LouFest pre-sale tickets will be available today through the event's fancy, newly-launched official website. These early-release tickets will be $50 for the full weekend, as opposed to the $75 tickets to be released in May, or the $95 full-price tickets that will be available when those sell out.
This gesture is OK.So we've been a little obsessed with Guy Fieri the past couple of weeks, thanks to the feature story about former Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives producer David Page in our sister paper City Pages. The latest embarrassing revelation about the spiky-haired superstar chef isn't ... More >>
Tom Paule Photography via www.peabodyoperahouse.comThe ticket lobby at the Peabody last month -- still a long way to go before opening day.It's not quite like Grandma trying to figure out Twitter -- but it's close.Like many a grand dame who's found herself thrust into our increasingly wired age, ... More >>
A group of St. Louis progressives this week launched ForwardSTL.net, a new website designed to inform and rally local Democrats.The site, officially unveiled last Saturday, aggregates content from local blogs and mainstream media. Adam Shriver, of St. Louis Activist Hub, is the brainchild behind ... More >>
As if we needed a study to confirm this.A new study by the media-research firm Nielsen Co. confirms what you may have expected about the St. Louis Rams. Not only does no one in St. Louis care about the team but neither does a national audience. The study specifically looked at last year's season ... More >>
This unknown freestyler got served on the streets of St. Louis by a similarly unknown j-hole in a baseball cap. Guess the slapper had a problem with the rhymes? The video first appeared on World Star Hip Hop on Sunday and has already garnered 660,000 views, which is considerably higher than most ... More >>
Screencap: live.gourmet.comPublisher Condé Nast announced today that Gourmet will be relaunched this fall as Gourmet Live, a website and tablet-computer app. This isn't surprising. Though the iconic magazine was shuttered late last year, its brand recognition is too high to lie entirely dormant. ... More >>
Google busts out some big figures.Was I the only one who thought it strange yesterday that Google decided to make public its "economic impact" in Missouri and other states? The news release yesterday was apparently the first time ever that the search engine has shared its state-by-state financia ... More >>
[Editor's note: Schlafly Beer debuted its smart-phone app last month, and we asked two Gut Check bloggers, Robin Wheeler and Andrew Veety, to take it for a spin. Below, their respective reviews.] Robin Wheeler's take: Everyone loves a good shiny thing. Press a button and receive yummy tidbi ... More >>
(H/T Jon Gitchoff) Something Corporate -- the piano-pop band of high school-aged Andrew McMahon, of Jack's Mannequin -- is embarking on a reunion tour later this summer. According to its official website, the band is playing at the Pageant on Wednesday, August 4. The band was well-loved by its fans ... More >>
9 p.m. Wednesday, January 20. Off Broadway, 3509 Lemp Avenue.
Saw the following commercial last night during the local news. Thought it was a joke before finding the company's website. Mo Money Taxes describes itself as "the largest independent tax company in Tennessee, and everybody involved believes this phenomenon will continue to roll on." The firm now has ... More >>
Timothy Norris/LA WeeklyLady Gaga in LA, 12/23/09Last Thursday, to preview Lady Gaga's show at the Fox that night, I posted about a Nirvana-Lady Gaga mashup floating around the Internet. In that post, I embedded the YouTube video and a link to the where the mashup originated: a blog post on th ... More >>
Two Cyndi Lauper posts in one week on A to Z, eh? However, this one's not for a sad reason: According to her official website, Lauper is playing at the Ameristar Casino in St. Charles on Friday, February 12. Best Valentine's Day present ever? I think so!
The Chesterfield Police Department began Twittering yesterday. And based on the looks of the image on their Twitter page, they seem to have global aspirations. And is it me, or does that graphic on their logo look like a fist? But rather than speculate about what the symbol may mean, I decided to fi ... More >>
Christopher ColemanThe Post-Dispatch is reporting that Christopher Coleman told his Florida girlfriend that they'd marry in 2010. The woman's name is Tara Lintz and went to high school in Largo, Florida with Coleman's wife, Sheri. Last week Coleman was charged with murdering Sheri and the couple's t ... More >>
A list of New Year's resolutions for the bands, venues and fans of the local music scene.
8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9. The Pageant, 6161 Delmar Boulevard
9:30 p.m., Friday, August 10. Lemmons, 5800 Gravois Avenue and
9 p.m. Monday, August 13. CBGB, 3163 South Grand Boulevard
Chest Hair (self-released)
B-Sides gives you a guided tour of St. Louis through the eyes of Billy Joel, and provides three nifty downloads for the price of one.
Week of February 8, 2007