Over the weekend, the organizers of the Voodoo Music Experience followed-up last month’s top-headliner announcement with more lineup news, unveiling additional acts scheduled to appear at the annual Halloween weekend event. Joining Green Day, Neil Young and Crazy Horse, Skrillex and bad MF’er Gary Clark, Jr. is a roster of usual suspects, both among local [...]
MyNameIsJohnMichael + The Preservation Hall Jazz Band w/ The Del McCoury Band + Dr. John and the Lower 911 + Morning 40 Federation + Odd Future + Portugal. The Man + TV On The Radio + The Meters + The Raconteurs + Fatboy Slim performing at City Park on October 30, 2011 for the Voodoo [...]
By now, all music blogs and culture magazines are abuzz about Los Angeles-based rap collective Odd Future Wolf Gang Kill Them All, whose set at the Le Ritual Voodoo main stage on the final day of Voodoo was at once electrifying and unnerving. After the group showered photographers with water and unloaded a slew of [...]
To say that Gordon Gano, lead singer of the hugely influential Violent Femmes, has completely eschewed the lazy exclusivist aspect of being an artistic icon of post punk and an originator alternative rock would be a monumental understatement. Though you could have found him collaborating with icons like John Cale, Lou Reed, PJ Harvey and [...]
Peelander-Z + Mates of State + Dirty South + The Static Jacks + Quintron and Miss Pussycat + Major Lazer + Beusoleil w/ Dr. Michael White + Red Baraat + Fitz and the Tantrums + My Chemical Romance + The Vettes + Johnny Sketch and the Dirty Notes + Soundgarden performing at City Park for [...]
Though it would probably be overstepping to grant Morphine the kind of singular distinction usually thrown at the likes of jazz fusion pioneer Miles Davis or Barryfest-endorsed darkly sarcastic American duo Steely Dan, it would be incredibly disingenuous not to acknowledge that this Boston-bred oddball of the 1990s – adept at melting fiery blues and [...]
10.29: Rotary Downs + Caddywhompus – d.b.a.
For their 4th Annual Frenchman Street ramble, Rotary Downs is welcoming the inimitable Caddywhompus to the fold, making Saturday night’s event a fever dream-worthy celebration of the two most mind-bendingly impressive branches of the Crescent City’s lustrous alternative rock panoroma. Add costumes, fog machines and a brilliantly over-the-top light show to the mix and you’ve got just about the best concert event any fan of all that is good and right in local music could ask for.
There’s undoubtedly too much happening on any given day of Voodoo to talk about everything. Nevertheless, we figured it couldn’t hurt to tell you what performances we’re excited about. Here’s a few thoughts on a national and a local act that we are looking forward to on Sunday. Portugal. The Man: Le Carnival Bingo! Parlor, [...]