This week, lots of acts stop through St. Louis to grace many of its great stages. Check out Talib Kweli, Steve Aoki, Lee Fields & the Expressions and many more. Click through for this week's recommendations, and stay tuned. We'll have plenty more picks for you for the weekend.
In case you missed it in this week's show announcements, Houston's Jandek is scheduled to play at St. Louis University's Billiken Club on March 21, 2014. "Rare" doesn't even begin to describe what an event this is.
French cuisine is generally killer. The cheese, the bread, the pastries, the wine, the pâté -- we could go on forever. Sometimes, though, our baguette-loving brethren get a little too crazy with their culinary creations. There are some dishes that even we can't get behind (but we'll try an ... More >>
This week's music feature on So Many Dynamos is the latest piece on the band in the pages of the RFT. In that feature, singer/keyboardist/guitarist Aaron Stovall says the group's latest release (a self-titled EP that comes in the form of a digital download whose only physical presence is a SMD 'frid ... More >>
Despite his ever-expanding recognition as a socio-political voice in our society, one thing remains the same for W. Kamau Bell: His desire to be recognized as a great comedian. Kamau will be storming the stage at the the Firebird in St. Louis on December 11th for the next stop on his The Kamau Mau U ... More >>
Tomorrow is Yom Kippur, the Day of the Atonement and the holiest day of the Jewish year. It's a time for confessing sins, begging the pardon of everyone you have offended over the past year and praying desperately for God to inscribe you in the Book of Life for the next one. In order to show how tru ... More >>
Em Piro has learned her lesson. St. Lou Fringe 2013 has been scheduled for June 20-24. That is not the weekend of Pride. It is the weekend before. 2012 firmly established that if there's going to be a conflict between Pride and Fringe, Pride, older and bigger and more deeply embedded in St. Louis ... More >>
image viaDevin Johnston.Devin Johnston is a professor of English at Saint Louis University. He's also a poet whose fourth book, Traveler, is out this month. Johnson will be reading from it at Left Bank Books at 7 p.m. tomorrow, September 27. Johnston's poems are short, but that doesn't mean ... More >>
Tomorrow, Nirvana's Nevermind turns twenty years old, leaving Gen Xers questioning where their lives have gone, just as they questioned where their lives were going to the strains of Smells Like Teen Spirit. While Nevermind marked a victory for the underground in a stellar year of albums, th ... More >>
Bangert on the cover of the RFT in 2001.â€‹Bill Bangert the former mayor of the tiny St. Louis municipality of Champ (pop. 14) died Tuesday at the age of 87. Before falling ill to Parkinson's disease in recent years, Bangert had once considered himself to be "world's strongest mayor" -- physically. ... More >>
retroist.comNot Irish. We hate to ruin your day - okay, not really - but while you're reveling in the St. Pat's festivities with your green beer and Car Bombs and corned beef, we're here to tell you that it's all fake. That's right. Your favorite St. Patrick's Day eats? They're not really I ... More >>
Big Star's shadow is looming large at this year's SXSW.The text that Alex Chilton had died came through just before midnight on the first full day of South By Southwest 2010 in Austin. I was on my way to the sleeze-and-cheese-and-bathroom-cologne club Prague to see the anti-Alex, Billy Bragg, ... More >>
Earlier this morning, eight campers, age nine to twelve, and their two counselors, Washington University students, crouched around a potato bed in the university's student garden, the Burning Kumquat."OK, who here can tell us how long it takes for a potato to grow?" asks counselor Katie Anderson, wh ... More >>
Out of the gray, Fourteen Autumns & Fifteen Winters and peeks of sunshine.
Local director AJ Schnack traces Kurt Cobain's musical influences in his poignant documentary.
How the British monarchy survived the death of the people’s princess.
Coming of age and stayin' alive on the mean streets of Astoria, Queens
Vinson v. Vinson: It'll be a cold day in Hades before you see another divorce trial this bizarre
We trace Franz Ferdinand's family tree, talk with Idlewild and dig the truth behind Brian Jonestown Massacre's St. Louis cancellation
The Black Rep moves Macbeth to war-ravaged Africa
The thrill of the kill is the name of the game for the Drury brothers, stars of America’s most breathless hunting videos
Week of November 10, 2004
Week of September 15, 2004
On Saturday, September 4, we tuned in to local musical frequencies in their vast and varied incarnations. What we heard, all day and all night:
Week of May 12, 2004
Given up for adoption as an infant, the author sets out to climb his family tree
Art reflects life at this year's St. Louis International Film Festival
Given the boot, Charles Jaco dumps on KMOX for dumbing down
How do you handle seventeenth-century paintings? Very carefully.
In Lucia di Lammermoor, Donizetti scores a trifecta: murder, madness and suicide
This is no time to be wringing our hands. We have to treat this as an act of war.
Bill Bangert wanted a world-class domed stadium in St. Louis County, but all he got was a tiny town. Now the 77-year-old dreamer is back in Missouri with a few more nutty ideas.
The music made inside Velasco's bar in Florissant is both defiant and relaxed
Missourian Lanford Wilson comes to the Rep to stage his new play, Book of Days, with longtime collaborator Marshall Mason. A look behind the scenes at the men who changed American theater.