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Monday, July 24, 2017

Brutal Heat Halts Echo & the Bunnymen Concert in St. Louis Saturday

Posted By on Mon, Jul 24, 2017 at 8:04 AM

St. Louis' brutal weekend heat was so bad, it took down a rockstar. At the Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre on Saturday night, the lead singer of Echo & the Bunnymen (and the subject of our music feature this week) was overcome by the heat and had to leave the stage. Ian...

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Thursday, July 20, 2017

SZA Adds a Second St. Louis Date After Selling Out the First in Ten Minutes

Posted By on Thu, Jul 20, 2017 at 2:02 PM

St. Louis-based fans of TDE songstress SZA have something to celebrate this afternoon, as a second STL date has been added to the singer/songwriter's current tour. The additional date will be December 19 at the Ready Room. SZA's December 17 date sold out within tn minutes of going online. In...

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Newly Announced: Deerhoof, Ro James, Shabazz Palaces, Jackal Fest and More

Posted By on Wed, Jul 19, 2017 at 6:34 AM

Here, again, is every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention. Page two contains our complete listing of new shows, so you can do some digging of your own and let us know which ones you...

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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Rapper Waka Flocka Flame to Perform at the Pageant This Thursday

Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 6:45 AM

Waka Flocka Flame might be the most famous rapper in the world who can’t rap worth a damn. It’s a weird tic that the Atlanta-based artist is the first to cop to; in a 2013 interview with Milwaukee’s Shepherd Express, Waka had this to say on the matter: “I’m...

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Ben Reece Unity Quartet to Perform at the Dark Room This Thursday

Posted By on Tue, Jul 18, 2017 at 6:29 AM

If you’re a local lover of the saxophone, you probably know the work of Ben Reece. He’s moved in and out of jazz, funk and rock bands for well over a decade, doing time in the energetic and kinetic combo the Feed and serving as a founding member of...

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Friday, July 14, 2017

The 10 Best Concerts in St. Louis This Weekend: July 14 to 16

Posted By on Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 10:14 AM

Between Priests, DragonForce and Flo Rida, hype levels in St. Louis might just peak along with the temperature. Instead of hiding from the sweat that a good show brings, we say embrace the heat, dress light and stay hydrated in the weekend ahead. FRIDAY, JULY 14 DragonForce w/ Once...

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RFT Seeks Nightlife Writer / Bar Correspondent: Get Paid to Drink

Posted By on Fri, Jul 14, 2017 at 6:40 AM

Ever dreamed about getting paid to drink? More to the point, ever dreamed about getting paid to write about drinking? If you answered yes to either of these questions (well OK, just the second one really), we've got an opportunity for you! The RFT is seeking a skilled writer who...

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Thursday, July 13, 2017

Hamilton Star to Perform with St. Louis Symphony This December

Posted By on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 11:10 AM

Theater geeks, you have our permission to start freaking out. Today the St. Louis Symphony announced that Leslie Odom Jr. will be performing with the orchestra at Powell Hall (718 N. Grand Blvd., 314-534-1700) on December 3 at 7 p.m. For the uninitiated, Odom Jr. starred as Aaron Burr in...

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Pü Fest Moves to 2720 Cherokee with Largest and Most Diverse Lineup Yet

Posted By on Thu, Jul 13, 2017 at 6:38 AM

Pü is returning to the Lou for its fourth consecutive year, bringing an alternative option to LouFest the weekend of September 9 through 10. First launched back in 2014, Pü Fest was brought about not as a jab at LouFest, according to co-founder Luc Michalski, but more as a way...

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Harpo's to Open in Soulard Spot Previously Home to Johnny's

Posted By on Wed, Jul 12, 2017 at 2:48 PM

Harpo's, the bar made famous in Columbia, Missouri, before opening locations in Laclede's Landing, Chesterfield and Kansas City, is coming to Soulard. John Rieker, who co-owns the Chesterfield Harpo's with Steve Barnes, confirms that he has purchased Johnny's Restaurant & Bar and will be reopening it as Harpo's. Johnny's, which...

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