It's almost hard to believe that Apop Records
(2831 Cherokee Street) has had a St. Louis storefront since 2007
. Fittingly, the experimental record store/shop was ahead of the Cherokee Street renaissance curve -- in fact, the record store arguably kickstarted the resurgence. To celebrate its second Lou birthday (and fifth overall), Apop is planning several events in the coming weeks.
First up is a show on Saturday, April 11, featuring Raglani
, Human Quena Orchestra
, Wasteland Jazz Unit
and Cincinnati's Burning Star Core
and an 8mm film by Jeremy Kannapell. The latter also designed the following poster, which is awe-inspiring and intricate in person.
On Thursday, April 16 and Thursday, April 23, the store is holding movie night. The former date will feature a showing of Song of the Loon -- a film billed as the "world's first psychedelic gay western" -- while Neil Young's Human Highway
, the visual companion to his bizarro-electro LP Trans, is airing the following week. Both start at 7:30 p.m.
And last but not least are performances centered around Record Store Day! Apop promises cheap turntables and performances starting at 2 p.m. from: Medical Tourists, Bikini Acid, Maximum Effort, Lonely Procession, Uranium Heist and Pink Sock.This joins the other festivities at Vintage Vinyl and Euclid Records.