Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>
Moo Cow didn't find greener pastures in Nebraska. That's right, the local homicide suspect with one of the strangest nicknames to be plastered on Missouri and Illinois billboards -- managed to make it to Nebraska before authorities nabbed him. That means Moo Cow is going back to jail. Which prob ... More >>
Araka (131 Carondelet Plaza, Clayton; 314-725-6777) will close after service on Saturday, March 9, according to a report from George Mahe of St. Louis Magazine. Gut Check has a call in to owner Brad Beracha for independent confirmation. More from him as we learn it. Update: (Wednesday, February 20, ... More >>
It has been a quiet week, generally speaking, for food recalls involving the Greater Gut Check Metropolitan Area. A quiet month, for that matter. Maybe it has something to do with New Year's resolutions: Gonna scrub the ol' slaughterhouse and keep 'er spotless this year! A Springfield, Illinois out ... More >>
8:30 p.m. Friday, October 19. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
p.m. Friday, July 20. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center, 3301 Lemp Avenue.
Daniel Fuller, 46, of Pevely, Missouri, allegedly purchased a video recording device from a retailer headquartered in Nebraska, and then later returned it. Anybody who's ever worked in retail will tell you that when a recording device leaves the store and is then brought back, employees quickly chec ... 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 >>
Kansas City's Police Chief Darryl Forte plans to use some leftover federal grant money to install SpotShotter, a sophisticated rig of audio sensors placed strategically throughout the city that can detect a gunshot and then notify police -- within 25 seconds -- where the shot was fired. The system c ... More >>
In the past year, Will Ferrell has made a series of low-budget (to be generous) ads for Old Milwaukee, which aired in very, very few, very small markets. Last night, Deadspin reports, during the Super Bowl, North Platte, Nebraska, was treated to the following: If nothing else, it's more succinct ... More >>
Gut Check might have spent the past few days curled up in front of the fireplace with a snifter of brandy and a year's worth of Jane's Defence Weekly, but the food-recall news didn't stop. In the past week, the FDA and the USDA have announced several voluntarily recalls. Only two, though, involve ... More >>
Emily DentonThe next generation of lo-fi is Grave Babies, the drone pop hellions from Seattle who sound like they hate themselves, which is all we really require from guys who sound like Jesus and Mary Chain. Ume! The magnificent she-bastards that stole everyone's heart at LouFest are heading ... More >>
The 4100 block of Nebraska -- the site of yet another shooting in Dutchtown.Two men were shot yesterday in separate incidents in St. Louis -- but both are expected to survive the attacks.In the first instance, a man in the 4100 block of Nebraska Avenue, at the intersection of Meramec, was shot in ... More >>
Image via World-HeraldHarris and Moore: Will they "fry" for their crime?Police in Lincoln believe they may have busted the criminal outfit responsible for stealing thousands of gallons of used grease from restaurants in Nebraska and Illinois. The duo from Missouri was arrested around 2 a.m. yeste ... More >>
The cat was seen March 9 in Oregon County (red).The Missouri Department of Conservation has confirmed the sixth sighting of a mountain lion in the state in the past five months. The cougar was seen March 9 in Oregon County in south-central Missouri. A driver near the small town of Rover saw the a ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons Sometimes you feel like a nut. Sometimes you don't, because you're too busy suffering the effects of salmonella or E. coli. Unilever has issued a voluntary recall on Skippy Reduced Fat Creamy Peanut Butter Spread and Skippy Reduced Fat Super Chunk Peanut Butter Spread wit ... More >>
Not all family farms are small affairs. The Maschhoffs' LLC in Carlyle, Illinois -- one hour east of St. Louis -- is technically a family farm, in that it's owned by a family. A family that owns nearly 200,000 hogs. No, this isn't an episode of Confessions: Animal Hoarding. It's business-as ... More >>
Gunfire lit up the south St. Louis neighborhood of Gravois Park Saturday night. The first shooting occurred around 9:10 p.m. at the intersection of Minnesota and Potomac (below). That's where police found Calvin Robinson, 22, lying in the street with a gunshot wound to his chest and a pistol by h ... More >>
illustration by Brian StaufferAt 6 a.m. on July 9, 2009, agents from the FBI, the USDA, the Missouri State Highway Patrol, the U.S. Marshals Service and myriad local police departments raided 29 properties in 8 states, including Missouri, Illinois, Texas, Oklahoma, Nebraska and Iowa. They sei ... More >>
Image sourceThe skies aren't so friendly anymore.And it wasn't even Annie! On a completely different Southwest flight last night, this one from Seattle to Lambert, a St. Louis man went batshit crazy and started pounding on the cockpit door. The plane had to be diverted for an emergency landin ... More >>
Mr. Schmitt goes to Washington, err Jefferson City.Attention State Senator Eric Schmitt (R-Glendale): The Missouri Capitol may look like the U.S. Capitol. (Indeed, the building in Jefferson City is modeled after the one in Washington D.C.) But let us remind you of one little thing: You're a state ... More >>
This is one of nearly 50 posts placed on TripAdvisor, almost all of which have nothing but absolute scorn for the Days Inn Eureka Six Flags. Here's a sampling of some other cranky consumer comments about the 150-room establishment that TripAdvisor has named the second-dirtiest hotel in the ... More >>
When I received an e-mail a few weeks ago inviting me to sit as one of the sensory judges at the 2009-2010 Midwest Regional Barista Competition, I jumped at the opportunity. At my most delusional, it sounded like "celebrity judge" -- at the very least, it sounded like a great time. Last weekend, ... More >>
Despite recent food-borne illness outbreaks, key food safety positions remain unfilled. Meanwhile, Japan bans beef from Nebraska processing plant after finding mad-cow prevention violations. (Cattle Network, Market Watch)McDonald's in the Louvre? No big deal. (UPI)Bologna healthier than PB ... More >>
Tyson to pay for violating federal pollution-discharge permit in Nebraska. (CNN)Fruit growers and border patrol clash over treatment of seasonal immigrant workers. (WHEC) Shrimp fishermen strike in Louisiana. (The Daily Comet)How to survive the tomato blight? Just add plums. (The New York ... More >>
Celebrate the anniversary of the Battle of Puebla three days early by venturing down to my favorite of the city's many streets, Cherokee, for the Cinco de Mayo party. Live music, art and, of course, food from 11 a.m.-10 p.m. on Cherokee between Nebraska and Iowa Streets.Have other plans? Worried you ... More >>
8 p.m. Friday, April 24. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
flickr.com/photos/carolinespicsRegional legislators are taking note a proposed bill in St. Louis City calling for a ban on smoking in bars and restaurants. The bill, proposed by Central West End alderwoman Lyda Krewson, would not go into effect unless St. Louis County passed a similar ban. Yesterday ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/sethgainesThe old Tuscumbia Bridge. She ain't what she used to be. Ain't what she used to be.In recent weeks a lot of states have gone to extraordinary lengths -- as if a free trip to Disneyland were at stake -- to make the case that they were first to break ground in tho ... More >>
Pssst! Don't tell Tony LaRussa. He wouldn't find it amusing. But have you seen the news story (below) from earlier this week in Nebraska? All we can say is un-frigging-real.
6:30 p.m. Thursday, January 24. Creepy Crawl,3524 Washington Boulevard.
6 p.m. Friday, August 31. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Thursday, April 26. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
7 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
7:30 p.m. Sunday, February 18. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
8 p.m. Sunday, September 17. Mississippi Nights, (914 North First Street)
Saturday, August 6; Fox Theatre (527 North Grand Boulevard)
Tanner B's, 2855 Shenandoah Avenue, 314-762-9800
Monday, May 10; Mississippi Nights
ACT ONE plays on Washington Avenue
Published the week of April 12, 2000
Thursday, July 29; Side Door