Over the Weekend: Photos from Santarchy 2009, Designer Drugs at Shock City Music, Dillinger Escape Plan at Pop's, a Review of Trans Siberian Orchestra

Categories: Bars, Go!, Music
It's Monday, December 14. Happy Monkey Day, National Bouillabaisse Day and while we're at it, happy birthday to Nostradamus. Here's a recap of our weekend coverage:

Santarchy '09
Photo: Egan O'Keefe
Revelers with Santarchy '09 made their way to about 20 bars in St. Louis on Saturday. See more photos here.
Santarchy '09 -- the citywide pub crawl that brings in Santas of all kinds -- took place again on Saturday. Photographer Egan O'Keefe caught up with the gaggle of drunken jolly Santas in Soulard and brings back these photos of some awesome St. Nicks. See slideshow here.

Designer Drugs at London Calling at Shock City Music
Photo: Egan O'Keefe
Nightlife photographer Egan O'Keefe on Saturday night hit up the party at London Calling at Shock City Music to see NY-based DJ's Designer Drugs. See more photos from the club here.

Trans-Siberian Orchestra at the Scottrade Center
Photo via Wikipedia
Trans-Siberian Orchestra played the Scottrade Center on Saturday night and music writer Ryan Wasoba has this review of the show. (Photo from a 2007 show, via Wikipedia.)
A teaser from Wasoba's review:
TSO's inherent shock value carried the first half of its set. Melodies from "O Come All Ye Faithful" and "O Holy Night" were seamlessly woven into an instru-metal medley that soundtracked the evening's most epic and epileptic light display. My view of the green laser mountains were only blocked by the dude six rows up throwing up a pair of unironic devil horns. Read the full review here.
Thursday & Dillinger Escape Plan at Pop's
Photo: Todd Owyoung
Thursday singer Geoff Rickly leans over the barricade at Pop's on Saturday night. The band headlined the show. See more photos from Saturday night here.
On Saturday night, emotional hardcore fans got to see two long-running bands at Pop's: Thursday and Dillinger Escape Plan. Music writer Shae Moseley was in the audience and brings back this show recap. Concert photographer Todd Owyoung was by the stage and brings back these photos from the show: See slideshow here.

Deep Impact at Ramp Riders
Photo: Nick Schnelle
Ramp Riders on Gravois hosted a skate competition Saturday. We have a photo essay that shows the falls, the smooth landings and the bands. See slideshow here.
Ramp Riders (winner of the RFT's "Best Place to Skate" award this year) indoor skatepark on Gravois hosted the Deep Impact skateboarding competition on Saturday, with local punk bands closing out the night. Photographer Nick Schnelle has this photo essay about the contest and show: Slideshow here.

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