This weekend features the debut of a few St. Louis albums from Sleepy Kitty, Magnolia Summer and Amen Lucy, Amen. Support local music, and then check out a variety of acts from out of town including Nipsey Hussle, Scowler and Random Rab. Get some info on these shows and more after the jump.
In this week's print edition we interviewed Bill Burr, a standup comic who writes a new hour after every special, tours internationally and is now breaking into acting just for the fun of it. As story-telling comics tend to be long-winded, it was impossible to fit the whole thing in the paper. Here' ... More >>
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah has had quite a year. Still riding high on 2011's release of Hysterical, the band has toured almost nonstop in 2012, had a few bandmates call it quits, recorded a video in an Australian drainpipe and visited South Africa. And even after all of that, CYHSY still wants to play ... More >>
First, a joke: A man visits an Indian reservation. The tribe's chief leads him on a tour, and the man hears drums in the distance. "What are those drums?" he asks. The chief replies, "When the drums stop, bad things happen." They continue the tour, but the man keeps getting distracted. "Excuse me, w ... More >>
A Zebra teapot is one of many pieces up for sale this weekend.A nondescript office building in Maplewood has transformed itself this week into an art gallery displaying some of the most gorgeous ceramics you'll likely ever see. Bill Schmidt, founder of the advertising/marketing firm Kitchen, disc ... More >>
Sustainable agriculture, sustainable energy, sustainable...art? All of the pieces on display at ArtDimensions Gallery's Seeing Green are inspired by sustainability, including that of featured artist David Langley, who uses found objects and recycled paper in his works. The exhibition will inclu ... More >>
photos by Keegan HamiltonThe crowd at Meshuggah in the Delmar Loop.For all intents and purposes, this was the end of the World Cup's group stage. Yes, there are still several more matches to be played (Brazil vs. Portugal, anyone?) but this is the only game left that really means something to the ... More >>
Image sourceZakumi, the official mascot of the 2010 World Cup tournament. He's a green-haired leopard, in case you couldn't tell.You know the World Cup is on, right? Yeah, it is. Till July 11. Lots and lots of soccer. The rest of the world is going berserk right now. Here in St. Louis, a few ... More >>
photos by Keegan HamiltonMexico vive aqui."I feel like I'm rooting for the neighborhood team."That was the perfectly succinct explanation given by Evan Sult, the drummer/vocalist for local indie rock duo Sleepy Kitty, when asked why he, a very gringo looking gringo, was rooting for Mexico in thei ... More >>
While scanning the World Cup groups in order to plan our daytime drinking over the next month, Gut Check noticed that most of the great wine-producing nations are represented in the tournament field, including all of those with a reputation for crafting good, value-priced wines. Because Gut C ... More >>
This weekend is packed with parties, good music and other interesting things to do. Here is our list of events that won't break the bank. From techno music electro jams to Neil Young, from planning a wedding to gazing at stars, this weekend promises to be an interesting one. Image courtesy Michael ... More >>
Rambling, improvising and eternally absurd actor/stand-up comedian Eddie Izzard certainly keeps himself busy these days, what between releasing his seventh DVD, searching for the perfect U.S. drama series to sink his teeth into and ushering a documentary film about his formative years into theaters. ... More >>
Any knucklehead with DSL and a laptop can now make an electronic track. With a half hour of clicking and fiddling, you can sample enough cheesy beats and mashups to clog arteries from here to Berlin. Simple dropdown mouse maneuvers can transform electro tracks into progressive house tracks (from dr ... More >>
Unreal sheds some pounds, buys some shoes and heads to Mars! Plus: Learning to raft with REO... Speedwagon?
Rags-to-riches flick declares: Money does indeed buy happi(y)ness.
A soda called Pipi Bubble, Austria's last wandering shepherd, a boat made of 164,321 wine corks: It's all here
The beer-drinking, the game-watching, the east-side partying: We took it all in so you wouldn't have to
Week of March 30, 2005
Who's that knocking on your door?
Our critics enter the summer-movie fray
Urban Challenge demands intelligence
The Contemporary Art Museum St. Louis comes in like a lion
Restaurateur Jean Donnelly makes a tasteful homecoming
Week of February 12, 2003
Bellefontaine Neighbors residents have lived -- and died -- with asbestos for years. The problem's an open secret, but little has been done.
Secret Ellington (True Life Entertainment) / 1969: All-Star White House Tribute (Blue Note)
Peter Ho Davies, master of character-driven fiction, comes to town
Week of January 24, 2001
Cal DuPree's efforts to assemble a "black circus" resulted in an amazing display of color
Through June 18; various venues
Mediating the city's liquor-license madness is enough to drive an alderman to drink
Choreographed by John Cranko, music by Peter Tchaikovsky, arranged and orchestrated by Kurt-Heinz Stolze. Stuttgart Ballet (Dance St. Louis)
Why Missouri Botanical Garden's Peter Raven, world-renowned environmentalist, courts Monsanto's favor, boosts its biotech and takes its money
Sound advice on the summer's hottest concerts