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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Wired Names American Wrestlers' Latest One of Six "Must-Listen" Albums of November

Posted By on Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 7:21 AM

St. Louis act American Wrestlers is on the rise. For those who haven't been paying attention, the band, led by Scottish-born, St. Louis-settled songwriter Gary McClure, saw itself signed to the respected Fat Possum label in 2015, before it even played a single show — or even had a...

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St. Louis Symphony Celebrates Increases in Revenue, Attendance in 2016

Posted By on Tue, Nov 15, 2016 at 7:09 AM

The 2015/2016 season is ending as one of the strongest in recent St. Louis Symphony history. That's according to a press release sent out yesterday by the SLSO, which says that the Symphony saw increases in both revenue and attendance in the most recent season. Ticket revenue reached as high...

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Monday, November 14, 2016

Parlor, a 'Social Club' Offering Billiards and Arcade Games, Coming to the Grove

Posted By on Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 1:45 PM

A brand new bar with pool, arcade games, pinball and a DJ booth is coming to the Grove. Parlor (4170 Manchester Avenue) plans to open in the 2,500-square-foot space that previously held Honey, at Manchester and Kentucky. Its owners are a quintet of nightlife heavyweights, several of them already...

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Critic's Pick: Pujol to Perform at Off Broadway This Wednesday, November 16

Posted By on Mon, Nov 14, 2016 at 7:09 AM

You could quite literally choke a horse with the number of white-hot Nashville bands working on the fringes of the city’s country heritage, and a fair number have used Music City as a launching pad for noisier, more experimental rock and folk. Daniel Pujol straddles a few lines in...

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Friday, November 11, 2016

Christmas Music Starts Now (Yes, Now) in St. Louis on KLOU

Posted By on Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 3:36 PM

If you thought the world was dark and growing darker, KLOU (103.3 FM) has just the solution for you. The St. Louis radio station has begun playing round-the-clock Christmas music, effective immediately. Yes, we know. It's only November 11. It's still two weeks before Thanksgiving, for God's sakes. It's 60...

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The 7 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: November 11 to 13

Posted By on Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 6:53 AM

For the time being, art and music have not yet been banned by our government, meaning you can still go out and catch some music this weekend, if the events of November 8 haven't left you in a permanently immobilized crumpled pile. Good times! Tonight sees the release of...

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Maplewood's Orbit Pinball Lounge Is for Sale on Craigslist

Posted By on Fri, Nov 11, 2016 at 6:17 AM

The RFT's pick for the best place to play pinball in St. Louis could be yours for a cool quarter-million dollars. An ad posted on Craigslist Wednesday seeks to sell four-year-old Orbit Pinball Lounge (7401 Hazel Avenue, Maplewoood; 314-769-9954) for $220,000. That doesn't include the building, but does include "all...

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Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Newly Announced: Japandroids, Dada Life, Smino, Lee Brice, STRFKR and More

Posted By on Wed, Nov 9, 2016 at 7:14 AM

Here, again, is every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention. Page two contains our complete listing of new shows, so you can do some digging of your own and let us know which ones...

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Tuesday, November 8, 2016

RKDE Brings the Classic Arcade Experience to Cherokee Street

Posted By on Tue, Nov 8, 2016 at 7:45 AM

When Blank Space owner and proprietor Kaveh Razani took the reins of the massive, multi-floor 2720 Cherokee earlier this year, he brought changes to staff, décor and booking in one fell swoop. But before the deal was finalized, Razani met with self-described gamer Rob Fulstone to discuss an addition...

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Monday, November 7, 2016

St. Louis Symphony Group to Play for Local Refugees Tomorrow

Posted By on Mon, Nov 7, 2016 at 8:46 AM

If you think the U.S. presidential election has been stressful, imagine living through it as a refugee from a Muslim country. Donald Trump has blasted Syrian refugees and, more recently, those from Somalia — suggesting that allowing them to come here puts the nation at risk for terrorism. And settlement...

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