What You Missed: RFT Music Showcase in Photos, Panic at the Disco, Nato Caliph, The Earthworms, Taste of Clayton

Categories: Food, Music

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Riverfront Times Music Showcase
The weekend wrapped up on Sunday with the Riverfront Times Music Showcase. Photographers Lyle Whitworth and Lauren Winchester were there, and caught the scenes of the festival in two slide shows. Videographer Anastasia Folorunso shot three videos and interviewed members of the So Many Dynamos and Gentleman Auction House, plus a guy who refused to pay the $5 fee for a day's worth of bands -- for political reasons.

Slide Show by Lauren Winchester

Slide Show by Lyle Whitworth

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Plenty else went on this weekend as well. More after the jump...

Taste of Clayton at Shaw Park
Also on Sunday, the annual Taste of Clayton food festival went on in scenic Shaw Park. The St. Louis County seat's food fest is regarded as one of the best places to eat fine food as well as barbecue each summer.

By Vikram Singh
Taste of Clayton
With so many choices, deciding when and where to eat was a challenge. Over 30 restaurants participated in this Taste of Clayton.
By Vikram Singh
Taste of Clayton
Nothing like meat on a stick. Patrick and Jane Conlin, of St. Louis, enjoy some lamb chops.
By Vikram Singh
Taste of Clayton
The grills were sizzling as vendors fought to keep up with the hungry crowd.
By Vikram Singh
Taste of Clayton
Fresh Heir with the Earthworms, Saturday, May 31, 2008 at the Gramophone in St. Louis.

Saturday Hip Hop: Earthworms, Nato Caliph, Fresh Heir
Vikram Singh was at The Gramophone in the Grove neighborhood on Saturday night and has this show recap:

Saturday night, the Gramophone played host to local hip-hop heroes the Earthworms, with openers Nato Caliph and funk-band Fresh Heir. Nato kicked things off first with his soulful introspective flow, backed by the enormously talented DJ Mahf, who was cutting and scratching all night. Nato delivered a great set; sadly the lethargic crowd didn't show its support. Fresh Heir came on next. With uptempo energy, the high-octane set of hip-hop-laced jazz and funk got bodies moving. Their cover of Outkast's "SpottieOttieDopalicious" was a real treat. After another short set by Nato Caliph, the Earthworms took to the stage. All three emcees tried their best to invigorate the crowd, with mixed results. But then Fresh Heir returned to the stage to back the Earthworms, and the stars were finally aligned, as both groups fed off of each other to finish the night on a high note.

Panic at the Disco at The Pageant
On Friday night, Panic at the Disco played to a sold-out crowd at The Pageant in the Delmar Loop.

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Read the review here and see photos here.

Here's a calendar of what not to miss this week.

- Nick Lucchesi

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