07.21: Vockah Redu & the Cru + Boyfriend – The Big Top
There is simply nothing on the planet like Vockah Redu. Though often falling under the radar of most New Orleans outsiders and local, casual showgoers, Vockah Redu and the Cru have been slowly but emphatically growing a fan base while existing on the fringes of Bounce itself for the last four years. Indeed, one will rarely find this act on the bill of one of the city’s many bounce showcases; they instead tend to opt for something decidedly less predictable.
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.
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.