There's no better place to spend Halloween than New Orleans. But if getting to the Big Easy just wasn't easy for you this year, don't worry: These awesome, costumed photos from the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience, which took place at NOLA's City Park during the pre-Halloween weekend, will almost make you feel like you were there.
Montreal’s Arcade Fire have been spending a lot of time in New Orleans, the second home to the group’s core couple, Win Butler and Régine Chassagne; earlier this year, they famously led a second-line tribute to their late collaborator David Bowie through the French Quarter, and this past Saturday, they debuted new songs at a secret, no-phones-allowed show at NOLA’s 175-capacity Secondline Stages club. ...
There was no better place to spend Halloween than New Orleans. But if getting to the Big Easy just wasn’t easy for you this year, you could still celebrate virtually, as Yahoo Music live-streamed the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience throughout Halloween weekend. The replay is over, but you can catch the highlights here!
Day one at New Orleans’s Voodoo Music + Arts Experience may have been dominated by hip-pop acts like the Weeknd, G-Eazy, and Rae Sremmurd, but day two, Saturday, was all about the rock — featuring alt-prog legends Tool, Taylor Momsen-fronted rockers the Pretty Reckless, prosthetic-headed Swedish metalheads Ghost, the Claypool Lennon Delirium (the “Claypool” stands for Primus’s Les, and the “Lennon” for rock royalty Sean), and even rising bands Nothing But Thieves and the Breton Sound respectively covering the Pixies and the Who.
Day one of the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience in New Orleans featured many highlights, including an onstage marriage proposal, a mock guitar solo by an adorable 5-year-old girl, a cover of the Family Ties theme, and a controversial chant of “Free Kevin Gates!” during hip-hop duo Rae Sremmurd’s mobbed set. (Rae Sremmurd served as last-minute replacements on the Pepsi Stage for Gates, after Gates was sentenced to 180 days in jail just two days before the festival.)
G-Eazy brought both the love and the hate to New Orleans’s Voodoo festival this Friday, with a wild, wide-ranging set that included a sweet onstage marriage proposal and a scathing, expletive-addled song about Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump.
When brainy glitch-pop band Mutemath played the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience this Friday, frontman Paul Meany kept it in the family — just as he did when the group first performed at the New Orleans festival in 2006. Back then, it was Meany’s grandfather, affectionately known as “Papa G,” who joined Mutemath onstage. This year, it was time for Meany’s 5-year-old daughter to make her big Voodoo debut. And she did her dad, and her great-grandpa, proud.
When Detroit’s nerdy neo-soulman Mayer Hawthorne announced Friday at New Orleans’s Voodoo festival that he and his band were about to play “the greatest song of all time,” one might have expected something by, say, Marvin Gaye or Smokey Robinson. But instead, Hawthorne and company graced the Pepsi Stage audience with a feelgood, seemingly completely sincere rendition of the classic Family Ties theme, “Without Us.”
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Creepy-cool pop star Melanie Martinez has unveiled a new two-part video for "Tag, You're It" and "Milk and Cookies." The two songs appear side-by-side on her 2015 album, Cry Baby, and the double feature transforms them into a two-part story about Martinez's devious, doll-like character and a big bad wolf in an ice-cream truck. Like her previous videos for "Soap," "Training…
MuteMath frontman Paul Meany is helping his home state by donating the proceeds from a new song to aid the Lousiana flood relief efforts. A remix of Twenty One Pilots' track "Stressed Out," Meany's song is titled "Stressed Out (mellowmatics remix)" and features some vocal contributions from his young daughter, Amelia. MuteMath just returned from a 47-date national tour with Twenty One Pilots. The remix, which infuses MuteMath's synth sound with the Pilots' rock and pop lyrics, is available via MuteMath’s website, with suggested donations starting at $1 and ranging up to $100. "Following the devastating floods in our home state of Louisiana, we'd like to donate all funds raised from the download of this remix to help those in need," the band, which hails from New Orleans, stated on its website. Meany isn't the only musician to address the Louisiana flood; fellow Louisiana native Britney Spears teamed up with the American Red Cross and Crowdrise to auction off a trip to MTV's Video Music Awards in New York, as well as the outfit she'll wear to the event, to raise money for relief efforts. The floods in Louisiana, which left 13 people dead and more than 40,000 people displaced, is the worst natural disaster in the U.S. since Hurricane Sandy in 2012, according to the Red Cross. Here Ya go...me and Amelia's remix of Stressed Out. https://t.co/bqFomIMSLt. Thanks for listening pic.twitter.com/IycYqVoBiu — Paul Meany (@paulmeany) August 22, 2016
Arcade Fire covered the Bruce Springsteen classic "Born in the U.S.A." in late July at Ontario, Canada's WayHome Festival.
Tool , Arcade Fire and the Weeknd will headline this year's Voodoo Music + Arts Experience , set to invade New Orleans October 28th through 30th. Cage the Elephant, G-Eazy, Band of Horses, Kevin Gates, the Chainsmokers and more will also play the Big Easy festival. Other acts who will perform...
Last year, Sean Lennon released an album with his psych-rock band the Ghost Of A Sabre Tooth Tiger, and he's already contributed a song to the Ava's Possessions soundtrack this year. But as Pitchfork points out, Lennon has just announced an album from a new band, and it's a weird one: The Lennon Claypool Delirium,…
Former My Chemical Romance frontman Gerard Way re-emerged on the scene last year with his debut solo effort, Hesitant Alien. Though he is still relatively new to performing on his own he hasn’t forgot how to work a crowd after all those years playing to tens of thousands with My Chem, as evidenced by his performance at the 2015 Voodoo Music + Art Experience in New Orleans. Way spoke about his solo endeavors from the Toyota Tent in conjunction with SPIN, referring to his 13 years in MCR as “some of the best times of my life,” but adds that things were getting, in his estimation, “stagnant.” A fresh start as a solo artist proved to be the kicker that he needed to get his songwriting and creative flair back on track.
Alternative rock band Grizfolk may be based in Los Angeles, but the group boasts roots in Sweden – and has a sound as wide as the distance between its current and historic homes. The band showed off its stuff during a set shot at the 2015 Voodoo Music Arts Experience in the Toyota Tent in conjunction with SPIN, and also took the time to chat about its happenings of late – including its various genre mixes, influences (all agree on Aerosmith!), and the joy of playing in one of the coolest cities in America.
After a 13-year hiatus, Minneapolis post-punk female icons Babes in Toyland reunited in late 2014 and have been touring ever since, playing everywhere from a much-hyped comeback show at Los Angeles’s Roxy this year to Shepherd’s Bush Empire in London to, most recently, the Voodoo Music Art Experience in New Orleans. At the fest, they gave a performance the Toyota Tent held in conjunction with SPIN, delivering their eruptive sound that vacillates between calming psychedelic energy to explosive rock stylings – Kat Bjelland’s screeching lead vocals, Lori Barbero’s pacing drums, and humming bass from new member Clara Salyer.
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Welsh-originated and London-based dreampop trio the Joy Formidable (consisting of Ritzy Bryan on vocals and guitar, Rhydian Dafydd on bass, and Matt Thomas on drums) were one of the lucky acts at New Orleans’s Voodoo Music + Art Experience who didn’t experience inclement weather. In fact, their Friday set was marked by sunshine and an equally sunny crowd eager for some rocking sounds.