Art and life co-habitate, informing, imitating, and enriching each other constantly. Each week in Better Living Through Music, RFT Music writer Ryan Wasoba explores this symbiotic relationship. Let's ignore the question of whether or not Beyonce lip-synced the National Anthem at Monday's Inaugur ... More >>
Just so y'all know, the word mistletoe is Anglo-Saxon for "shit-on-a-twig." (Probably.) Does that still make you want to put on a Santa hat with a little sprig attached to the top and sidle up to your sweetie, lips all a-pucker? If so, you will be distressed to hear that 2012 was almost The Year Wi ... More >>
It's Christmas Day here at Gut Check International Headquarters, and we're playing the part of Santa Claus. Yes, the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012 is live. Click here to view the Riverfront Times Best of St. Louis 2012 "Food & Drink" winners. This year's winners take us on a quick trip t ... More >>
Courtesy of the artist. All RFT Music wants for Christmas is little Phaseone, and since we buy our weed from Santa Claus in the off-season, he hooked it up. St. Louis ex-pat Andrew Jernigan is leaving Brooklyn behind for the holidays and playing Christmas eve at Atomic Cowboy (4140 Manchester ... More >>
Roughly what we will look like after attending four Bert Dax Xmas release shows.A Very Bert Dax Christmas, Volume Nine has now officially been released. The ninth annual X-Mas compilation, a joint release by Rob Severson from Pancake Productions (subject of a recent music feature) and Matt Ha ... More >>
Black Spade looms as large as any artist in St. Louis. He's releasing a new LP tonight with a show at the Gramophone (4243 Manchester Avenue, 314-531-5700). Artists on the bill include Black Spade (obviously), Rockwell Knuckles, Tef Poe, Nato Caliph, Theresa Payne, DJ Needles, and DJ Agile One. Admi ... More >>
Kinky Friedman is returning to Off Broadway on December 2nd. However, this being Kinky Friedman, there will be considerably more on the docket than a dude singing into a microphone. Currently between book-writing efforts, the Kinkster is on the road for Hanukkah, stopping in fourteen cities. ... More >>
This weekend, check two items off your bucket list when you make your own paperweight and rub elbows with Santa during Friday's Blow-Ho-Ho event at Third Degree Glass Factory. All that, and fire spinners too? That's what we call a holiday party. Find details on this and other events in the list belo ... More >>
"I can't explain why, I just love to get high." When Jay-Z rapped those words on the song "Allure," he probably wasn't talking about knocking back a frothy mug of reindeer piss, subjecting himself to multiple bee stings or huffing spray paint out of a paper bag.The vast majority of drug use ... More >>
Clownvis Presley presents: Christmas in Hollywood! Clownvis is a lot of things: a clown, an Elvis impersonator, a wedding officiator, a burlesque emcee, a controversial television show contestant, a nice dude. If there's one thing he's not, however, it's traditional. Thus, the Clownvis Pres ... More >>
3 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, December 12. Scottrade Center, 1401 Clark Avenue.
(Via Aimee, via the NY Times, whose headline, "Sleigh, Lady, Sleigh," wins for the day) Bob Dylan's releasing a Christmas album on October 13 called Christmas in the Heart. According to Bob's website, the tracklisting will include songs such as Here Comes Santa Claus," "Winter Wonderland" and "Littl ... More >>
When it comes to fighting, don't mess with the Phillies and their phanatics.We here at Daily RFT unwittingly entered a war of words a few weeks ago with fans of the Philadelphia Phillies. The battle began innocently enough when we defended a Cardinals fan ridiculed by a blogger in Philadelphia. O ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/james_in_baltoToday is the National Day of Prayer. Or, in the words of the National Day of Prayer Task Force, a chance to "pray with conviction that God would continue to shed His grace on thee." This has been going on since 1952 when President (and Missourian) Harry Truman signed ... More >>
Christmas music is inherently sentimental and sappy -- which just makes videos for some of its most famous songs unintentionally hilarious. Here are five that are particularly awkward/charming.David Bowie and Bing Crosby, "Peace on Earth/Little Drummer Boy" This was from Bing Crosby's Merrie Olde C ... More >>
A Very Bert Dax Christmas Vol. 7
(Bert Dax Cavalcade of Stars)
A Very Bert Dax Christmas, Vol. 6
(Bert Dax Cavalcade of Stars)
The link between Dick Gregory, Don Imus and Santa Claus.
On the right side of the dirt
Four Winds EP (Saddle Creek)
Shaw thing: The Rep's House is a Heartbreak-er.
Week of December 28, 2006
(War is onscreen)
B-Sides reviews the year's crop of holiday cheer and talks to Dweezil Zappa about his dad's legacy.
Coming of age and coming out in the Me Decade.
Fat Toney’s gives Soulard a ribbing
Yarr! Unreal's a-searchin' for booty (but, please, not those VH1 Divas Live CDs). Plus, we go gaga over a QVC pitchman and meet a local blogger who needs to get something off her chest.
Week of December 15, 2004
Santaland Diaries reveals all
Do the right thing: Avoid White Chicks in bad masks
Week of December 17, 2003
From Palestine comes an absurdist look at life under the intifada
Week of October 30, 2002
Pete Parisi's life was a mess, and the Big Sleep didn't change that
Missouri's tax system needs an overhaul, not a holiday
Directed by John Frankenheimer