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15 Artists We Would Like To See At LouFest 2017

CHANCE THE RAPPER / Photo by Tim Bottchen (All photos below by Jason Gonulsen except where noted) Yes, we’re already looking forward to LouFest 2017. And good news! There are plenty of artists who have yet to play a set in Forest Park. Here are 15 who we think would make a great fit. We … Read more

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Jam of the Day | The War On Drugs – Baby Missiles

Photo by Graham Tolbert “Baby Missiles” perfectly illustrates everything I adore about musical juxtaposition. ’80s synth pop mixed with country-rock? Yes, please. I’ll have that. The War On Drugs frontman, Adam Granduciel, has a purposefully wobbly delivery on “Baby Missiles” that reminds me a little bit of Mark Knopfler on Dire Straits’ “Walk of Life.” … Read more

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Live From LouFest | Old Lights

On the second to last song of Old Lights’ set, which opened day two of LouFest, Beth Bombara broke a string on lead singer David Beeman’s guitar. It wasn’t the first problem the band had with their guitars throughout their well-received set — there were tuning problems as well. Those were the only issues, however, … Read more

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LouFest | Day One in Photos

Craig Finn of The Hold Steady | Photo by Louis Kwok “Let this be my annual reminder, that we can all be something bigger,” sang frontman Craig Finn of The Hold Steady during their opening song, “Constructive Summer.” The band from Brooklyn became LouFest’s day one headliners after The Roots had to cancel because of … Read more

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Live From LouFest | Ume

Well, Lauren Larson, I’m in love. Ume’s frontwoman just turned up the degrees a few notches with her swagger and completely infectious electric rampage. The Austin trio certainly plays like a band who’s been doing this for a while, and I’ll be sure to check out their songs as soon as possible (although it’s unlikely … Read more

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Live From LouFest | Dubb Nubb + Kings Go Forth

If you’re here at LouFest, Area K is a must. I just got back from catching a few minutes of Dubb Nubb, who’s now a trio, and while the stage is sort of small, the sounds coming from it are not. Sisters Hannah and Delia Rainey showed why they were picked to play this year’s … Read more

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Live From LouFest | Surfer Blood

My first thought after Surfer Blood started their set: These dudes are from West Palm Beach? They make music like this in Florida? They care about music in Florida? Guess so. I’ll admit it: I see the draw here, but I’m not 100 percent convinced that this young group is the next best thing. Dom, … Read more

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Live From LouFest | Sleepy Sun

They may call themselves Sleepy Sun, but the sun certainly did not sleep in today for the San Francisco band’s set. Nope, there are few clouds in the sky, and plenty of guitars on stage. That’s been the theme so far as this year’s LouFest: electric glory. All three bands who have played so far … Read more

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Live From LouFest | Jon Hardy & the Public

And…we’re live from the second annual LouFest where Jon Hardy & the Public is currently finishing their set as I type this. The fest feels “fuller” this year, with more shaded areas, a kids stage, and basically, much more to do. Hardy & the Public looks and sounds just fine on a big stage. Like … Read more

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Jam of the Day | Das Racist – Caffeinated Consciousness (Remix)

HOLY LOUFEST RE-MIX! Brooklyn hip-hop prankstas Das Racist have always had an affinity for mixing badass beats with obscure pop culture references, nods to rap’s old school elite, and jokes upon jokes. Now, they’ve taken a former Jam of the Day, “Caffeinated Consciousness,” by TV on the Radio and added in their own funky elements … Read more

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Full Report: LouFest Music Festival

It almost seemed too good to be true. A true outdoor music festival in Saint Louis, one where you could sit on your blanket or in a lawn chair all day, drinking and conversing with friends and music lovers? Really? In Saint Louis? LouFest delivered on its promise: to make everything easy, like you were … Read more

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LouFest Stage Schedule & Time Slots

Hope everyone has fun at LouFest tomorrow! See you there… Saturday, 8/28 BLUE STAGE NOON – 12:55 Bottle Rockets 2:00 – 2:55 So Many Dynamos 4:00 – 4:55 Titus Andronicus 6:00 – 6:55 Airborne Toxic Event 8:30 – 10:00 Broken Social Scene ORANGE STAGE 1:00 – 1:55 Stephaniesid 3:00 – 3:55 Adam Reichmann 5:00 – … Read more

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10 to Spin | LouFest Edition

If you’re any sort of devoted reader of Speakers in Code, you know that around these parts, we are pretty amped about the first annual LouFest taking place in Forest Park, Saint Louis on August 28th and 29th. We are devoted to promoting Saint Louis as a viable music city, whether that be on a … Read more

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Contest | Win Tickets To LouFest In St. Louis!

Here at Speakers in Code, we can’t believe it’s almost August. Of course, that means LouFest is just that much closer, and we’ve been looking forward to the inaugural two-day festival, which takes place August 28th and 29th in Saint Louis’ Forest Park, for quite some time now. So, naturally, we’re pretty excited to announce … Read more

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Contest [Update] | Win Tickets to LouFest in St. Louis!

Here at Speakers in Code, we can’t believe it’s almost August. Of course, that means LouFest is just that much closer, and we’ve been looking forward to the inaugural two-day festival, which takes place August 28th and 29th in Saint Louis’ Forest Park, for quite some time now. So, naturally, we’re pretty excited to announce … Read more

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Get Out! Concert Schedule | Saint Louis + The Triangle

Here’s this week’s Speakers in Code endorsed live shows in St. Louis and The Triangle, from now until October! Saint Louis 7/4 – Joe Pug + Rayland Baxter @ Off Broadway [buy tickets] 7/6 – Maps and Atlases + The Cults + The Globes @ The Firebird [buy tickets] 7/8 – Sarah Borges & The … Read more

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Get Out! Concert Schedule | St. Louis + The Triangle

Here’s this week’s Speakers in Code endorsed live shows in St. Louis and The Triangle, from now until October! Saint Louis 6/21 – The Moondoggies + Blitzen Trapper @ Off Broadway [buy tickets] 6/23 – Brahms + Tokyo Police Club + Passion Pit @ The Pageant [buy tickets] 6/26 – Sleep Kitty + The Blind … Read more

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Get Out! Concert Schedule | St. Louis and The Triangle

Here’s this week’s Speakers in Code endorsed live shows in St. Louis and The Triangle!Saint Louis6/12 – Twangfest: Ha Ha Tonka + Jason and the Scorchers @ Blueberry Hill [buy tickets]6/14 – Dawes + Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros @ The Pageant [buy tickets]6/15 – Mumford & Sons @ Off Broadway [sold out]6/15 – … Read more