Our beer mugs runneth over here in St. Louis. Bend, Oregon-based Deschutes Brewery, the nation's fifth-largest craft brewery, is set to commence Base Camp for Fanatics, its week-long campaign to introduce new and specialty beers through tasting events, food pairings and a chance to engage with Woody ... More >>
St. Louis beer lovers, rejoice! Having entered the local brewing scene a scant two years ago, Urban Chestnut Brewing Company (3229 Washington Avenue; 314-222-0143) announced a major expansion earlier this week that, when completed, will make the craft brewery the second-largest overall beer produc ... More >>
Last week, footage of Transportation Security Administration officials at Lambert-St. Louis International Airport trying to pat down a three-year-old girl in a wheelchair went viral -- and brought national attention to TSA in St. Louis. Nathan Forck, the father trying to get his family to Disney Wor ... More >>
"One of these days, you're going to face the meat...one, two, fuck you!" This is fucking punk. It's creepy, in your face, and not smart enough to be a real metaphor. It's just getting screamed at you. Brainchild of former Sweet Tooth drummer Martin "Lumpy" Meyer, Lumpy and the Dumpers is a local sup ... More >>
Today, Tuesday, February 5, is National Pancake Day -- and no, it's not a fake holiday engineered by IHOP, though it does market the hell out of its celebratory free pancakes special. Nope, gulping down pancakes in February has much older roots. Next Tuesday, February 12, marks Shrove Tuesday, a med ... More >>
Opinionated About Dining strikes again. In March, the restaurant website's annual survey, which draws from 70,000 reviews by 3,000 users, ranked Niche (1831 Sidney Street; 314-773-7755) one of the nation's top 100 restaurants. In April, it released the survey results by region, and six St. Louis re ... More >>
This week brings us not one but TWO members of the Wu-Tang Clan (unfortunately on separate nights), Japanese punk-weirdos Peelander-Z, and the first visit ever from Seattle's raw Ramones-y punk band the Spits in its entire ten years of existence. Continuing with the punk rock / hip-hop aesthetic is ... More >>
As its title suggests, The True/False Film Festival is focused around a cavalcade of non-fiction motion pictures. In its ninth year, the scope of the festival has widened to feature prevalent artists in independent music such as Dark Dark Dark and Bramble. Based out of Columbia, True/False has becom ... More >>
Julia GabbertHowie Sher stands with his new snack food, What-A-Ya Nuts?! Sher was pleased to see that a Schnucks location had almost sold out of the product after Labor Day weekend.In the fall of 2009, Howie Sher stood before his pantry looking at the different varieties of bland nuts and tra ... More >>
It's inevitable. Someday all this technology we love so much will turn on us and enslave us, and all sorts of badness will ensue. Author Daniel H. Wilson has thought about this a lot: The man has a Ph.D. in robotics from Carnegie Mellon University and once wrote a book called How to Survive a ... More >>
This is part two of Katie Moulton's Chef's Choice profile of Nate Hereford of Niche (1831 Sidney Street, 314-773-7755). To read part one, click here. Stay tuned for part three, a recipe from Hereford, which we'll publish tomorrow. Katie MoultonThis man "loves offal." Thankfully, he opted to make En ... More >>
This is part one of Katie Moulton's Chef's Choice profile of chef Nate Hereford of Niche in Benton Park. Katie MoultonNate Hereford of Niche "balances efficiency and beautiful food." Whatchu wanna say about it? "One cool thing about cooking," Nate Hereford, chef de cuisine of Niche, says, "is ... More >>
Decemberists. Photo by Jason StoffThe Decemberists/Justin Townes Earle The Pageant April 27, 2011 Last night Colin Meloy of the Decemberists upended his reputation as a proggy prig with a (mostly) straightforward set of hyper-literate country-rock. Like the band's most recent album The King ... More >>
Jo MccaugheyPokey LaFarge(Editor's note: This weekend, Pokey LaFarge and the South City Three is celebrating the release of a seven-inch, "Pack It Up" b/w "Chittlin' Cookin' Time in Cheatham County." The record is being released by Third Man Records, the label founded by Jack White. In fact, ... More >>
Sorry Chicago, but your craft beer star now belongs to St. Louis. Well, technically, it belongs to Belgium. It was announced this morning that Anheuser-Busch is buying Goose Island, the 23-year-old Chicago miccrobrew stalwart. (A-B has distributed Goose Island since 2006.) After the jump: ... More >>
We had vowed never to ever pay attention to those silly lists at the Daily Beast again -- but then we saw one that actually made us kinda happy about ourselves. Never mind that whole Most Dangerous City designation; it turns out we're actually the Fifteenth Most Charitable City in the country!If we ... More >>
Image viaDoug Stanhope - adored in Britain, ignored in America. Doug Stanhope is a sick man: a sufferer of umbilical hernia, a surly boozer, recidivist smoker, champion of recreational drugs, former Libertarian candidate for President, rambling social satirist and stand-up veteran who's crawling ... More >>
Jess LutherJason IsbellThe Paste Tour brought together a hodge-podge of big talent to Off Broadway last night, and despite a disconnect in pacing between the first and second halves, the show was a solid showcase of guitar-heavy up-and-comers.
Jason StoffIsaac Brock of Modest Mouse at the Pitchfork Music Festival, Friday, July 16. More photos coming tomorrow.The Scottrade Center may have hosted a bigger light show last night, but everyone left the Pageant satisfied after Modest Mouse performed with fervor and nuance before a sold-o ... More >>
Click image for larger view of route.This blogger hadn't. That is, not until I called Mayor Francis Slay's office (on a different matter) and ended up talking to Helen Yane. Yane serves as the coordinator for the mayor's Open Streets initiative that plans to temporarily close several large St. Lo ... More >>
Image viaMike Anderson gave the Ducks the finger.Money isn't everything in college basketball. Well, not quite everything.Over the weekend Missouri basketball coach Mike Anderson turned down the opportunity to coach the Nike-sponsored Oregon Ducks. The estimated $3 million contract he was offered ... More >>
You don't need to be a sociologist to know when a Happening is taking place. A line of concert-goers snaking outside Off Broadway's door is a good sign. A sold-out show on an unusually busy Tuesday is another one. On a night that featured concerts by Green Day, Diane Birch and Los Campesinos! (and, ... More >>
Zach Dyer is a writer living in Saint Louis. He did his thesis research on coffee farmers in Southern Mexico. Since then, he has visited coffee plantations in Costa Rica and Mexico as well as roasters and cafés across the U.S. He blogs about coffee for Gut Check every Wednesday.In last week's arti ... More >>
Zach Dyer is a writer living in Saint Louis. He did his thesis research on coffee farmers in Southern Mexico. Since then, he has visited coffee plantations in Costa Rica and Mexico as well as roasters and cafés across the U.S. He blogs about coffee for Gut Check every Wednesday.Tobacco smoke, cara ... More >>
Esperanza Spalding helps polish some of this city's bright young stars.
Menomena's manager is a bitch. No, really.
Maryland Yards, 2033 Dorsett Village, Maryland Heights; 314-579-9273.
Unreal gets tipsy on premium cocktails, then asks a bunch of questions about beer bellies and white weddings.
Waterloo plays a CD release party for Out of the Woods; plus, a sneak peek at the new and improved Creepy Crawl
Another independent bookseller gives up the ghost
The fantastic, the majestic...the Decemberists
Van Lear Rose (Interscope)
Week of December 3, 2003
Running with the bulls, and other officially sanctioned behaviors; plus the Brad Cloepfil Death Watch!
Local labels keep their eyes on the prize
Will Aussie exports the Vines survive the "saviors of rock" hype?
These Sub Pop recording artists may hail from Albuquerque, but musically they're all over the map
Architect Brad Cloepfil comes to town for a test of his Forum for Contemporary Art design
Forum for Contemporary Art
Dedicated artists shake their cans at Paint Louis
Tim Dreste's journey from Christian missionary to anti-abortion racketeer cost him a $6 million federal fine for his role in threatening to "kill, assault or do bodily harm" to abortion providers. But he isn't about to stop his crusade.
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