Indie-pop duo She & Him, Canadian rock collective Broken Social Scene, Wilco front man Jeff Tweedy, veteran fuzz-rockers Built to Spill, indie upstarts Airborne Toxic Event and grizzled Texas rocker Alejandro Escovedo are topping the LouFest lineup. Others scheduled to perform include twang-punks Lucero, old-time string-band Carolina Chocolate Drops, grizzled roots-rocker Cory Chisel and the Wandering Sons and Springsteen-goes-shoegaze act Titus Andronicus, along with a spate of local acts. (Full lineup and times are below.)
As we reported earlier, the event is taking place on August 28 and 29 in Forest Park. Tickets are are on sale today and are $38 each day, $64 for the entire weekend.
She & Him -- the duo of M. Ward and actress Zooey Deschanel -- just released Vol. 2, its second collection of cuddly piano pop, while Broken Social Scene is set to release a new album, Forgiveness Rock Record, on May 4. Built to Spill's latest, There Is No Enemy, was released in October, while Tweedy's last album with Wilco, Wilco (The Album) came out last June.
Saturday, August 28 Noon: The Northwoods 1 p.m.: stephaniesid 2 p.m.: So Many Dynamos 3 p.m. Adam Reichmann 4 p.m. Titus Andronicus 5 p.m. Lucero 6 p.m. Airborne Toxic Event 7 p.m. Built to Spill 8:30 p.m. Broken Social Scene
Sunday, August 29 Noon: Kim Massie (doing a special gospel set) 1 p.m.: Magnolia Summer 2 p.m. Carolina Chocolate Drops 3 p.m. Gentleman Auction House 4 p.m. Cory Chisel & the Wanderong Sons 5 p.m. Fruit Bats 6 p.m. Alejandro Escovedo 7 p.m.: Jeff Tweedy 8:30 p.m. She & Him