The St. Louis mayor's race is over -- but controversial commentary on the battle between Francis Slay and Lewis Reed apparently is not.
Activist Percy Green sent around an op-ed he wrote to his e-mail list this week with his analysis of the primary race between the long-time incumbent and challeng ... More >>
We here at RFT Music can barely breathe this is so awesome.
St. Louis's own Spelling Bee has apparently outed an undercover police operation in Boston. The cops' goal: Breaking up DIY punk shows by posing as fans.
"Basically I think the cops should have something better to do," says drummer and vo ... More >>
In case you forgot: I gave myself the brain-crushing mission to make a show diary for every weekend in March. This is the third installment in my four-part project.
Like the rest of us, my party time was cut short this weekend by twelve inches of snow. I'll have to cover JC Brooks and the Uptown So ... More >>
The five doe-eyed boys of Foxing lock interweaving rhythms and personal lyrics to impart heartfelt tunes throughout the Midwest. Foxing's recent self-booked tour brought the band up and down the Central Time Zone, garnering much fanfare for its careful but fearless take on melodic post-rock.
When the numbers began to roll in on the eve of March 5, it became clear that Mayor Francis Slay was on his way to his fourth, record-breaking term. With the hopes of his challenger, Aldermanic President Lewis Reed, went those of the members of Dump Veolia, who had effectively turned a pending city ... More >>
Jimmie Matthews will be the next mayor of the City of St. Louis.
So says Jimmie Matthews, the underdog in tomorrow's Democratic primary race in which incumbent Francis Slay will face off against Board of Aldermen President Lewis Reed -- and Jimmie Matthews.
"I'm winning and I'm gonna win," Matth ... More >>
Tomorrow is the primary election for mayor of St. Louis -- and the campaigns of the two frontrunners are falling apart. At least that seems to be the message of both the Lewis Reed and Francis Slay campaigns, who are today fighting about a Facebook post from State Senator Jamilah Nasheed.
Nasheed, ... More >>
The city has officially withdrawn a labor agreement form that critics earlier this week slammed as the most draconian, anti-employee policy in the history of St. Louis.
Union leaders and opponents of Mayor Francis Slay say this is a significant retraction that will save future employees from signi ... More >>
Challenges to a pending consulting contract between the City of St. Louis and a French multinational water service company called Veolia are still coming from all sides.
Activists from the "Dump Veolia" coalition will descend on City Hall this afternoon for another show of opposition; at the same t ... More >>
Kansas City's motor-mouthed, self-proclaimed "Nerdy White Kid" Mac Lethal played 2720 Cherokee over the weekend to a good-sized crowd of hip-hop lovers. A video of his nonchalant re-imagining of Chris Brown's "Look at Me Know," in which he raps at ludicrous speed while flipping pancakes ("Cook with ... More >>
UPDATE: The Arts Council just uploaded the video that was played last night in Chuck Berry's honor. See it on the second page of this post.
Last night the Arts and Education Council kicked off its 50th anniversary year with a ceremony to honor various contributors to arts and culture in St. Louis. ... More >>
Our annual Year in Music issue hits a newsstand near you today or tomorrow. For 2012, we've compiled a timeline of some of the shows, events and milestones that mattered most to us. And we'd like to hear from you -- do you agree? Do you have additions you'd like to see memorialized? Let us know in t ... More >>