Jazz Fest: The Second Saturday at the Fest and at Night

Saturday at Jazz Fest ends with Cage the Elephant and Aerosmith opposite each other at the Gentilly and Acura stages. One rocks; one used to rock. Cage the Elephant has never sounded as gloriously decadent as Aerosmith in the ‘70s, but neither has Aerosmith since the ‘70s. I realized at one point in their 1980s comeback that I cared more about what happened to Alicia Silverstone in their videos than the songs themselves, and that was that.

"Let Me Find Out" Gets a Remixed Second Life

When 5th Ward Weebie's "Let Me Find Out" became one of New Orleans' biggest songs in 2014, it was a return to old school bounce values. At a time when bounce is often a hyperactive burst of electronic percussion, "Let Me Found Out" is driven by the classic "Drag Rap" samples. At a time when bounce songs are often little more than catch phrases, the song's a version of the dozens, comically running down all the ways Weebie's friends might be showing their low-rent asses.

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