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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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Monday, July 18, 2016

R.I.P. Andrew Franklin, Brilliant Local Musician and Bringer of Joy to All

Posted By on Mon, Jul 18, 2016 at 6:08 AM

Just over two months back, RFT Music published an article on musician and bandleader Andrew Franklin. His body was riddled by cancer (and its treatments) and he was open in saying that “several times, I've wanted to give up. Not to the point of calling someone. But music's a healing force,...

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Friday, July 15, 2016

The 6 Best Shows in St. Louis This Weekend: July 15 to 17

Posted By on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 12:07 PM

This weekend sees the four-year anniversary of the Bump & Hustle, the monthly all-vinyl party that has kept Blank Space bumping every third Saturday since 2012. Patrick Haggerty will perform his Lavender Country record, which holds the distinction as the first openly gay country album, with a slew of St....

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Start Bar Opens Its Doors This Week, Mixing Booze and Arcade Fun

Posted By on Fri, Jul 15, 2016 at 9:21 AM

Start Bar (1000 Spruce Street), a new concept from the creators of Wheelhouse, was finally able to open its doors this week on Wednesday, July 13. And it was well worth the wait. This hangout spot could not be more different from Harpo’s Columbia, the place where owners Lou Groff, Stephen Savage...

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