August 31, 2012 Slideshows

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The RFT's August 2012 in photos 

Nicki Minaj, the Color Run, LouFest, Go Topless Day and more: It's your Riverfront Times month-in-photos for August 2012.
Kholood Eid
CULTS at LouFest. The second day of the 2012 LouFest was held Sunday, August 26, in Forest Park. The day featured a headlining set by Flaming Lips as well as performances by Dawes, THEESatisfaction, Wild Nothings, CULTS, Pernikoff Brothers, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and Dr. Dog. More LouFest Day 2 photos.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Southwest slings diner grub with a side of New Mexican. More Southwest Diner photos. Read the Southwest Diner restaurant review.
Submitted photo
Jason Stoff
Thee Satisfaction perform at LouFest. More photos from Day 2 of LouFest.
Todd Owyoung
Kiss and Mötley Crüe performed at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on August 27, 2012. More KISS in St. Louis photos.
Jon Gitchoff
The first Zombie Pinup Contest was held at the Crack Fox on Friday, August 24, 2012, which featured plenty of pretty ladies and all the gore you could handle. More zombie pin-up photos.
Kholood Eid
LouFest attendees donned their quirky, fun attire for the concerts. Even with rain, sunglasses were a necessity for most. The jorts and shades of neon were also popular items to sport. More LouFest fashion photos.
Steve Truesdell
GrandMothers of Invention performed at Old Rock House on August 4, 2012. More Grandmothers of Invention photos.
Crystal Rolfe
Hand-dipped chicken tenders at BlackFinn American Grille. More photos from BlackFinn American Grille.
Steve Truesdell
The annual Color Run - St. Louis went down on August 18, 2012. Deemed "the happiest 5k on the planet," runners must wear white. By the end of the race they are covered in a rainbow of color. More Color Run-St. Louis photos.
Steve Truesdell
The annual Color Run - St. Louis went down on August 18, 2012. Deemed "the happiest 5k on the planet," runners must wear white. By the end of the race they are covered in a rainbow of color. More Color Run-St. Louis photos.
Jennifer Silverberg
Jenny Murphy, a 2012 Riverfront Times MasterMind award winner. The other winners are: Carlie Trosclair, Carrie M. Becker and Stephanie Pippin. More 2012 MasterMind award winners.
Chrissy Wilmes
A mocha poured into a perfect rosette by Hannah Atkinson, shop manager for Comet Coffee, which opened for business in Highlands Plaza on August 15.There's coffee, and then there's coffee. The former is typically cheap and exists to get us through the day, while the latter is responsible for swoons and weakened knees at the simple utterance of "Blue Bottle" or "Intelligentsia." The small, passionate and tightly knit group of self-proclaimed coffee nerds behind newly opened Comet Coffee (5708 Oakland Avenue; 734-222-0579) live and breathe for the seductive beverage in its finest forms. More Comet Coffee photos.
Jason Stoff
Meek Mill fans. Meek Mill performed at the Pageant on August 16, 2012. DJ Drama, Dusty McFly and Rockie Fresh performed in support. More Meek Mill in St. Louis photos.
Jason Stoff
Meek Mill fans. Meek Mill performed at the Pageant on August 16, 2012. DJ Drama, Dusty McFly and Rockie Fresh performed in support. More Meek Mill in St. Louis photos.
Jason Stoff
The Flaming Lips performed at LouFest 2012 on August 26, 2012. The show was visually stunning with lighting effects, enthusiastic fans and of course, human hamster balls. More Flaming Lips at LouFest photos.
Jason Stoff
Art Alexakis of Everclear, performing as part of the Summerland Tour at The Family Arena in St. Charles. More Everclear at Summerland photos.
Jon Gitchoff
Phish heads rejoice! After three years away, Trey Anastasio and company made the trek back to St. Louis and were greeted with a packed Chaifetz Arena on August 28, 2012. More Phish in St. Louis photos.
Jon Gitchoff
Phish heads rejoice! After three years away, Trey Anastasio and company made the trek back to St. Louis and were greeted with a packed Chaifetz Arena on August 28, 2012. More Phish in St. Louis photos.
Kholood Eid
Wayne Coyne of the Flaming Lips performs at LouFest on on August 26, 2012. The show was visually stunning with lighting effects, enthusiastic fans and of course, human hamster balls. More Flaming Lips at LouFest photos.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Southwest slings diner grub with a side of New Mexican. More Southwest Diner photos. Read the Southwest Diner restaurant review.
Jon Gitchoff
Phish heads rejoice! After three years away, Trey Anastasio and company made the trek back to St. Louis and were greeted with a packed Chaifetz Arena on August 28, 2012. More Phish in St. Louis photos.
Jason Stoff
Sleepy Kitty performs at LouFest. The first day of the 2012 LouFest was held Saturday, August 25, in Forest Park. The day featured a headlining set by Girl Talk as well as performances by Sleepy Kitty, , King Fuff, Cotton Mather, Little Barrie, Son Volt, Phantogram and Dinosaur Jr. More LouFest Day 1 photos.
Jennifer Silverberg
The Barcelona - romaine, roasted red peppers, asparagus, almonds, manchego, egg and their house-made romesco dressing. More photos from the Green Bean in the Central West End. Read the Green Bean restaurant review.
Todd Owyoung
Kiss and Mötley Crüe performed at the Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre on August 27, 2012. More KISS in St. Louis photos.
Jason Stoff
Meek Mill performed at the Pageant on August 16, 2012. DJ Drama, Dusty McFly and Rockie Fresh performed in support. More Meek Mill in St. Louis photos.
Todd Owyoung
.Nicki Minaj performing on the Pink Friday Tour at the Peabody Opera House on July 31, 2012. Rapper 2 Chains opened the show. More Nicki Minaj photos.
Jon Gitchoff
Phish heads rejoice! After three years away, Trey Anastasio and company made the trek back to St. Louis and were greeted with a packed Chaifetz Arena on August 28, 2012. More Phish in St. Louis photos.
Todd Owyoung
Slash shredded his guitar on August 8, 2012 at the Pageant. More Slash in St. Louis photos.
Jason Stoff
Mark McGrath of Sugar Ray, performing as part of the Summerland Tour at The Family Arena in St. Charles. More Sugar Ray in St. Charles photos.
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Kholood Eid
CULTS at LouFest. The second day of the 2012 LouFest was held Sunday, August 26, in Forest Park. The day featured a headlining set by Flaming Lips as well as performances by Dawes, THEESatisfaction, Wild Nothings, CULTS, Pernikoff Brothers, Someone Still Loves You Boris Yeltsin and Dr. Dog. More LouFest Day 2 photos.

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