When a teenaged Stephanie Sanditz learned that the English translation of her hometown Creve Coeur meant "Broken Heart," she totally flipped out. "I was like, 'Oh my god! I was born in Broken Heart, Missouri!' I'm going to tell that to every single guy my entire life," says Sanditz, adding, "It tota ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
What historic properties in Missouri are most likely to face demolition? The Missouri Alliance for Historic Preservation has released its annual list of the state's most endangered sites, which this year includes the Book House, a beloved store in Rock Hill that recently got its eviction notice as ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
"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 >>
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 >>
See also: Stag Nite Offers Weekly Camaraderie in Debauchery. Stag Nite: the Slideshow In this week's print edition we ran a story on Stag Nite, a South City tradition celebrating its ninth year anniversary, which features the time-tested coupling of cheap booze and live music. Unfortunately we we ... More >>
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 >>
This is part two of Emily Wasserman's Chef's Choice profile of Steve Komorek of Trattoria Marcella. Part one can be found here. Part three, a recipe from Komorek, will be posted on Thursday. Emily WassermanDid your family cook together when you were a child? Only professionally. My brother d ... More >>
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 >>
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 >>
(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 >>
(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 >>
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 >>
This is part two of Robin Wheeler's Chef's Choice interview with Eliott Harris of Miso on Meramec. For part two, a Q&A, click here. Stay tuned for part three, a recipe from Chef Harris that will post on Friday. Robin WheelerKnife to meet you: Sushi chef Eliott Harris of Miso on Meramec.How d ... More >>
There's no particular theme to this weeks picks, other than these are some local people who I enjoy following on Twitter.
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 >>
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 >>
Why waste money (or steal) those bogus Thriller remixes when you can get better Michael Jackson reinventions legally — for free? Plus, the history of the classic Harlem Globetrotters song "Sweet Georgia Brown."
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On one magic night, baby
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He can turn bricks into gold, junk into antiques, disasters into opportunities. But Pete Rothschild just can't transform his reputation.
With Sebastopol, Jay Farrar has made one of the finest and most unusual records of his storied career
The Big Wu put their money where their smile is
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The music stops when Nathan Tumulty deserts his Arcanum Festival
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Sun Sawed in 1/2 bring a new sound to their Bewilderbeest
A-pickin' and a-grinnin' over a new musical discovery
Monday, Oct. 11; American Theater
Twenty North leaves its longtime Vandeventer Avenue home for new digs
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