In a city that takes pride in its Italian culinary scene, it's funny to learn that the chef behind the hottest new Italian restaurant cut his chops doing Hawaiian fusion. Justin Haifley, executive chef of the Central West End's Cucina Pazzo (392 North Euclid Avenue; 314-696-8400) doesn't think it's ... More >>
[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 >>
Talk about falling from grace. Tim Lambesis, the 32-year-old lead singer of the Christian metalcore band As I Lay Dying, is accused of plotting to kill his wife. He posted a $2 million bail on Friday. Lambesis must wear a GPS monitor and stay away from his estranged wife and children.
8 p.m. Friday, December 14. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
Update, 8/27: Details have emerged. The Smashing Pumpkins' St. Louis date is October 18 and the venue is the Chaifetz Arena. Tickets go on sale this Friday at 10 a.m. The Smashing Pumpkins just announced a fall 2012 North American tour; the Canadian dates have been announced but so far only the U.S ... More >>
Another week of great music in St. Louis: Highlights of this week include a visit from multi-talented songstress Santigold at the Pageant, the eclectic-but-soft-spoken indie rock of Pinback and the hard-drivin' country-rock of Whitey Morgan & the 78's. In addition to the out-of-towners, plenty of ... More >>
7-ElevenFree 7-Eleven coffee and exacting online revenge? Oh, thank heaven!7-Eleven's giving away free stuff, and it's not even on a date that has a seven or eleven in it! This Thursday, from 7 to 11 a.m. -- ah, there it is -- 7-Eleven stores will be giving away free medium cups of coffee in ... More >>
Premier FitnessIn this week's feature story we profile a local rugby player and Iraq War vet who survived a fluke house fire and seven months in a coma -- and is now attempting a comeback to the pitch. Meanwhile, another powerhouse rugby squad in the area is about to defend their title as run ... More >>
9 p.m. Tuesday, April 19. The Billiken Club, 20 North Grand Boulevard in the Busch Student Center at Saint Louis University.
9 p.m. Saturday, February 12. The Roberts Orpheum Theater, 416 North Ninth Street.
It's not as bad as it could've been. Last week we speculated that the Missouri Tigers would get dissed in the bowl selection process despite the team's impressive 10-2 record. As it turns out, Mizzou didn't not receive an invitation from a name-brand bowl (ie. Cotton or Orange) but it did end up ... More >>
8 p.m. Tuesday, November 2. The Old Rock House, 1200 South Seventh Street.
A San Diego restaurateur stands up for illegal immigrants working in kitchens. The New York Times goes in-depth on the hush-hush issue of illegal workers, the blind eye that's been turned, and the sudden upswing in crackdowns by federal investigators. Despite a federal indictment last April, San Die ... More >>
RFTResearchers at the Washington University School of Medicine are conducting a study designed to help families who want to learn about better diet and activity. The project is called COMPASS: Comprehensive Maintenance Program to Achieve Sustained Success, and it is free for families who meet ... More >>
After 378 years, the country's oldest family-run farm is for sale. The Boston Globe reports that New Hampshire farmer Will Tuttle has cited lagging demand for the farm's goods. "This is a different business now,'' Tuttle said. "Farming at any level is a labor of love, but now the future is so uncert ... More >>
Image sourceIt might be a dump but it's our dump, right?Everyone knows the Edward Jones Dome sucks. The Rams also suck, but that's not news either.But when a random sports blog says, in so many words, that the Dome and the Rams collectively suck worse than almost every other stadium and team comb ... More >>
8 p.m. Monday, June 21. The Firebird, 2706 Olive Street.
commons.wikimedia.orgAdmit it. That's a creepy effing mascot. The Cardinals travel to San Diego tonight to begin a series against the surprising Padres, who sit atop the NL West. Looking over at the other dugout, the Cards just may see a mirror image of themselves, a team succeeding mostly on ... More >>
He might have moved to San Diego in hopes of becoming the next Ron Burgundy but Trackstar the DJ has not forgotten about the burgeoning hip-hop scene he left behind in St. Louis. His latest mixtape comes equipped with a whole heap of the hottest new local joints.The tape debuted yesterday on the ... More >>
courtesy of Tic Tac Totally RecordsAt a day party on the last official day of SXSW, aggressive, garage punk filled the small confines of Trailer Space Records. Sharing the bill with the likes of West Coasters Thee Oh Sees and Nodzzz, Ireland's So Cow breezed through their ninth SXSW appearanc ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, February 18. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
Jennifer SilverbergTomorrow night at the Gramophone, come on out and bid a fond farewell to mover and shaker DJ Trackstar, who is heading west with his fiancee. The show is free, and will feature DJ Spec and special guest DJs to be announced. A to Z shot the busy man an email with some questi ... More >>
Well, here we go, everybody. The Draft is finally here, and now we wait for the Nationals to tell us what we already know. Aaaaand there we are. Strasburg is the pick at #1. In other news, the sun came up in the East this morning, and likely will again tomorrow.
Photo: Todd OwyoungKaren O. of the Yeah Yeah Yeahs at the Pageant. More photos here.Yeah Yeah Yeahs' singer Karen O has crafted a persona as a shabby-chic fashion icon, a vulnerable diva, and some sort of female version of Iggy Pop. She has dated music video director Spike Jonze and is involved in t ... More >>
8 p.m. Sunday, February 15. The Gargoyle, on the campus of Washington University at Forsyth and Skinker boulevards.
I’m a bit behind on my reading of the "Old Grey Lady," but it's worth noting perhaps that the St. Louis Beacon got a mention earlier this week in New York Times. The article primarily focuses on VoiceofSanDiego.org, one of the first online papers to sprout up following newsroom cuts at more tradi ... More >>
7 p.m. Sunday, November 25. Creepy Crawl, 3524 Washington Boulevard
8 p.m. Thursday, May 17. VooDoo Cafe & Lounge at Harrah's (777 Casino Center Drive, Maryland Heights).
Ex-Post-Dispatch staffers to launch new online paper.
9 p.m. Wednesday, March 21. Off Broadway (3509 Lemp Avenue).
7 p.m. Sunday, November 12. Creepy Crawl (3524 Washington Boulevard).
8 p.m. Saturday, August 12. The Focal Point (2720 Sutton Boulevard, Maplewood).
Heaven's Pregnant Teens (Epitaph)
We diversify our investment portfolio (hint: it involves scuba gear!), get metaphysical and bump into one of the strangest Bargain Box items yet. Plus: What's Buggin' Sly Brown?
Tuesday, October 18; the Pageant, (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Friday, February 18; Creepy Crawl
Near Miss drives through walls of fire to play for you
Monday, November 17; the Rocket Bar
Monday, March 17; Rocket Bar
A friendly family offers a sweet and charming introduction to Mexican home cooking
In a world of rigid conformity and paint-by-numbers composition, the work of experimental-electronic artist Kid 606 is rich with adventure
Friday, Nov. 5; Side Door