LouFest returned to Forest Park's Central Field for its fourth year on September 7 and 8.
The walk up to the LouFest's gates -- austere and reminiscent of the devices used to bottle up manic thoroughbreds before the race -- was dotted with satellite festival-goers with salt and pepper manes and swollen coolers.
Seattle, thank you. You were sunlight and summer for three straight days, saving your typically relentless rain for the personalized autograph of a goodbye drizzle -- a little reassurance found with just a closer look.
Despite spending a good part of 2012 touring the world, Ra Ra Riot still had the time to almost completely reconfigure its sound and band structure and record a new album.
In Austin, "live music capital of the world," one will find music and a crowd no matter where he or she goes during SXSW: people line every street and bands wanting an extra show occupy sidewalks. Open bar windows let the sound spill out to make damn sure everybody knows there's another gig to be enjoyed.
"Beta Love" by Ra Ra Riot somehow blends sky-high crooning, synthed-out strings, popped-out synths, bubbling bass and absolutely party-ready beats. It's an indie dance-pop lover's single come true.
KDHX hosted over 200 in-studio sessions this year, and our volunteer photographers kept up with all the action.