voodoo sunday schedule

Voodoo 2016 ends today with an impressive lineup.

voodoo saturday schedule

If Friday’s weather at Voodoo 2016 is anything like yesterday’s

voodoo friday schedule

The Voodoo Music and Arts Experience starts today, and we have our downloadable schedule, color-coded with the people we're most excited

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The 50 percent chance of rain for the day is not encouraging, but schedule for Saturday at Jazz Fest makes the gamble worth it.

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Yesterday a friend said that many of his best Jazz Fest moments came during the rain, and I get that.

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For me, Jazz Fest gets real when the choices get tough, and by that metric, the festival really starts Thursday at about 2:30.

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Bluntly, there's too much to do during Jazz Fest. Too many bands, too many possibilities, too many things that might be cool.

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I have the highest hopes for today at Jazz Fest. With the exception of Janelle Monae, this first weekend has lacked musical urgency.

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Friday was a slightly soft start to Jazz Fest.

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Last night, the conversation centered on what

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I got out of the year-end list business when I realized too much music came out that I didn’t hear for me to feel like my list had much

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In many ways, 2015 was defined by streaming.

Screenings both large and small can go unnoticed in the cinematic boomtown of the Hollywood South. 

jazz fest schedule

Thursday was a beautiful day to be at the Fair Grounds, and Friday promises to be just as nice.

jazz fest schedule

We should get a break from the rain today, and while I don't need the heat and mugginess, the Fair Grounds do. 

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Our highlights for the week ahead include Ben Howard, Mother Falcon, Marco Benetti, and Quintron's audio translation of the weather, visualized.

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Our highlights for the week ahead including the Wizard World Comic Con, Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano, The Breton Sound's Desert Island Discs, Elvis' Birthday, Chewbacchus, and Pennywise.

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Friday: WWOZ 34th birthday with Davell Crawford, Ivan Neville, 10 p.m., Tipitina’s: Davell and Ivan will lead two appropriate trib

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Our highlights for the week ahead include The Parishioners, Frontier Ruckus, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, and caroling.

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Our highlights for this week in New Orleans include Usher, Anders Osborne, NOLA Polar Express, Nancy Whang, and a night of power pop with The Junior League and associates.

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Our highlights for the week ahead in New Orleans include rockabilly survivors, the latest flavors, Kevin Gates, Hunter Hayes, Marc Broussard, and Fozzy.

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Our highlights for the week leading up to Thanksgiving include Foo Fighters in a club show, Stanton Moore, Sweet Crude, Garfunkel and Oates, "Space Rites," Wong and Minekawa, and more.

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This week's highlights include We Were Promised Jetpacks, comedy with Tom Segura, Chris D'Elia and Hell Yes Fest, indie psych with Tele Novella and chill/glitch/step with Minnesota.

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Our highlights for the week ahead include comedy, live documentaries, food in Champions Square, and Atmosphere, Thee Oh Sees, and Tim Easton.

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Voodoo lives on the cusp of the last gasp of summer and the first breath of winter, and n

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Certain things are reliable at The Voodoo Music Experience; one is a front coming through

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Friday, Red Baraat will play Le Flambeau at

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Our highlights for the week ahead include Win Butler's return as DJ Windows 98, Telecaster hero Bill Kirchen, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Mannie Fresh, and Tom McDermott and friends play Randy Newman.

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Our highlights for the week in New Orleans include a number of events, Italian instrumental rock with Mike Watt, world R&B with Sinkane, and Mystikal for Halloween.

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Our picks for the week ahead include the Crescent City Blues and Barbecue Festival, This is NOLA, OK Go, Generationals, Crobot, Joe Ely and Susan Cowsill singing "American Beauty."

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There is a lot to do this week, starting with Foxygen, who we're pleased to present on Monday.

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Our highlights for a busy week that also includes a Black and Gold kickoff party, the Felice Brothers, Richard Buckner, Real Estate, and a free tribute to David Egan in Lafayette.

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Our highlights for the week include Delta Spirit, Earth, Chris Robinson Brotherhood, Feufollet and 5th Ward Weebie.

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Our highlights for the week ahead include G-Eazy, Ty Segall, Cory Branan, The Weight, Mike Dillon, Sucré, Black Lips, and comedian Ron White.

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New Orleans has a quiet week going into the Labor Day weekend, topped by Mid Summer Mardi Gras,

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Los Angeles' punk-era artists Keith Morris (in OFF!) and The Blasters' Phil and Dave Alvin visit New Orleans this week.

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Our picks for the week's highlights include Big History's goodbye show, the Satchmo SummerFest, Wussy, comedian Jen Kirkman at Cafe Istanbul and Justin Timberlake in the Smoothie King Center.

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Our picks for the week include Wynton Marsalis' benefit for Tipitina's Foundation, the Bounce party at the Republic, Chris Smither at Chickie Wah Wah, and the return of the Daiquiri Festival.

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Our highlights for the week ahead include Gasa Gasa's one year anniversary, Maggie Koerner, and Monotonix' Yonatan Gat.

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Our highlights for the week include the Essence Music Festival, "Hard Day's Night," Questlove, Lindsey Stirling and more.

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Our picks for the week's highlights include Amen Dunes, Justin Moore, Jarekus Singleton, and Cardinal Sons.

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Our highlights for the upcoming week in New Orleans' nightlife include Big Freedia's album release party, Al "Carnival Time" Johnson's birthday, Cut Copy, Circa Survive, and Tim & Eric's Pusswhip Banggang.

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Our highlights for the week in New Orleans include Nikki Lane, Rebirth, Little Dragon, the Creole Tomato Festival, and Bruno Mars.

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Our highlights for the week ahead include Weekend Update's Colin Jost and the electropop of Heavenly Beat.

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My Spilt Milk's picks for the week include the J. Dilla tribute, Blackalicious, Marley, Old 97s and more.

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My Spilt Milk picks the highlights of the upcoming week, including Chad Valley, Truckfighters, and Moving Units.

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My Spilt Milk's highlights for the week include Johnny Hallyday, John Prine, Spoon, Modest Mouse, and Mimicking Birds.

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After all the rain and muck of Jazz Fest 2013, it was a relief to have good weather at the

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During Jazz Fest, picks and are closer to a wish list than a plan.

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The Spilt Milk crew picks our favorites for the week, including YG, Rick Ross and his gang, Odonis Odonis, Tinariwen, Record Store Day, a Drag Battle, and lots of comedy.

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My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including August Alsina, tributes to Weezer and Outkast, and comedian Doug Stanhope.

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This Week's Soundtrack looks forward to upcoming shows from the Hold Steady, Kevin Gates and Deltron 3030.

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There's a lot to see this weekend at Buku, and Brian Sibille and I will be there covering t

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The Spilt Milk team picks our favorites for the week, including Mic Check with Nappy Roots, Typhoon, the Pizza Underground, Miley Cyrus, and Ladysmith Black Mambazo.

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My Spilt Milk picks the week's favorites, including Willie Nelson & Family, St. Paul and the Broken Bones, Weekend, Broken Bells, DMX and comedian Jim Jefferies.

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My Spilt Milk picks the week's favorites, including Sharon Jones and The Dap-Kings, The Eagles, Bright Light Social Hour, Reckless Kelly, and plenty of Carnival celebrations.

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My Spilt Milk picks the week's favorites, including Hurray for the Riff Raff, The Walkmen, Gardens & Villa, Shovels & Rope, Neutral Milk Hotel and Krewe du Vieux.

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Our highlights for the week include Ash, Superchunk, Futurebirds, Dom Kennedy, the New Orleans Comic Con and a benefit for musician Doug Potter.

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My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including Bone Thugs-N-Harmony, Dylan LeBlanc, Darkside, Nipsey Hussle, a benefit concert for Gary Druihet, and an epic jazz ensemble.

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My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including Lucius, Neko Case, Those Darlins, Delorean, Cajun rock from Feufollet and Sweet Crude,a fashion show hosted by the Krewe of Chewbacchus, and a release party at Gasa Gasa.

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Our picks for the upcoming week include another Radiators reunion, Amy Lavere, and power pop with Paul Collins' Beat.

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Imagine Dragons, The Breeders, Jimmy's Punk/New Wave Reunion, the return of PM Dawn and New Year's Eve top this week's musical highlights in New Orleans.

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My Spilt Milk celebrates Christmas with our list of the week's best, including a crunktacular with Flow Tribe, Trombone Shorty, Dee-1, Rebirth and Andrew Duhon, Gaunga Dyns, a live reproduction of The Last Waltz, and a Christmas concert at HOB.

My Spilt Milk picks the week's favorites, including two shows from Anders Osborne, Drive-By Truckers' Mike Cooley, Sunbrain's David Dondero, Kacey Musgraves, a release-party for Sweet Crude, Consortium of Genius, Nick Kroll, and a John Waters take on Christmas.

The Spilt Milk crew picks this week's favorites, including Travis Garland, New Orleans' first acoustic bounce set with DJ Jubilee, Joan Baez, Gary Clark Jr., A$AP Ferg, Tryptophunk, Bill Cosby at Xavier, and the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival.

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Much of what I thought about Nine Inch Nails' Voodoo set is online at

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There's a lot to like on the first day of Voodoo this year.

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My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including a birthday for Bootsy Collins, jamming with Mike Clark, going underground with Ryan Hemsworth, plus Michael Franti and Spearhead, Surfer Blood, and three nights of Widespread Panic.

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My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including sailor songs from Valparaiso Men's Chorus, St. Paul and The Broken Bones, total chaos with the Itchy-O Marching Band, Patty Griffin's new album, Cobalt Cranes, and the Crescent City BBQ and Blues Festival.

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My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including Passion Pit, Jason Isbell, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, The Vibrators, big name performances at UNO Lakefront Arena, and plenty of festivals.

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My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including two CD-release parties, new albums from Chelsea Wolfe, Joe Satriani and Dent May, the Black Flag reunion, and podcasting with comedian Greg Proops.

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My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including indie rock from Cardinal Sons, Dale Watson's new album, twerking with Big Freedia, comedian Michael Ian Black and puppets.

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My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including Kevin Gordon's alt-country poems, Bill Kirchen, The Tontons, and getting "Naked!" with Hank & Cupcakes.

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My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including psychedelic rock from NAAM, Bryan Adams' latest tour, Reverend Horton Heat, and a tribute to Officer Rodney Thomas.

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My Spilt Milk lists our favorites for the week, including alt-country Futurebirds, indie bands The Eastern Sea and Speedy Ortiz, the rocking brothers of Filligar, and synth sounds from The Octopus Project.

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My Spilt Milk sorts out the week's highlights, including the always funky Stooges Brass Band, hip-hop legends Souls of Mischief, hard rockers Star and Dagger, and learning "Art History" with California Wives.

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My Spilt Milk picks this week's favorites, including EDM specialists PANTyRAiD, southern rockers Natural Child, Nintendo pop stars Anamanaguchi, and punk veteran Sonny Vincent.

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My Spilt Milk picks this week's highlights, including Robert Plant, jazz hip-hop, the Rolling of the Bulls, and cocktail culture on the rocks.

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This week's Milk Run picks the highlights for the week ahead, including Brass Bed, Cayucas, Jon Cleary, and the Essence Music Festival.

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Team Milk has reached consensus on three shows - Jack White, Royal Teeth, and The Lost Bayou Rambler

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Yesterday at Voodoo, I carried a light jacket in case I needed it; tonight, I fear a light jacket won't be enough, and that we'll enjoy the pyro in

Cover image of Bob Andrews' new album, Shotgun.

With the Fourth of July in the middle of next week, touring activity is down but free stuff is up.