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  • Vampire Weekend
    It's extremely difficult to write about a band that does everything right, as Vampire Weekend did last night at Chaifetz Arena. Even the band's ghastly novelty songs about punctuation and chateau roofs were hard to dislike. Continue reading Diana Benanti's review of Vampire Weekend at the...
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  • The Best of Archon 2010
    St. Louis' annual science fiction and fantasy convention returned this past weekend. Taking place at the Sheraton Westport Lakeside Chalet Hotel, the event welcomed guests of honor Kevin J. Anderson and Rebecca Moesta. It also featured plenty of activities for convention goers such as writing...
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  • Drive-By Truckers at the Pageant
    There are very few certainties in life, but there's one thing you can always count on: If Athens, Georgia's Drive-By Truckers are in town, you have the opportunity to see one of the best rock n'roll shows money can buy. That situation presented itself Saturday night, and roughly 2,000 folks...
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  • Alice In Chains, Deftones and Mastodon at the Scottrade Center
    Alice In Chains, Deftones and Mastodon brought a solid lineup of rock to the Scottrade Center last night. Touring as the BlackDiamondSkye tour, this trio of bands did not disappoint. For a full review of the show, click here for Bob McMahon's take on Alice In Chains, Deftones and Mastodon at...
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  • The National at the Pageant
    Before a high violet curtain (not a metaphor) and a blacked-out stage, the National walked out to an overture, Neil Young's "On the Beach," readying their instruments precisely at the lines "I need a crowd of people, but I can't face them day to day." Often, vocalist Berninger didn't, turning...
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  • The Beast Comes Alive: Artwork from the Best of St. Louis 2010
    This year's Best of St. Louis takes it's visual inspiration from the fabulously cheesy horror movie posters of the 1940s, '50s and '60s. Going into the project, we did exhaustive research into this graphic genre. No, really. Our findings: Women -- usually in nightgowns, ball gowns or swimsuits...
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  • St. Louis Wine Festival
    Forest Park hosted The St. Louis Wine Festival over the weekend. Besides seminars and cooking demonstrations, wine lovers could sample over 150 wines from around the world. Photos by Kayci Merritte .
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  • Blues City Deli Anniversary Streetfest 2010
    It was a beautiful day for the Blues City Deli Anniversary Party in Benton Park. This massive street party featured music from The Funky Butt Brass Band, Kilborn Alley Blues Band, The Special 20's, Rough Grooves, Matt Hill, and Felix Reyes and Dave Herrero. Paired with great food and a fun...
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  • NIGHTVISION at the Upstairs Lounge
    The Upstairs Lounge was jam packed last night as partygoers piled into the venue for the kick-off of NIGHTVISION, a brand new party from the minds of Matt Leach and David De Guire. Dubbed as a night of crunk/dance/disco, DJs Matt Leach and Josh Levi did not disappoint. The dance floor was...
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  • Kings of Leon Return to the Verizon Wireless Amphitheater
    Sonically, Kings of Leon was spot-on. The band did as much justice to the songs as it did when it recorded them. "Closer" still sounded like the Cure, for instance, and "Fans" still sounded like John Cougar Mellencamp, and Caleb Followill's gutsy voice filled the unwalled venue without...
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  • Avett Brothers at the Pageant
    In a full two-hour set that made sure the lyrics rose above the ruckus, the Avetts hosted a stomping celebration of life, love, death and music. Continue reading Katie Moulton's review of the Avett Brothers at the Pageant. Photos by Jason Stoff.
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  • Copia Urban Winery Returns
    Amid such spectacle, the food clamors for attention. Salmon cured with lemongrass, an appetizer, is lovely to behold, the thin slices of fish wrapped around one another to resemble a blooming flower. Unfold a petal and you're rewarded with luscious salmon, its sweetness gradually yielding to...
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