Some kids go to summer camp. Some kids mow lawns. Some kids play softball. And some kids take their musical acts on tour, perform at the world's largest music festival and get face time with the drummer from the original Smashing Pumpkins. You know -- no big. It's been quite a summer for students ... More >>
The Place: Steve's Hot Dogs on the Hill (2131 Marconi Avenue; 314-762-9899) The Hours: Happy Hour is offered every Friday from 3 to 5 p.m. The Deal: Every hot dog and sausage on the menu is half off. As is standard with any purchase during regular hours, upgrade any order to a combo with a bag of ... More >>
The Veggielante is on a mission to spread the word about places to order good, meatless grub. Check out this week's pick. Destination: Steve's Hot Dogs on the Hill (2131 Marconi Avenue; 314-762-9899) Neighborhood: The Hill Cuisine: Gourmet hot dogs
This week, big names like Justin Timberlake and Elton John visit town. In addition, hometown heroes the Urge and Jonathan Toth from Hoth release CDs. For info on these shows and more, including Beers & Cheers and Iris Dement, keep reading after the jump!
Aaaaand we're back from the weekend show bender plus a full four days of chanting "U.S.A.! U.S.A.!" in a barbecue sauce and beer stained flag tee. This week, check out touring acts such as Lemuria, Gregory Alan Isakov, Luella and the Sun and more. Wrap up the week with the Indie Rock Ice Cream socia ... More >>
Summertime means food trucks, wine fests and farmers' markets. Ease into the season with a fun event this weekend. Choose from National Doughnut Day with Strange Donuts, St. Louis Uncorked at Soldiers Memorial Plaza, Foodology at Missouri Botanical Gardens and more. Recommendations await after the j ... More >>
Plenty of dining options abound this weekend from barbecue and Baconfest to classes on fruit trees and baked sweets. Eat to support a special cause or to support art. Take your pick -- just click through the jump for Gut Check's full list of recommendations. Friday (Mar. 22): Lenten Fish Fries @ ... More >>
An introductory sentence on the first annual St. Louis Baconfest's website says it all: "Without bacon life would be sad, food would be boring and the birds would not chirp." How our fine avian friends would actually react in the presence of so much pig remains questionable, but Baconfest president ... More >>
All those poor Thursday shows had a run-in with a winter storm, and few made it out alive. Avenge their would-be good times by living out the glory with these shows -- there's way too much cool stuff (no pun intended) happening to skip out on account of a little bit of snow. See Also: -Son Volt, D ... More >>
Selecting Riverfront Times' Best of St. Louis 2011 was no picnic. Choosing the winner meant several worthy candidates would go unmentioned -- until now. In this Gut Check series, we are chewing our way through notable runners up in a number of categories. To see hundreds more winners and finalists a ... More >>
Todd OwyoungThe Urge plays its first of four November shows at the Pageant this Friday. It's the second show the band has played since reforming at Pointfest this summer and it is very, very sold out. So is Saturday's show. But we have, sitting right in front of us, shiny tickets for Friday's ... More >>
Photo by Todd OwyoungUpdate, 9/21: Both nights are now sold out. So it took eleven days for the Urge to sell nearly five thousand tickets. Well that didn't take long. Nine days after the Urge announced a back-to-back shows at the Pageant, one of them has sold out. The brand-newly reunited ... More >>
Photo by Todd OwyoungThe Urge Pointfest September 10, 2011 "We have an announcement: The Urge is back!" While it was nice of singer Steve Ewing to mention this midway through his band's first set in six years, it was also totally unnecessary. From the moment Bill Reiter and Matt Kwiatkowski ... More >>
So, you might have heard that the Urge, that ska goliath of local lore, is back together. You might not have heard, however, that it is with a vengeance. The decision to reunite for the first time since 2005 comes with a changed music scene, a more grown-up group of guys and a laundry list of ... More >>
The rawk cannot be stopped! Ska-punk stalwart the Urge is back! Steve Ewing and friends return for a headlining gig at the Pointfest 29, which also features Cake, Chevelle and Bush -- one of the more auspicious Pointfest bills in recent memory. This isn't a one-off -- the Urge (including or ... More >>
Pretty Little Empire. Photo by Steve Truesdell.Ed: The RFT Music Showcase was Saturday. It was hot, it was crowded and you would have needed to be in ten places as once to see all the good stuff. Among those who tried was Diana Benanti -- she brings you part two of her highlights below. Read ... More >>
8 p.m., Wednesday, June 8. International Tap House, 1711 South Ninth Street.
The votes are in for the RFT's first-ever Web Awards! And while we're not about to tell you who won -- not quite yet, anyway -- we've got the full list of finalists right here.The winners were nominated by you and chosen by our esteemed panel of judges. We'll be announcing the winners online next ... More >>
Wikimedia CommonsA scene from Christmas Holidays at MerryvaleFor local clubs, the week after Christmas can be rather dead. Out-of-town touring acts take a break for the holidays, while locals tend to rest up, spend time with family and save their energy for New Year's Eve. (The exception to t ... More >>
Jennifer SilverbergSteve Ewing and his hot dog cart.If you don't usually check out the music section of the RFT...well, what the hell is wrong with you?No, but, really, if you haven't seen it yet, the current issue features interviews with two St. Louis-based musicians also active in the local fo ... More >>
courtesy of Steve EwingSteve Ewing and his team at Taste of St. LouisSteve Ewing is a familiar face in the local music scene. He first made a name for himself as the frontman for the popular rock/funk/ska/reggae/you name it act the Urge, a post he held from the '80s until the band's breakup i ... More >>
Facebook.comA little blog love: Head over to A to Z (the RFT music blog) for an interview with Steve Ewing, a local musician who also operates Steve Ewing's Hometown Hot Dogs & Sausages, a hot dog stand at the corner of North 2nd Street and East Grand Avenue.
[Update, April 14, 3 p.m.: Now updated with info on what's going on at Slackers!] On Saturday, April 17, record stores around the country are celebrating Record Store Day -- a time to unplug from iTunes, eMusic and Amazon MP3 (or torrent sites) and purchase tunes in-person. As enticement, Record S ... More >>
In this week's paper, Christian Schaeffer reviews Steve Ewing's album, Zodiac. He had this to say: Like duct tape or Bisquick, the covers album can have many uses. They can serve as a tribute to musical heroes, a calling card of stylistic influences or a fun, lightweight celebration of treasured s ... More >>
Tonight at Cicero's, I highly recommend going to check out the Natural Selection, a Denver-via-St. Louis band I wrote about in this week's paper. The band's playing with Say Panther and one other act, and the show starts at 9 p.m. Says I: Bassist Nick Jost, a graduate of SIUE's Jazz Studies program ... More >>
9 p.m. Thursday, December 11. Cicero's, 6691 Delmar Boulevard, University City.
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B-Sides takes a pull of Earthworms' Burbon and rocks out to...Tetris?
Not totally satisfied with your weekend itinerary? Never fear, Go! is here! This regular feature highlights everything from rock shows to art openings, from delicious dishes to hidden-gem hangouts. Friday, 9/7 Out Is In: Music, alcohol and fine art brought together in the great outdoors only ... More >>
A local promoter's venue is shuttered
Thursday, April 27, at 7 p.m. Pop's (1403 Mississippi Avenue, Sauget, Illinois)
Friday, January 28; the Pageant (6161 Delmar Boulevard)
Radar Station mourns a broken streak
Alexis Tucci, St. Louis' official Party Girl, talks about her band's rapidly rising fortunes
One of St. Louis' favorite bands calls it quits
Friday-Sunday, Dec. 21-23; Pageant
St. Louis favorites the Urge change frequency on their new album, Too Much Stereo