Working for an alt-newsweekly can be pretty damn entertaining. Outside of reporting on the latest in local music, food and news, we get to investigate messed up Craigslist ads gone viral, exchange yo momma style comebacks to St. Louis city haters and even play the occasional pranks on each other (se ... More >>
What do you mean those mushrooms were "medicinal"? It seems like just yesterday we were welcoming the return of fall and trying to find somewhere to stand in the Pageant for Bon Iver. But another week has come and gone, and you, as usual, have no excuse to be bored this weekend. DJ Lance Roc ... More >>
Amidst the flash, bang, and noise of summer movies, there's "Winnie the Pooh", a quiet and relatively bombast-free film that picks up where the 1966 classic left off.
The one difference: hipster queen Zooey Deschanel lends her delightful vocals to the soundtrack, including the beloved theme ... More >>
wikimedia commonsDJ Lance Rock with a young fan. Awwz. One-time St. Louisian DJ Lance Rock and the Yo Gabba Gabba! Live crew bring their kiddie show on crack back to the Fox Theatre for two family friendly performances on September 17. Leave it to the Luminary--last week it announced that sp ... More >>
image viaLast week Gut Check explored the do's and don't's of dining out with children. Although the little ones don't always make for the best fancy-dining companions, kids and food are often a recipe for hilarity -- especially when the mess is being made on your computer screen and not the ... More >>
Dvdn Alterior DJing the Victorian Fetish Ball at Lure in 2009.
Dvdn Alterior introduced rave culture to St. Louis in the early '90s, and since then, he's been producing envelope-pushing parties that have left an indelible mark on the St. Louis scene.
Alterior -- who prefers to go by the monik ... More >>
While our music page has plenty of things to do this weekend, a quick note: The fun./Steel Train/Jarrod Gorbel show at the Firebird is sold out. Hope you bought tickets! Now on to some other options:
Drink. Listen to Brave Combo, Copper Box and Soulard Blues Band. ... 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 >>
The music and styles of a parents' youth inevitably reappear in the music of their small children. Such is the case with Yo Gabba Gabba! Live! There's a Party in My City!. Almost two decades after rave culture's underground beginnings, it's been modified into the colorful, kid-friendly romp w ... More >>
It's been a long week. Here are the highlights of shows going on this weekend -- please chime in with your own below.
Friday, March 19
*Jay-Z/Young Jeezy/Trey Songz, Scottrade Center
*David Gray, Blanche M. Touhill Performing Arts Center
*STS9, The Pageant
*Michael McDermott (early), Off Broadway
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Yo Gabba Gabba! is far more than just Nickelodeon-produced kiddie fodder. It's become a venue for introducing kids to music by Devo, Chromeo, Mates of State, Of Montreal, and so many more. The show's so popular, especially with indie darlings with children, that the show's producers have a surplus o ... More >>
All props to Robin for finding this ridiculous Eater link of celebrity chef/TV host Anthony Bourdain guest starring on Yo Gabba Gabba! This might be more appropriate for Gut Check, but the brief, electro-funk theme song spun here is a) a high-quality earworm; b) better than 95% of new hyped bands; c ... More >>
Yo Gabba Gabba! is a children's television show on Nickelodeon co-created by Christian Jacobs, who's better known in punk circles as MC Bat Commander of the Aquabats. YGG! is coming to town at the Fabulous Fox on March 21, as we reported a few weeks ago. Just yesterday, the Aquabats announced a Marc ... More >>
yogabbagabba.comA little-known fact about DJ Lance Rock of the Technicolor kids show Yo Gabba Gabba!: He's originally from St. Louis. He'll be coming home in quite a triumphant manner on Sunday, March, 21, when YO GABBA GABBA! LIVE!: THERE'S A PARTY IN MY CITY! comes to the Fox Theatre for tw ... More >>
*Yo Gabba Gabba, Sunday, March 21
*Mondo Drag, Tuesday, February 9
*Henhouse Prowlers/The Hillbenders, Sunday, February 14
*Left Lane Cruiser/The Monads, Thursday, March 24
*Adrian Legg, Thursday, April 1
*Greensky Bluegrass, Friday, April 2
*Dana Falconberry/Abi Robbins, ... More >>
Aerial rendering of Citygarden.
The much anticipated Citygarden, which hopes to further propel downtown St. Louis' revitalization efforts, opens to the public at 6 a.m. on July 1. Situated on a two-block stretch between 8th and 10th streets -- bounded by Chestnut Street on the north and M ... More >>