Best Dressed: Lucius
Lucius are great at a number of things — singing, songwriting, harmony, etc. — but their festival fashion has been awe-inspiring all summer. On Friday in Chicago, the always-matching lead singers Jess Wolfe and Holly Laessig sported their signature Anna Wintour bobs and vibrant floral dresses that not only popped off the white Palladia stage but continued their call for festival fashion to be stepped up by everyone else on the festival circuit. As they are also known for, Lucius gave a tight and flawlessly synced-up performance that began with catchy single "Tempest." Live, the band have shown their ability to shift seamlessly between chill folk outfit and wildly energetic indie rock blast. By the time they got to "Genevieve," the group were an all-out percussive powerhouse complete with headbanging and bobs gone wild as the lead singers pounded on their instruments as if they were secretly in a metal band all along. Lucius closed out with a strong finish and a pair of their best, the empowering "Wildewoman" dedicated to a friend on her birthday and the very Sixties-centric "Turn It Around" which was mashed-up with Whitney Houston's "I Wanna Dance With Somebody," making for a strong finish to their set and a lot for the rest of the weekend's acts to compete with.