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.
Delta Spirit is riding high on the momentum of their highest charting album thus far, and gave an acoustic sampling exclusive in this Live at KDHX performance.
Delta Spirit can be a hard band to get a handle on.
Fidlar opened the night to a thinly gathered crowd. While super tight and fun to watch, I just couldn't get over their similarity to Jay Reatard's entire back catalogue.
"Delta Spirit are most known for their intense live performances." Hey, if Wikipedia says so, it's gotta be true! Or, you could just ask anyone who saw them last time they played the river city.
Delta Spirit has a reputation for no-holds-barred rock 'n' roll. And that notoriety just makes this intimate, solo acoustic set with singer and songwriter Matt Vasquez all the more powerful.
While on tour with Ezra Furman and the Harpoons, a previous guest in our studios, Rounder records artist Delta Spirit came by the KDHX studios to play a few tunes from the brand new record, History From Below.