Those in the outside world tend to view the Gathering of the Juggalos as a lawless festival of debauchery, with apparently violent clowns -- "gang members," even, if you ask the U.S. government -- running rampant and chaos ruling the day. In actually, this notion is far from the truth. Juggalos in ... More >>
After a seven-year stint at Cave-In-Rock, Illinois, the Gathering of the Juggalos moves this year to Legend Valley Campground in Thornville, Ohio.
During the Gathering of the Juggalos, Cave-In Rock, Illinois becomes a sonic disaster zone. Even if you're a rap lover, it's hard to keep your mind sharp with all of the noise. But within the cacophony of sounds, a few incredible Juggalo statements were somehow deciphered and recorded by our numbed ... More >>
At some point in your life, you may find yourself sitting in a minivan in rural Illinois, stressed out as you wear a metal butcher knife pendant around your neck. Your ankles are covered in mysterious goo and all of your beer is warm. It could only mean one thing -- you're at The Gathering of the Ju ... More >>
This month the National Hot Rod Association (NHRA) is coming to Gateway Motorsports Park (700 Raceway Boulevard, Madison, Illinois; 618-215-8888). Gut Check's initial reaction was a collective "meh", but when we found out that all of the international race teams bring food trailers with their own pe ... More >>
We were similarly disappointed when discovering just what AdvoCare v100 is.If you're like us, you woke up this morning scratching your head on news that the Missouri Tigers would face off against the North Carolina Tar Heels in the AdvoCare v100 Independence Bowl.Your confusion wasn't why these t ... More >>
Friday morning's scheduled space shuttle launch, the last of 135 missions flown by the orbiters, marks the exact moment at which a space-travel technology from 1981 finally becomes obsolete. That's right: If you'd just overbuilt your music collection like NASA did with Atlantis, you could s ... More >>
From the list of things we didn't realize we needed - a vodka bottle with a customizable LED marquee! Medea Vodka has introduced a bottle with a little LED screen above the logo which can be programmed with up to six 255-character scrolling messages. Check out this coolness: Now that we've been ... More >>
Image viaSeriously, this is just wrong.Fred Phelps and his hate-spewing minions at the Topeka-based Westboro Baptist Church have made more than a few appearances in St. Louis this year. They picketed Lady Gaga at the Scottrade Center and a Cardinals game at Busch Stadium back in July. And now, it ... More >>
9 p.m. Saturday, April 10. Fubar, 3108 Locust Street.
This week at Molly's in Soulard, some local "elite" users of Yelp -- the mega consumer review website that ranks restaurants, bars, clubs and myriad other establishments -- got together to talk food and, of course, drink. Photographer Crystal Rolfe brings back these photos from the event, where some ... More >>
Jessica Baran encapsulates the St. Louis art scene
Though it has been open just about a month, The Gramophone (4243 Manchester Avenue) in the Grove neighborhood played host to one of DJ'ing's biggest names on Thursday night – DJ Madlib. Though the show wasn't promoted on Madlib's MySpace page, a bulletin by his record label, Stones Throw (and a bl ... More >>
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Music mavens reflect on Twangfests of yore
Hey, Bill and Nancy Laurie: Unreal's got $200 and a hot new dance craze! Plus, we learn how to dupe the beer vendors at Fair Saint Louis, join a local blog in the clubhouse and get Matt Blunt's feelings on (Confederate) flag-burning.
Week of January 7, 2004
Santarchy defiles the holiday
Kitchen K combines an ambitious menu with a stunning space -- and pulls it all off beautifully
Air Hogs fly over the moon
Girls who dress and act like boys, St. Louis' drag kings get up onstage to bend and blur the line between the sexes
Tim McAmis, drag-racing champ, tries to be a millisecond faster than the big-money boys. Tough duty.
Local-rapper-made-good is really just a nice guy