The QuikTrip at West Florissant Avenue and Northwinds Estates Drive has become ground zero, as the press corps here likes to say, for the unrest that grips Ferguson. By day, it has served as a lively gathering place, a shelter from the rain and an icon of reclamation on a street that draws peaceful ... More >>
This week, check out performances from touring groups including Vintage Trouble, Daniel Francis Doyle and the Dreamers, Parasites and many more. Some recommendations for shows to check out this week await right after the jump!
The summer festival season is winding down, with a few more major festivals left on the horizon for 2013. This just means more club dates with your favorite producers. August is a good warm up for what's on tap the rest of the year, so lets jump in and see what is in store.
Last week, footage of Transportation Security Administration officials at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport trying to pat down a three-year-old girl in a wheelchair went viral -- and brought national attention to TSA in St. Louis. Nathan Forck, the father trying to get his family to Disney Wor ... More >>
LouFest 2012 has come and gone, and we have spilled one or two thousand words in the service of telling you our thoughts. But we are but one editorial entity, and there are no shortage of opinions out there. So we collected a few from the locals and visitors alike spending their weekends in Forest P ... More >>
Editor's Note: Bob Reuter's Alley Ghost will release Born There this Sunday at Off Broadway. For this week's Riverfront Times, Josh Levi talked to Reuter, but the man cannot be confined to our limited print space. What follows is the rest of the interview, complete with old music and new music to li ... More >>
The LouFest 2012 Lineup is here: the Flaming Lips and Girl Talk get top billing and there's plenty of depth. Dinosaur Jr. and Cotton Mather for you reunion fans. King Tuff, Little Barrie and THEESatisfaction for those looking for new sounds. Cults and Hacienda will act as a musical speedramp to get ... More >>
Most listeners know Craig Finn as the poetic frontman of The Hold Steady. His show Friday at Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue, 314-773-3363) puts him in a quieter context as he plays songs from his solo debut Clear Heart Full Eyes. From a parking lot in Oklahoma City, Finn spoke to RFT Music about the ... More >>
Greetings from metro St. Louis!A new study is out comparing St. Louis to 34 other metro areas in the U.S. in everything from cost of living to crime to migration and health. So, how does the St. Louis region stack up? You might compare us to Walmart with it's "Save Money; Live Better" slogan. (We ... More >>
How do you sum up the influence of Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Wanda Jackson? During her 50-year-plus(!) career -- which started when she was a high school student in Oklahoma City -- the singer has moved effortlessly between country, rockabilly and early rock & roll. She opened for (and cove ... More >>
Brian Nieves earns another honor.Brian Nieves is no fan of the Riverfront Times. And, today, we're guessing the same can be said about the Southern Poverty Law Center. This week the the civil-rights organization named the Missouri state senator (R - Washington) as one of its "Dirty Dozen" associa ... More >>
Citizens of St. Louis, the Cardinals need your help. You see, due to a little known bylaw of Major League Baseball, if you get swept by the Kansas City Royals, you're out of the league. This unfortunate fate has befallen several teams over the years, few of whom you probably remember. Teams such ... More >>
Riddle of Steel has its back against the record machine.
Pastor Jim Venice says he can turn homos into heteros. Credit cards welcome.
Off-Ramp's new production leads to copious head-scratching
Gravity Kills celebrates its career with a reunion gig
St. Louis' homegrown white-rights leader rises with Lott's fall
Meet Dr. Michael Graham, the city medical examiner. He hears dead people.
As the debate over reparations heats up, James Hirsch offers a preview of what's to come
Dozens of patients died on nurse Richard Williams' watch, but he was never charged. Did authorities do too little, too late?
Architectural giant Hellmuth, Obata and Kassabaum is good enough for St. Louis
Steeling a moment with Overland country-music legend DeWitt Scott Sr.
Ross Perot launched the Reform Party as the voice of the American people. Eight years later, it's a shrill, staticky free-for-all, and the moderates can't get heard.
Can Jennifer Joyce parlay a healthy campaign war chest and family connections into a Democratic nomination for St. Louis circuit attorney?
Commerce may have thrown a wet blanket on the block party planned for the new federal courthouse by artist Mary Miss