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LouFest 2014

Check out interviews with bands performing in this year's LouFest.

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Pretty Little Empire. Photograph by Carrie Zukoski

Whether you were there for real or there in spirit, LouFest 2014 was one of the best yet. Here's a visual recap of some of Sunday's highlights. Read more

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Empires are tried and true Chicago rockers. Read more

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For this year's LouFest, we talked to pretty much every band on the docket, including Cake, Alanna Royale, Matt & Kim, Trombone Shorty, and The Districts. We've rounded up all of our coverage in one convenient place, too. Read more

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Matt and Kim's energy explodes as the indie dance duo that doesn't hold back. Read more

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Moon Taxi has moved from playing college dance parties to playing a nationwide tour. Read more

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Perpetuating female empowerment, challenging sexist ideologies and blurring the line of stereotypical gender roles are all colossal themes in Those Darlins’ music. Read more

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One of the things that The Districts kind of prides itself in is its inability to never completely and totally fit into one “scene” in music. Read more

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Steel guitar meets rock meets Southern soul with Atlanta group Roadkill Ghost Choir. Read more

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Old Salt Union has been described as anything from newgrass, to popgrass, to folk, to alternative country, to progressive string, to classical jazzy jam. Read more

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Marc Sciblia thinks of his music as the hypothetical baby of Bruce Springsteen and Michael Jackson. Read more

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Take Canadian and Texas rock 'n' roll and add in some head thrashing, and you've got Black Pistol Fire. Read more

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Trombone Shorty brings its New Orleans-style funk to the Lou. Read more

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SLM talks to Delta Spirit about their blended sound of intense indie rock with just a touch of folk. Read more

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The project of Young & Sick is a collaboration of music and visual art. Read more

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Kins is building a body of work, to be ingested slowly and deeply, not over the length of an album, but over the length of a lifetime. Read more

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What’s Holychild’s mission? A complete deviation—a rebellion, if you will—from the preconceived structure of the musical channel. Read more

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The vibrant concept of love has illustrated folksy singer-songwriter duo Falls’ music since its genesis. Read more

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Dylan McDonald & the Avians give a classic rock 'n' roll feel with a young, fresh twist. Read more

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Like a down-home Southern remedy, Blackberry Smoke has is healing the music scene with a radical way of standing out—staying simple. Read more

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According to Alanna Royale frontwoman Alanna Quinn-Broadus, funk is pretty much the original swagger. Read more

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