A dozen graffiti artists went head-to-head for a $1,500 prize in the R-Sole "Ink Off" at 2720 Cherokee on Saturday, May 15, 2010. The contest was sort of like an NCAA Tournament of street art -- each artist was given an 8' x 8'canvas and a 90 minutes to create something better (in the eyes of the judges) than their opponent. Materials ranged from classic aerosol spray cans to felt-tipped markers to airbrush to traditional brush and palette. The winner went by the name Grandpa and hailed from Springfield, Missouri. By Keegan Hamilton.
Beer, burlesque, music and more beer. The annual party for members and supporters of KDHX (88.1 FM) community radio gathered at the City Museum downtown to celebrate the station and raise money for it. Photos by Lee "White Light" Harris.
BitterSweet Bakery, a new Benton Park bakery, is as intriguing as any restaurant that has opened in town in the past year -- and as deserving of our attention. Continue reading Ian Froeb's review of Bittersweet Bakery. Photos by Jennifer Silverberg.
The 2010 version of Cinco de Mayo actually fell on Saturday, May 8, but people still crowded Cherokee Street for music, food, a mechanical bull, dancing and a parade. Photos by Nick Schnelle and Keegan Hamilton.
After a week in which Nashville flooded, Greece burned, the stock market freaked, and Times Square was nearly blown up, we could all be forgiven for feeling like frightened rabbits. The fearless, if-not-quite peerless, Scottish rock band, led by supremely unpretentious and sweat-drenched singer...
People gather in the playa for Burning Man's principle of radical self-expression, so it's no surprise participants excel in creativity and personalized costumes. All photos by Curious Josh.
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Read a review of Pearl Jam at Scottrade Center here. Pearl Jam with Band of Horses and more than a few Cubs fans, 'cause like Eddie Vedder is a Cubs fan and stuff, were in attendance at the Scottrade Center last night. Photos by Jon Gitchoff.
Step inside the Bridge Tap House & Wine Bar, the new venture from restaurateur Dave Bailey, the man who brought us the Lafayette Square dessert and drinks hotspot Baileys' Chocolate Bar and, a block west of the Bridge, breakfast and lunch eatery Rooster. Read a review of the Bridge by Ian...
Billing itself as "St. Louis' first horror, sci-fi and pop culture convention," the first-ever "Con-tamination" took place over the weekend of April 30-May 2 at the Holiday Inn-Southwest Viking Conference Center. Photos by Jason Stoff.
On Saturday night, NOFX stumbled into Pop's in Sauget, Illinois with the same sharp wit and shit-disturbing attitude it showed at its last area club gig, at Mississippi Nights roughly twelve years ago. Continue reading the review of the NOFX show at Pop's. Photos by Jon Gitchoff.