I have an embarrassing tendency to bait people into conversations where I just talk about cool things I am doing. Surprise, right? While it likely stems from being bored with hearing of the mundane achievements of others (babies, crappy jobs, cars), there is a part of me that figures it must stem fr ... More >>
Miley Cyrus has captivated fans and onlookers alike this year with her increasingly provocative behavior (the "Wrecking Ball" video, near-nude photo shoots with Terry Richardson, that whole VMAs thing) and is now ready to take the show on the road. Cyrus announced a 38 day tour in support of her lat ... More >>
Word arrived this morning that Drake's St. Louis concert with Miguel has been pushed back to Wednesday, December 11 at the Scottrade Center, "due to an intense rehearsal schedule and technical production requirements that will be part of the show." The show was originally scheduled for October 8. ... More >>
Playing indie-label politics is a loser's game, but there was something refreshing when Merge Records, a label that has put out acts from all over the globe, began releasing albums from fellow Raleigh-Durham native Stuart McLamb and his band the Love Language.
[Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah has had quite a year. Still riding high on 2011's release of Hysterical, the band has toured almost nonstop in 2012, had a few bandmates call it quits, recorded a video in an Australian drainpipe and visited South Africa. And even after all of that, CYHSY still wants to play ... More >>
Mumford & Sons second full-length, Babel, will be out on September 25. Many things characterize the British band: Banjos, sheepskin, Jesus and crescendos, for example. But It is also a a group that has maintained an almost strange grounding. It is not an exaggeration to call Mumford & Sons among the ... More >>
This week is another of those extra-packed ones, so this list is a bit longer than usual -- hooray for St. Louis music! If anything remains of your vehicles after Saturday's ridiculous hailstorm (mine only lost a window or two, no biggie) make sure hit the town or else you'll be missing some excelle ... More >>
NFL megastar quarterback and now former Indianapolis Colt Peyton Manning recently dined with some friends at the Angus Barn, a steakhouse in Raleigh, North Carolina. According to the receipt for the meal, which went viral yesterday, Manning left $200 on a $739 check, which already included a mandat ... More >>
Redistricting is the straw that stirs the bitter, burning, 195-proof partisan cocktail we chug down while squeezing our noses every campaign season before waking up the morning after the election massaging our temples, cursing the gods, wondering why we keep putting ourselves through this madness ... More >>
With the recession still in full swing and likely to continue for several more years, it seems like it would be a foolhardy proposition to start up a small business. But there is something infinitely appealing in working for yourself -- particularly since that makes you immune to layoffs. And accord ... More >>
Guided by Voices called it quits in late 2004 after releasing its final album, Half Smiles of the Decomposed. After reconvening the band's '92-'96 lineup last year for a string of shows, GBV decided to hang things up in the opposite order this time. The band played its (second) final show in ... More >>
Wikimedia Commons Sliced cucumbers tossed with earthy alfalfa sprouts, sprinkled with coarse Fleur de Sel ... it's a perfect, healthy recipe to refresh on a hot summer day. If it doesn't kill you! L&M Companies, Inc. of Raleigh, NC, has issued a nationwide recall of cucumbers. A batch of ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday, February 5. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
9 p.m. Tuesday, September 28. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Shh. Don't tell Corle 2 Da.Another week another survey ranking the livability of the nation's cities. This one from Portfolio.com that's out with a new poll of America's most stressful cities. Coming in at No. 5 is St. Louis with a stress index of 4.737. The most stressful city? Detroit. (They al ... More >>
Esquire turns to La Colombe co-owner Todd Carmichael for his opinions on the worst coffee trends. Instead of taking down the obvious targets of McCafe and 600 calorie blended coffee beverages, he goes after expensive equipment, super-knowledgeable baristas, and people who photograph their lattes. ... More >>
Image ViaThe imaginary algae Ferrari of the future St. Louis-based conglomerate Enterprise Rent-A-Car is going green. Algae green, to be specific. The company is converting its entire fleet of airport shuttle buses -- more than 600 vehicles -- to biofuel. For now soybeans will provide the power b ... More >>
Fall is a suspenseful time for the nation's smartest people. No, we're not referring to the announcements of the winners of the MacArthur Foundation "genius" grants or the Nobel Prizes. Those things are all small potatoes compared to The Daily Beast's ranking of America's Smartest Cities, which c ... More >>
Raleigh, North Carolina's Rosebuds made what it said was its first stop in St. Louis (really? wow) last night opening for Megafaun at the Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center. The quartet's set was loose and house party-like, as it ran through a short set of gothic synth-folk. Annie Zaleski K ... More >>
Unreal went to Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker and all we got was this lousy story.
Caitlin Cary gets the full-on Lipton treatment
Big Shark Bicycle Company
Lambert's billion-dollar expansion hangs on a wing and a prayer: The numbers no longer add up
It's flush with money and has a grand new building, but the Humane Society of Missouri is doing little to prevent the growing euthanasia rate for unwanted animals