• Blogs

    March 10, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From March 10 to 16

    This week, the Blind Eyes go out with a bang with a final show sure to pack Off Broadway to the brim, new rock saloon Los Punk shows Cherokee how its done, and St. Louis sees plenty of big name visitors including Afroman, Kim Richey and Dr. Dog. Get the details on these shows and more in this week's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2014

    Holy Ship!!! 2014's Ten Craziest Raver Costumes

    Crazy costumes have always been a big part of the electronic music party scene. But these days, you're nobody unless you're pretending to be somebody you're really not. Perhaps it's the sense of anonymity that comes with a disguise. Or maybe it's because every single one of you is an attention-star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 17, 2013

    Foxing Releases New Video, Lands on Huffington Post's "Best Albums" List

    Local band Foxing officially is on the national -- nay, international -- radar. The band's album The Albatross landed on the U.K. site of the Huffington Post as part of a writer's list of "The Best Albums of 2013 (That You Probably Haven't Already Heard)." Placing The Albatross at number five in a l ... More >>

  • Film

    November 21, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 14, 2013

    Ten Ways to Act Like an Unrepentant Cardinals Fan and BFIB

    You guys, what a weekend we had. Up two games to nil on the Dodgers? St. Louis fans have a lot to be happy about this Monday morning (not to mention the success of the Rams, Blues and Mizzou over the weekend). The weekend's wins have almost washed away the ugliness we saw last week, an ire that seem ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 9, 2013

    One Lucky St. Louis Restaurant Server to Get $500 Tip This Week

    One lucky server is about to get a huge tip. Seth Collins is in St. Louis, and he's looking for a place to eat. The Kentuckian has been on a cross-country road trip to honor his late brother, Aaron, and his last wish: to leave an awesome tip. See also: -Peyton Manning Tips Well, But Lucky Waiter Fi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 21, 2013

    Foxing Returns From Tour, Signs Deal With Count Your Lucky Stars

    The five doe-eyed boys of Foxing lock interweaving rhythms and personal lyrics to impart heartfelt tunes throughout the Midwest. Foxing's recent self-booked tour brought the band up and down the Central Time Zone, garnering much fanfare for its careful but fearless take on melodic post-rock.

  • Culture

    January 17, 2013
  • Blogs

    October 19, 2012

    Think Tank Ranks St. Louis High in "Creative Class" Output...Not!

    The other day a colleague forwarded along a link citing a study in which St. Louis was ranked no. 4 in the nation for our Creative Class* contributions to the nation's greater good. Or so it first appeared. In a short paper titled "Is your Region ... Creative, Innovative, Productive, ... or Just P ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 22, 2012

    Cards Shut Out Houston; Adam Wainwright Does a Thing (Again)

    What the Cardinals did last night was exactly what they needed to do. Now, if they can just remember that feeling and do that same thing a couple dozen more times, we might be in business. The Cards were playing the Houston Astros, the worst team in baseball. Unfortunately, the Astros being the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 31, 2012

    The Magnetic Fields Will Play the Sheldon in November

    The Magnetic Fields, led by the enigmatic Stephin Merritt, just announced a November 14 show at the Sheldon Concert Hall (3648 Washington Boulevard). Tickets are $33 and go on sale August 11 at 10 a.m. You can purchase them by calling MetroTix at 314-534-1111 or visiting the Sheldon web site. And we ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 14, 2012

    St. Louis is Nation's Seventh Manliest City

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Show Your St. Louis Love With a Group Hug

    Got civic pride? You have one more week to prove it. This coming Wednesday (May 23) is the last day to submit your picture to GroupHug St. Louis, a photo competition in appreciation of the people and places of the 314, 636 and 618 area codes."It's all about reminding ourselves of the everyday things ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 24, 2012

    Six Best Bands Named Black _____

    The Black Keys headlined the first day of Coachella. Black Sabbath is about to play Lollapalooza. Local metal phenom Black Fast just wowed a crowd at Euclid Records for Record Store Day. These are all reminders that black is the official color of rock & roll. Here are the six best "Black ______" ban ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Fifteen Best Shows From March 19 to 25

    Last week we alluded to the fact that this March is a great time to be a music fan in St. Louis....this week we're driving the point home and then some. Unless you are capable of bi-location (or in some cases: tri / quadro), you are going to miss some good shows this week. We have Andrew Bird at the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    MoKaBe's to be Featured in Documentary by Liza Birkenmeier

    Laura Ann MillerMoKaBe's is ready for its close-up.​Even though she's currently earning a Masters in Dramatic Writing at Carnagie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, St. Louisan Liza Birkenmeier has returned home for her current project - a documentary on MoKaBe's Coffeehouse (3606 Arsenal Street ... More >>

  • Culture

    June 16, 2011
  • Blogs

    May 26, 2011

    The Double Play Blues, Part 2

    A twin killing! Get it? Okay, fine, they're just brothers, not twins. Man, tough room. ​You all may remember (or you may not; I don't honestly know how much attention anyone pays to me), that just a few weeks back I wrote about the astonishingly high number of double plays the Cardinals have hit i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2011

    Game Notes: Cardinals 8, Diamondbacks 2

    Oh, sure. I could have found a picture of an actual puma, but tell me those aren't awesome. ​Title of the novel based on tonight's game: The Puma's Roar. Well that certainly was exhilarating. The second time the Cards have scored more than six runs this season, and the second in a row, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 30, 2011

    David Bazan Returning to the Old Rock House

    David Bazan will be playing at the Old Rock House on Friday, June 10. (That's the same place he played in March 2010.) Tickets are $12 in advance and the show starts at 8 p.m. The show is 21-plus only, however, says the venue. This show comes a few weeks after Bazan releases a new solo album, Strang ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 29, 2011

    New Owners Resurrect Spudmaster Potato Chips

    ​Spudmaster Colossal Chips -- self-proclaimed as "the world's largest chip" -- disappeared from store shelves not long after the October 2009 bust of founder Edward Pilla for running a marijuana-growing operation out of his house. (Pilla was sentenced to probation, plus shock jail time, in Decembe ... More >>

  • Music

    January 13, 2011
  • Blogs

    January 7, 2011

    The Central Library: Behind the Scenes of a Transformation

    Kholood Eid​On January 6, 1912, 99 years and one day ago, the Central Library downtown opened its doors for the very first time. Designed by the architect Cass Gilbert to look like an Italian Renaissance palace and costing $1.5 million, part of which was a gift from the Pittsburgh steel baron Andr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 1, 2010

    New Ranking Shows that St. Louisans are Uncharitable

    Dan Zettwoch​Will it ever stop??? How long will St. Louis have to endure being a perpetual bottom-feeder on all those national rankings of good things like health and beauty and traffic? For Christ's sake, people, will you quit confusing us with the marine life that populates our beloved Missi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 13, 2010

    Five Questions: Jordan Hicks, Co-Founder of the Art/Music Space Open Lot

    Josh LeviJordan Hicks of Open Lot​Open Lot might be one of the city's most exciting hidden gems. Tucked away in an old yeast factory in Lafayette Square, the space stands unassumingly behind Square One Brewery, next to residential housing open lot. Since opening in October 2007, Open ... More >>

  • Culture

    March 3, 2010

    St. Louis Art Capsules

    Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene

  • Blogs

    September 15, 2009

    By All That is Holy, Todd Wellemeyer Must Be Stopped

    At this point, I honestly don't know who to beg, plead with, or pray to who might have some legitimate chance of ridding us of the curse of Todd Wellemeyer. I tried praying to God after Welley's start in Pittsburgh on the 12th of May, when he gave up seven runs in 4.1, but God seemed uninterested in ... More >>

  • Film

    April 1, 2009
  • Blogs

    March 19, 2009

    Chris Carpenter is Only Going to Break Our Hearts

    edwinknip.comYou're a heartbreaker. Dream maker, love-taker.I've been trying really, really hard this spring not to get too very excited about Chris Carpenter. All along, I've tried to take the same stance toward him that I eventually had to take regarding Mark Mulder; i.e. I don't expect him to pit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2009

    The Chesterfield Mall is Watching You

    Tojosan, Flickr Creative CommonsSomewhere, something is watching you...It is a fact of life that people go to the mall to look at things. Especially thirteen-year-old people who have no other place to go. But now, at least at Chesterfield Mall, the things are looking back.AdSpace, the New York compa ... More >>

  • Music

    September 10, 2008
  • Dining

    April 30, 2008

    Landshark Lager

    Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
    14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights

  • News

    July 12, 2006
  • Culture

    April 26, 2006

    His Majesty

    The Black Rep gives August Wilsons King Hedley II the royal treatment

  • Calendar

    May 18, 2005

    Show and Attell

    Comedian Dave Attell rolls into town

  • Music

    May 11, 2005

    Idiot Savants

    Green Day's politicking is simple but effective

  • Culture

    February 2, 2005

    Major League

    The Alton Little Theater swings for the Fences

  • Music

    September 25, 2002

    Please Plea Me

    A primer on the punk-rock tour of the season

  • News

    June 19, 2002


    Eric Stanze is the most successful filmmaker in St. Louis. Be afraid. Be very afraid.

  • Culture

    January 9, 2002

    Real Folk Blues

    August Wilson's Seven Guitars hits the ground running but sputters as it loses its breath

  • News

    April 11, 2001

    Homer Town

    When it comes to a new stadium, not even opening day is immune from a sales pitch

  • Culture

    January 10, 2001

    Taxi Hailing

    The Black Rep's Jitney is a transporting experience

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 27, 2000

    Best New-Building Blueprint

    Forum for Contemporary Art

  • Film

    September 20, 2000

    Almost Famous

    Written and directed by Cameron Crowe

  • News

    April 5, 2000

    Symphony Overtures

    A great orchestra at great risk, the SLSO seeks major donors to close the endowment gap between their $28 million and the $100 million of their competitors

  • Culture

    January 19, 2000


    By August Wilson (St. Louis Black Repertory Co.)

  • Culture

    November 3, 1999


    The black-and-white facts of the once-popular, now-reviled entertainment form

  • News

    June 30, 1999

    A Boondoggle for the Ages

    Convention-hotel plan makes past fiascos look like genius

  • Music

    January 27, 1999
  • News

    December 16, 1998
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