Kanrocksas (a festival at the NASCAR Speedway just west of Kansas City, so named for...never mind) debuted big in 2011, going toe-to-toe with Lollapalooza and featuring many of the same names (including Eminem, Muse and A Perfect Circle). They took the year off in 2012 due to renovations to the Spee ... More >>
This month the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) is coming to Gateway Motorsports Park (700 Raceway Boulevard, Madison, Illinois; 618-215-8888). Gut Check's initial reaction was a collective "meh", but when we found out that all of the international race teams bring food trailers with their own pe ... More >>
What constitutes manliness? Is it merely the presence of certain genitalia and a Y chromosome and the ability to manufacture large quantities of testosterone? Or is it something more complex and metaphysical like, say, knowing how to knot a necktie or possessing an understanding of certain complexit ... More >>
The Kanrocksas Music Festival, assembled last year in rapid fashion with a lineup of surprisingly big names (Eminem, the Black Keys, the Flaming Lips...), will be taking what would have been its sophomore year off. The Kansas Speedway, which hosts the festival, is undergoing a major construction p ... More >>
Photo by Kiernan MaletskyDoomtree Stagesarus Rex Hello from Kanrocksas, where it took half of one set for me to sweat through my shirt! We got here a few hours after this thing started, and there are hundreds of people sprinkled throughout the infield of the Kansas Speedway. The empty stan ... More >>
Photo by Kiernan MaletskyI stared into the expanse of the Flaming Lips. I bet if I were high or holding a loved one or something, I would say: I stared into the expanse of the universe. It's like that, as anyone who has seen the show can tell you. You hear about the confetti, the bubble, th ... More >>
On Monday, Joey Chestnut won his fifth Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest by cramming 62 hot dogs down his gullet in a gut-wrenching ten minutes. A weekend poll of ESPN viewers shows that more people were interested in the hot dog eating contest (27 percent) than t ... More >>
Courtesy Pitch Perfect PRHaving released The Raw Dents last month, Chicago experimental-rock outfit Dead Rider returns to St. Louis tomorrow night at Cranky Yellow. The band, whose shows are described as having a "funhouse" feel by frontman Todd Rittmann, has played in St. Louis before at the ... More >>
Sure, it was a marketing gimmick. But we have to give St. Louis-based Energizer credit for putting a lot of resources into such a frivolous activity: breaking the world record for the number of flashlights lit at the same time in the same place. In this case, some 65,000 NASCAR fans at the Charlott ... More >>
plbsports.comRemember Flutie Flakes?Parents are so gullible. An Australian study published in Public Health Nutrition indicates that half of Australia's parents don't read the nutritional information and were twice as likely to buy junk food for their kids if it's endorsed by a professional ... More >>
Here's betting that NASCAR plays big in Branson.Some things just go great together. Cookies and milk. Beach chairs and paperbacks. Captain and Tennille. Branson and Nelly. Err, we mean Branson and NASCAR. A month after St. Louis' Gateway International Raceway closed down after a decade of trying ... More >>
image viaThe Gateway Raceway in happier days.It's not just a sad day for Democrats, it's a sad day for St. Louis NASCAR fans, too. Dover Motorsports, which owns the Gateway International Raceway in Madison, Illinois, announced this morning that it was shutting down the racetrack for good. Li ... More >>
Getty ImagesCarl EdwardsThink you can burn more rubber than NASCAR's own Carl Edwards? Guess what? You probably can't! But there's maybe sorta kinda a chance for you to try.Missouri native son and back-flip enthusiast Edwards (he's from Columbia) is doing a contest with Midwest Ford Dealers. Craz ... More >>
And if Combos® -- "the hearty, pretzel and cracker snack made with real cheese" - says we're manly then you can bet your testosterone-pumping testicles that it's true.Yes, in one of the more bizarre marketing ploys we've seen so far this year, Mars Snackfood US commissioned a study by Bert Sperling ... More >>
Image ViaWere you headed eastbound on Highway 40 last night during rush hour? If so, then you know it was a slow and painful slog, especially east of Kingshighway where the road narrows for the exit only lanes. It was even bumper-to-bumper at the Poplar Street Bridge.So what gives? Wasn't two yea ... More >>
On Sunday afternoon, July 12, celebrities and baseball legends will gather on the field at Busch Stadium for the Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game. Musicians scheduled to play include Backstreet Boys member Brian Littrell, Nelly, Chingy, Ashanti and Ginuwine. (No word yet on if th ... More >>
So I was looking around yesterday at all the teams still left in the NHL playoffs, and I have to admit to being more than a little shocked when I realized that there isn't a single Canadian team left in the hunt for Lord Stanley's Cup. In fact, not only was I shocked by the absence, I was pretty di ... More >>
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