The plastic pens waited, biding their time, until America turned its weary attention to the final hours of the interminable campaign. Then -- THEN! -- they struck again. In August, the plastic pens snuck into frozen bratwurst patties. Now they've come for our grill-marked chicken-breast strips.
Well, the white trousers are back in storage and the river flotation seat with tall-boy sized cup-holders is deflated. We may have a few warm days ahead still, but summer is behind us. Lest it all fade into a haze of sweating (so it was hot this summer...), we here at RFT Music have preserved the bi ... More >>
18. We Remembered to Check The Weather Forecast Soak us once, shame on you, Mother Nature. But soak us twice, and we better be either 1) drunk enough not to care and/or 2) having an intimate slow dance in the rain. Umbrella or not, the diagonal downpour that cut Dawes' set short and delayed Dr. Dog ... More >>
Homicide detectives were called to the 2800 block of Dayton in the Jeff-Vander-Lou neighborhood (above) yesterday around 1 p.m. to investigate another apparent murder. Wayne A McKinney, 34, was found riddled with bullets, still behind the wheel of a white 2001 GMC Yukon. The incident report notes ... More >>
The Throne is to Otis Redding as Kansas chief XV is to Dion and the Belmonts--no one is mad about the reminder to revisit. Vizzy brings his backpack rap to Cicero's on February 2. New Orleans brassy ball busters Bonerama return to the Old Rock House on February 12. Plenty of DJs, dubheads and EDM w ... More >>
Bob Seger, what a babe. Don't know what to get dad for Christmas and/or St. Nicholas Day? Classic rock icon Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band are at the Scottrade Center on December 9, and you can pretend it's papa's fault you "have" to fulfill your lifelong wish of seeing "Night Moves" pe ... More >>
For a guy who makes some of weird sounding shit, Tom Fec is a pretty normal dude. He exercises. He dreams of giving up, getting fat and going bald. He loves the '80s, but not in a lame, ironic way. But Fec crafts day-glo hallucinogenic pop with Black Moth Super Rainbow, and drops bass like a ... More >>
Chrissy WilmesWayne with Jim Utz, Promotions Manager at Vintage VinylTypically, it might seem a bit odd to send a reporter to cover an in-store signing. What's there to report? Some famous dude(tte) signing autograph after autograph, making impersonal chit chat and rushing off fans, inevitabl ... More >>
via http://1055jyy.blogspot.com/2009_05_31_archive.htmlSt. Louis sucks at healthy living. But we still beat a few rivals at staying alive.Finally, something to celebrate!A new county-by-county system to take the nation's temperature on a variety of health-related factors has determined that St. L ... More >>
Last month, in a story about the Camp Zoe case called "Shakedown," the RFT's Keegan Hamilton detailed the shocking process by which federal and state law enforcement authorities may legally seize cash, land or other valuables from a citizen -- even in cases in which the citizen has never been cha ... More >>
image viaIt's so easy to succumb to Grinch-ish-ness this time of year. It's dark, it's cold and you can't go anywhere without hearing fake-cheerful Muzaked Christmas songs. This all makes you especially vulnerable to the good sad songs, like "Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas" or "I'll B ... More >>
(Photos by Todd Owyoung coming!!) The Flaming Lips tries desperately to give more to its fans than it takes from them. It wants your emphatic applause, it wants your unconditional love, it wants your $37.50 - all fodder for creating an atmosphere that feels nothing short of magical. Wayne Coyne, S ... More >>
Corned beef and cabbage not your thing? According to Wayne, the official St. Louis Chipotle Tweeter, if you're wearing green, you can score free guacamole on your burrito at any local Chipotle Mexican Grill.
Vintage Vinyl 1. BLACK REBEL MOTORCYCLE CLUB---Beat The Devil's Tattoo* 2. TITUS ANDRONICUS---Monitor 3. FLOGGING MOLLY---Live At The Greek Theatre 4. LUDACRIS---Battle Of The Sexes 5. GORILLAZ---Plastic Beach 6. MURPHY LEE---You See Me 7. SADE---Soldier Of Love 8. BROKEN BELLS---Broken Bells 9. JIM ... More >>
Euclid Records is switching computer systems this week, so we only have Vintage Vinyl's top sellers. Behold! An asterisk denotes the band is coming to town. Look at all of those St. Louis acts in the top 25, too! Who says people don't sell records anymore? 1. GOV'T MULE---By A Thread 2. LIL' WAYNE- ... More >>
Robin WheelerWith the holidays officially upon us, Throwback will spend the next few weeks dragging out the party classics. Did you miss the days of bosses having secretary three-ways at office parties, or neighborhood shindigs where you spied Mom groping a Santa Claus who looked a lot like Wayn ... More >>
One-time St. Louis Blue Brett Hull was inducted into the NHL Hall of Fame on Monday in Toronto. Hull spent most of his career with the Blues, from the spring of 1988 to the summer of 1998, before he signed as a free agent with the Dallas Stars. Although he spent the majority of his career with th ... More >>
1 p.m. to 11 p.m. Saturday, September 5, and Sunday, September 6. Laclede's Landing.
Here are some of the new shows announced this week at venues around St. Louis! Pageant *The Decemberists, Sunday, May 31 BB's Jazz, Blues and Soups *Ernie Isley and the St. Louis Allstars, Saturday, March 7 *Bill Lupkin and the Workers, Saturday, March 14 *Chris Duarte Group, Wednesday, March ... More >>
The 51st Grammy Award nominations are in -- and are quite interesting. No, really. The entire list is here, but some highlights. And no, a highlight is not Paul McCartney earning a nomination for "I Saw Her Standing There." REALLY? Or Ministry earning a nod for a Stones cover of "Under My Thumb" -- ... More >>
Watching the SLU basketball last night for the first time this season, one thing became very obvious: It's going to be awhile before anyone not named Kevin Lisch or Tommie Liddell leads the team in scoring. During the first half of last night's match-up against Kent State (which the Bills lost 76-7 ... More >>
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The calculus of Pi Productions equals some dynamite music
As kid-book adaptations go, Because of Winn-Dixie's no dog
Flaming Lips at the Pageant
Tuesday, July 22; Way Out Club
Week of May 28, 2003
Welcome to Aqua Vin, the seafood restaurant for people who aren't all that thrilled about the stuff
Steven Drozd talks about a decade's worth of weirdness with the Flaming Lips
Friday, Jan. 11; Off Broadway
Looking for influence, significance, development and perpetuation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame
Silverman's bitter "comedy" is enough to make you lose all hope
Sam Raimi does what he can with familiar material in The Gift
Popcorn takes on the topic of Hollywood violence in a hilarious but none-too-gentle way
By Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II (Stages St. Louis)
Co-written and directed by Mark Illsley