DJ Madlib, DJ Egon at The Gramophone, St. Louis, April 9, 2008

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Nick Lucchesi

St. Louis' DJ Needles preps his turntables about 9:59 p.m. Thursday. A line waits outside for the doors to open.

LA's DJ Madlib and touring partner DJ Egon drew a couple hundred to The Gramophone Thursday night and into Friday morning. Openers DJ Needles and DJ Crucial began turning records at 10 p.m. Thursday.