This holiday weekend, locals Drown Fish and Ou Ou debut new releases, Big Muddy Blues Festival comes to Laclede's Landing and much more. Head to the Demo to congratulate staff on obtaining its liquor license, and stick around to check out the new Music Record Shop as well as the Bands Up, Don't Shoo ... More >>
New York native and writer Anthony Stoeckert could have started his CentralJersey.com review of the beloved musical Meet Me in St. Louis with a note about the stars, the charming score, the set design or, really, anything about the show. But he didn't. Instead, he came after St. Louis, wondering in ... More >>
After a seven-year stint at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, the Gathering of the Juggalos moves this year to Legend Valley Campground in Thornville, Ohio.
This weekend, Bible Belt Sinners puts out a new CD, Googolplexia and Dubb Nubb team up for a split EP and several touring acts grace stages allover St. Louis including the Mowgli's, DeRobert and the Half-Truths, K. Michelle, Native and Useless Eaters. Get the info on these shows and more in our conc ... More >>
If you drive down Delmar, Skinker or Big Bend in the morning hours between 8 and 11 a.m., chances are you've seen Bob Molitor. Though you may be more familiar with his rear-end than his face. That's because Molitor posterior is often pointed skyward as he bends over to pick up a stray cigarette butt ... More >>
Christmas is already stressful enough. Several fantastic restaurants will be open, offering delicious dinners. Pick from prix fixe or a full menu. Before you criticize us for "promoting" restaurants being open on Christmas Eve, keep in mind that it's a tradition for many people. If you're looking fo ... More >>
The Missouri Tigers are capping off an impressive, exciting season at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas next month. If you're planning to drive to Big D to watch Mizzou take on Oklahoma State, be warned: the quickest route is alternately tricky and borning.
Rumors that an IKEA furniture store could open in St. Louis kept news outlets and Facebook campaigns busy for years before Swedish retailers made the deal official last week. Every few months, it seemed, a fresh whisper would reignite the blogs and comments in business gossip. But now that IKEA see ... More >>
Three major international soccer friendlies this year have put St. Louis on the map. Orlando and Atlanta are on deck to be the next cities to host Major League Soccer teams, but St. Louis' recent games featuring big names like Manchester City, Chelsea and the Bosnian and Argentinian national teams ... More >>
Mumford & Sons second full-length, Babel, will be out on September 25. Many things characterize the British band: Banjos, sheepskin, Jesus and crescendos, for example. But It is also a a group that has maintained an almost strange grounding. It is not an exaggeration to call Mumford & Sons among the ... More >>
Em Piro has learned her lesson. St. Lou Fringe 2013 has been scheduled for June 20-24. That is not the weekend of Pride. It is the weekend before. 2012 firmly established that if there's going to be a conflict between Pride and Fringe, Pride, older and bigger and more deeply embedded in St. Louis ... More >>
Truffles (9202 Clayton Road, Ladue; 314-567-9100) announced this morning that executive chef John Griffiths, whose modern Italian fare revitalized the staid Ladue restaurant, is departing next month. Replacing him will be Brandon Benack, who comes to St. Louis from Orlando, where he was most recentl ... More >>
Todd OwyoungA new (and old) title will soon join the ranks of the awards earned by the St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center.If you read our recent feature story on the St. Louis Chess Club and Scholastic Center and the country's number one player, you likely won't be surprised to hear t ... More >>
Image viaWould you like a danish from a Supreme Court Justice?Sometimes at Gut Check International Headquarters, we get tired of eating gourmet meals day in and day out. We admit it: We like a little kitsch once and a while. Today, this story from the HuffPost Food about outrageous themed res ... More >>
St. Louis: Average tweety birds.We're generally pretty skeptical of the endless number of lists ranking U.S. cities on everything from street crime to tipping servers at restaurants. That said, the list out this week from Men's Health seems somewhat scientific. Editors at the magazine compiled th ... More >>
image viaIsabella LovadinaEvery year the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and Parade magazine give out an award for Police Officer of the Year for "exceptional achievement in any police endeavor." (It's fair to say, though, that most of these achievements involve acts of h ... More >>
(Last weekend, Earthworms member DJ Mahf competed in the national finals of the Red Bull Thre3style DJ competition. In June, he took top honors at the St. Louis regional event at the Old Rock House. Mahf was kind enough to keep a diary of his Denver experience for A to Z. Read on below! For more cov ... More >>
Alissa NelsonEvan Benn of the St. Louis Post-Dispatch evaluates cocktails from (left to right) Nate Selsor, Matt Seiter and Kilgore.On Saturday, a robust crowd descended upon the event space at Orlando's Catering to watch three of our region's preeminent mixologists -- Ted Kilgore, Nate Selsor&nb ... More >>
photos by Keegan HamiltonThere were no Italy fans at FritangaIn his guide to the 2010 World Cup, author Steven Sark theorizes that every Italian team is "a cross between Machiavelli and Michelangelo" because they play the game with incredible skill but are also willing do whatever it takes to win ... More >>
EyehategodUnderground sludge legends Eyehategod have pulled it together for what could be a breakout tour. The New Orleans band has been grinding it out since 1988, and it's been a rough, broken road. As documented in the group's lyrics, things such as addiction, incarceration and probation h ... More >>
Image sourceFriends, for four weeks now, we've been watching Rod Blagojevich together on Celebrity Apprentice. It hasn't always been great -- actually, since every episode is now two hours, most of it is actually pretty damned boring, especially the parts where the celebrities meet the recipi ... More >>
The St. Louis Business Journal reports that there are three suitors for Bevo Mill (4749 Gravois Avenue), the currently shuttered South City icon: L&M Catering, Orlando's Banquets & Catering and the owners of Taft Street Restaurant and Bar. Looks like all three are viewing the site more as a ... More >>
After fourteen years of research on a cold case murder, an Orlando writer is looking for St. Louisans who might have known the victim. The catch? The woman was killed 38 years ago. Mark A. Pinsky, author of The Gospel According to The Simpsons, among other books, says he h ... More >>
Ever hear the one about the unions and the convention bureau?