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To say that we like it when girls play in bands might be the understatement of the century—but let’s go ahead and banish the phrase “girl band” from the collective lexicon. When female rockers are putting out some of the best (and loudest) music around, there’s really no point in drawing distinctions.

Case in point: Sleigh Bells (top left) and Haim (bottom right), who co-headlined an epic concert in Brooklyn Bridge Park the other night on behalf of Levi’s. Keep reading to hear handpicked tracks from two of our current favorite bands (female-fronted or otherwise).

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Welcome to part two of Austin City Limits as seen through the analog lens of acclaimed music blog Gorilla vs. Bear—presented by Topman and Nordstrom Men’s Shop.

Catch up on GvsB’s Polaroids from part one here; and see their Instagram coverage of Austin City Limits 2013 at @NordstromMen.

[Pictured above: HAIM]


Killer camo. More ACL street style on our Instagram: @NordstromMen.


San Antonio Spur/sandwich enthusiast Matt Bonner | Festival veteran


Dj Sober


ACL pirate | The big screen


Gorilla vs. Bear photographer Faith Silva



Autre Ne Veut


The crowd at Grimes

 

Hand-selected by Gorilla vs. Bear—
a few favorite songs by bands mentioned above:


 

 
 

[Photos by Gorilla vs. Bear and Faith Silva—using film from The Impossible Project.]

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Thank you, Spin magazine, for never failing to broach every musical topic from multiple angles. In addition to their ’50 Best Things We Saw at Lollapalooza’ list (which, perhaps inevitably, is a mix of cringe-inducing crowd behavior, as well as killer performances), the seminal music magazine captured impromptu portraits of up-and-coming acts (above), and posted the full performance by Queens of the Stone Age, who, even without Dave Grohl on drums, are sauntering closer to rock-royalty status with each new record. Seeing that led us to stumble upon full performances by Phoenix. And Vampire Weekend. (There’s a video of Nine Inch Nails’ headlining set too, but it contains bad words. Click here if you’re into it.)

Musicians pictured above:
Chance the Rapper | Haim | Dillon Francis
Crystal Castles | Hot Chip
Deap Vally | Ellie Goulding | Guards


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More Lollapalooza: For photos by our women’s team, live from
Chicago, check out The Thread for street style and @Nordstrom on Instagram
for festival food (bacon cream puffs, anyone?).

 
 

[Photos by Jesse Lirola for Spin. Videos © Lollapalooza and the respective bands. Individuals pictured do not endorse Nordstrom.]

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