non-football fans among you, is Don Shula, the Hall of Fame head coach of the Baltimore Colts and Miam ... More >>
Image viaDon Shula, bringing his steaks to your town.Hall of Fame NFL coach Don Shula will open a branch of his Shula's 347 Grill at 411 North 8th Street in the new Roberts Tower downtown. The restaurant, named for the former Baltimore Colts and Miami Dolphins coach's total number of career victo ... More >>
See, it's both a snarky way of making fun of the Rams' ineptitude and a way to remind us of better days. Nice, huh? Well, hopefully this (and by this, of course, I mean the unceremonious 28-0 ass kicking we all witnessed yesterday), will put to an end all that hopeful speculation people come up w ... More >>
si.comBroadway Joe: The man least likely to pottymouth that other JoeThis just in to the Unreal e-mail bag. The second installment of HBO's quarterly Joe Buck Live show's slated for Tuesday, September 22. Per the press release (boldface is ours):In addition to a previously announced live gatherin ... More >>
I was starting to get nervous there for a little while, but the Rams did what needed to be done in the end and got their man. flickr.com/photos/matneymWelcome to the team, James.James Butler, strong safety, recently of the New York Giants, is now a Ram, and I couldn't be happier. (Well, technic ... More >>
You know the green movement has become nothing more than a shallow marketing tool when the National Football League adopts it for the benefit of selling T-shirts. Yes, the NFL. The league that brought excess and bling to new levels. The league whose wanton devotion to consumerism has made its televi ... More >>
After getting schooled, yet again, on Sunday, the St. Louis Rams are ready to return the favor Tuesday morning at Barrington Elementary.Read about how one running back will save the day after the jump...
Well, yet another Sunday has passed for the St. Louis Rams, and yet another horrific loss. See, the Rams played the 49ers yesterday. San Francisco, in no uncertain terms, is a crappy football team. Don't get me wrong; the Rams are also a crappy football team, but this was supposed to be their chan ... More >>
Not all athletes are fit to be in commercials for thick-and-chunky soup, or posing for cameras while high-fiving kids with disabilities in televised public-service announcements. Just not going to happen, because athletes are people too. St. Louis is a sports city unlike any other of comparable pop ... More >>
Now that the Rams' season has progressed from bad to awful to potentially historic depths of abomination, we must confront the question: Is 0-16 likely? www.hoinews.com Die-hard fans -- and, I imagine, the Rams themselves -- can take comfort in the fact that since the NFL went to a 16-gam ... More >>
NFL greats shake off the rust in All-Pro Football.
Born without arms, John Foppe gives adversity a swift kick in the pants
a return to reality after the decadence and delirium of Atlanta