In its fifth year, LouFest took over Forest Park in St. Louis on September 6 and 7, 2014.
This year's LouFest was marked by some major changes. First up, the great weather. Last year was marked by some heavy, uninvited rain. Also, this year saw the addition of a fourth stage, which made things a bit more challenging for concertgoers. In order to get good real estate, it's best to leave a band's set 15 minutes early. Overall, a great first day for what's becoming a St. Louis institution. Sunday promises to be even better.
Alex Turner walks onto the stage, lights flashing, and before he opens the Arctic Monkeys' set, he hammers out a few quick guitar riffs. The reverb is turned all the way up, and Turner's sweet nothings echo through the sold-out crowd before they fade away into the screams of the audience.
Each month, this site features numerous photography pieces based on the work of the intrepid members of KDHX's pool of volunteer photographers.
Everybody's favorite rock duo, the Black keys, took the stage to a storm of applause. Guitarist Dan Auerbach approached the mic and gave everyone a short and sweet apology for running late. Then Patrick Carney got right to the point and started wailing on his drums.
Touring for the latest Arctic Monkeys album "Suck it and See," Alex Turner and company stopped by to serenade St. Louis with their scorching and charismatic rock 'n' roll charmers.
When it comes to rock & roll, sometimes the Brits do it best. The Beatles had the '60s. Led Zeppelin had the '70s. Oasis had the '90s. Arctic Monkeys have 2011.