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Lollapalooza Begins Thursday in Chicago

It’s time for another Lollapalooza, the now four-day extravaganza that’s held annually in Chicago at Grant Park. The music festival has long been sold-out, and as far as music festivals in the U.S., it’s the biggest in the land. It’s also, for now, only one “weekend,” which I absolutely enjoy, for various reasons. But then … Read more

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Forecastle Festival Begins Tomorrow in Louisville

PHOTO BY JASON GONULSEN It’s time. Time to set sail for another Forecastle Festival. One of our favorite festivals, no doubt about it. If you can’t feel comfortable about being yourself at Forecastle, then … scratch that … you WILL feel comfortable. Here’s a playlist of what is to come over the next three days, … Read more

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Pitchfork Music Festival Kicks off in Chicago This Friday

Photo by Amanda Koellner Greetings from the Windy City! We’re wildly excited for Pitchfork Music Fest’s 12th birthday party this weekend, featuring the likes of LCD Soundsystem, A Tribe Called Quest, and Solange. The lineup is stacked as ever, so check out our preview playlist and be sure to come back for full photo gallery … Read more

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Lollapalooza 2016 Preview

Photo by Jason Gonulsen Okay, Chicago. We know you’re beautiful. Grant Park, down by the lake, where the Bulls celebrated six NBA Championships…what could be better? Maybe when Lollapalooza is in Grant Park. That at least comes really close. This year, it’s four days, which means 100,000 more people. And a load of more bands/EDM … Read more

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2016 Forecastle Festival Preview | July 15-17, Louisville, Kentucky

Hello! Lots to get to today as we prepare to cover Forecastle Festival in Louisville this weekend. Before we get to our “Most Anticipated Sets” of the weekend, let’s run through the necessary stuff first. –Get your tickets here. (Weekend Passes + Single Day tickets are available.) –Create your schedule here. –See the Late Night … Read more

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TONIGHT: John Paul White at Blueberry Hill in St. Louis

PHOTO BY ALLISTER ANN John Paul White is back, and on August 19th he’ll release one of the most highly anticipated releases of 2016, Beulah. White, as you may know, gained popularity with, The Civil Wars, a duo that also featured singer Joy Williams. We haven’t seen White perform in St. Louis since 2012 at … Read more

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Bonnaroo Preview: 15 Songs For Your Road Trip

Good morning! We’re headed to Bonnaroo via a Ford Fusion. Got the oil changed and everything. Don’t forget to register your wristbands. Don’t forget to map out your schedule. Don’t forget the sunscreen, the Off, the tent. Don’t forget the positive vibes. And don’t forget to blast our official Bonnaroo 2016 playlist below! See you … Read more

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Fun Fun Fun Fest Packs The Acts For Its Tenth Year

Written by Elisa Regulski Fun Fun Fun Fest is more than just a lovely little alliteration. For die-hard Austin audiophiles and festival fanatics, this three-day event is the highlight of the year. Oversaturated commercialism takes the backseat and makes room for revved-up musicians, quick-witted comedians, and adrenaline-pumping athletes. Auditorium Shores has quite the spread laid … Read more

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Our 10 Favorite LouFest Sets from 2010-2014

JIM JAMES at LouFest 2013 | PHOTO BY JASON GONULSEN Your final reminder: LouFest is this weekend in St. Louis, and tickets are still available here. Gates at Forest park open at Noon tomorrow. Get familiar with this year’s map here. And before this year’s music begins, take a trip down LouFest lane with us. … Read more

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Forecastle Festival: Our Most Anticipated Sets of the Weekend

The Ohio River flows alongside the Forecastle Festival in Louisville | Photo by Jason Gonulsen It’s time for another trip to Louisville, which for me means it’s time once again for another Forecastle Festival. Besides all of the great music on hand, one of the listed “activities” is a Bourbon Lodge. Yeah, you could say … Read more

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Tristen | 10 Songs, 10 Stories

Nashville’s Tristen will be performing in St. Louis tonight at Off Broadway ($12; info here), previewing new songs from her forthcoming full length album. You might remember her playing in Jenny Lewis’ band last month at The Ready Room. But you probably know her because of her own songs like this one. Tristen recently took … Read more

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Metric to release ‘Pagans in Vegas,’ Performing with Imagine Dragons Tonight at the Scottrade Center in St. Louis | Concert Preview

Emily Haines of Metric | Photo by Jason Gonulsen Metric returns to St. Louis this evening, supporting Imagine Dragons at Scottrade Center. Tickets are still available and can be purchased here ($26.50-56.50). It’s just the start of a big year for Emily Haines, Jimmy Shaw, Joshua Winstead, and Joules Scott-Key, who will release a new … Read more

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SXSW 2014 | 20 Songs to Hear While in Austin

We’re SO excited to be sponsoring the MANICFEST DESTINY IV SHOWCASE, which is happening Thursday at SXSW in Austin at Rusty’s (405 E. 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701) starting at 1PM with Brooklyn’s Jillette Johnson on our outdoor patio stage. Please RSVP on Facebook here or RSVP on Do512 here. Be sure to follow Speakers in Code on Twitter for special guest tweets on … Read more

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SXSW Preview | MANICFEST DESTINY SHOWCASE – March 13th

The music portion of SXSW begins next week in Austin, and Speakers in Code is proud to help sponsor the #MANICFEST DESTINY SHOWCASE on March 13th at Rusty’s (405 E. 7th Street, Austin, Texas 78701). We’ll be featuring artists and their thoughts on SXSW in the coming days, but for now, the schedule + details are … Read more

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Concert Preview | The 15 Best Matt Nathanson Songs

The only time I interviewed Matt Nathanson, he told me a story of how his pants ripped near his crotch area during a show at the Gargoyle in St. Louis. Tonight, Nathanson is back in town playing The Pageant in support of his latest album, Last of the Great Pretenders. Joshua Radin opens the show, and there … Read more

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Concert Preview | Washed Out, Tonight at The Firebird in St. Louis

Photo by Shae Detar You could argue that this isn’t music for the upcoming winter, but really, think about that for a second. There’s something soothing about Washed Out, something exploratory that’s not obsessed with yet another immediate hook. What Ernest Greene, the man behind Washed Out, is creating here is tough to label. And … Read more

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Concert Preview | The 15 Best Metric Songs

Photo by Brantley Gutierrez It’s too late in the day Too late in the day to Take you on all the rides On late Monday, Rolling Stone published Emily Haines’ written tribute to Lou Reed, who passed away on Sunday. Haines, of course, is the voice of Metric, and Reed contributed vocals to a song, … Read more

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Concert Preview | The 30 Best Neko Case Songs

So lost I would sleep in the palms of your handsin dreams we were happy and safeI can’t comprehend the ways I miss youthey come to light in my mistakes Neko Case returns to The Pageant this evening in St. Louis, and she’s arriving with a deep catalog of songs from which to choose. You … Read more

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Concert Preview | The 30 Best Patty Griffin Songs

Photo by Cambria Harkey And I remember where I was When the word came about you It was a day much like today The sky was bright, and wide, and blue Tonight, Patty Griffin returns to St. Louis to play The Pageant in support of her 2013 releases American Kid and Silver Bell. The latter … Read more

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Festival Preview | Austin City Limits Weekend 2, October 11-13, 2013

Photo by Jason Gonulsen Words by Katie Moulton Overload. Today’s massive music festivals promise excess of experience—whether it’s headliners piled on top of each other, the stimulants (rock-climbing wall! fingernail art!) that have nothing to do with music, or the legions of fans they attract. In fact, Austin City Limits festival in Austin, Texas has … Read more