Mark your calendar and prepare your wallet: This Saturday, April 20, marks the sixth annual Record Store Day. Originally begun in 2008 as a way to pull music fans away from their computers and back into the already-dwindling brick-and-mortar shops, Record Store Day has grown larger with each passing ... More >>
Hey guys, I'm Daniel Hill! Well, sort of. On the computer I'm using, I'm known in techie login terms as "Hillda" at least. Cute nickname, huh? My name's Mabel, and I'm hanging out at Hillda's desk as the new Clubs Editor until somebody around here shows me to a desk of my own. Meanwhile, the real Da ... More >>
In July, Livery Company (3211 Cherokee Street) opened in the Cherokee Arts District, combining the charms of a dimly lit dive with a speakeasy-style vibe. The casual atmosphere accompanies a similarly paced development - the bar rolled out its first seasonal cocktail menu this fall.
Gut Check dishes on our favorite St. Louis food blogs.
A Veggie Venture: Alanna made quinoa pilaf with kale and corn.
Iron Stef: Stef shared chicken sausage balls with fennel and waffle-ized polenta.
Cupcake Project: Stef made vegan Pabst Blue Ribbon cupcakes with vegan buttercream frosting.
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On the southern tip of the south Carondelet neighborhood of St. Louis sits the Patch, a quiet collection of streets in south city not far from the Mississippi River. On Tuesday, June 12, Melt (7700 Ivory Avenue; 314-638-6358) became the latest addition to Patch, the newest tenant of neighborhood res ... More >>
Bands, boards and babes are only a portion of what you can expect at No Coast Skateboards' event this Saturday.
Located in the parking lot of PT's Sport's Cabaret (200 Monsanto Ave, Sauget, IL) and sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon, the exhibition will celebrate the beer's introduction to PT's alcoho ... More >>
Hey, the Green Lantern's green! And so are avocados! Do you smell a marketing tie-in? And how many Subways will we spot in the movie?While not watching television the other day, Gut Check looked up in time to catch a glimpse of the new Subway commercial that gets all hot 'n' bothered about av ... More >>
In this week's print edition, we're rolling out the Riverfront Times' comprehensive list of the best happy hours in St. Louis. (And no, this isn't only being done as a public service to you, dear reader -- we're also promoting the very cool free smart-phone app that includes our fascinating fin ... More >>
The number of chain record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops as well as for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' recor ... More >>
It's not that Americans are drinking less. They're just drinking at home. The Chicago Tribune said that two of the city's marketing firms found that 90 percent of drinkers drink at home, compared to 77 percent who drink at bars and restaurants. Twenty-eight percent of home drinkers have started goin ... More >>
If you read our profile of new south-side bar the Silver Ballroom, you know it lives by pinball, punk rock and Pabst Blue Ribbon. Nightlife photographer Lee Harris stopped by last night and brings back these photos: 1 a.m. at the Silver Ballroom. Below is a sampling, check out the full slideshow her ... More >>
Dana SmithAs we stood in the slightly elevated perch of Vintage Vinyl's DJ booth, I asked store co-owner Tom "Papa" Ray if Record Store Day was his version of Christmas morning. He thought about it for a second and said, in his inimitable drawl, "You know, I think I like Record Store Day bett ... More >>
This weekend is packed with parties, good music and other interesting things to do. Here is our list of events that won't break the bank. From techno music electro jams to Neil Young, from planning a wedding to gazing at stars, this weekend promises to be an interesting one.
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We are fingering two bright orange LiquiCaps, smooth and translucent in our palm like magic jellybeans. We have had this low-level cold for few weeks now. We're not that sick, but we're not getting better, either.
We have come to approach each trip to Walgreens with increasing anxiety, sure ... More >>
Ethiopian agronomist wins World Food Prize. (USA Today)Thinning a suburban deer herd means meat for the needy. (Kansas City Star)Do you need 76 tons of frozen British fruit pies? Check Ebay. (UPI)Hipster demand drives Pabst Blue Ribbon prices. (NBC Los Angeles)Some highlights from the New ... More >>
www.flickr.com/photos/echoman/3633870669/Colt .45 may have the single greatest slogan in the history of marketing. Like other stellar ad campaigns ("Got Milk?" "Just Do It" etc.) the malt liquor's catchphrase "Works Every Time," can be applied to virtually any product. That toothpaste you're using? ... More >>
The St. Louis version of Dr. Sketchy's Art Club (inspired by the New York-based originator, Dr. Sketchy's Anti-Art School) meets once a month to figure-draw the girls of the Alley Cat Revue. During the club's most recent meeting, club members (the events are open to all) were treated to scantily cla ... More >>