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50 Photos from January 2013 

Live music, food porn, hard news ($1.5 million seized!), soft news (sexy plumbers?), real porn (the AVN awards in Vegas), raves on the beach, longform cover stories and more: Here is your month-in-photos from the RFT for January 2013 with photos from St. Louis and elsewhere.
The third-annual No Pants MetroLink ride went down January 16. Afterwards, pantsless patrons met up at Pi (610 Washington Ave) in downtown St. Louis for a post-ride celebration. See more No Pants MetroLink ride photos. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.
$1.5 Million. Seized on I-55 on January 30 near Collinsville from Carole Galvez, 62, who was driving a 2004 white Volvo convertible. Police think the money is drug-related. Prosecutors, naturally, are looking to have the money found in the vehicle forfeited. Read more: Madison County Traffic Arrest: This Is What $1.5 Million In Cash Looks Like.
The second-annual Holy Ship!! cruise put a 3,000 EDM fans on a boat with some of the world's top dance music DJ's for a three-day trip that began in Ft. Lauderdale, continued to Nassau, the Bahamas, a private island and then back to Florida. Sounds like a good reason to escape the St. Louis winter to us. Best of the Holy Ship!! EDM Cruise. Photo by Ian Witlen.
Daily RFT asked Minerva Lopez for a photo of her; she took this one and sent it with the subject line, "I'm going to get those thugs!" Read more: "Photos: Gooolll, Cherokee Street Soccer Store, Targeted By Rock-Throwing -- Twice."
The AVN Awards, colloquially referred to as the "Oscars of Porn," again took place in -- where else? -- Las Vegas this month. See more 2013 AVN Awards photos. Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith.
The St. Louis Auto Show again filled out the Edward Jones Dome (sort of) from January 24-27. See more St. Louis Auto Show photos. Photo by Jason Stoff.
The Powell Square building on the north side came down this month. See Images of the Demolished Powell Square Building. Photo by Dan Wampler.
St. Louis top hip-hop talents were honored on January 19 during S.L.U.M. (St. Louis Underground Music) Fest. See more SLUM Fest photos. Photo by Theo Welling.
The second-annual Holy Ship!! cruise (with Skrillex, of course) put a 3,000 EDM fans on a boat with some of the world's top dance music DJ's for a three-day trip that began in Ft. Lauderdale, continued to Nassau, the Bahamas, a private island and then back to Florida. Sounds like a good reason to escape the St. Louis winter to us. Best of the Holy Ship!! EDM Cruise. Photo by Ian Witlen.
After a months-long lockout, NHL players finally got back to work in January and the St. Louis Blues held their home-opener on January 19, crushing the Detroit Red Wings 6-0, making fans very happy.. See more St. Louis Blues fans. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.
The 2013 RFT Web Awards went down on January 22 at Off Broadway. See more RFT Web Awards photos. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.
English indie rockers Bloc Party played the Pageant on January 19. Io Echo opened the show. See more Bloc Party photos. Photo by Todd Owyoung.
At Novak's in the Grove neighborhood, they rang in 2013 with body paint. See more photos from New Year's Eve in the Grove. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.
Third-wave ska diehards Reel Big Fish played The Pageant on January 15 with opener Dan Potthast of Mu-330 -- who played a surprise set during the show. See more Reel Big Fish photos. Photo by Todd Owyoung.
Restaurant critic Ian Froeb reviewed two Mexican-ish spots in St. Louis in the same review this month, venturing to Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina in the Galleria mall, and to Arcelia's new location in Soulard. Pictured: Carnitas, crispy twice-cooked pork served with guacamole, pickled red onions, cilantro, and corn tortillas. See more photos from Vida Mexican Kitchen y Cantina. Photo Jennifer Silverberg.
With Mu-330 trombonist Gerry Lundquist's medical bills piling up, friends helps a fundraiser on January 13 at Lemmons on Gravois. Pictured: Organizer Justin Deming shows off a guitar, which was raffled off to raise money to cover Lundquist's medical bills. See more photos from the Gerry Lundquist fundraiser. Photo by Jason Stoff.
Trattoria Marcella owners Jamie and Steve Komorek have expanded to West County with the four-month-old Marcella's Mia Sorella (14426 Clayton Road). Read Ian Froeb's review of Marcella's Mia Sorella. Photo by Jennifer Silverberg.
The 17th annual Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up was held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, where the Yadier Molia fans were out in force. See more Cardinals Winter Warm-Up photos. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.
RFT food critic Ian Froeb says new Delmar Loop area Thai restaurant Fork & Stix "isn't merely new. It's unique. And it's terrific." Pictured: From the appetizer menu, Hoy Jaw. Deep-fried dumplings with crab and shrimp mixed with minced pork, wrapped in tofu skin, and served with a Thai sweet chili sauce. See more photos from Fork & Stix Photo by Jennifer Silverberg.
You know those calendars where good-looking firefighters take off their shirts to raise money for charity? This is like that -- only it's plumbers. Read more: "Spengler Plumbers Model For Fire Department Charity Calendar."
Ringing in the New Year at Novak's in the Grove. See more photos from New Year's Eve in the Grove. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.
The AVN Awards, colloquially referred to as the "Oscars of Porn," again took place in -- where else? -- Las Vegas this month. See more 2013 AVN Awards photos. Photo by Nate "Igor" Smith.
The third-annual No Pants MetroLink ride went down January 16. Afterwards, pantsless patrons met up at Pi (610 Washington Ave) in downtown St. Louis for a post-ride celebration. See more No Pants MetroLink ride photos. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.
The second-annual Holy Ship!! cruise put a 3,000 EDM fans on a boat with some of the world's top dance music DJ's for a three-day trip that began in Ft. Lauderdale, continued to Nassau, the Bahamas, a private island and then back to Florida. Sounds like a good reason to escape the St. Louis winter to us. Best of the Holy Ship!! EDM Cruise. Photo by Ian Witlen.
Trattoria Marcella owners Jamie and Steve Komorek have expanded to West County with the four-month-old Marcella's Mia Sorella (14426 Clayton Road). Read Ian Froeb's review of Marcella's Mia Sorella. Photo by Jennifer Silverberg.
The Holy Ship!! EDM cruise proved a worthy escape from depressing January weather. See photos: Holy Ship!! Life Aboard the EDM Party Boat. Photo by Katie Bain.
Rain be damned! Beer enthusiasts flocked to Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Ave) in Maplewood on Saturday, January 12 for the Cabin Fever beer festival. See more Schlafly Cabin Fever photos. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.
The 17th annual Cardinals Care Winter Warm-Up was held at the Hyatt Regency St. Louis at The Arch, where the Yadier Molia fans were out in force. See more Cardinals Winter Warm-Up photos. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.
Mac Lethal, the Kansas City-based rapper/author/blogger/creator of "Texts from Bennett", was in St. Louis on Friday, January 25 for a show at 2720 Cherokee. See more Mac Lethal photos. Photo by Theo Welling.
Rain be damned! Beer enthusiasts flocked to Schlafly Bottleworks (7260 Southwest Ave) in Maplewood on Saturday, January 12 for the Cabin Fever beer festival. See more Schlafly Cabin Fever photos. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.
So Many Dynamos celebrated its tenth anniversary in January. The band has been covered for most of that decade in the pages of the RFT music section. Read more: Here's a Look at So Many Dynamos in the RFT Over the Years." Photo by Whitney Barclay.
Aimee Levitt's January 17 cover story, "The Mean Gene," examined NF1, the most common disorder you've probably never heard of. See more photos from "Club NF". Photo by Jennifer Silverberg.
Aimee Levitt's January 17 cover story, "The Mean Gene," examined NF1, the most common disorder you've probably never heard of. See more photos from "Club NF". Photo by Jennifer Silverberg.
Ian Froeb reviewed the Kitchen Sink in the De Baliviere-Skinker neighborhood. See more Photos from The Kitchen Sink. Pictured: Etouffee with crawfish served over rice. Photo by Jennifer Silverberg.
Ellie Goulding performed to a sold-out audience on January 30 at the Pageant. See more Ellie Goulding photos. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.
Third-wave ska diehards Reel Big Fish played The Pageant on January 15 with opener Dan Potthast of Mu-330 -- who played a surprise set during the show. See more Reel Big Fish photos. Photo by Todd Owyoung.
Chuck Berry was honored with a Lifetime Achievement award at the St. Louis Arts Awards on January 21 at the Chase Park Plaza. See more St. Louis Arts Awards photos. Photo by Theo Welling.
Yo La Tengo returned to St. Louis on January 31 for a show at The Pageant. See more Yo La Tengo photos. Photo by Jason Stoff.
With Mu-330 trombonist Gerry Lundquist's medical bills piling up, friends helps a fundraiser on January 13 at Lemmons on Gravois. Pictured: The man of the hour, Gerry Lundquist, on the right. See more photos from the Gerry Lundquist fundraiser. Photo by Jason Stoff.
The St. Louis Auto Show again filled out the Edward Jones Dome (sort of) from January 24-27. See more St. Louis Auto Show photos. Photo by Jason Stoff.
The third-annual No Pants MetroLink ride went down January 16. Afterwards, pantsless patrons met up at Pi (610 Washington Ave) in downtown St. Louis for a post-ride celebration. See more No Pants MetroLink ride photos. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.
Mac Lethal, the Kansas City-based rapper/author/blogger/creator of "Texts from Bennett", was in St. Louis on Friday, January 25 for a show at 2720 Cherokee. See more Mac Lethal photos. Photo by Theo Welling.
The 2013 RFT Web Awards went down on January 22 at Off Broadway. See more RFT Web Awards photos. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.
St. Louis top hip-hop talents were honored on January 19 during S.L.U.M. (St. Louis Underground Music) Fest. See more SLUM Fest photos. Photo by Theo Welling.
English indie rockers Bloc Party played the Pageant on January 19. Io Echo opened the show. See more Bloc Party photos. Photo by Todd Owyoung.
After a months-long lockout, NHL players finally got back to work in January and the St. Louis Blues held their home-opener on January 19, crushing the Detroit Red Wings 6-0, making fans very happy.. See more St. Louis Blues fans. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.
The third-annual No Pants MetroLink ride went down January 16. Afterwards, pantsless patrons met up at Pi (610 Washington Ave) in downtown St. Louis for a post-ride celebration. See more No Pants MetroLink ride photos. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.
At 5:30 a.m. west coast time, the 2013 Academy Award nominees were announced, including Argo (pictured). Here are the 2013 Best Picture Oscar Nominees.
Method Man returned to St. Louis on January 5, 2012 for a show at The Coliseum Music Lounge (2619 Washington Ave.) See more Method Man photos. Photo by Kristan Lieb.
Perennial Artisan Ales Opening in Carondelet -- Our First Look. Pictured: Phil Wymore, who founded Perennial Artisan Ales with his wife, Emily. Photo by Sarah Baraba. Also be sure to read: "Beer Geeks Brave Long, Cold Wait for Perennial Artisan Ales's Barrel-Aged Abraxas."
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The third-annual No Pants MetroLink ride went down January 16. Afterwards, pantsless patrons met up at Pi (610 Washington Ave) in downtown St. Louis for a post-ride celebration. See more No Pants MetroLink ride photos. Photo by Jon Gitchoff.
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