• Blogs

    June 16, 2014

    Out Every Night: The Best Concerts in St. Louis From June 16 to 22

    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 >>

  • Music

    June 5, 2014
  • Blogs

    May 15, 2014

    Indie Pop: Meet the 2014 RFT Music Award Nominees

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    February 22, 2013

    A Gut Check Oscar Party

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    The Ten Best Shows In St. Louis This Weekend: July 20 to 22

    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 >>

  • News

    March 8, 2012
  • Blogs

    July 23, 2011

    Josh Ritter at Off Broadway, 7/22/11: Review and Setlist

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    December 13, 2010

    Oysters and Love and Other Drugs

    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 >>

  • Film

    March 24, 2010
  • Blogs

    August 24, 2007

    Reminder: Bayou Bash

    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 >>

  • News

    May 16, 2007

    Cinco De Mayo

    (Saturday, May 5, Cherokee Street)

  • Dining

    May 24, 2006

    How Sweet It Is

    Jennifer's is a thick slice of Midwestern paradise

  • Music

    August 3, 2005

    No Alternative

    Keep your theories to yourself -- Brendan Benson is just a singer in a rock & roll band

  • Calendar

    June 11, 2003

    The Hermanator

    At the theater with Paul Reubens

  • Music

    January 23, 2002

    Open Season

    A performer's diary charts the brilliant, the bawdy, the baked and the banal among St. Louis open mics

  • Film

    January 2, 2002

    Shut Up and Watch!

    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.

  • News

    November 7, 2001

    Unlucky Seven

    Faced with an unprecedented rash of inmate suicides, St. Louis was slow to respond. Now there's a new jailhouse boss in town.