Author: L Kwok

LouFest 2014: Day Two

Outkast @ LouFest 2014

Outkast. Outkast. Outkast.

While that was the supreme highlight for the entire weekend, LouFest Day Two still had a ton of fun surprises from Ume annihilating the first set of the day to getting to see Grouplove goof around backstage moments before their rousing set.

Previous LouFest coverage: Day One | Polaroids

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LouFest 2014: Day One

San Fermin @ LouFest 2014

San Fermin

LouFest Day One started the weekend off on a great note, from the bravado of the Arctic Monkeys and straight up rock and roll goods offered from Those Darlins, to the subtle majesty of Falls and Yo La Tengo. But certainly it’s the camaraderie with other photographers that makes the weekend, so huge thanks to the Speakers in Code gang (Jason // Rachel) and Nate @ Before the Blink for turning what could just be another assignment into one of my favorite weekends every year.

You can check out the previous Polaroid portrait set here and stay tuned for Day Two coverage. Onward to Day One pictures!

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LouFest 2014 – The Polaroid Edition

Grouplove @ LouFest 2014

 

Grouplove

Another LouFest has come and gone and I swear that every year seems to get better and better. Amazing bands and even more amazing times reacquainting with the various photographers and writers that make music coverage in this town so awesome. The folks at Speakers in Code sent me again to cover the festival and this time around I lugged my old Polaroid and some B&W Impossible Film for some different shots. I’ll be back later with Day One and Two coverage, but until then, enjoy!

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Bleachers @ The Ready Room w/MisterWives } 08.21.14

Bleachers @ The Ready RoomThanks to the recommendation of some podcasts and friends, I made sure to check out the debut release from Bleachers (fronted by Jack Antonoff of fun. / Steel Train) and it’s easily been one of my favorite albums this summer. With some highly touted sets over the summer concert festival circuit, the band set up shop at The Ready Room and delivered an infectiously enjoyable set and will likely have to return to a larger venue next time around.

NYC’s MisterWives opened the evening, but found themselves stranded in route to STL with a broken van that afternoon. However, the group wasn’t about to let down the crowd and rode the tow truck all the way to the venue. To an applauding crowd, MisterWives entered through the venue’s garage door, ran in to set up with minimal sound check and launched right into their performance without any hesitation.

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