The Grateful Dead

  • Blogs

    November 17, 2014

    The Ten Most Underrated Guitarists in the History of Rock

    While traveling to Texas a few weeks ago, I could not stop listening to Mutiny on the Bay, the searing collection of '80s Dead Kennedys performances released in 2001; East Bay Ray, it occurred to me, is one of the most underrated guitarists in the history of rock. To me, being underrated doesn't me ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2014

    The Best and Worst of the Inaugural Phases of the Moon Music and Arts Festival

    Brand new music festivals rarely go off without a few kinks to work out. Despite some interference from Mother Nature, the first year for Phases of the Moon Music and Arts Festival ran pretty smoothly. Located at the 3,000-acre Kennekuk County Park in Danville, Illinois, the festival drew 8,500 peop ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 11, 2014

    The Best Concerts in St. Louis From August 11 to 17

    This week, a variety of interesting acts make St. Louis an exciting music town to live in. Just take your pick from a pool of talented performers traveling from near and far. Choose from concerts including OK Go, Wiz Khalifa, Ahleuchatistas, Umphry's McGee and much more. Read on to get a taste of th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 4, 2014

    In Defense of Sublime

    I thought I would have to wait until the 20th anniversary of Sublime's 1996 self-titled mainstream breakout album to write about how fundamentally misunderstood and judged Sublime is. I have so many feelings, probably too many, about a band whose legacy is beaten up almost as much as Insane Clown Po ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 21, 2014

    The Shanti in Soulard To Close in November

    For more than a decade, the Shanti (825 Allen Avenue; 314-241-4772) has hosted cover-free concerts every night of the week at its Deadhead-themed dive bar in Soulard. The end of an era filled with cold beers, jam bands and open mic nights comes this fall, however. According to owner Teresa Parker, t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 19, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From May 19 to 25

    This week, check out the Body at Apop Records, Caitlin Rose at Blueberry Hill, the Schwag's return at the Pageant, Master P in East St. Louis and much more. Get some detailed recommendations after the jump and stay tuned 'til Friday for even more picks for the weekend.

  • Blogs

    April 7, 2014

    The Schwag Returns to the Stage with Jimmy Tebeau, Fresh Out of Prison

    Notable St. Louis Grateful Dead tribute act the Schwag will be reuniting onstage with its newly released frontman Jimmy Tebeau on May 24 at the Pageant. Tickets go on sale April 11, and will be $10 each. The show marks the first time the group has played altogether since Tebeau was incarcerated, a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2014

    The Schwag's Jimmy Tebeau Has Been Released From Prison

    Jimmy Tebeau, frontman of local Grateful Dead cover band the Schwag and former owner of Camp Zoe, has been released from federal prison today. Tebeau was sentenced to 30 months for "maintaining a drug-involved premises". Police allege he was complicit in the open-air drug market at Camp Zoe, the 350 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 24, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From March 24 to 30

    This week, choose from a variety of touring bands to check out all over town: Nervosas performs at Melt, Low takes the stage at Off Broadway, Peelander-Z invades the Demo and more. Note: Though not in our critics' picks this week, Three 6 Mafia also performs in St. Louis this week. More info on this ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 17, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis From March 17 to 23

    The following is just a mere selection of the mammoth set of offerings this week. The glory of the South by Southwest festival for St. Louis every year means plenty of passing through from bands that traveled cross-country to get to Austin and back. Additionally, a defrost from winter means a detox ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 28, 2014

    Why the Grammys Don't Matter

    About this time five years ago, I was driving around with the radio tuned to a classic rock station when whatever super-computer Clear Channel uses to program its stations decided it was time for "Heart of Gold." "That was Neil Young," the DJ bantered afterwards. "Congrats to him for winning his fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2013

    Missouri Buys Hippie Drug Haven Camp Zoe, Turns It Into A Park

    The last time Camp Zoe made the news, owner and Grateful Dead cover-band frontman Jimmy Tebeau was going to jail for allowing an open-air drug market during weekend-long jam fests for young hippies. Now, Tebeau is serving time in South Dakota, and his 330-acre tract locatated some 150 miles southwe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2013

    Chef Josh Galliano on His Rituals, Fried Chicken and Hating Jam Bands

    At this point, saying that Josh Galliano is a rock star in the St. Louis (if not national) culinary scene is stating the obvious. If his status was not already solidified by his tenure at An American Place and Monarch, or his Best New Chef award from Food and Wine Magazine, then the overwhelming suc ... More >>

  • News

    August 22, 2013
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    July 25, 2013

    Ranking the Gathering of the Juggalos Infomercials

    For the fifth consecutive year, the good people at Psychopathic Records have smiled upon us and delivered unto the Internet another magical miracle in the form of their Gathering of the Juggalos informercial. For the unaware who may not be "down with the clown," The Gathering of the Juggalos is the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    Hello RFT, This Is Jimmy Tebeau of the Schwag Writing You From Prison

    Riverfront Times received the sweetest note this week from Jimmy Tebeau, the subject of our June 13 feature story, "He's Gone". The lead singer of the popular local Grateful Dead cover band, the Schwag, reported to federal prison in South Dakota last month after pleading guilty to knowingly allowi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2013

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows in St. Louis from May 20 to 26

    Next weekend looks pretty awesome, though anything does when an extended weekend awaits most of us thanks to Memorial Day. Keep that extra sleep time in mind while slogging through the work week and affording yourself some time to enjoy visits from acts like Andrew W.K., Soundgarden and El Ten Eleve ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 18, 2013

    The Best Shows at SXSW 2013

    This year, our sister papers at the Houston Press music blog Rocks Off and Dallas Observer music blog DC-9 at Night teamed up to bring you only the choicest moments from last week's SXSW madness. See Also: -The Scene at SXSW: Here's What You Are Missing -SXSW 2013: Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, Spai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Mad Buffalo Distillery Makes Moonshine Eco-Friendly

    "Sustainable" and "moonshine" aren't often heard in the same sentence, but Mad Buffalo Brewing Company is hoping to make its sustainably produced Thunderbeast Storm Moonshine a household name. Chris Burnette and his family founded Mad Buffalo in November 2011 on ShawneeBend Farm in Union, Missouri ... More >>

  • Music

    December 20, 2012
  • Blogs

    October 10, 2012

    Jimmy Tebeau Was in High Spirits Playing Music the Night of His Sentencing

    Jimmy Tebeau played a show following his court sentencing last night with the Jerry Garcia Band at the Old Rock House. At least twenty people waited at the door prior to opening and the venue continued to substantially fill in from there. Tebeau didn't comment, from the stage or in conversation, abo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 20, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From August 13 to 19

    LouFest is this weekend, but you will not find it listed within this post. This is because St. Louis's favorite outdoor festival will already see plenty of press this week -- hell, I'd be surprised if this blog post isn't surrounded on either side by bigass advertisements for the event. Point is, yo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 26, 2012

    Out Every Night: The Best Shows From March 26 to April 1

    Still tired from last week? Too bad, March is unrelenting. Time to down some coffee, eat some energy bars and pack in the protein (might we recommend some pink slime?) because this week is jam-packed with shows as well. On Friday, two guys named Pete who happen to be legends in their respective fiel ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 10, 2011

    Juggalos and Bald Britney: The Ten Worst Music Tattoos Ever

    AHHHHHH!!​The mainstream ubiquity of tattoos is nothing new, but it does make for some pretty hilarious/horrendous Google searches. We chatted with two local tattoo artists to see what regrettable tattoos St. Louisians are getting these days. Iron Age Tattoo's Joseph Reincke said nothing surp ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 10, 2011

    Lumière Place Casino's Devin Knau: Featured Bartender of the Week

    Welcome to Girl Walks into a Bar, a weekly Gut Check feature that spotlights local bars and bartenders. This week Katie Moulton profiles Lumière Place Casino's Devin Knau. Below is a Q&A with Knau followed by the recipe for Devin's VIP Special. Katie MoultonDevin Knau of Lumière Place Casino pours ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 16, 2011

    Interview: Joel Selvin, Sammy Hagar Red Autobiography Co-Author, on How He Collaborated with the Red Rocker

    ​In nearly 40 years as a journalist for the San Francisco Chronicle, Joel Selvin had a unique landscape to contend with as a writer. Some of his most famous subjects that he was writing about lived right there in the same zip code - bands such as The Grateful Dead, Huey Lewis & The News, Jour ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2011

    New Album Releases: David Lowery, The Go! Team, the Civil Wars and MEN Lead the Way

    (New albums are typically released on Tuesdays, i.e., today. What can you spend your hard-earned pennies on this week? Find out below.) The Civil Wars' Barton Hollow​*The Civil Wars, Barton Hollow Paste gave the album an 8.0 rating: "Barton Hollow, the name of a nonexistent place, is largely ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 14, 2010

    Show Review Setlist Photos: Iron & Wine Takes a Sonic Sojourn, Gets Lost Along the Way at the Pageant, Saturday, November 13

    (Photos coming soon!) As soon as he strode onto the low-lit Pageant stage, it was clear that Sam Beam was a changed man. Not only had the Iron & Wine leader trimmed his famed beard and flowing locks to a respectable length, the singer and guitarist was downright chatty even before he played the fir ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 12, 2010

    Photos: Furthur at the Chaifetz Arena, Thursday, November 11

    Jam-band fans lamenting the legal problems plaguing Camp Zoe had something to make their day a bit brighter last night: a concert from Furthur, a band featuring Grateful Dead members Phil Lesh and Bob Weir. Jon Gitchoff ventured to the Chaifetz Arena and snapped some photos of the show and its patro ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 10, 2009

    Apple Announcement a Big YAWNER

    ​So, my guess was wrong about Apple releasing the Beatles catalog on iTunes. I'm not ashamed of that. It was a long shot. But I did get some things right about the Apple announcement and I was surprised by quite a few things, too. I was right about iTunes 9. That wasn't hard to guess. I haven't ha ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 19, 2009

    RFT Picks for Twitter Follow Friday: STL Tweeps

    There's no particular theme to this weeks picks, other than these are some local people who I enjoy following on Twitter.

  • Music

    January 14, 2009
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    December 23, 2008

    Top 10 St. Louis New Year's Eve Parties Under $75

    Kick 2008's ass out the door with a party under $75. Most include drinks, food and music. None include a guaranteed kiss at midnight. These made the Top 10 list for a variety of reasons, pick one that suits you. Check out our complete list of more than 70 St. Louis New Year's Eve parties.Also be sur ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2008

    The Top 10 Reissues of 2008

    It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scene ... More >>

  • Music

    February 21, 2007

    Homespun: Falling Martins

    Nostalgia Train (self-released)

  • Music

    October 12, 2005

    Ripe for Picking

    Team Tomato blossoms on its third CD

  • Calendar

    June 8, 2005

    Find Your Way Back

    Moving Arts Dance via Starship

  • Dining

    April 6, 2005

    Cabo Wabo Tequila Reposado

    Magee's, 4500 Clayton Road; 314-535-8061

  • Music

    July 21, 2004

    Why Lollapalooza Died

    We explore campaign theme songs, examine the death of Lollapalooza and get down verbally with Paul Oakenfold

  • Film

    June 30, 2004

    The Whole Truth?

    Inside Al-Jazeera, journalists tell a familiar story unfamiliarly

  • Music

    April 21, 2004

    A Touch of Gray

    The jam-band community pulls together for one heck of a funeral

  • Dining

    April 14, 2004

    Raspberry Ginger Beer

    Duff's, 329 North Euclid Avenue, 314-361-0522

  • Calendar

    December 31, 2003

    Two Elvises

    On one magic night, baby

  • Music

    November 20, 2002


    Cicero's champs brace for the second coming of Vermont's phinest. Prince disciples couldn't care less.

  • Music

    September 18, 2002

    Spouse Work

    American roots music just wouldn't be the same without the Gordons, a married couple who make unstuffy traditional music

  • Music

    October 6, 1999

    Elvis Costello and Steve Nieve

    Monday, Oct. 11; American Theater

  • Calendar

    September 29, 1999


    Twenty North leaves its longtime Vandeventer Avenue home for new digs

  • News

    September 8, 1999


    Leona Mackler has parlayed a lifetime of education and experience into a lucrative practice helping the children of St. Louis' elite achieve their (and their parents') dreams

  • Music

    February 10, 1999
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    January 6, 1999
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