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    July 16, 2014

    The Best Fan Freak-Outs From Chris Colfer's Book Signing in St. Louis

    With the gorgeous weather St. Louis has been having, it certainly feels like life is a song here in the Gateway City. Recent visits by Glee cast members simply add the grace note. St. Louis had its first taste of Glee when Alex Newell served up a saucy headlining set during this year's PrideFest do ... More >>

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    July 7, 2014

    Government-Funded Wash U. Study Claims Twitter Could Make Kids Smoke Marijuana

    Washington University researchers spent eight months analyzing tweets about marijuana use and came to the conclusion that young people might be influenced by pictures of Spongebob Squarepants smoking weed. In the study, which was paid for by the National Institutes of Health and the National Instit ... More >>

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    June 9, 2014

    KSDK Viewers Lash Out When Weather Coverage Interrupts Belmont Stakes Preshow

    Which is more newsworthy: severe, dangerous weather nearing St. Louis or the final race in a major American sporting event? KSDK (Channel 5) chose weather Saturday afternoon as storms brought two confirmed tornadoes into the metro area, including one that damaged several businesses in St. Peters a ... More >>

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    May 23, 2014

    Chuck Berry Holding a Chuck Berry Bobblehead at Cardinals' Chuck Berry Night

    Players and fans alike were humming "Hail! Hail! Rock & Roll" during Wednesday's Cardinals game, as the team honored music legend and St. Louis native Chuck Berry with his own bobblehead. The 87-year-old Polar Music Prize recipient accepted his plastic likeness in person and also threw out the cerem ... More >>

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    May 23, 2014

    Father of SE Missouri Student Shown in NSFW Photo Tweet Incensed at University Response

    We've got more details on the creepy bathroom photo mistakenly tweeted from an official Southeast Missouri State University Twitter account last Friday. A source tells Daily RFT that the two semi-nude women in the photo are actually student athletes at the college, and the photo itself was taken and ... More >>

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    May 23, 2014

    Where to Find the Great Food Truck Race Trucks This Weekend

    As we reported earlier this week, the Food Network's Great Food Truck Race is headed to St. Louis this weekend. Four trucks form all over the country will be slinging food for our beautiful Memorial Day weekend. The thing about food trucks, though, is they move -- so we've got you covered. See als ... More >>

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    May 22, 2014

    Beach Cruiser Bringing California Cuisine to St. Louis This Weekend Only

    California may be hundreds of miles away, but St. Louis is getting a little taste of Venice Beach this weekend, thanks to Beach Cruiser food truck. The three friends behind the wheel are driving cross-country as part of the Food Network's Great Food Truck Race. See also: The Best Food Porn of Food ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 20, 2014

    SE Missouri State Redhawks Accidentally Tweet Pantsless Bathroom Photo (NSFW)

    It's a tale as old as Twitter: A PR peon tweets a harmless message from their employers' official Twitter account and -- oops! -- mistakenly links to the wrong photo. Occasionally, it's a very wrong photo. Southeast Missouri State University became the most recent victim of copy-paste tweeting on ... More >>

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    May 19, 2014

    Americana: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    The 2014 Riverfront Times Music Showcase will be held this year on June 7 in the Grove! Think of it as St. Louis music's own official holiday and consider this the season. Throughout May we at RFT Music will be making our cases for all 140 bands and artists nominated for an RFT Music Award this year ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 12, 2014

    Rams Draft Michael Sam, St. Louis Suddenly Cares About Its Football Team Again

    Historic news hit the sports world this weekend when the St. Louis Rams drafted former University of Missouri defensive end Michael Sam, making him the first publicly out gay man on a National Football League roster. Sam wasn't drafted until late in the seventh round, the 249th player selected to j ... More >>

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    May 6, 2014

    Give STL Day: St. Louis' First All-Day Fundraising Give-A-Thon Is Today

    If you've ever thought about donating to help a local cause, today's the day. Give STL Day is St. Louis' first 24-hour marathon fundraiser aimed at promoting more than 500 local community-betterment organizations. From midnight on Tuesday to midnight on Wednesday, organizers will be taking donation ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2014

    Twitter Confusion: St. Louis Blues Hashtag Looks Gay But Isn't

    St. Louis Blues fans are blowing up Twitter this week as the team prepares to face the Chicago Blackhawks in the NHL playoffs. But one hashtag in particular is causing some confusion between hockey fans and casual tweeters.

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    April 14, 2014

    Guess Where I'm Eating This Pulled Pork and Win Ice Cream for Two at the Fountain on Locust

    St. Louis is experiencing a barbecue boom. We already have more than a few top-notch joints, and last week saw several announcements of more to come. This pulled pork sandwich is from a place that isn't super established, but it sure is delicious. Think you know where we got it? Take a guess and win ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2014

    Facebook and Twitter Aren't Killing Your Relationship. You Are.

    In today's "no duh" news, two studies out of the University of Missouri say people who spend lots of time on Facebook and Twitter are more likely to fight, cheat or break up with their romantic partner over Facebook- and Twitter-related conflicts.

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    April 3, 2014

    Tornado Touches Down in University City; Heavy Rains Bring Flooding

    So far, this spring is shaping up to have as much extreme weather as the frozen winter St. Louis just survived.

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    April 1, 2014

    The Evening Whirl is Tweeting Stories of Pimps, Drugs, and Heartache in 140 Characters or Less

    Bloody cops chasing broken-faced bandits. Treacherous drifters nursing a hangover. Downtown dons steeped in golden-toilet luxury. These are the kinds of characters and tales that have made the St. Louis Evening Whirl a St. Louis institution since 1938. And ever since the iconic paper started (seri ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 31, 2014

    Opening Day 2014: Cardinals Fever Takes Over St. Louis, the Internet

    Break out those Cardinal-red jerseys, folks. It's officially Opening Day! The St. Louis Cardinals take on the Cincinnati Reds away today. The Redbirds' first game hasn't even started yet, but fans are reaching a fever pitch on Twitter:

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    March 20, 2014

    Here's a Photo of Lorde Hanging With Chuck Berry Last Night

    New Zealand singer-songwriter Lorde will be performing at the Peabody Opera House tonight, but evidently the Grammy Award-winning young songstress arrived in St. Louis a day early to catch a show by the legendary Chuck Berry.

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    March 18, 2014

    Racists Call "White Man March" a Success in Missouri Because No One Noticed

    You may not have noticed the nationwide march of white supremacists carrying signs that "'Diversity'=White Genocide" on Saturday. That's good. You weren't supposed to.

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    March 10, 2014

    Everyone You Know Gets Car Washed, Goes for a Jog as St. Louis Warms Up

    We don't want to jinx anything, but it sure is starting to feel like spring in St. Louis. After a winter full of polar vortices, frost quakes and far too many snow days, St. Louisans are itching to feel the sun on their skin -- and to get those salt stains off their cars.

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    February 7, 2014

    UPDATED: Guess Where I'm Eating This Tomato Soup and Win $20 to La Tejana

    Still in a Super Bowl hangover/food coma? We've got just the thing to make you feel better: our weekly guessing game. This tomato basil soup really hit the spot during this cold weather, and it was perfectly paired with half a turkey sandwich. Be the first to guess where we ate it and we'll give you ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 11, 2013

    6 Questions We'd Ask at Police Chief Sam Dotson's Twitter Chat Today

    Metropolitan Police Chief Sam Dotson will take to Twitter today in a Q&A with any tweeps who have questions about crime fighting in St. Louis. The chat runs from noon to 1:30 p.m. To ask a question, tweet at the chief's Twitter handle: @ChiefSLMPD. If you can't think of any questions, we have a fe ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Ask Tom Morello & a Tribute to Miley Cyrus

    Getting your celebrity gossip from TMZ is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. This is the final installment of "Twitter Litter," so it ... More >>

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    October 31, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Halloween Escapades from Ke$ha, Nikki Sixx and Queen Latifah

    Getting your celebrity gossip from TMZ is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Remember a few weeks a ... More >>

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    October 17, 2013

    Ke$ha Wants You to Haunt Her Vagina This Halloween

    Getting your celebrity gossip from TMZ is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. While we're becoming B ... More >>

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    October 11, 2013

    Did Jack Dorsey Fire the "Real Brains" Behind Twitter Before It Hit Big Time?

    A new book on the founding of Twitter slated to come out next month claims St. Louis native and Twitter cofounder Jack Dorsey kicked the "real brains" behind Twitter out the door before the company became what it is today, possibly cutting his friend out of billions. The New York Times published an ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2013

    Get To Know Singer/Actor John Corbett Before Tonight's Show at The Gramophone

    You can't help but notice a guy with a good head of hair, like the kind John Corbett has. Oh, sure, other things matter, too. Things like portraying an ex-convict disk jockey in Northern Exposure, one of the most popular television shows of the '90s. Things like playing Carrie Bradshaw's furniture-m ... More >>

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    September 25, 2013

    Is My Band Playing Too Many Shows?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    September 24, 2013

    Ty Nsekhe, Former Rams Player, Disses Soldiers Because it "Doesn't Take Much Skill To Kill"

    Pro football player Ty Nsekhe was already having a rough summer before he put his cleats in his mouth via Twitter. Cut from the Rams practice squad in late August, Nsekhe apparently used his newfound free time to jump into a Twitter exchange Monday that culminated in the offensive tackle spouting ... More >>

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    September 19, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Tyler the Creator Shops, Elvis Costello & The Roots Make Sweet Love

    Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Unlike the past coup ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    My Daughter's Teen Band Might Start Making Money -- How Do I Report Band Taxes?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Last Shot: Cancer Fatigue is Starting to Beat Me Down

    [Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>

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    September 18, 2013

    Little Big Bangs' Latest LP is All Punk Energy and Rock & Rock Snarl

    Little Big Bangs Little Big Bangs littlebigbangs.bandcamp.com One of the harrowing truths of the recent twentieth anniversary celebration/reissue campaign of Nirvana's In Utero (aside from the relentless march of time and the music press' fixation with fundamentally meaningless anniversaries) is th ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013

    Twitter Litter: 9/11, Rihanna's #Cockclutch and More Twerking

    Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. In our previous edit ... More >>

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    September 12, 2013

    Sub Zero 9th Anniversary Celebration Continues

    Sub Zero Vodka Bar (308 North Euclid Avenue; 314-367-1200) is celebrating nine years in the Central West End with drink specials, charity donations and of course, lots and lots of vodka! The party started last night and will continue into the weekend. See also: Check Out the New Sub Zero Bars at Ed ... More >>

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    September 3, 2013

    Senator Claire McCaskill Angers a Bunch of Vegans on Twitter with Pig Roast Photos

    Senator Claire McCaskill very much runs her own Twitter account, which is why her feed sometimes has goofy commentary on the fashion of the Supreme Court justices and personal Vine videos of her family coloring Easter eggs. This Labor Day weekend she fired off a series of tweets about roasting a p ... More >>

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    August 29, 2013

    Twitter Litter: the 'Miley Twerks' Edition

    Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. An issue of worldwid ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Should I Manage My Husband's Band?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Ou Où Releases Biocities, Collaborating with Many Local Artists: Review

    Ou Où Biocities ouou.bandcamp.com Spend enough time with instrumental ambient duo Ou Où and you'll begin to uncover the twin desires that push and pull at Travis Bursik and Patrick Weston's music. While experimental drone music is at the core of the pair's sound, the songs often have a sneaky way ... More >>

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    August 27, 2013

    Last Shot: A New Chemotherapy Drug Means New Side Effects

    [Editor's Note: Long-time concert photographer Andrew Youssef found out two years ago that he had stage IV colon cancer. In that time, he has continued to shoot tons of music events, on top of other freelance work and working a day job at a hospital, of all places. As he continues to fight for his l ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    Why Is My Obscure, Vinyl-Only Band So Obscure?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    August 21, 2013

    Win Tickets to Coheed and Cambria at the Pageant

    Coheed and Cambria is coming to the Pageant! The Nyack, New York prog-rock band will perform on Monday, August 26, and we have two tickets up for grabs.

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    August 13, 2013

    If You're Not Touring Your Album You're Burning Your Label's Money

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Twitter Litter: Inspirational Bieber, Questlove's Cronuts and Ghostbusters

    Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Musicians are weird. ... More >>

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    August 1, 2013

    Saint Louis Bread Co. Insults Farmers Via Twitter

    Corporations are still trying to navigate the tricky world of social media. Of course, you can't please everyone, and an account with hundreds of thousands of followers is going to get a few nasty tweets. Companies are wisely learning to utilize Twitter for marketing purposes, with varying degrees o ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    Twitter Litter: A Diaper Full of Musicians' Royal Baby Thoughts

    Getting your celebrity gossip from "TMZ" is soooooo 2009, dude. Each Thursday in "Twitter Litter," RFT Music rounds up the week's best meltdowns, ego battles and WTFness from rockers, rappers and DJs who aren't afraid of a little hashtag action. It's time to take out the trash. Did you know that mu ... More >>

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    July 25, 2013

    Chipotle Twitter Hack Was Just a PR Stunt

    Last Sunday Chipotle's Twitter account, @ChipotleTweets, seemed to be going haywire. It looked like a hack: In February, a jokester got into Burger King's account and transformed it into McDonald's. Embarrassing, sure, but Burger King gained more than 30,000 followers because of it. So, a hack isn't ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    The Five Weirdest Rap Beefs

    Do you remember J-Kwon? In case you don't, we'll remind you. He had a song called "Tipsy" back in 2004 that hit No. 2 on the Billboard charts. After that he seemingly dropped off the face of the earth for a while. See Also: - NEWSFLASH: Man leaves Odd Future show with headache - St. Louis Rapper J ... More >>

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    July 24, 2013

    Are "Farewell Shows" Melodramatic and Presumptuous?

    Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>

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    July 23, 2013

    KSDK (Channel 5) Investigates Quirky, Totally Unexplored "Hipster Culture" in St. Louis

    KSDK (Channel 5) has an in-depth segment today, investigating these "quirky" new members of a species called "hipsters" who are taking over St. Louis. They're in bars. They lurk in coffee shops. They dance during the daytime. They wear sunglasses. They're into jazz. And fashion. And they're young! ... More >>

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