This week, re-live your '90s obsessions by catching big names like Beck and Jack White. Some other notable happenings include the two-year anniversary of Blank Space DJ spin the Bump & Hustle, Cardiac Arrest's record release pub crawl, and monthly installments of local experimental series NOiSE and ... More >>
Every month, RFT Music's concert fanatics highlight a hodgepodge of the best shows happening around town -- from hip hop and metal to noise and experimental. Here's a selection of these picks combined with our weekly critics' picks and beyond. Stay tuned to our weekend best bets post on Friday for e ... More >>
Twenty-four years ago to today, Tom Waits scored a big victory for musicians. In the late '80s, snackfood company Frito-Lay had approached the theatrical, gravel-voiced singer-songwriter about using one of this tunes in a Doritos commercial. Waits said, "Hell, no," so Frito-Lay went ahead with the ... More >>
We've all done it. You're at a bar and it's closing time, but you're not quite ready for the night to end. Maybe you want to grab just one more drink. Then someone in your crew suggests that you "go to the east side." Fifteen minutes later you're in another state. You've crossed the Mississippi riv ... More >>
This week, Darin Gray makes a special in-store appearance at Apop Records, the Hold Steady revisits Off Broadway, Greg Brown plays the Sheldon Concert Hall and the Firebird celebrates its fifth birthday. Check out these show previews and more after the jump, and stay tuned for more picks for the wee ... More >>
With the holidays nigh, it's good to take a look ahead at the potential aftermath. Unwind from the street of Christmas season with some shows this week. Schlafly Beer celebrates its 22nd birthday with a rock show on the big stage upstairs, Jack Buck plays its last show in St. Louis at Apop Records, ... More >>
You know, sometimes even zombies crave a little recognition. Oh, sure, they stink from all the guts hanging out of their bacteria-ridden holes or sometimes they try to eat your brains, but deep down, zombies just want to earn a trophy for being the best at something -- same as any of us. A group of ... More >>
July 4th lands on a Thursday this year, but don't mind us for getting the celebration started way early this week. Read on for some recommendations on how to make that happen. Check out the next Tower Groove Records Singles Club seven-inch release, party with the Lion's Daughter, experience the worl ... More >>
The 2013 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is tomorrow! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday, and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music have been working hard to make our cases for all 130 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year in 26 categories ... More >>
Wednesday. Hump Day. Congrats, you've made it halfway through the work week! Unfortunately, you still have two days to go. Dunno about you, but in order to survive the midweek blues, we're going to need a drink. Which brings us to our Wednesday Gut Check feature: "Gut Check's Hump-Day Cocktail Su ... More >>
The 2012 Riverfront Times Music Showcase is a month away. And if that is our own St. Louis Music holiday, then consider this the season: Over the next month, we'll be making our cases for all 125 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year. Each weekday between now and the showcase ... More >>
The first weekend of Coachella: cold, damp, and wet. The second weekend of Coachella: hot, sultry, and steamy. Here are our scribes' picks for the best of what they saw on Friday, April 20 at Coachella.
On Friday night, international mogul, Grammy-nominated producer and world-renowned DJ Diplo came to St. Louis as part of AXE's One Night Only tour. The tour headed to undisclosed venues in select cities, with information and free tickets only announced via AXE on both Facebook and Twitter. In additi ... More >>
The last few days, Village Voice Media's indefatigable music staff has been regaling you with stories of the best from SXSW 2012. In the midst of these discoveries, we've been culling another list: the worst shit. The acts that ranged from huge bore-fests to downright lame. Below, you'll find our cr ... More >>
Image viaArch West, the Frito-Lay marketing executive credited with creating the Doritos brand of tortilla chips, passed away last week at the age of 97. His family plans to sprinkle his urn with Doritos before covering it with dirt.Gut Check can't think of a better tribute to the man whose creat ... More >>
Courtesy Red BullLast Tuesday, DJ Deception bested seven other local musicians at the Red Bull Thre3style Saint Louis competition at the Old Rock House, with a set that spanned hip hop, rock and electro music. Deception, who's a resident DJ at the Social House, Home Nightclub and Fusion Nig ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Katie Moulton profiles DeMun Oyster Bar's TJ Vytlacil. Below is a Q&A with Vytlacil followed by the recipe for the award-winning Love Burns. Katie MoultonTJ Vytlacil pours an award-winn ... More >>
courtesy of TrifecktaA photo of all the Red Bull Big Tune finalistsIn October, local producer Trifeckta won the regional heat of the Red Bull Big Tune contest. This earned him a spot in the finals of the competition, which took place on November 18 in Chicago. How did Trifeckta fare? Well, we ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Alissa Nelson profiles Eclipse bartender James Lake. Below is a Q&A with Lake, followed by a video of him mixing a Cuddle.Alissa NelsonEclipse bartender James LakeA light rain is ... More >>
Jason StoffAnton Newcombe of Brian Jonestown Massacre, last night at Off Broadway.Just be glad the birthday cake got dropped -- or tossed -- late in the set, after "Whoever You Are." Following that mishap, the climate turned Chernobyl on stage for the last few songs. (More on that in short or ... More >>
Tonight, eight of the city's top DJs will take to the turntables for a battle royale, to find out which one of them is the crowd pleasingist, party-rockingist DJ in the Red Bull Thre3style competition. The line-up features some of the most familiar names on the local circuit: A-Flex, Costik, Hugh Ty ... More >>
Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This is part one of Alissa Nelson's two-part profile of Novak's bartender Kelly Washam. Part two, a Q&A with Washam, will be posted tomorrow. Alissa NelsonKelly Washam moves confidently b ... More >>
The Buffalo Wild Wings grand opening in St. Peters today was about more than just free wings for a year to the first 100 people in line. It was also about bonding over a collective love of chicken wings.
Week of December 27, 2007
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The state scolds Mardi Gras Inc. for goose-stepping over the line.
Kids don't listen to what teacher's putting down? Gabe Moskoff, a.k.a. DJ Trackstar, wants to reach them through rap.
Week of December 28, 2006
Week of December 21, 2006
Roxane, 12 North Meramec, Clayton; 314-721-7700.
This former St. Louis Blues star has skated on some thin ice since leaving the rink
Erato, 3117 South Grand Boulevard, 314-664-6400
We find the funk in Branson, ride along with a stunt pilot and check out the STL Zoo's new species; plus, a local Gephardt gaffe
In a year of big-screen sadness, our critics comfort those who triumphed
Local sketch comedy troupe the NonProphets are in it for the laughs
Venice Café, 1901 Pestalozzi Street, 314-772-5994