Peace, Love and Hippies at the Widespread Panic Show: Photos

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Steve Truesdell
Widespread Panic performs a two-night stand at Peabody Opera House October 21-22, 2014. See more photos of the band here.

The music-induced "good vibes level" in St. Louis right now is sky high.

Widespread Panic, the Athens, Georgia, jam band that's been rocking out for nearly 30 years, just wrapped up two consecutive nights at the Peabody Opera House, and fans are still floating around euphorically. And with WP's night one setlist (see below) why shouldn't they?

See also:
- Photos: Widespread Panic at the Peabody Opera House


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The Best Music Photos from September 2014

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Bryan Sutter
Kim Schifino of Matt & Kim performs at LouFest. See more photos here.

Plenty of concerts happen in St. Louis every night, and we try to photograph as many as we can. Each month, we'll look back at photos from the previous month's batch of concert photography and hook you up with a bunch of shots you may have missed. Below, check out our favorite music moments from September 2014, in no particular order.

Note: Though we'd like to, we're unable to send a photographer to every show in any given month.

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An Under Cover Weekend 2014 a Huge Success, Of Course: Photos

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Steve Truesdell
"Say jam, sucker!" Volcanoes as Rage Against the Machine. See more photos here.

Every year for An Under Cover Weekend, Mike Tomko and Mike Cracchiolo throw together two nights of exceptional local bands that pay tribute to their favorite nationally known acts at the Firebird. Well, "throw together" isn't quite right, considering that the event takes more than eight months of planning, auditioning and booking bands, putting together an extensive information-leak calendar and running everything behind the scenes when it's showtime.

The duo has done this for eight years running, building up one of the city's most anticipated tribute-band festivals and also offering music lovers a taste of St. Louis' rich talent. Each year's event is special in its own way, but the 2014 festival proved especially memorable, with Volcanoes' night one Rage Against the Machine set naturally lending itself to thoughts of Ferguson, and night two's entire show happening at the same time as the continued unrest there.

See also:
- Photos: Night One of An Under Cover Weekend 8 at the Firebird
- In Defense of Tribute Shows


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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

Categories: LouFest, Snapshots

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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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