Out on the corner of Cherokee and Lemp on Saturday afternoon, bandleader and music educator Chris Tomlin was wrangling his Saint Boogie crew before their march westward. He was in his element—a kind of second line—ideal for the former New Orleans native.
The stroll to downtown St. Louis' City Museum consists of cracked and cobbled stones that prove themselves ankle-twisters after several libations. Their unsteady ground further rumbled under foot as an unseen siren's wail emanated from the building the path surrounds.
Prohibition wasn't exactly party time, but the '20s did give rise to some deliriously danceable and singable music. St. Louis band Wack-A-Doo captures the speakeasy scene in all its vintage glory.