St. Louis has no shortage of tribute bands. Elevation channels U2, the newly formed We Bite! personifies the Misfits, and at least ten acts impersonate their big-name heroes every year during An Under Cover Weekend. Plus we've got countless cover bands like Dance Floor Riot and the VCRs that expertl ... More >>
I didn't grow up a Sonic the Hedgehog fan. In my early video game days, Pitfall Harry represented my family's Atari allegiance, and Mario and Link later led us to Nintendo heaven. I knew about Sega only through visiting friends, with "the hedgehog game" being something we played before dinner at the ... More >>
Hide your golden rings, because Sonic the Hedgehog is coming to St. Louis. Sonic Boom, an event celebrating the longtime mascot of video game and entertainment powerhouse Sega, hits The Pageant tomorrow. The affair, which is North America's only major Sega-sponsored Sonic-themed event of the year, ... More >>
Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>
Welcome to March, aka insane show season in our fair city of St. Louis. Bands from all over begin to defrost from winter weather and warm up to the road once more, loading up vans and booking mini tours to Austin's South by Southwest fest and beyond. Catch some in the act as they swing through in co ... More >>
When Gut Check spied an ice cream van pulled to the side of the road near the office, we were hit with a wave of nostalgia and decided to indulge in a childhood favorite -- the cartoon character ice cream bar. We devoured many an ice cream Ninja Turtle in the early '90s. Few products bring back summ ... More >>
Well duh. A study by Matthew Lapierre at the University of Pennsylvania's Annenberg School of Communication indicates that kids say food tastes better when a beloved cartoon character endorses it. Even when they're fed the exact same food without the character endorsement. Kids know that cartoon ... More >>
Nintendo finally gets 1-Up on the competition.
Sega's Hedgehog goes back to the grind . . . yawn.