Concert Recap: Day One of LouFest 2013 Featuring Fitz And The Tantrums And Wilco

By Katie Davis
In Culture

Once the heat died down, things felt a bit cooler but no less energetic at LouFest on Saturday. The music continued with Fitz and the Tantrums, The National, Wild Belle and Wilco.

Check out some of these great shots from the evening’s shows, and don’t forget to venture over to Forest Park for Day Two of LouFest 2013!

Crowd, frisbee, LouFest

Kid plays in the crowd at LouFest 2013.
Photo by Angela Vincent

Fitz and the Tantrums
The crowd couldn’t stop dancing during this show from the soulful pop-rock band. With saxophones, blues influence and dual harmonies, this is one band that refused to be stuck in a box! At each and every turn, a surprising sound, new joke or song transition turned the status quo upside down.

Fitz and the Tantrums, LouFest 2013

Fitz and the Tantrums perform at LouFest 2013.
Photo by Amber Joivan

Fitz and the Tantrums, LouFest 2013

Fitz and the Tantrums perform at LouFest 2013.
Photo by Angela Vincent

The National
With its signature emotional lyrics and no-fuss alternative rock sound, The National delivered a great performance to its fans last night. Lead singer Matt Berninger stuck to his usual genuine style, reaching the crowd with his straightforward demeanor and ear-pleasing pitch.

The National, LouFest

The National perform at LouFest 2013.
Photo by Angela Vincent

The National, LouFest 2013

The National perform at LouFest 2013.
Photo by Angela Vincent

Wild Belle
Siblings Natalie and Elliot Bergman, the psychedelic pop-meets-funk rock duo who make up Wild Belle, performed as LouFest entered its evening lineup. With mesmerizing vocals, smooth instrumentation and bits of electronica mixed throughout, this duo didn’t disappoint.

Wild Belle, LouFest

Wild Belle perform at LouFest 2013.
Photo by Angela Vincent

Wild Belle, LouFest 2013

Wild Belle perform at LouFest 2013
Photo by Angela Vincent

Wilco
Wrapping up the day of music bliss, Saturday’s headliner Wilco and notorious lead guitarist-and-singer Jeff Tweedy kept the energy at an all-time high and played well into the night. Fans rocked hard, jumped up and down, screamed, cheered and begged for more music as the well-known Chicago-based group played its experimental rock tunes with the classic folksy twist.

Wilco, LouFest 2013

Wilco perform at LouFest 2013.
Photo by Angela Vincent

Wilco, LouFest 2013

Wilco perform at LouFest 2013.
Photo by Angela Vincent

Wilco, LouFest 2013

Wilco perform at LouFest 2013.
Photo by Angela Vincent

Check out the bands that rocked LouFest earlier in the day on Day One, like J.Roddy Walston and the Business. Be sure not to miss our coverage of the bands that stormed the stages on LouFest 2013 Day Two.

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