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  • Tool at Family Arena, 6/26/10
    Among its other virtues, Tool's sold-out concert at the Family Arena last night answered one of life's Big Questions: Can an art-metal band that thrives on obscurity still get 11,000 people to stand and shout without pause in one place for two straight hours? "Whatever is going on out there has...
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  • Soccer Fans and the Mayor at Amsterdam Tavern, 6/26/10
    Soccer bar Amsterdam Tavern on Morgan Ford was packed inside and out on Saturday for the US vs. Ghana World Cup game. Soccer fans began drinking early Saturday morning and continued through the game. The US lost 2-1 to Ghana in extra time. Photos by Egan O'Keefe.
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  • 'Beyond XY' (NSFW)
    With the new exhibit Beyond XY: Four Photographers Explore the Masculine Continuum, the phd Gallery (2300 Cherokee Street) takes a close, celebratory look at gender identity and "maleness." The show, which coincides with PrideFest 2010, opens with a free public reception from 7 to 10 p.m. on...
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  • Passion Pit at the Pageant, 6/23/10
    Someone sprinkled fairy dust on the Pageant last night. There's no other explanation for it, and not enough superlatives exist to describe the sold-out Passion Pit/Tokyo Police Club/Brahms show last night. I did see a girl with a wand -- maybe she was responsible for generating the most vim and...
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  • 2010 World Naked Bike Ride in St. Louis (NSFW)
    On June 19, hundreds of cyclists went as bare and they could and rode through South City as part of a rolling protest and to raise awareness on the world's dependency on oil. The ride began and ended on South Grand with the after-party at late-night bar Mangia Italiano, with music by the Nebula...
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  • South Grand's Al Waha is First Bedouin Restaurant in Midwest
    This is the first Bedouin restaurant in St. Louis. It claims to be the first Bedouin restaurant anywhere in the Midwest, which I'm inclined to believe, some (by no means exhaustive) Internet sleuthing having turned up only one other Bedouin restaurant in the entire United States, a place in...
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  • 2010 RFT Music Awards Winners
    You voted for your favorite local music acts and we're here to announce the winners of the readers' poll for the 2010 Riverfront Times Music Awards. Read about all the nominees in "2010 Music Showcase: 1 night, 50+ bands, 5 bucks this Saturday on Wash. Ave."
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  • RFT Music Awards Party at the Tap Room, 6/23/10
    Musicians and their fans (and moms, in some cases) converged on the Schlafly Tap Room on Tuesday night for the RFT Music Awards party, where the results of our music readers' poll were announced. Cassie Morgan & the Lonely Pine, the Blind Eyes and the Funky Butt Brass Band provided the music....
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  • Blitzen Trapper at Off Broadway, 6/21/10
    "Sweat," remarked Marty Marquis, guitarist for Portland, Oregon's Blitzen Trapper, "does bring us together." Due to the heat, the band took numerous towel-off breaks during its show last night at Off Broadway. Continue reading Matthew Jackson's review of last night's show. Photos by Jon Gitchoff.
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  • Drinking Bargain Wines at STL Uncorked, 6/19/10
    Drinkers braved the shirt-soaking humidity on Saturday, armed with glasses of wine and strong appetites at St. Louis Uncorked Wine & Music Festival. Photographer Nick Schnelle brings back these photos.
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  • Pajama Jam at Koken Art Factory
    "Pajama Jam," an "Urban Camp Experience to celebrate the Summer Solstice," was held from 7 p.m. June 19 to 7 a.m. June 20, attracted a few hundred revelers who stayed up all night. Live music, DJ's and burlesque dancing were the main attractions. Photographer Lee Harris brings back these photos.
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  • Jay Farrar at the Old Rock House, 6/17/10
    Jay Farrar barely flinched from the heat as he plowed through a 100-minute set last night, loaded with Son Volt's recent catalog and a few classics in front of a sold-out crowd at the Old Rock House. Continue reading Robin Wheeler's review. Photos by Jason Stoff.
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