Like our current weather, a very hectic music scene cools off a bit after being overheated the past few weekends -- still plenty of fine offerings:
A very active week; the middle of it is somewhat frustrating, with some touring acts I really like butting heads Wednesday:
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.
Lee Bains III is a Southern rock 'n' roll rebel with a cause.