Local songwriter Jack Grelle kicked off the weekend at Vintage Vinyl, highlighting material from his latest release Got Dressed Up to Be Let Down. Be sure to check out the album and his return to St. Louis, supporting Pokey LaFarge’s NYE shows at Delmar Hall.
Before her sold-out show at Off Broadway, Angel Olsen dropped by Vintage Vinyl for a quick meet & greet with fans to sign copies of her latest release, My Woman.
Country megastar Dierks Bentley released his latest album, Black, during his stop in St. Louis and the singer and 150 fans packed into Vintage Vinyl for an acoustic mid-day performance and meet and greet.
Members of The Arcs set aside some time before their show at The Pageant to do some record shopping down the street at Vintage Vinyl and a crowd of fans joined along in browsing the stacks.
Obviously the big event of the day at Vintage Vinyl was the Mumford & Sons in-store performance, but the party was going on all day at the store with a slew of performances outside. I took in several sets, experienced some great new bands and had a few Schlafly beers and came back some shots for those of you who might have missed it.
To celebrate their Record Store Day release of “There Will Be Time” (w/Baaba Maal), Mumford & Sons and 300 lucky fans filled out Vintage Vinyl for a rousing four-song performance. Back when it was announced, I was anticipating a scaled-back acoustic session, but I have to give huge thanks to Mumford’s crew and the store for blowing away those expectations and delivering what has to be one of the biggest events in this record store’s history.
The store also featured an entire day of live performances from various St. Louis acts and we’ll be back in another post to wrap up the rest of what I saw, but in the meantime, enjoy some photos from Mumford & Sons‘ set. Also definitely can’t give enough praise to Jim Utz who’s been the brainchild of these events over the last 25+ years at Vintage Vinyl, who’s moving on to greater things in the STL music world and sure picked one great way to drop the mic.