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.
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.
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."
Electronic musician and dance-party captain Girl Talk, aka Gregg Gillis, returns to St. Louis this summer for LouFest.
Catherine Harris-White and Stasia Irons are soaring with THEESatisfaction. Well known among fans of the Seattle hip-hop scene, the duo has taken off with a European tour and buzz both abroad and at home following the release of their debut album, "awE naturalE."