This week, St. Louis receives visits from artists including Ms. Lauryn Hill, Foxy Shazam, Nitty Scott and more. On a local front, bands churn out some tunes to lend a helping hand to local musician Glenn Burleigh, Scarlet Tanager releases a new album and Harvest Sessions features rockers Bruiser Que ... More >>
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 yea ... More >>
The Academy Awards are on Sunday evening, and to celebrate, Gut Check has come up with some questionable delicious movie and food pairings. Some were simple and obvious (Life of Pi...pie...), while others were not as straightforward (Amour? Hmm...). But we're clever here at Gut Check, so we got you ... More >>
Happy Friday, St. Louis! Before we get to the festivities, it's been a little while since we've explained our shows-pickin' blog-postin' strategy, so here it is again for the uninitiated and the forgetful: Every Monday we do a blog post called "Out Every Night" that lists shows the RFT Music staff p ... More >>
Todd Owyoung Josh Ritter and the Royal Family Band | Yellowbirds Off Broadway July 22, 2011 "This will be the world's first protozoan slow dance," Josh Ritter said, squinting against the sweat, bringing the band down towards the end of the night. "You don't have to touch each other though." ... More >>
Kholood EidOysters Bienville: Feeling randy yet?The night began auspiciously, with the Cure's "Friday I'm in Love" on the car radio. How better to set out for a Dinner and a Movie that commenced with shellfish at the Broadway Oyster Bar and move on to a screening of Love and Other Drugs, star ... More >>
Don't have enough on your plate with the Festival of Nations? Saturday Iron Barley is hosting the Bayou Bash to benefit rebuilding efforts in New Orleans. Alison Sieloff has the details here. We had a busy week here, no? We even got around to the mysteries of Thai food. That grocery store thing is ... More >>
(Saturday, May 5, Cherokee Street)
Jennifer's is a thick slice of Midwestern paradise
Keep your theories to yourself -- Brendan Benson is just a singer in a rock & roll band
At the theater with Paul Reubens
A performer's diary charts the brilliant, the bawdy, the baked and the banal among St. Louis open mics
If you didn't like this year's movies, you didn't look hard enough. The RFT's film critics weigh in on their faves of the year.
Faced with an unprecedented rash of inmate suicides, St. Louis was slow to respond. Now there's a new jailhouse boss in town.