Blitzen Trapper is coming to town next Wednesday, September 18, and we have two tickets to give away! The Portland, Oregon-based experimental country/folk band will perform at the Old Rock House (1200 South Seventh Street, 314-588-0505).
Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist, and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you ... More >>
In a few hours, St. Louis' 28 elected aldermen will march into City Hall for a new session of law-making. But one of the biggest reforms this year lies in our hands, fellow voters. This November, we must decide whether to completely redraw our political map and cut the board down to a much leaner 14 ... More >>
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 >>
Friday, March 16, 2012 2:15 p.m. By mid-afternoon the South Congress strip had become a not-quite-debauched Mardi Gras parade of young and old, hip and unhip, crunchy and coiffed, and dogs, lots of dogs, all taking in the food trucks, boutiques, vintage apparel encampments and day parties, lots of ... More >>
Eat this, Portland!Finally! An explanation for the sneezing attacks, sinus congestion and itchy eyes you've been experiencing the past couple weeks. They're all perfectly normal symptoms for people living in the 9th worst city in America for fall allergies! Yep, it's official. The Asthma and Alle ... More >>
Chrissy WilmesChris Williams of Franco studied at the Culinary Institute of America in New York.Last week Eater asked chefs if they thought culinary school was worth the time and expense for aspiring chefs. The answer was a resounding "probably not." The discussion made us wonder how well-e ... More >>
Photo by Nate Burrell Old Lights' new 10", Like Strangers, is a brutal love story told over six tracks that move with hypnotizing grace. Its the sort of record that you just keep listening to. Its guitars, keys and vocals tee off on one sweet spot after another, peeling off seamlessly or dro ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, June 29. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Gut Check can think of countless perks of living in a so-called flyover state: no hurricanes, smaller egos and virtually no pressure when confronting the unanswerable question -- 2Pac or Biggie? Here at the crossroads of America, where our most famous rapper was best-known for a singsong cade ... More >>
Changes are afoot in the food publishing world. Yahoo reports that longtime New York Times columnist Mark Bittman is ending his column, "The Minimalist", after thirteen years. His last installment of the recipe column that spawned his "How to Cook Everything" books will run this Wednesday. On Fe ... More >>
8 p.m. Wednesday, January 12. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
Eating's a sensual experience, and scientists are discovering the role an unexpected sense plays in it. Scientific American cites a report from the journal Food Quality and Preference showing evidence that sound affects taste and texture perception. Eating in a loud environment can render flavors bl ... More >>
What's the next farmers market? Farm stands. The Portland (Oregon) Tribune compares prices at farmers markets, farm stands, and supermarkets with the stands coming out way on top. Why is that? What's the next food truck? Food buses. The Wall Street Journal explores San Francisco's new food bus sce ... More >>
9 p.m. Friday, September 17. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Competitive eating might have athletic merit. Why else would participants be so skinny? Or able to invade the stage during a contest? A BBC report looks at the tricks and politics of competitive eating.County officials shut down a small food business in Portland, Oregon, for lacking a business licen ... More >>
Shocking! Chefs sometimes smoke pot. The New York Times examines the marijuana culture that often goes side by side with professional kitchens. While cocaine was the kitchen drug of choice in the nouvelle cuisine 1980s, today's heavier rustic foods favor something a bit more mellow. "'There has be ... More >>
Publicity PhotoHorse FeathersYes, there's a lot going on this weekend. But I'd be remiss if I didn't mention the, er, dark horse show of the weekend. Tomorrow night at the Billiken Club, Portland, Oregon's Horse Feathers is playing a free show, with Theodore and Caroline Smith and the Good Ni ... More >>
Tonight is Exploding Swan Night at Stirrup Pants Chapbooks (2122 Cherokee Street), which will deviate from its usual Saturdays-only schedule to host The Rats & People Motion Picture Orchestra and a host of readers, including poet Zachary Schomburg, who has driven out here from Portland, Oregon, in h ... More >>
Oliver Strand of GQ magazine has named Kaldi's Coffee Roasting Company one of the ten best places for coffee in the United States. Kaldi's illustrious company on the list includes such nationally well-known coffee purveyors as Intelligentsia of Chicago and Los Angeles and Stumptown of Portland (Oreg ... More >>
9 p.m. Monday, September 28. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
8 p.m. Thursday, September 3. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Fresh off a protest march on City Hall this morning, a group of advocates for the homeless say they plan to circulate a petition asking that St. Louis City cede land for use as a permanent camp for the indigent.Brian Ireland, a case worker at New Life Evangelistic Center, says the one-acre tract wou ... More >>
Following Untraceable's lame-brained argument, we're all to blame for this massively dumb movie.
www.brookstonbeerbulletin.com So I walk into the Whole Foods in Brentwood one day last week, and just inside the front door is a giant display of Beer Chips. These, as you might guess, are potato chips made with beer. Being a curious sort, I bought a bag. Beer Chips, the company, is based in Port ... More >>
Alt-Weeklies Provide Web Links to Maricopa County Sheriff Joe Arpaios Home Address
The following press release was issued this morning by the Association of Alternative Newsweeklies (AAN), of which Riverfront Times is a member. ALT-WEEKLIES SHOW SOLIDARITY WITH PHOENIX NEW TIMES, PROVIDE WEB LINKS TO MARICOPA COUNTY SHERIFF JOE ARPAIO'S HOME ADDRESS WASHINGTON, D.C. October 23, ... More >>
Action Taken in Solidarity with Phoenix New Times
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Wednesday's New York Times included a fascinating article by wine writer Eric Asimov on the exploding dining scene in Portland, Oregon. web.cecs.pdx.edu This is a golden age of dining and drinking in a city that 15 years ago was about as cutting edge as a tomato in January. Every little n ... More >>
8 p.m. Saturday, July 14. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard.
8 p.m. Monday, April 9. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue).
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9 p.m. Saturday, December 23. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
8 p.m. Saturday, October 7. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street).
8 p.m. Sunday, September 17. Mississippi Nights, (914 North First Street)
8 p.m. Monday, August 14. Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street).
B-Sides talks wardrobe with Roxy Epoxy, gets the lowdown on Jason Ringenberg's farmer alter ego and goes down swinging with Fall Out Boy's Pete Wentz
Thursday, October 20; Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue)
Sunday, August 28; the Czech American Educational Center (4690 Lansdowne Avenue)
The Beer Hall of Fame is a cool idea -- perhaps too cool for St. Louis