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    March 7, 2013

    Take Our Andrew W.K. Party Tip Quiz!

    Andrew W.K.: Rocker, composer, fashion plate, motivational guru, and most importantly -- via his primo Twitter feed -- long-time purveyor of party tips. From practical advice to profundity, inspiration to hilarity, his near-daily tips offer something for everybody, not only how to get the party star ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2013

    You've Been Had: The Bar Is Using Karaoke to Get to Your Wallet

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Bizarre STD/HIV Twitter Attack, Assault Claims in Chris Carter V. Pam Boyd Aldermen Race

    This is weird. The local races for Board of Aldermen seats in St. Louis don't generally get a whole lot of mainstream media attention -- but here at Daily RFT, we couldn't ignore the craziness that has apparently occurred in the the 27th Ward. Chris Carter, who has held the seat since October, i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    How Do I Manage My Newly-Launched Solo Career?

    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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 26, 2013

    Candles As Band Merch: An In-depth, Intensive Look with GG Allin, Mumford and Sons

    By Michael Alan Goldberg Perhaps you have seen that in addition to the T-shirts, hoodies, posters, and brass boat necklaces (?) found in their online merch section, Sigur Ros has introduced their "Vardeldur candle" for the princely sum of $23.50. The site describes its scent thusly: The smoky, sl ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2013

    Punching Out the Overhead Lights During a Karaoke Song: What to Do Next

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    The Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup Announcement Is Here [Updated With Complete Lineup]

    [UPDATE: The complete lineup is now on page two of this post.] Right now, even as I type this, Weird Al Yankovic is in the midst of a three-hour long live streaming video announcement for this year's Bonnaroo Festival, a four-day event that takes place every year in Manchester, Tennessee. As one wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    No, Playing Guitar While Singing 'Renegade' Isn't Karaoke

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 8, 2013

    Photos: Cardinals Finally Break Ground on Ballpark Village, Release New Renderings

    Finally. This morning, the St. Louis Cardinals officially broke ground -- shovels and all! -- on the much-anticipated, much delayed development of Ballpark Village, the mixed-use seven-block project just north of Busch Stadium. The Cardinals, working with development partner Cordish Companies, say ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 7, 2013

    Photos: Rainbows In St. Louis This Morning, Commuters Snap Shots From Their Cars

    Nothing brightens a depressing morning commute better than a nice big rainbow in the St. Louis skyline. And a quick glance at social media shows that many excited drivers have been snapping photos from their cars. (Public service announcement: Just like texting and driving, iPhone photography whil ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 6, 2013

    Karaoke Songs to Put Your Significant Other In the Mood

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 1, 2013

    Big Sam's Funky Nation, Matt Pond, dada and More Show Flyers

    Eclectic Trombonist Big Sam will perform with his self-described "Noladelic powerfunk" band, the Funky Nation, on February 8th at the Old Rock House. Matt Pond PA visits the Firebird, February 15th, in support of their new album, "The Lives Inside the Lines in your Hand." More show flyers, below:

  • Blogs

    January 29, 2013

    Ask Fan Landers: Will My Band Always Be Broke?

    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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 24, 2013

    Everyone Has the Flu: Will Karaoke Give Me a Disease?

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    Who the Hell Cares if Beyonce Lip-Synced the National Anthem at the Inauguration?

    Barrack Obama was inaugurated for his second term as President of these United States this Monday -- a day that notably was also a national holiday in recognition of Martin Luther King Jr. I'd wager that Dr. King would have seen this as a "win" -- a victory for the equality the man fought his entire ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2013

    2013 RFT Web Awards Winners

    It's been said that employees engaging in social media while at work cost the U.S. economy $650 billion a year in lost productivity. That's $4,452 per company, and it doesn't even factor in the economic losses from plain, old Web surfing. Throw that into the mix, and good lordy: No wonder the econom ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 22, 2013

    Claire McCaskill Mocks Justice Antonin Scalia's "Weird Hat" at Inauguration

    Just before President Barack Obama took the oath of office for his second term, Senator Claire McCaskill went all Joan Rivers on the men of the Supreme Court and their curious taste in headgear. Justice Antonin Scalia got it the worst for an odd little chapeau that looked a bit like an overturned b ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    Greasing Palms and Glad-Handing In Spite of Crippling Anxiety

    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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 16, 2013

    5 Helpful Tips for Doing Karaoke with Your Co-Workers

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Six Tips For Hosting Dirty Vagrants (Also Known as Touring Bands)

    Editor's note: This post is half of a two-parter! Please read its companion post as well, Six Tips On How To Be an Awful House Guest: Musician Edition. Musicians, much like regular humans, need sleep to survive. In unfamiliar cities, a stranger with a squishy place to nap for a night can help out t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2013

    Shooting Reported at Stevens Institute of Business and Arts

    Multiple media outlets are reporting a shooting at the Stevens Institute of Business and Arts at 1521 Washington Avenue. According to the Post-Dispatch, two men have been removed from the building in stretchers, and a 21-year-old gunman may already have shot himself. P-D reporter Joel Currier jus ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    CutForBieber Was a 4chan Prank, but in 2013 Pranks and Trends are Basically the Same Thing

    Pranks are never more effective than when a prankster finds the precise border between reality and absurdity and just barely steps over it. This week's #CutForBieber trending topic--in which Justin Bieber fans were supposed to be cutting themselves in an attempt to force their ur-boyfriend off marij ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 11, 2013

    Meet Your 2013 RFT Web Awards Judges

    "Nothing demonstrates what a critical asshole I am more than judging the RFT Web Awards." -- Anonymous So said one of our esteemed judges during a marathon session this week to determine this year's RFT Web Awards winner and finalists. It's true. Our judges are a discerning bunch for good reason. A ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2013

    Win Tickets to Grace Potter and the Nocturnals at the Pageant

    Grace Potter and the Nocturnals are coming to the Pageant on Thursday, January 10. They'll be joined by Langhorne Slim, and the show is way sold out. BUT: It's not too late to have the lovely Ms. Potter make eyes at you while also rocking your face off (it's true; I've seen it!). We have a pair of t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    How to Cheat the High Notes in Karaoke

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 2, 2013

    Treat Your Band Like Your Job and it Just Might Be

    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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2012

    Should My Band Hire a Publicist?

    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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 26, 2012

    New Year's Eve Karaoke Hell: Surviving The Company Party

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2012

    The 14 Best Music-Related GIFs We Discovered in 2012

    Editor's Note: The end of 2012 is upon us (also the end of the world, if you believe in that sort of thing), so we thought we'd put a cap on things by sharing some of our personal favorite shows, albums, events and general shenanigans. Join us as we indulge in some navel-gazing! Once upon a time, I ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2012

    Fresco Kane on 106 & Park: "I Get My Confidence From Doing it for So Long in St. Louis"

    East St. Louis rapper Fresco Kane has been working in this city for a long time (you may know him as Gena). In September, we wrote about his recently finalized deal with Jermaine Dupri's So So Def records. They both made an appearance recently on BET's 106 & Park to make the introduction to the rest ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2012

    Is Karaoke an Appropriate Response to a Tragedy?

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 18, 2012

    There's No Shaming in Getting Famous

    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 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 12, 2012

    Five Surefire Moves for Karaoke

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 5, 2012

    Getting Over Your Fear of Karaoke

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 23, 2012

    Slay's Latest Playoff Wager [UPDATED]

    Updated October 23: Were we the only ones who thought this would never happen? But let it be said of our mayor: He is a man who knows how to take his lumps. On the bright side, think of the flacks in the SF City Hall who have to eat t-rav now. Original post after the jump.

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2012

    What We've Gained from Twitter: Knowing your Favorite Musician Can't Spell

    Miley Cyrus is quitting Twitter, reportedly. She's not unfollowing herself over music -- her tweets were reportedly an affront to Liam Hemsworth, which is reportedly the name of a real person -- and the RFT Music demographic, so far as our ad guys can tell, is probably not very broken up about it. B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2012

    RFT's 5 Favorite Tweeters in St. Louis

    The Greek philosopher Heraclitus famously said, "You cannot step twice into the same stream." Nor can you click twice into the same Twitter. But the following five members of our city's Twattering class seem like a good read every time we wade in -- if for only 135 characters.

  • Blogs

    September 12, 2012

    Kansas City Chiefs Tell Fan to "Get a Clue"

    To quote a newsroom colleague, sometimes it feels like there should be the equivalent of a driver's test in order to qualify for an account on Twitter. Whoever is running the account for the Kansas City Chiefs seriously wrecked himself before he checked himself yesterday after angrily responding to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 6, 2012

    Twitter Fight! Missouri Politicians Trade "Thug" Insults

    Charlotte, North Carolina, wasn't the only place where political insults were flying yesterday. Last night things got heated on Twitter after state Senator Jason Crowell (R-Cape Giradrdaeu) called Rep. Jamillah Nasheed (D-St. Louis) a "thug" and a "low life." Nasheed, no stranger to controversy, re ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2012

    Dave Catanese, Politico Reporter, Yanked from Todd Akin Coverage

    Related content: National GOP, Crossroads Abort Akin: Pregnancy Comment Causes Pullout Todd Akin Has the Inside Scoop: Women Can't Get Pregnant from 'Legitimate Rape' [UPDATE from Akin Campaign] Dave Catanese, a Politico writer and former local political junkie, really stepped in it as the Todd ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2012

    Eleven Things Every Independent Artist Should Work On

    Editor: Tef Poe is an artist from St. Louis City. Through powerful imagery and complicated honesty, he has earned a reputation as one of the best rappers telling the story of St. Louis, which is about much more than one place. Poe has been featured in music publications such as XXL and Urb Magazine. ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 17, 2012

    Guess Where I'm Eating this Chicken Shawarma and Win $25 to Graham's Grill and Bayou Bar!

    All this talk of The Avengers (we definitely didn't see it twice or anything) and shawarma makes Gut Check a hungry blog. Guess where we ate this lovely pile of poultry and win $25 to Graham's Grill and Bayou Bar (612 West Woodbine Avenue, Kirkwood; 314-965-2003). Rules: To be eligible, you must le ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 11, 2012

    Twitter Gets Help from SLU Prof on How to Deal With Indigenous Tweeters

    If you're one of the five remaining speakers of "Yuchi" -- a near-extinct Native American language in Oklahoma -- your tweets will look insane, even to those within your linguistic group. That's because the "@" character is part of your alphabet, so whenever you type it in, Twitter will wrongly thin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 28, 2012

    Track Your Favorite Food Trucks on Gut Check

    Has this week's review of Guerrilla Street Food (@GuerrillaStreet; 314-529-1328) convinced you to stop grumbling about "the kids these days" and embrace the food-truck revolution? Are you already a food-truck aficionado, but can't keep straight just how many there are -- or where they are today? Gu ... More >>

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    January 26, 2012
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    January 17, 2012

    Introducing the 2012 RFT Web Awards Finalists

    ‚ÄčThe good news? The St. Louis online community is alive and well. The bad news? There's so much great content out there, it's extremely difficult to come up with a list of the best of the best. But, hey, this is the Internet. People love them some lists. We'd hate to disappoint. So, then, the ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 5, 2012

    New Rob Delaney Show Added at the Firebird: Win Tickets

    ​Comedian Rob Delaney sold out his Saturday show at the Firebird (2706 Olive Street, 314-535-0353). The venue has just added a second, late show on Saturday night. Tickets are $14 and doors open at 10 p.m.

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    December 14, 2011

    Murphy Lee, 2011 STL Twitter Champ: His Twenty Best Tweets

    ​ It used to be something that I just did while trapped in my car. Waiting to pick up a friend at the airport? Check Murphy Lee's Twitter account. Sitting in stopped traffic on the highway? Check Murphy Lee's Twitter account. Pull up to the crib and see a creeper hanging outside and need to wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 1, 2011

    Review Preview: Cha Cha Chow and Sicily Streat

    Alissa NelsonCha Cha Chow, serving up tacos last winter‚ÄčA few weeks ago, I gassed up the car, made sure my mobile Twitter app was up-to-date and finally began my pursuit of St. Louis' influx of food trucks. A sneak peek of the first review, of Cha Cha Chow and Sicily Streat, is after the jump.

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