Forecastle 2013: Day 2 Recap now playing

Reliving Day 2

The music, the art, the fans

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The Black Keys

Staring off their set with a roar on "Howlin' for You," they rocked and rolled at a pace that left our heads and hips struggling to catch up.

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A man of few words, what Auerbach lacks in stage banter he makes up for with big gestures and album-perfect pipes to match his massive riffs, in the process making what sounds dazzling look effortless.

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Rolling Stone

Closing out the festival on Saturday and delivering an enthralling performance during the late night hours, energy soared as The Black Keys blistered through the last date of their 16-month El Camino Tour.

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The Flaming Lips

The onstage setup seemed way different from past tours, exchanging confetti and plastic-ball crowd surfing for a baby doll connected by tubes that lead singer Wayne Coyne span around his head and several metallic spaceship spheres that sat motionless on the stage.

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Like an outer space king, the zany Lips frontman beamed a flashlight on us, blew bubbles at us and smiled at a fake baby that he held in his arms.

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Alabama Shakes

Taking the main stage before an impressively-sized crowd, Alabama Shakes wowed all those present with their passionate yet somehow intimate sound.

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"I wouldn't bullshit you, that's not in my nature," Howard said during the show. "Or would I?" When it comes to playing, it’s no bullshit—it’s all real.

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Jim James

The hometown hero of the Louisville Kentucky festival, Jim James played a perfect set consisting mostly of material from his solo effort Regions of Light and Sound of God.

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He ended his set with a beautiful cover of The Beatles "Let It Be," in which the entire crowd sang in unison when the chorus hit. Jim James seemed to be having as much fun as the crowd the entire time, a fitting tribute to the Forecastle spirit.

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Matt & Kim

Matt & Kim come out, guns blazing, quoting Jay-Z before throwing on samples of super-danceable tracks like Salt 'n Pepa's "Push It" and "Apache (Jump On It)" and managing to meld them perfectly with your own personal brand of energetic tuneage.

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Foxygen

Part concert and part theatrical stage performance, frontman Sam France jumped on speakers, channeled his inner gargoyle and rolled about on the stage, all with a permanent smile on his face.

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The Joy Formidable

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Forecastle Culture

Best weekend of my life!!! Thanks Forecastle! Definitely coming back next year.

fromBrantley, Forecastle community

Forecastle just became bourbon's most important festival. There were 75,000 virgin whiskey drinkers here, and the Bourbon Lounge was their passport to America's Spirit.

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Fred Minnick

Thanks for an AMAZING FUCKING WEEKEND! See you all next time, friends.

fromRebekah, Forecastle community

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