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Steve Truesdell

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    September 2, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From September 2 to 7

    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 >>

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    July 7, 2014

    The Most Patriotic People at Fair St. Louis (PHOTOS)

    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.

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    July 3, 2014

    World Naked Bike Ride 2014 Rolls Through St. Louis July 26 (NSFW)

    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 >>

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    June 27, 2014

    Pride Guide: 5 Reasons to Celebrate PrideFest 2014 in St. Louis This Weekend

    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 >>

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    June 6, 2014

    The 8 Best Picnic Spots in St. Louis (And Where to Grab a Pre-Made Meal Beforehand)

    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 >>

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    April 17, 2014

    Jason Stoff: Meet the 2014 Best Music Photographers in St. Louis

    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 >>

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    February 20, 2014

    How to Party All Week at St. Louis Mardis Gras 2014 And End Up Looking Like This

    Laissez les bon temps rouler! It's time to show off our French heritage, St. Louis. Mardis Gras is almost upon us!

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    October 10, 2013

    Photos: Chuck Berry Last Night at Blueberry Hill, 10/9/13

    The godfather of rock &, Chuck Berry, played his monthly show at Blueberry Hill last night to a packed house of loyal fans.

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    September 30, 2013

    The Ten Best St. Louis Punk Bands

    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 >>

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    September 10, 2013

    These Photos of LouFest's Nosh Pit Prove Music Festival Eats Can Be Great

    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

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    September 9, 2013

    LouFest: Fun for the Whole Family? A Study

    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 >>

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    August 30, 2013

    A Look at Luc Michalski's Black Panties

    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 >>

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    June 4, 2012

    The RFT Music Award Winners Will Be Announced Tomorrow, June 5 at Old Rock House

    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 >>

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    June 28, 2010

    Photos: 2010 PrideFest Parade on South Grand, June 27, 2010

    ​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 >>

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    May 3, 2010

    The 2010 RFT Music Awards Nominees: The List

    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 >>

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    June 17, 2009

    Show Review Setlist Photos: Phish at the Fabulous Fox Theatre, Tuesday, June 16

    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 >>

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    October 13, 2008

    Over the Weekend: Robert Pollard of Guided By Voices, The Darkness

    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 >>

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