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Monday, July 25, 2016

Andrew W.K. Speaking Tour Coming to Ready Room to Discuss "The Power of Partying"

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 7:14 AM

The self-proclaimed King of Partying, singer Andrew W.K. has somehow made a career out of his 2001 novelty tune "Party Hard." Of course, W.K. has recorded and toured regularly in the decade or so since he got his big break. The raspy-voiced hard rocker has also gotten gigs as...

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Roxy's Reduces Hours, Refutes Closure Rumors

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 6:03 AM

Blaming a bad local economy and, yes, Ballpark Village, the popular Metro East adult club Roxy's has slashed its hours. Michael Ocello, president of VCG Holdings, which owns Roxy’s and several other clubs in Illinois, says the “iconic” strip club is now operating under a new “summer schedule,” with...

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Critic's Pick: M83 to Perform at the Pageant This Monday, July 25

Posted By on Mon, Jul 25, 2016 at 6:00 AM

It’s been nearly five years since M83, aka Anthony Gonzalez, released a record — meaning his latest piece of work is much more valuable than its name and cover art may suggest. Gonzalez’s seventh studio album, Junk, is adorned with fuzzy cartoon characters and lettering straight out of Microsoft...

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Friday, July 22, 2016

Bobby's Place to Open Location on Hampton This Fall

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 6:41 AM

Hockey great Bobby Plager is coming home. After partnering with investors to open three Bobby's Place bars across the St. Louis area, with outposts on Washington Avenue, in Valley Park and in St. Charles, Plager plans to open his fourth Bobby's Place at Hampton and Watson. That's in the...

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The 8 Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: July 22 to 24

Posted By on Fri, Jul 22, 2016 at 6:26 AM

It is goddamn hot outside. Music fans leaving the house this weekend risk being melted to the pavement, but we know you'll take the risk anyway — especially with such great shows on the roster. St. Louis R&B singer Teresajenee will see her work highlighted as part of the LAB...

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Thursday, July 21, 2016

The Hideaway Is Open Again in South St. Louis

Posted By on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 7:00 AM

When the Hideaway readied to open its doors again on Friday, July 8, after a one-month hiatus, its new owners had the intention of just hosting friends and family. The liquor had just arrived that day, and so they didn't even change the sign outside: It still read "coming soon."...

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Joy 99.1 FM Stickers: Scourge of the St. Louis Roadways

Posted By on Thu, Jul 21, 2016 at 6:07 AM

There you are, driving along and carefully minding your own business, when suddenly one of your fellow motorists does something stupid, putting the lives of everyone they share the road with in imminent peril. Acting quickly, you narrowly avoid calamity. As the offending motorist speeds off, oblivious, you instinctively...

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Wednesday, July 20, 2016

St. Louis Artist Attacked by Kids in BMW Yelling "Get That Nigga," Brandishing Gun

Posted By on Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 7:31 AM

A St. Louis hip-hop artist and motivational speaker was attacked by a gang of youths on July 9 in south St. Louis, who attempted to rob him at gunpoint and then chased him down with their BMW, he says, intentionally hitting him at full speed and knocking him off...

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Newly Announced: Schoolboy Q, Bleached, Steel Panther, Tory Lanez and More

Posted By on Wed, Jul 20, 2016 at 6:47 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, July 19, 2016

Critic's Pick: New Orleans Jazz Vipers to Perform at the Focal Point This Friday, July 22

Posted By on Tue, Jul 19, 2016 at 6:10 AM

Some of us were lucky enough to catch a teenaged Charlie Halloran playing trombone alongside his older brother Tommy (a recent RFT Music Award winner) in a band called the Ambiguous They. But once Charlie came of age and decamped to his spiritual home of New Orleans, the horn...

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