Are you a musician? Is your group having issues? Ask Fan Landers! Critic Jessica Hopper has played in and managed bands, toured internationally, booked shows, produced records, worked as a publicist and is the author of The Girls' Guide to Rocking, a how-to for teen ladies. She is here to help you s ... More >>
Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>
It would appear that Tammy Baggio, 39, had a pretty clever scheme to make money off of Sam's Club stores throughout the Midwest, involving switched containers, pet products and eBay. It was, however, not quite clever enough to last very long. So say the federal authorities that have formally accus ... More >>
ebay.comPlates like this abound online. Perhaps the Cardinals could pick up similar trinkets from all 27 cities with MLB teams?So you've heard the news. How could you not?! It's the biggest story of the week year century history of St. Louis. On Monday a decorative steel plate fell off the exteri ... More >>
Pretty Little Empire. Photo by Steve Truesdell.Ed: The RFT Music Showcase was Saturday. It was hot, it was crowded and you would have needed to be in ten places as once to see all the good stuff. Among those who tried was Diana Benanti -- she brings you part two of her highlights below. Read ... More >>
Can't believe this thing already has 16 bids on eBay in just 24 hours.Click for larger image.If it doesn't sell online, it looks like there's another auction on Wednesday of next week. H/T: Punching Kitty. Related Content: After 70 Years on St. Louis Riverfront, Fate of S.S. Admiral Could be Deci ... More >>
(The number of chain-record stores nationwide has dwindled. However, St. Louis has become an unlikely safe haven for indie record shops -- and for DJs who prefer to spin the black circle instead of scrolling their iPods. In this weekly column, we'll focus on personal portraits of St. Louis' record a ... More >>
In the latest case of pareidolia -- a funny little trick of the brain that places important, often religious, symbolism on regular items -- a British woman claims that a piece of chewed gum she stuck on her mantel turned into the image of Christ. On Good Friday, even! www.telegraph.co.ukT ... More >>
Florida citrus-growers fight to save crops from cold. (Bloomberg)The throwback to cane sugar-sweetened soda doesn't make much health difference. (Los Angeles Times)Frozen pizza sales rise. (Minneapolis St. Paul Star-Tribune)Coffee shops are incognito Starbucks. (CNN.com)Potatoes sporting h ... More >>
The eBay advertisement states that the ornament is of Pujols "fielding" a play at first base. But c'mon, what's it look like he's doing? P.S. A tip of the toilet seat to First Cuts.
Ethiopian agronomist wins World Food Prize. (USA Today)Thinning a suburban deer herd means meat for the needy. (Kansas City Star)Do you need 76 tons of frozen British fruit pies? Check Ebay. (UPI)Hipster demand drives Pabst Blue Ribbon prices. (NBC Los Angeles)Some highlights from the New ... More >>
flickr.com/photos/jusumCan't you imagine this headline getting read in a sonorous voice? Maybe even by McGruff? Anyway, our friends at the FBI are always eager to help us out, which is why they've sent out this press release about how to avoid online auction fraud. Now if only they could tell us how ... More >>
Twangfest 13 starts tonight at the Pageant with Amy Lavere, Hot Club of Cowtown and Alejandro Escovedo, but the Twangfest eBay Auction, an annual charity event for KDHX Community Media, has been rolling for a week, with many items ending this afternoon. Lots of cool and rare music stuff. Check it ou ... More >>
Dear Smashing Pumpkins collectors,Why do you keep emailing me, asking if I'm selling my Zeitgeist promo CD? I'm genuinely curious about these queries, which I assume are stemming from my review of the album. For starters, it's mad illegal; my copy is a record-label-issued, numbered and watermar ... More >>
A man in southwestern Illinois is blaming the sleeping pill Ambien for a recent brush with the law. The man says he took the drug and the next thing he remembered was waking up in a jail cell where police charged him with attempting to break into a home and resisting arrest. The man aptly calls his ... More >>
Octavio DiazAfter more than a year of debate, the Town & Country Board of Alderman approved last night a plan to decrease its deer population. The issue has prompted sharp debates at city hall between people who enjoy the deer and those who eye the creatures as a nuisance. In November, an angry ... More >>
eBayHave you seen the curious local home for sale on eBay? The property is built inside one of the old sand mines that run along the Mississippi River south of St. Louis in Jefferson County.According to the description on eBay, the owners are behind on the balloon note they used to finance the proje ... More >>
In Warrenton, Missouri, about an hour outside St. Louis, a hoosier torch is about to be passed. The old Interstate Batteries Limousine is for sale. With seven days to go as of this writing, the 1999 Pontiac Grand Prix GT is going for $11,500. And where can you buy it? Ebay, of course. It's been feat ... More >>
In today's news: More on Mexico and U.S. meat, prosecco and Burger King's meat cologne sells out.
From the "That Didn't Take Long" department of political humor, an eBay listing for the U.S. Senate seat vacated by President-Elect Obama and allegedly shopped around by Illinois Governor Rod Blagojevich. Bidding started at 99 cents and, as of this writing, has reached $51. Bidders, note: Free shi ... More >>
While browsing at Vintage Vinyl yesterday, I found out that the store recently bought a collection of records from somebody. This buy was a bit different than others, however. For starters, clerks found a whole ton of old photos of rock stars like Blondie and the Damned just hanging out -- like, qua ... More >>
Bookworms bore through "Steal Das Book"
A pair of local entrepreneurs has a Barry Bonds home run ball for sale, but so far they're going down swinging.
B-Sides explores whether actors can really sing, downloads some Pixies goodness and has some devilish words for Bleeding Through
Underrated local talent Eddie Fisher finally sees his work released on CD, while KWUR celebrates its own week
Wednesday, December 14; the Savvis Center (South 14th Street and Clark Avenue)
Unreal visits an anger-management expert. Then, feeling better, we scan the Bargain Box for a money-maker (note: not for shaking) and talk about psychiatrist-patient luv with a Scientologist (oops). Plus: the local blog of an alleged killer.
Webster Film Series thins its collection
New Pro Arte is fingerpicking good
Week of August 20, 2003
Rick Nielsen is not content to pull his old hat tricks anymore
Week of December 26, 2001
Week of May 2-8, 2001