By God, St. Louis has a music festival now.
and by god it looks pretty decent! Fruit Bats, She and Him, BSS?
Where the hell is central field?
Saturday looks nice. I would go if I still lived in that crappy city.
My geology teacher is friends with the brother of a dude in the fruit bats...
This is nice. I would go to this. Alejandro Escovedo a big plus.
Don't understand ignoring The Dive Poets though, they're probably St Louis' best band right now.
I FOUND SOMETHING TO DO IN MISSOURI.
i lived in St. Louis for a few years... hope i never have to go back
2011 Lineup named. Big improvement from last year, i feel:
THE ROOTS + TV ON THE RADIO
CAT POWER + DEERHUNTER + !!!
THE HOLD STEADY + SURFER BLOOD
DOM + DAS RACIST + THE LOW ANTHEM + KINGS GO FORTH
LOST IN THE TREES + UME + SLEEPY SUN + TROUBADOUR DALI
JUMBLING TOWERS + OLD LIGHTS + JON HARDY & THE PUBLIC
I somehow missed this thread last year.
I am very impressed with the improvement of the lineup this year. It's way more diverse.
I had a ton of fun last year - it was well run and it was overall a good vibe. I would recommend it to those of you that it is convenient for.
A better lineup than last year's, and a pretty good bargain too.
(didn't go last year, probably won't go this year)
I'd totally go to that, if I still lived in St. Louis. TV on the Radio and The Roots alone - definitely worth my time and pesos.
so, yeah, of the three people in Missouri here, any of you going this weekend? I will be there. For me, !!!, Hold Steady, Deerhunter and TVOTR are fantastic draws. Not to mention Kings Go Forth, Dom and Surfer Blood and a couple friends in local bands that are playing, too.
The Roots canceled due to Irene.
if only because WSB was born and alienated in St. Louis. And MJA lives there.
Wow, I use live right there on Forest Park/debaliviere and never heard of this fest. I did go to the KSHE rib fest, once.
Here are some pics from this weekend.
Jon Hardy and The Public
Kings Go Forth
The Hold Steady (I promise)
The Hold Steady
Cat Power (the sunset was slightly more interesting than her stage presence)
TV on the Radio
The best part has been the St. Louis press coverage of the event referring to the "little-known" and "edgy indie act" TV On the Radio.
What a disappointment. I'm sure the FLips and Girl Talk will pull in a crowd, but I was hoping for Modest Mouse or some other mid-level band that doesn't play every festival. Dino Jr is cool though.
Agreed... I was hoping for better, because last year was pretty fun. Dino Jr is probably what I'm looking forward to most at this point. I can't believe they are on the same line as Phantogram and listed below Girl Talk.
So this is happening this weekend. The Bro-down begins. I have been getting excited. Dino Jr, Flips, Phantogram, Dr. Dog, Little Barrie and Cotton Mather should be good. And Girl Talk will bring the dancing and drinking and whatnot. Son Volt is a solid, if unexciting, live act. Cults.
Cults are just OK live.
There is a slim chance I might be there tomorrow.
Is Phantogram any good live? I really like their albums, but could see them not so great live.
I've seen Phantogram live twice and they were great fun both times.