Cali Handshakes and Insane South Africans at the Die Antwoord Show: Photos

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Bryan Sutter
South African rap-rave group Die Antwoord made a stop at the Pageant last night, bringing Zef style and generalized shock-factor insanity to the Delmar loop. Fans came out in droves as well, ready to have a good time and many even willing to indulge our photographer in what is known as the "Cali Handshake," which basically involves both parties executing the "hang loose" surfer signal with their hands while bumping knuckles.

Hey, its a Die Antwoord show. We can get weird if we want.

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The Best Photos From LouFest 2014

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Bryan Sutter
Hannah Hooper of Grouplove. See more photos here.

With nearly 40,000 people setting a new attendance record, it's easy to say that LouFest 2014 was a big success. Now having completed its fifth year, LouFest organizers have figured out a successful blend of established acts and trending bands that brings national attention to St. Louis and keeps concertgoers salivating for more.

What will LouFest 2015 look like? We have no clue; we just know that topping a lineup that included Outkast, Matt and Kim, Trombone Shorty and Portugal. the Man will be extremely difficult (but do let us know in the comments who you'd like to see next!). For now, we're still getting over our music hangover from the weekend. Reminisce with us, won't you?

See our complete LouFest coverage.

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LouFest Musicians Tweet Love for St. Louis

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Bryan Sutter
Kim Schifino of Matt and Kim. See more photos here.

Another LouFest has come and gone, and many are saying that this year's event was one of the best yet. With Outkast leading a two-day lineup of Grouplove, Matt and Kim, Cake, Trombone Shorty, Portugal. the Man and other stellar acts, concertgoers certainly got their money's worth.

But it's not just the fans who enjoy festivals like LouFest. Just hours -- sometimes even minutes! -- after their sets, many of the fest's acts took to social media to share their appreciation for the way St. Louis rocked the hell out.

See our complete LouFest coverage here.

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15 People Who Are Totally Over LouFest

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Steve Truesdell
For the price of a LouFest ticket, you, too, can sleep under the burning sun.

LouFest is one of the Gateway City's most-anticipated music festivals of the year, but it's not all fun and games. Sure, singing along to "Ms. Jackson" with Outkast is pretty rad, and the people-watching can't be beat. But there's an awful lot of waiting at a big festival like this one. Waiting in line for food. Waiting at the rail for a set. Waiting at that hidden charging station because your phone's battery is a jerk. Blah.

See our complete LouFest coverage here.

All of this downtime over two days can suck the fun away from hanging with your pals and seeing your favorite acts, maybe even making you wish you were already home in your oversized pajamas and playing checkers with Mr. Whiskers or watching Buffy the Vampire Slayer for the gazillionth time. We know we're not the only ones who feel this way. Check out these 15 people who are sooooo ready to say hasta la vista to LouFest 2014 -- people like...

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The High Fashion of LouFest 2014

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Steve Truesdell
The denim vest is making a comeback, y'all!

LouFest might be a haven for music lovers, but it's also a chance for fashionistas to strut their stuff. At this year's festival, we're finding that high socks, crazy hats, tattoos and flowers everywhere are particularly de rigueur. Heck, sometimes those fancy headbands and bracelets we're seeing even pull double-duty, stowing away... uh... paraphernalia for adult fun.

See also: These Bracelets and Headbands Let You Sneak Weed Into Festivals

So put down that issue of Vogue -- here's what the cool cats of LouFest say is high style:

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The Red Rockers of the Sammy Hagar Show

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Jon Gitchoff
St. Louis proved its love once again for the Red Rocker, Sammy Hagar, by wearing red and flocking to Verizon Wireless Amphitheater for the local stop of his 2014 tour on July 19, 2014. Meet some of our favorite die-hard Sammy fans and... wait... is that the Red Rocker, himself?

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Andrew Jackson Jihad at the Firebird 6/22/14: Photos

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Theo Welling
Andrew Jackson Jihad, leaders of the folk-punk revolution, returned to St. Louis last night with openers Cheap Girls and Dogbreth. An enthusiastic audience greeted the bands at the Firebird, and we sent photographer Theo Welling to the show to capture the highlights.

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The EDM Fans of Skrillex: Photos

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Jason Stoff
EDM fans packed the house last night as bass-dropping superstar Skrillex performed at Chaifetz Arena along with Dillon Francis and What So Not. We sent photographer Jason Stoff to the show, and the pictures he brought back display a colorful audience having a wonderful time.

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Apop Records Celebrates Ten Years at Plush: Photos

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Sofia Reta performs at Apop's tenth birthday party. | Photos by Mabel Suen
Subversive sound purveyors Apop Records (2831 Cherokee Street; 314-664-6575) celebrated ten years in business with a party at Plush (3224 Locust Street; 314-535-2686) over the weekend. The show featured dark dance-pop, punk and noise from near and far. Check out some scenes from the evening.

See also: Apop Records Celebrates Ten Years In The Business of Subversive Sound

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Flaming Lips Brought the Party to the Pageant Last Night: Photos

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Jason Stoff
Flaming Lips brought an unsurprisingly over-the-top set to the Pageant last night, with so much confetti and streamers it seems likely that you'll be able to find remnants from the show in the building for months to come. We sent photographer Jason Stoff to catch the highlights of the spectacle.

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