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    October 24, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: October 24 to 26

    This weekend is crammed with tons of shows to choose from, including two local record release shows from Mathias and the Pirates and Anodes. St. Louis ex-pat Schwarz plays Upstairs Lounge tonight while Project Pat headlines a great event over at Plush. But really there's lots to do all weekend long, ... More >>

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    October 23, 2014

    Venue Owners to Meet with Police Thursday to Discuss Rash of Van Break-Ins

    Following a rash of van break-ins that have stripped touring musicians of thousands of dollars worth of electronics, music gear and cash, venue owners are meeting with police on Thursday to figure out how to stop it.

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    October 20, 2014

    Gun Rights Supporters Head to Gateway Arch, Citygarden to Test Missouri's New Gun Laws

    The current landscape of Missouri gun law is confusing. Last month, state legislators overrode Governor Jay Nixon's veto on a bill that instantly erased all regional bans on open carrying firearms. Then, add the passing of Amendment 5, which enshrined all Missouri gun laws as "unalienable," and it ... More >>

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    October 20, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From October 20 to 26

    This week we've got a mix of punk and funk with legendary metal (King Diamond) for good measure. Local post-hardcore players Anodes will kick off their tour on Saturday along with busybodies Blight Future and Heavy Horse. The weather's nice, so get out there before the next polar vortex (or maybe no ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    SLU Professor Sues Rock 'n' Roll Marathon for Fraud, Exploiting Volunteers

    When Yvette Joy Liebesman biked to the starting line at the 2012 St. Louis Rock 'n' Roll Marathon, she knew she wouldn't get paid for spending the morning escorting half-marathoners along the route. She didn't mind. She was a volunteer, and she thought her free labor would help charities and not-fo ... More >>

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    October 17, 2014

    Now Open: Truffles Butchery, Peacock Loop Diner, Pizzeoli and More

    There have been a slew of restaurant openings this week and even more to come before October is over. In case you missed it, here are a few new places you might want to check out this weekend. See also: The Corner Cup Plans New Menu and Expansion in Dogtown

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    October 16, 2014

    Another Polar Vortex Winter? Experts Say Probably Not in St. Louis

    The polar vortex is coming, but this winter, it may miss St. Louis. The U.S. winter forecast from Accuweather stirred up some national headlines this week by predicting that a winter like last year's, complete with extremely low temps and high snowfall, is likely in some parts of America -- but not ... More >>

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    October 15, 2014

    Sharon Carpenter's Strange Fight for the Recorder of Deeds Office

    Dressed in tuxedos and glittering bow ties, Bruce Yampolsky and Terry Garrett ascended St. Louis City Hall's marble staircase to the second floor prepared to do something illegal — a secret operation months in the making. Garrett, a 51-year-old archivist for the city's Recorder of Deeds offic ... More >>

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    October 14, 2014

    The 13 Most Powerful Signs Protesters Brought to Ferguson October

    Thousands of people from all over the country descended on St. Louis the weekend to commemorate Ferguson October, a four-day demonstration against police brutality and racism in America. The gathering solidified St. Louis' position as an epicenter of racial tension and unrest after Ferguson police ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    Vote for St. Louis' Most Underrated Coffeehouse

    All we want to do this time of year is curl up in a cozy chair, with a nice warm coffee and a good book. It seems you guys love that, too, so we've got some good nominees for the coffeehouse that could use some more love. Continue on to vote for St. Louis' most underrated coffeehouse. See also: The ... More >>

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    October 13, 2014

    DJ Brian Bacchus' Progressive House Mixes Air All Over the World

    Welcome to Hey DJ, a series that delves into the St. Louis DJing scene. Get to know some local music lovers and their quirks as they fill out our short answer questionnaire, and find out where to catch them around town. DJ Brian Bacchus was a teenager when he joined the Air Force in the late '90s - ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    What Are We Missing? How to Send News Story Tips to Riverfront Times

    There's been no shortage of journalists in St. Louis lately. National and international media outlets have jumped at the chance to dive into one of the most difficult moments in St. Louis history. But just because there are more reporters in STL doesn't mean our city's story is being told correctly. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: October 10 to 12

    This weekend sees new local releases from Jack Grelle, Hurt Feelings, and Banks and Cathedrals. For some other exciting events, check out the last show at Apop Records, see the Fifteen Keys: the Guitars of St. Louis exhibit, or choose from a long list of concerts happening across town including Merc ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 10, 2014

    Protesters Clash with Police, Burn Flags, Damage Business near Shaw Shooting Site

    Protesters lashed out at police on South Grand Boulevard Thursday night, injuring an officer and breaking windows near the site where an off-duty St. Louis police officer fatally shot eighteen-year-old Vonderrit D. Myers Jr. the night before. Eight protesters were arrested after police broke up the ... More >>

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    October 10, 2014

    The Who To Bring 50th Anniversary Tour To Scottrade Center In May

    Fans in St. Louis are singing "The Kids Are Alright," now that the Who has announced that the Gateway City will be part of its 50th anniversary tour next year. The iconic rock band from England plans to visit Scottrade Center on Thursday, May 7. Tickets go on sale to the general public at 10 a.m. l ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014

    The 5 Best Restaurants for the Quieter Side of Dining in St. Louis

    The hottest spots in St. Louis are hoppin' -- buzzing with conversation and packed with people. It's where to be. But what if you want to have dinner with a special someone, share an intimate conversation or discuss something important? Sometimes we all just need a little quiet and, thankfully, ther ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014

    St. Louis Police Officer Kills Teenager in Shaw Neighborhood, Ignites Fresh Protests

    Updated with information regarding previous charges against the deceased suspect for unlawful use of a weapon and resisting arrest. A St. Louis police officer, working a secondary job for a private security firm, shot and killed an eighteen-year-old male Wednesday while patrolling the Shaw Neighbor ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014

    Uber Rolls Out in St. Louis, Officially Launches Uber Black

    You can now Uber your way around St. Louis. After months of negotiations with city officials over rules for app-based ride-for-hire businesses, Uber is launching its Uber Black service in the Lou starting at 3 p.m. on Thursday, October 9. Uber received unanimous approval from the Metropolitan Taxic ... More >>

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    October 9, 2014
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    October 8, 2014

    Painter Karl Haglund Brings St. Louis Musicians' Guitars to Life On Canvas

    Every guitar tells a story, even when it's not being strummed by a musician in the midst of a performance. Painter Karl Haglund is convinced of it. "You see a guitar that's beat up, or a guitar with stickers, and you know that that musician doesn't just pick it up ten minutes before a show," Haglun ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 7, 2014

    The Best Comedy Shows in St. Louis: October 2014

    October is far and away the most comedy-heavy month we've had to date. Between open mics, local showcases, independent shows and Dave Chappelle, there's a show every night of the week. Fingers crossed it doesn't get baseball-ed too badly because there may not be another month like this ever. For th ... More >>

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    October 7, 2014

    Two Killed, One Wounded In Drug-Related Shooting in Downtown St. Louis

    Two men were killed during an apparent drug-related shooting yesterday in broad daylight near the Arch grounds. Police say two male occupants of a red Oldsmobile Alero fired shots into a burgundy Dodge Caliber SUV near Gravois Avenue and Russell Boulevard as a result of a drug sale. The confrontat ... More >>

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    October 7, 2014

    OpenTable Diners Name the Best Overall Restaurants in St. Louis

    OpenTable is technically a reservation service, but the company is able to cull a lot of data from its diners based on their habits and experiences. Apparently, there is a list of the diner-picked ten best restaurants in St. Louis. There are also subcategories for things like best ambience, best ser ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2014

    Ferguson Protesters Lead Demonstration During St. Louis Symphony Rendition of Brahms' A German Requiem

    By now, much of the country is talking about the musical protest in honor of Michael Brown that occurred during the St. Louis Symphony performance at Powell Hall on October 4. But what people haven't fully grasped are the themes and symbolism in the SLSO piece, Johannes Brahms' A German Requiem, tha ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    Chef Chat: Julie Weldele Is Scape American Bistro's Sweet and Sour Pastry Chef

    Jumping from interior design to the world of pastry wasn't that big of a leap for Julie Weldele. "I've always been artsy," she explains. "Pastry was just a different medium." It was this creative spirit and penchant for aesthetics that led Weldele to a casual cake decorating class. She was instantl ... More >>

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    October 6, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Noise/Experimental Concerts: October 2014

    Deliberately shrill and mostly dense, "noise" has become a blanket term for bands that explore and experiment around the beaten path. The genre, like others, isn't without its share of hangups, but that's why we're here. Every month, we supply a short list of sure bets in St. Louis, ranging from nee ... More >>

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    October 3, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: October 3 to 5

    This weekend is going to be totally spooktacular, if only because October is finally here. It should be dry, so check out Grove Fest or celebrate a year with Rise Coffee. Continue on for this weekend's food-related recommendations. See also: Thursday Throwdown: The (Local) Pumpkin Spice Latte Battl ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    The 10 Best Food Instagrams in St. Louis This Week: September 23-30

    We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Instagram was practically made for pictures of food. Gut Check has rounded up our favorite foodie accounts in St. Louis, but there are so many cool photos every week, we wanted to share what St. Louis' best chefs, bartenders and eaters are Instagramming. ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014

    The Best St. Louis Hip-Hop Shows: October 2014

    This October, we are seeing an absence of local hip-hop acts -- what's up with that, St. Louis? -- while the national acts flourish. Though not an entirely favorable trade-off (well, maybe for some), some big acts are hitting our stages this month, ranging from the very indie to the slightly indie t ... More >>

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    October 2, 2014
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    October 1, 2014

    The Best Reactions to Winning Riverfront Times Best Of St. Louis Awards

    Our annual Best of St. Louis issue is a beast to put together. It's triple the size of our regular issue, planning for the special edition begins many months in advance, and nasty office fights break out over who should win "Best Athlete's Butt." But it's all worth it, thanks to you.

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    October 1, 2014

    Preview the Restaurants at RFT's Best of St. Louis Party

    The Best of St. Louis 2014 party is finally here, and we couldn't be more excited. Last week brought you the best arts & entertainment, food & drink, people & places and shopping & services, and October 2, we're celebrating. Continue on for the food that will be at the Moto Museum for the party, alo ... More >>

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    September 30, 2014

    Every St. Louis Release: September 2014

    This is pretty self-explanatory, really -- here you will find every musical project released in the St. Louis area in September 2014 that we could get our hands on, listed in alphabetical order. There are links to information about the bands and places to buy these things as well as streaming previe ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    What is St. Louis' Most Underrated Autumn Drink?

    Forget the pumpkin spice latte for now -- at least the Starbucks iteration. There are so many other delicious, spiced and yes, sometimes, pumpkin flavored beverages to enjoy as the days get colder and shorter. We thought you guys could help us discover some more at places around St. Louis, whether i ... More >>

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    September 29, 2014

    Uber is Coming to St. Louis, Could Start Premium Sedan Service Next Week

    After months of negotiations, the ride-sharing app Uber could finally be on its way to launching in St. Louis. The company applied Friday for its third party dispatch license -- a requirement for any taxi companies in St. Louis city and county -- to operate its premium sedan service, Uber BLACK. " ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 26, 2014

    The Best Food Events in St. Louis This Weekend: September 26 to 28

    Fall is in full swing, and St. Louis has so many festivals to celebrate the season. Check out the Greater St. Louis Hispanic Festival or pretend it's St. Patrick's Day at Ballpark Village. Get out and about and bring you pup along too -- we're sure he loves the weather just as much as you do. Contin ... More >>

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    September 26, 2014

    Clementine's, St. Louis' Oldest Gay Bar, is Closing Sept. 28

    Although there have been rumblings in the LBGT community for some time, Clementine's (2001 Menard Street; 314-664-7869) has announced it will close for good this weekend. It's St. Louis' oldest remaining gay bar, founded in 1978. We spoke to St. Louis LGBT History Project founder Steven L. Brawley a ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Riverfront Times "Best of St. Louis" Issue Offers 101 Reasons to Dine Out

    It's finally here -- the Riverfront Times "Best of St. Louis" issue! Our writers and editors have carefully investigated all that St. Louis has to offer over the past few months, from restaurants to shopping to parks and everything in between. Avid Gut Check readers will recognize more than a few of ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Death in the Afternoon Named One of the Best New Restaurants in the Midwest

    Conde Nast Traveler put together a list of the fifteen best new restaurants in the Midwest, and our own Death in the Afternoon (808 Chestnut Street; 314-621-3236) came in at No. 8. Our only complaint (and no disrespect to Indianapolis and Michigan, which both snagged multiple spots) is that there's ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    Yoga Buzz Teams with Ferguson Brewery to Benefit Ferguson Youth Inititave

    Yoga Buzz has been mixing exercise and, yes, beer, all summer at places including the Schlafly Tap Room, Morgan Street Brewery and Urban Chestnut. $20 nets an hour of yoga, a commemorative pint glass and, of course, beer. Each event also benefits a different charity. Next week, though, Ferguson Brew ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014

    St. Louis is Sixth Most Segregated City in America, But Still Better than NYC, Chicago

    That the St. Louis area is heavily segregated is not necessarily news. But a new study details how that segregation plays out and how racial inequality in St. Louis compares to other cities around the country. Where We Stand, a study conducted by the East West Gateway Council of Governments, found ... More >>

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    September 25, 2014
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    September 24, 2014

    Excel Brewery Debuts New Stable of Beers

    Excel Brewing Company (488 South Broadway, Breese, Illinois; 618-526-7159) doesn't get mentioned as much as the other craft breweries around St. Louis, but perhaps a new look and a new line of beers will change that. It's much more well-known for its sister operation, Excel Bottling, which has been ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    Hip-Hop Is Failing Us

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from the St. Louis area. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magaz ... More >>

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    September 24, 2014

    The Best of St. Louis 2014 Music Winners

    Our extra-thick love letter to St. Louis -- also known as our annual "Best Of St. Louis" issue -- hits stands today! With roughly 250 categories ranging from "Best Politician" to "Best Athlete's Butt," there is plenty of St. Louis' finest to celebrate within. But this is the music blog, where we ar ... More >>

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    September 23, 2014

    The 10 Best Food Instagrams in St. Louis This Week: September 15-22

    We've said it before, and we'll say it again: Instagram was practically made for pictures of food. Gut Check has rounded up our favorite foodie accounts in St. Louis, but there are so many cool photos every week, we wanted to share what St. Louis' best chefs, bartenders and eaters are Instagramming. ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From September 22 to 28

    This week, check out plenty of great touring acts including Sham 69, John Prine, Chrisette Michele and Ab-Soul. An Undercover Weekend also makes its return to the Firebird, and the Brothers Lazaroff hosts its annual block party at Vintage Vinyl. Get info on these shows and more in this week's recomm ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    Brewer Chat: 4 Hands Brewing Company's Martin Toft IV

    Martin Toft IV laughs when he recalls his first foray into making beer. "It was awful. Technically, I suppose it was beer. I don't know why I kept going with it, but it eventually got better," he says. See Also: Bottled Wisdom: An Oral History of St. Louis' Craft-Beer Movement

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    September 22, 2014

    DJ Cryptonix Spins Drum & Bass During Monthly Series, Love Hz

    Welcome to Hey DJ, a series that delves into the St. Louis DJing scene. Get to know some local music lovers and their quirks as they fill out our short answer questionnaire, and find out where to catch them around town. When asked why he chose "Cryptonix" as his moniker, local DJ Brian Bradley resp ... More >>

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    September 22, 2014

    The First St. Louis Tim Horton's Will Be in Maplewood

    Beloved Canadian bakery chain has been in talks to come to St. Louis for a while now, and it looks like the first location will be in Maplewood. Local franchisee Show Me Hospitality announced it is in talks to build a free-standing cafe at Big Bend and Manchester. See also: Tim Horton's Plans 40 St ... More >>

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