|Store cat Beryl Apopkitty poses beside the poster for this weekend's show. |
Before the advent of Record Store Day, Apop Records had a birthday celebration every April, and for good reason. Having a storefront focused solely on fringe art is a bold move, and not a particularly smart business decision. But that doesn't deter owner Tiffany Minx. She has built a hub for creative minds and music lovers a like - a place to explore subversive sounds.
With the recent rise of Record Store Day, Minx moved Apop's birthday party from April to June so she could focus on the show without the added pressure from a national consumer holiday. Apop celebrates ten years in business this Saturday, June 14 at Plush Saint Louis with a stacked cast of live acts from near and far.
"I think that Apop Records connects to a lot of different music scenes. When we've thrown parties or bigger shows, we've pulled all kinds of people from different groups or walks of life. It's a really good combination of people," says Minx. More »