She & Him, Broken Social Scene, Jeff Tweedy, Built to Spill, Alejandro Escovedo and Airborne Toxic Event Highlight the LouFest Lineup


She & Him headline day two of LouFest. - TAEA THALE
  • Taea Thale
  • She & Him headline day two of LouFest.

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

Support Local Journalism.
Join the Riverfront Times Press Club

Local journalism is information. Information is power. And we believe everyone deserves access to accurate independent coverage of their community and state. Our readers helped us continue this coverage in 2020, and we are so grateful for the support.

Help us keep this coverage going in 2021. Whether it's a one-time acknowledgement of this article or an ongoing membership pledge, your support goes to local-based reporting from our small but mighty team.

Join the Riverfront Times Club for as little as $5 a month.