"Godfather of Goth" Peter Murphy will be performing at the Firebird on June 18, according to the tour dates announced last night on his website. The former Bauhaus vocalist is heading out in support of his latest solo album, Lion, available June 3.
Miley Cyrus has captivated fans and onlookers alike this year with her increasingly provocative behavior (the "Wrecking Ball" video, near-nude photo shoots with Terry Richardson, that whole VMAs thing) and is now ready to take the show on the road. Cyrus announced a 38 day tour in support of her lat ... More >>
Looking for a good place to see flashy and exciting music played at high volume, have your mind blown by dark and powerful sounds, or just stomp around like a drunken goon with your shirt off? Then a heavy metal concert might be just the place for you. Each month I'll be offering my top picks of the ... More >>
Copyeditors don't have the splashy bylines of reporters or the lovable kookiness of art directors. They sit at their desks with bowed heads, poring over their well-worn copies of the Chicago Manual of Style, checking to see if "postimpressionism" is one word, two words or hyphenated. They hear "und ... More >>
Following their dramatic, exciting, and way too close for comfort win over the Buffalo Bills last week, the St. Louis Rams find themselves a .500 football team (sort of; the tie with San Francisco is really a pain when one is attempting to cook up a narrative), and still -- still! -- in contention f ... More >>
The 2012 Republican National Convention, or RNC, wraps up its four-day festivities tonight at the Tampa Bay Times Forum in Tampa, Florida with a speech by GOP candidate Mitt Romney. Over the course of the convention, speeches have been made by former governors (and presidential hopefuls) Tim Pawlent ... More >>
Lifelong St. Louisan John Beal's favorite beer growing up was Budweiser. "I always wanted the Budweiser car to win," he says. When its parent company Anheuser-Busch was purchased by Belgian brewing behemoths InBev in 2008, the career roofer was "bothered" by the takeover, and decided to take matters ... More >>
With the recession still in full swing and likely to continue for several more years, it seems like it would be a foolhardy proposition to start up a small business. But there is something infinitely appealing in working for yourself -- particularly since that makes you immune to layoffs. And accord ... More >>
If you ever get disgusted enough to give up reading the RFT, know that now there's one fewer source of information about shows, concerts, restaurants and other stuff going on around town. Starting January 1, Gannett Broadcast plans to eliminate local staffing and drastically cut coverage in ... More >>
USA TodayAccording to the oh-so-scientific pollsters of the Daily Beast, St. Louisans, among other things, have nicotine addictions and a lack of book-smarts. So it's nice to know that the latest ranking chart of the pop-political website, released this week for Mother's Day, suggests that ou ... More >>
Yesterday was a big day in Missouri frugality. Gov. Jay Nixon proposed $300 million in budget cuts during his State of the State address -- even as the website Coupons.com ranked St. Louis as the fourth-cheapest city in the country. Nixon outlined a plan to knock down the state's 2012 budge ... More >>
baynews9.comChidi AhanotuA ring given to St. Louis Rams' players following the team's 2001 NFC championship is at the center of a nasty divorce trial in Florida.Yesterday a judge in Tampa ordered Chidi Ahanotu, a former defensive end for the Rams, to surrender the ring to pay for part of his ex-w ... More >>
Image viaJoyce Meyer is on the level, says Sen. Chuck GrassleyJoyce Meyer Ministries of Fenton has "responded fully" to a federal probe of televangelist churches, and its "extensive reforms" are "commended," according to the final report released yesterday. This in contrast to four other ch ... More >>
Image viaUm, is that like really in the Constitution? Some people were worried that once "Dubya" left office we'd suffer from the loss of eyebrow-raising political quotes. However, there's one thing in Washington that's never in short supply: stupidity. The good folks over at About.com's Politic ... More >>
Construction will finally resume later this year for the new Shriners Hospital for Children in the Central West End a year after the recession put the project on hold, the hospital's board announced on Tuesday. Image sourceAn artist rendering of the new Shriner's Hospital for Children, if it ever g ... More >>
librarianavengers.orgUnreal issues a battle call: All in favor of starting a Hot Librarian ranking, spell Y-E-S!If you thought the decade would end without some national ranking flipping the bird to our fair city, well, you've had your fill of the Christmas Kool-Aid, now haven't you? Party's ... More >>
Oh yeah, brother!Terry Bollea -- a.k.a. Hulk Hogan -- will be appearing tonight at the central library downtown from 7 to 10 p.m. Read the RFT preview of the Hulk's visit.The Hulkster swings through St. Louis to support his new autobiography "Hulk Hogan: My Life Outside the Ring", and guess what? ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/mickdansforthLast month, Macroeconomics Advisers, LLC, a Clayton-based economic consulting firm predicted that the recession should be ending just about now, with a significant caveat: We won't actually start to feel any relief until jobs start coming back.Economist Ben Herzon t ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/chrism70Wichita, a true metropolis.The U.S. Census Bureau today released its population estimates for 2008. According to the estimate, the population of St. Louis declined for the first time in four years with the bureau estimating that 354,361 people lived in the city in 2008 -- d ... More >>
Apparently death comes in fours. Waking up this morning to news that Billy Mays -- the ubiquitous product pitchman who talked in ALL CAPS and wore a magnifcent Just-for-Men beard -- has died. Mays was found dead in his Tampa, Florida, home on Sunday. The day before he'd been involved in a rough plan ... More >>
Sea ya at Novak's tonight. That's right. This evening, St. Louis' premier lesbian bar, Novak's, plays host to the annual Wolfe Video Women's Final 4 Party. Billed as one of the largest gay parties of the year, the event got its start nearly a decade ago in St. Louis -- the last time the city played ... More >>
8 p.m. Thursday, February 19. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard.
I recently had a chance to catch up with former Riverfront Times ad man, Jason Garrison. (No relation to yours truly.)Garrison worked at RFT from mid-2005 to January 2007 before leaving to try his luck as a grappler with Ohio Valley Wrestling. Two months ago, the 26-year-old Garrison made a giant le ... More >>
An outfit called HealthSaver -- a "health-care discount program" -- has released its second annual HealthSaver Caffeinated Cities Survey. The survey looked at caffeine consumption in twenty major metropolitan areas, including St. Louis.How do we rank? Well, we love our caffeine -- God knows, it's t ... More >>
Feel the togetherness
Week of March 15, 2007
Stars to the Rescue promises to rock
The Evil Dead star lets us pick his Brain
A federal appeals court says Darryl Burton might very well be innocent of the 1984 murder of Donald Ball. But there's nothing they can do about it.
Sunday, Sept. 2; Lo, Rue 13, Tangerine, Velvet and Galaxy
Success ruins some of baseball owners' most tearful tales
A simple, happy message helped him become the nation's favorite preacher. Thanks to a Popsicle-slick PR machine and a talent for dodging tough questions, we've forgotten what Billy Graham is really all about.
The developers of the proposed downtown convention-hotel complex are asking for $116 million in public funding, but they refuse to guarantee that the jobs they create won't be mimimum-wage