Blockbuster is closing the handful of stores still open in Missouri by next year in a third and final round of cuts eliminating the video store's retail operations nationwide. Dish Network, owners of Blockbuster, announced Wednesday they are shuttering 300 retail stores and ending the video-by-mail ... More >>
The Farm to Family Mobile Market partnership between Sappington Farmers' Market (8400 Watson Road, Marlbourough; 314-838-7848) and Metro St. Louis Transit has undergone some changes over the past week. Beginning in March, the Farm to Family Mobile Market made four stops per week at four local trans ... More >>
Gut Check first told you last month about Farm to Family Mobile Market, a partnership between MetroLink and the Sappington Farmers' Market (8400 Watson Road, Marlborough; 314-843-7848) to transit stations in areas traditionally underserved by farmers' markets and other sources of healthy food. The m ... More >>
Jill Scott's Summer Block Party Tour comes to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on August 4th, and we have a handful of tickets waiting to find their way into the hands of some good-time seekers. Scott is touring in support of The Light of the Sun; DJ Jazzy Jeff, Anthony Hamilton and Mint ... More >>
7 p.m. Sunday, July 24. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights.
On Saturday, July 16, Kid Rock and his "Born Free" tour will be coming to St. Louis at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Kennett, Missouri, native Sheryl Crow is opening. Tickets are on sale Friday, April 15, at 10 a.m. The duo has a new duet out called "Collide." (And of course, they also sang the ... More >>
[Update Thursday, March 10: This show is confirmed. On-sale information coming soon!] This just in: Journey, which is releasing a new album, Eclipse, on May 24 exclusively through Wal-Mart, is apparently coming to St. Louis at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Wednesday, July 27, according to an ... More >>
Lyle WhitmoreA Parrothead in 2008Right now summer -- okay, spring -- seems very, very far away. There is a tiny glimmer of hope, however: The Verizon Wireless Amphitheater is starting to announce shows for its 2011 season. Appropriately, concert number one is Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reefe ... More >>
Forget what you hear about television watching contributing to obesity and impacting brain development. And never mind the report out this week that watching the boob tube hastens your death. Television is good. Specifically it is "amazing" and "the one perfect thing that's keep getting better." How ... More >>
Your DISH isn't broken, it's just blacked out.Since October 1, Missouri subscribers to DISH Network have been without one of the most popular stations on the local broadcast dial: Fox Sports Midwest. DISH and FSM (which airs the St. Louis Cardinals, Blues and Missouri Tigers) have been in a pissi ... More >>
Justus: Has a lawman ever had a sweeter name?The head of the St. Louis Major Case Squad and cell-phone carrier T-Mobile Wireless are trading shots over the investigation of Eric C. Tucker. On Monday prosecutors in St. Clair County charged the 19-year-old resident of Washington Park with the murde ... More >>
RushTom Sawyer Time Machine, anyone? Canadian prog legends Rush are bringing their Time Machine North American Tour 2010 to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Sunday, August 22. The show is "an evening with" Rush, with the added enticement of a performance of the entire seminal album Moving ... More >>
Farm Aid is on Sunday, October 4, at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, and for those of you who don't have tickets yet, get crackin': Livenation says that general admission lawn tickets are sold out, and only limited reserved-seating tickets remain. We'll have complete coverage online and in next w ... More >>
Friday, August 21 *Emily Wells, Luminary Center for the Arts *STL Showcase, Mad Art Gallery *The Jovian Chorus (CD release)/Making Movies/Humdrum/Hope and Therapy, Firebird *Dread Zeppelin, Duck Room *Leroy Pierson, BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups *Madahoochi, Old Rock House *Bunnygrunt/Used Kids/Teneme ... More >>
Slayer, Marilyn Manson, Killswitch Engage and a ton of other bands are at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater today as part of the Rockstar Energy Drink Mayhem Festival. In last week's paper, Phil Freeman spoke with Slayer drummer Dave Lombardo, in part discussing the band's forthcoming album, World P ... More >>
Wilco, Jason Mraz, Jamey Johnson and Phosphorescent were just added to the Farm Aid lineup this morning, according to a press release. (I was psychic, apparently.) The event takes place October 4 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater.
Ziggy Marley is opening for 311 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on Tuesday, July 7. But in the morning he'll be signing autographs and performing at the Barnes & Noble in Chesterfield (1600 Clarkson Road). Marley (son of Bob) just released a solo album called Family Time, a kid-oriented col ... More >>
Heads up, ladies: Although New Kids on the Block's show isn't until this Wednesday, July 1 at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, some of the boys are already back in town. According to the City Museum's twitter, Joey McIntyre and his kids were spotted at the funhouse this morning. See a cute picture ... More >>
Blame Bonnaroo for tonight's insanity. Does the weekend start on Wednesday this week? Apparently so. Shows going on tonight: *Aerosmith, 3 Doors Down, Verizon Wireless Amphitheater *White Rabbits, The Subjects, Jon Hardy & the Public, Firebird *Alejandro Escovedo, Amy Lavere, The Hot Club of Cow ... More >>
Weezer, Taking Back Sunday and Chester French, according to Alternative Press. The Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre hasn't confirmed the show yet, but widely published reports set it as Thursday, September 3. If tickets go on sale next weekend, however, then count on a show announcement late ... More >>
Walk this way to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater on Wednesday, June 10, when Aerosmith plays the venue. Tickets go on sale this Saturday, April 25.
Are the New Kids on the Block dreamier under the stars? Find out Wednesday, July 1, when the Fab Five returns to town at Riverport UMB Bank Pavilion Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. Tickets go on sale anywhere from April 8 to 11; more info here. Don't forget to re-read my review of November's Scottrad ... More >>
How much rock is too much rock? This triple bill just might answer this question: Def Leppard, Cheap Trick and Poison will all be playing together on Monday, July 20, at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater. All three bands have been playing shed-tour-lineup Tetris over the past few years, but this con ... More >>
So, odder bedfellows have existed, but this alleged show is on par with mods vs. rockers and metalheads vs. punks. According to Pollstar and an email I got from Dave Matthews Band's publicist, hipster barflies the Hold Steady are opening for the massively popular frat-rockers at the Verizon Wireless ... More >>
Today marks the 25th anniversary of the first cell(ular) phone call.
Party and then party some more
St. Louisans can watch Chuck Berry every month at Blueberry Hill, but the inventor of rock 'n' roll has also been touring internationally this year -- and performing at some of this country's larger music festivals. The 81-year-old jet setter performed this past weekend at the Virgin Mobile Festiv ... More >>
7 p.m. Saturday, July 12. Verizon Wireless Ampitheater, 14141 Riverport Drive, Maryland Heights
7 p.m. Sunday, June 22. Verizon Wireless Amphitheater, 14141 Riverfront Drive, Maryland Heights
When you dial 911 on your cell phone, there's a good chance dispatchers will have no idea where you are.
How did AT&T manage to be the only company bidding on the contract to bring Wi-Fi to St. Louis?
9 p.m. Saturday, June 24. Dante's (3221 Olive Boulevard)
Friday, September 30; Mississippi Nights (914 North First Street)
City Hall makes a quick pick in an ugly battle over Internet and phone service. Prepare to pay the price.