The 29 Best Songs You Might Hear at LouFest: Listen to the Playlist From the Comfort of This Blog Post
LouFest is a little more than a week away. There are many reasons to look forward to our city's indie music Super Bowl, now in its third year: the Euclid pop-up store, the local food, the gorgeous setting, the sense of well-being derived from minimizing one's carbon footprint. But ultimately, of course, it's all about the music, which is why we the staff of RFT Music have compiled a list of 29 songs -- our personal favorites -- by bands on this year's lineup. Listen below (the playlist is in basically random order), and let us know what you would have added in the comments.
At LouFest 2011. Photo by Todd Owyoung
Notes: "Gimme A Chantz!" made the cut anyway, but it was also the only Sleepy Kitty track we could find on Grooveshark. "Speaking Politely," "Don't You Start" and "NYC Really Has it All": Also highly recommended. Most of that stuff can be found on the SK Bandcamp.
A few of our favorite LouFest band music videos -- including a young, orange haired Wayne Coyne, an old and kick ass skating/bmx-ing Dinosaur Jr. and SSLYBY getting dragged through the mud (it's a metaphor!) -- are on the next page.