The photographs accompanying this week's "2012: The Year in Music" RFT feature story are part of a series called After the Show by St. Louis-based photographer Theo R. Welling. Here’s how he describes the project: "I set out to photograph musicians the moment after they finished a show. I wanted to capture the drainage of emotions, the sweat and the exhilaration of performing. Playing in a band is a release for so many. By bringing a plain white backdrop and photographing individual portraits of the band members, I hoped to keep the focus on the musicians who work so hard to put on a show."
Fenton's Forum Ice Rink hosted a qualifier for the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship Saturday night, December 15. The top two best times earned a spot in the championship, which takes place in St. Paul, Minnesota, in January. Photos by Kristan Lieb.
Nelly held his seventh-annual Black and White charity ball on Sunday, December 16, 2012 at the Science Center. The event featured acrobatic performers and a surprise performance from Taylor Dayne. Photos by Jon Gitchoff for the Riverfront Times.
- Nelly's Black and White Ball
Santa Con 2012, which takes place in 37 countries in over 270 locations, descended upon Soulard on Saturday, December 15, 2012. Photos by Jon Gitchoff for the Riverfront Times.
- Santarchy 2008, St. Louis, 12/20/08
- Santarchy St. Louis 2009
Infinity Skateshops premiered its St. Losers video at 2720 on Saturday, December 15, 2012. The party also featured an art exhibit with works by Todd Bratrud and Michael Worful plus music by DJ Crucial. Photos by Theo Welling for Riverfront Times.
Meat, meat, meat, meat. Barbecue, sausage, burgers and brisket, oh the brisket. Yes, it's the year in meat photos for 2012, from carnivore hubs like St. Louis, Houston, New York, San Francisco and points between.
"Andrew is going to tell you a story while I get a drink. By the way, Andrew has extreme stage fright." And so Nate Ruess hangs his bandmate out to dry. Keep reading: fun. at the Peabody Opera House, 12/11/12: Review, Photos and Setlist
Photos by Jason Stoff for the Riverfront Times.
Former acclaimed Harvest owner/chef Steve Gontram's new venture is a Clayton gourmet-hamburger joint, Five Star Burgers.
Ian Froeb pays the eatery a visit this week. Read Ian's Five Star Burgers review here.
Photos by Jennifer Silverberg for Riverfront Times.