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The Ten Best Moments of LouFest

Photo by Jason Gonulsen LouFest, you were looking good all weekend (Day One photos // Day Two photos). Your weather was warm, and your breeze was just right. Your vodka and BBQ were pretty tight, too. And while I missed your Black Pistol Fire, which I’m told was one of the best sets of the … Read more

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LouFest Day Two in Photos: Portugal. The Man, Grouplove, Matt and Kim, Kopecky Family Band, OutKast, Moon Taxi, Vintage Trouble, Pretty Little Empire, Ume, Glass Animals, The Districts, Empires, Old Salt Union, Trombone Shorty, Young & Sick

Photo by Louis Kwok Another LouFest is in the books, and tomorrow we’ll share our Top 10 moments of the music festival that took place this past weekend in St. Louis at Forest Park. We would like to thank everyone involved with the festival — bookers, vendors, publicists, managers, security, lighting directors, tour managers, C3 … 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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The Radio Cure | Volume 1.4

Peter Wolf Crier | Image courtesy of Jagjaguwar The Radio Cure provides you a smattering of great tracks (all at once!) to cure you of your radio blues. Burn ’em on a mix CD, and there you have it. Peter Wolf Crier – Settling It Off A down tempo footstomper (is that an oxymoron?), “Settling … 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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LouFest | Day Two in Photos

LouFest, it seems like we hardly knew ye. But, it was fun while it lasted. Thanks again to Louis Kwok of music VS man for providing us the picture proof that LouFest II kicked some major ass. To see all of the photos, head on over to our Facebook page. For more about LouFest 2011, … 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