The third annual LouFest music festival in Forest Park took place this past Saturday and Sunday, with some of the best acts in pop, rock, hip hop and electronic music.
I am still finding pieces of confetti in my hair and clothes as I type this, remnants of a wet and wild weekend at LouFest 2012 in Forest Park.
In the mean-mugging, male-dominated world of hip hop, Seattle duo THEESatisfaction is a breath of fresh air.
Assembled from house parties and basement shows back in 1999, Dr. Dog has graduated from Philadelphia's quirky underground scene to national tours, turning out seven very solid records along the way.
The video for "Alone & Stoned" sees King Tuff sitting on his bed, wide-eyed and dazed. He stares at the viewer with headlights for eyes that beam strobes of benevolent stoner gaiety.
Of all the days the weather vane could have picked to end Missouri's historic drought, August 25, the first day of LouFest, was not the one I would have chosen.
London, England's blues-rock powerhouse Little Barrie proves that while you can take the rock out of the garage, you can't take the garage out of the rock.
In a crowded indie landscape full of electronic pop, it's unlikely that most bands will ever cut through the noise, and even less likely that they'll be exceptionally good. Young Phantogram has already defied both odds.
The Flaming Lips have been making adventurous, creative and sometimes outright silly rock 'n' roll since the early days of the alternative boom. It would be wrong to say they think outside of the box because I'm not sure they ever acknowledged the box to begin with.
Power-pop bands come and go like fuses on a Vox amp turned to 11. They get hot, they get a single, they get a footnote in "Shake Some Action."