Over the Weekend: The Roots, New Pornographers, Vicars & Tarts, St. Louis Punks, Breakdancing

Apr 21, 2008 at 9:15 am

Good morning, St. Louis.

Stumbling to your computer or avoiding the boss coming around to your cubicle? Just just rolling out of bed, wondering what the hell went on this weekend? Or even better, still up from last night? Spring is here, so I hope you got out to enjoy some of the warm weather before the humidity arrives and soaks the region in a sweat blanket.

Here is a sampling of the weekend's events if you missed 'em:

On Friday night, The Roots grooved at Webster University in quaint Webster Groves. Calvin Cox was there. He's got the review here in A to Z.

Also on Friday, punks and rockers got down at Building R on South Broadway. Pics are here. Up the punx!

Star Clipper – that landmark for comic book, zine and art enthusiasts -- celebrated Friday its twentieth year in business with a party and the 2008 St. Louis Munny Art show. Read all about it here.

Saturday morning into the afternoon, the first-ever National Record Store Day – a holiday created by the record companies to boost sagging sales? Maybe. But we love the sound of vinyl. We have pics from the fun at Vintage Vinyl here.

We also have video of the party and an interview with Tom Ray, co-owner of Vintage Vinyl. Ray talks about music in the iTunes and YouTube generation.

While we're in the mood for records, check out twenty of the goriest album covers ever. And though this is NSFW (Not-Safe-For-Work), check out eighteen album covers for not-so-sexy music.

Saturday night, the annual "STL Vicars & Tarts" costume party, concert and art show got off to a sexy start. See pics here.

Be sure to check out the review and pictures of the New Pornographers/Okkervil River show at the Pageant, written by music editor Annie Zaleski.

Wait, there's more! Check out this video of Okkervil River performing "Westfall" during their show at The Pageant on Saturday. Video by Shae Moseley.

Got an event you want us to be at next weekend? Send the info here.

-- Nick Lucchesi