We last saw the California-based Yellow Red Sparks opening during ZZ Ward’s previous trip through STL, but this time the trio was headlining their own tour and show at the Gramophone. Earlier that afternoon, YRS stopped by Vintage Vinyl for a great in-store mini-set and meet & greet with fans.
As Josh Ritter took the makeshift stage outside of Vintage Vinyl for Record Store Day 2013, the applauding crowd was packed in tightly and doing its best not to spill out onto the Delmar streets. In a day full of great music across town, this was definitely the highlight.
Bonus Reading: Will Kyle takes in the evening show at Plush for KDHX
In a nearly 45 minute in-store session, Matt Costa treated the audience at Vintage Vinyl to a preview of new songs he’d later showcase at The Firebird that evening. Be sure to check out his S/T album released earlier this year and check out more pics from the session below.
Bonus Reading: Will Kyle documents the night’s show for KDHX
Record Store Day 2013 was a fantastic day across St. Louis and I parked myself at Vintage Vinyl for most of the day. I wasn’t seeking after any RSD releases, but just took in the sounds of guest DJs inside, bands outside and the general camaraderie with other music lovers in the city. Oh yeah, and the stellar Josh Ritter performed a set outside for a crowd spilling onto the Delmar streets.
Here’s a quick pic of him post-performance. Be sure to head over to the KDHX website for a first look at pictures and we’ll be back here later in the week with more photos and a recap.
Armed with a crate of stickers and goodies for a line of fans that wrapped around the aisles at Vintage Vinyl, They Might Be Giants dropped by the record store for a meet and greet prior to their show later that evening at The Pageant. Fans of all ages arrived with copies of their TMBG’s latest album, Nanobots, ready for the chance to say hello to John and John. Below the jump, we’ve got a selection of shots from the event to bring back to you.
Vintage Vinyl welcomed in the infamous metal/hardcore band Hatebreed in for a meet & greet session with fans prior to their show at Pop’s. Their latest album, The Divinity of Purpose, is available in your favorite record stores for your thrashing enjoyment. In the meantime, feel free to check out some shots below from the event.
Fans of Silversun Pickups lined up in Vintage Vinyl with albums in hand (including their most recent release Neck of the Woods) to meet the Los Angeles-based group (subbing in Sarah Negahdari for new mom Nikki Monninger) prior to their headlining show at the Peabody Opera House (with Grouplove and Cloud Nothings).