In November we asked the musicians of this city to vote for their three favorite local releases of 2012. We got more than 100 submissions, and the 300-odd votes represented a staggering diversity and quantity of music. There was, however, a consensus that emerged for about 50 albums. Read more about the 50 Best St. Louis Records of 2012. Here are the covers that were paired with those songs this year.
Juggalo Christmas Bash, which gives new meaning to the term family gathering, was held on Monday, December 17, 2012 at Pop's in Sauget, Illinois. "Presented by The Beard, with Ryda Click, Nyremare, P.O.W, Nuttinxnyce, Local Kings, Hazmat, Trip C and Rhyme Time Familia." Photos by Jon Gitchoff...
This week, Ian Froeb reviews Little Country Gentleman, the new concept from Mike Randolph, owner and chef of the SLU-area Neapolitan pizzeria Good Pie and the gourmet breakfast spot Half & Half. He says the dishes are "so remarkable that, at three months old, Little Country Gentleman deserves...
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...
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.
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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.