When Yvette Joy Liebesman biked to the starting line at the 2012 St. Louis Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, she knew she wouldn't get paid for spending the morning escorting half-marathoners along the route. She didn't mind. She was a volunteer, and she thought her free labor would help charities and not-fo ... More >>
Imagine you are hosting a fabulously fancy outdoor party. Consider it a Gatsby-level shindig: The male guests are tuxedo'd, the women are stunning and the shrimp cocktails never run out. Attendees catch up on the latest yacht gossip while a string quartet lays down the Bach, as is proper. But the ... 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.
I worked as a garbage-man for a few months back in North Carolina during a dark period of my life. It was awful. I'd get in a pick-up truck every day at 9AM and watch my boss drink beer and smoke weed on the way to being immersed in disgusting waste. In retrospect, if he had been younger, my boss pr ... More >>
Bonnaroo is an entirely different world, one where the air always smells of weed and the people you encounter share any kind of resources they have, the way we were taught as children but adults seldom practice. People were kind. Musicians were gracious. Deep-fried oreos were a reality.
Now you can shit in style at the Solutia Rock 'n' Roll St. Louis Marathon! All it takes is an extra hundred bucks or so to be allowed to pinch your pre-race loafs into a classy commode and feel superior to the regular schlubs slumming it in plain old Port-a-Potties.Seriously. There's going to be ... More >>
An early poster for the Missouri Muzic Festival. Nicki Minaj was removed from the lineup months ago.On Saturday afternoon, the organizers and operations management of the Missouri Muzic festival stood watching a weather forecast for Sunday predicting more storms. It was raining hard and the w ... More >>
Ari Picker is as genuine and unfailingly heartfelt as his music would have you believe. His folk orchestra project Lost in the Trees is winsome and soft, but imbued with wrenching emotion and cathartic release. Picker composes symphonic ballads out of pure necessity, to deal with the tragedi ... More >>
Tyler, the Creator.Pitchfork: The Final Frontier. The final, sold-out day of Pitchfork had two acts I was dying to see -- unfortunately, both of those were practically at the same time -- Odd Future at 3:20 and Shabazz Palaces at 3:45. I had to see the tall tale that is Odd Future for myself, ... More >>
So the little rally that could totally is. The satellite rally that started as a twinkle in the eye of local Daily Show fans now has around 1,000 people RSVP'd to attend Saturday's rally, and another 1,000ish marked as "possibly" attending. And who even knows about those non-Facebooking ... More >>
The atmosphere at Left Bank Books' Harry Potter midnight release party on Friday was like the opening weekend of a Star Wars film, the finale of The Sopranos, an anime convention and the last Beatles performance rolled into one. Kids bear-hugged books as they scored them, then strolled along the th ... More >>