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For avid concertgoers in New Orleans, the biggest gamble of the Foburg Music Festival comes on Saturday. In addition to the tiny bit of fatigue gently beginning to set in from the always-epic Friday night showcases, Saturday tends to fall on the same day as Uptown’s annual Irish Channel St. Patrick’s Day parade, which is […]
Though we’d all love to see the Strokes show from Levi’s or the Kanye and Radiohead secret shows, let’s be honest: it’s probably not going to happen. And if you’ve been unlucky enough to miss the RSVP’s for the all-day free food/free booze/free music festivals or failed to procure yourself a killer priority badge, you’re only option is to be prepared. Barryfest is here to help, at least a tiny bit, with your preparation. We’ve put together a handy list of local and semi-local New Orleans acts that are taking the trip with you.
Toro Y Moi + Small Black + Cults + Sun Airway + Cloud Nothings – Saturn Bar
Two independent, non-Foburg-affiliated concerts featuring some of the most up-and-coming names in indie were scheduled for March 13. Everybody, including the guys at Deft Jams, said, “Why not just combine the shows.” The result is an impressive showcase that not just trumps most of the weekend’s Foburg competition but stands to be one of the best indie and/or electronica concerts [...]
The Hood Internet + Christoph Andersson + Big History – Maison Upstairs
The Hood Internet’s approach of simply matching a rapper with an indie song is seemingly straightforward; but the genius is found not just in Brink and Reidell’s intuitive mashups but their seemingly encyclopedic knowledge of the unabashedly hip culture of indie and electronic music, and the end result is often something surprisingly greater than the sum of its parts.
03.07: Quintron and Miss Pussycat + Black Lips + Vockah Redu + Turbo Fruits – One Eyed Jacks
After a semi-legendary run co-headling shows with Surfer Blood at last year’s South by Southwest Festival, Turbo Fruits are joining Georgian loudness veterans the Black Lips for the annual Lundi Gras party at One Eyed Jack’s hosted by electronic noise musicians Quintron and Miss Pussycat.
It was once thought, among philosophers of the Current and Future State of MusicTM, that the Doors made the perfect music for extreme cold weather in big cities. However, the nuances of such a notion confounded, mystified, and ultimately divided experts who, unable to account for the vast sociological, economic, and ethnic diversity that characterizes […]
As incredibly pathetic as it may be, my relationship with electronic music is tenuous at best, and is so for reasons that are admittedly suspect. For someone who fashions himself a man of well-informed musical taste, I spend an unjustifiably large amount of any given day taking potshots at the many varied electro-indie-DJ hybrids sprouting […]
It’s pretty difficult to figure out the true intentions of San Diego’s Mrs. Magician. For one, they just started – literally just started – making music: so far they’ve only waxed four songs, split up among two 7” releases. For another, the cover of the There Is No God 7” looks like it was lifted […]
Within the first thirty seconds of Disappears’ second LP in thirteen months, it’s obvious that this band hates wasting time. After spending nearly two years in limbo when its first record label (Touch and Go) folded, the Chicago band has spent the past several months gradually regaining speed. While I mean that critically, it also […]