I have an issue with Wilco. It's a personal beef. My problem is this: Wilco is considered a Chicago band and the band members encourage this bullshit fallacy. Wilco is from St. Louis, goddamnit. See also: Wilco Creates Thunder at LouFest, Dedicates Song to Bob Reuter: Review, Photos and Setlist
Ok, so maybe when it comes to music, length really doesn't matter. In stark contrast to Pearl Jam's recent three-hour show, Weezer sprinted through its headlining set at Plush in just over an hour. Then again, perhaps this was appropriate, with the band's performance being the grace note of the Roc ... More >>
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 >>
It's a big week for music in St. Louis. LouFest brings a barrage of artists to Forest Park while Pü Fest simultaneously congregates bands from near and far at Empire Hall. Besides that, there's plenty to look forward to all week, including the Breeders, Inspectah Deck and more. Read on for our crit ... More >>
The people of St. Louis proved once again that America is the land of the free this weekend at the city's relocated Fourth of July celebration.
The Fourth of July may be around the corner, but if it's freedom from clothing you want, then the World Naked Bike Ride is the celebration for you. This marks the seventh year that St. Louis has had its own parade of nude cyclists as part of the worldwide effort to build a cleaner, safer and more a ... More >>
Happy pride, St. Louis! Now in its 35th year, PrideFest St. Louis kicks off at 11 a.m. Saturday with the official wreath laying ceremony on the steps of Soldiers Memorial. The gay pride festival also honors LGBT troops with an official military entry in the Wells Fargo Grand Pride Parade, the city' ... More >>
During the summer months, life seems to happen more outside than in, and thankfully, St. Louis has a wealth of urban parks. Yeah, they're great for exercising, but Gut Check especially loves to enjoy them camped out on a large picnic blanket with a bottle of wine and a basket full of treats. There ... More >>
Earlier, you helped us select our ten favorite concert photographers in St. Louis. We got well over 100 nominations, after which our panel of judges narrowed the field to just ten. In the coming weeks, we'll be introducing you to each of the finalists and having them share some of their favorite con ... More >>
Laissez les bon temps rouler! It's time to show off our French heritage, St. Louis. Mardis Gras is almost upon us!
It's that time of year: the biggest game in football. This year, the Denver Broncos will be taking on the Seattle Seahawks. The great thing about the Super Bowl, though, is that it brings people who really don't even care about football together. It's like Thanksgiving, really. A national holiday. W ... More >>
The godfather of rock &, Chuck Berry, played his monthly show at Blueberry Hill last night to a packed house of loyal fans.
This year's Best of St. Louis issue has hit the streets and this year like previous years (last year, 2011, 2010, 2009, 2008, 2007, etc.), we chose a winner for best punk band of 2013. But there's more than just one punk band worth your time, and many of these bands were winners in previous years. S ... More >>
LouFest is all about the music, but still, girl's gotta eat. The food options at music festivals are sometimes pretty lackluster -- luckily, there were plenty of local restaurants on hand to satiate the music masses. See also: What's Cooking at a Rams Tailgate
Last summer, I had one of the most unforgettable experiences of my life at Bonnaroo. As my chums and I limped off the premises I vowed to make attending a music festival an annual event. Besides just being a great time and an efficient way to pack in many shows in a short period of time, it is an ex ... More >>
Meet Black Panties, the snot-nosed rock & roll brat of south city. Luc Michalski, an otherwise mild-mannered fella, dons a leather jacket and transforms into a foul-mouthed, politically incorrect caricature of adolescent angst. To put it simple, he spits what some are truly thinking, but are too afr ... More >>
Well that was fun. Last weekend, the 2012 RFT Music Showcase brought 80-some bands and thousands of fans to Washington Avenue. And we're not quite finished: Tomorrow night (Tuesday, June 5), we'll be announcing the winners of the 2012 RFT Music Awards in all 25 categories. The party starts at 7 p. ... More >>
It was a hot day for a PrideFest Parade, even for those stripped down to their Speedos, tighty-whiteys, or leather gimps' skirts. But the heat did not deter the colorful revelers on South Grand yesterday marching in the annual Pride Parade. RFT photographer Steve Truesdell was on hand and off ... More >>
The 2010 RFT Music showcase takes place on Saturday, June 5, 2010, on Washington Avenue in downtown St. Louis. On and before that day, fans can vote for their favorite local musicians in the following categories. For more information on where and how to vote - and for up-to-the-minute details about ... More >>
This week I visit Molly's in Soulard (808 Geyer Avenue), the new bistro opened by the original Molly's in the former Norton's space. Follow me after the jump for a sneak preview of my review.Steve TruesdellInside the new Molly's in Soulard
Better than: Streaming last night's show via the Internet, as a friend was doing. Photo: Stew Smith Phish on June 16, 2009 at the Fox. View concert slideshow. It took about three hours for Phish's show last night at the Fabulous Fox Theatre to reach transcendence. This occurred at the precis ... More >>
What a weekend we just had. Decent weather, little precipitation, about 30 concerts around town and lots of football and pot-culture on Sunday. A big weekend all around, which might be why this weekend wrap-up is coming a little after noon. Forgive me.In case you missed it, here's what went down ove ... More >>
Good morning St. Louis. Here's what went on over the weekend... Robert Pollard at the Bluebird Slide Show On Friday night, Robert Pollard and the Boston Spaceships played a marathon, two-hour set at the Bluebird (41 songs and a thousand beers). Writer Todd McKenzie has a thorough recap of the sho ... More >>