Sheck Wes photo by Steven Hatley for My Spilt Milk

Voodoo 2019 felt an exercise in denial. 

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A couple from Clemson saw me taking notes and wanted me to know that they thought Voodoo was the best festival they had been to, and tha

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Beck’s set at Voodoo Saturday night was a love letter to New Orleans.

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Guns N’ Roses still deliver on their original promise.

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Behind the delicate voice, dreamy lyrics and cascading chord progressions of indie pop outfit

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Michelle Currier performs as DJ Nice Rack, and she is indebted to New Orle

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I started to write one review of Wednesday night’s Foo Fighters show at The Fillmore, but when I checked my review of their 2017 set at

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[Marisa Clogher, Kate Reed, Alex Rawls and photographer Erika Goldring contributed to this wrap-up.

Thunderpussy Photo

Hard rock has not always been built for women, but Thunderpussy is changing that.

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Friday marked a very sincere start to the 20th anniversary edition of the Voodoo Music and Art

Lizzo Photo

It is disrespectful to describe Lizzo as “only” anything.

Ravyn Lenae, Sticky single cover

Ravyn Lenae is climbing the list of Chicago artists currently dominating the music scene, and is a must-see set at

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[Updated] It’s a tribute to the enduring power of The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill that 20 years after its releas

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“Sometimes friends are jerks,” sang James Murphy Saturday night at the Orpheum, eliciting an audible gasp from the audience.

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Critics love subtlety and nuance—two things Post Malone avoids like cooties.

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Continuing in the Voodoo tradition of striking a nostalgic chord on Sunday, 

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Foo Fighters’ show Saturday night at Voodoo raised some questions.

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Galantis stood out amongst the hype of Voodoo weekend when the Swedish DJ duo team

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In a hip-hop landscape that grows more turbulent by the minute, 25-year-old rapper Jared “Pell” Pellerin is surp

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Benjamin Booker’s sound is tougher to pin down than it used to be.

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In rock and roll years, late thirties elevates a band to wise elder status.

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Kehlani has plenty of reasons to be jaded.

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In a world where Lil Uzi Vert and Migos call themselves rock stars, does that make Post Malone the 2017

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Earlier this week, Foo Fighters made news in Tokyo when they played

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Today, LCD Soundsystem released a video for “Tonite,” the third a

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Friday, festival director Sig Greenebaum announced his resignation from Voodoo

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If you hoped to win tickets to see this year’s Voodoo Music and Arts Experienc

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Last week, Foo Fighters made news when out of the blue they released the single “Run,” and made more when its video was viewed 2.2 milli

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The top line in any bio of rapper NF mentions that he’s Christian, b

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Sunday at Voodoo felt a little like the last day of high school.

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Sunday frequently seems like Voodoo’s afterparty as part of Sat

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Saturday was Black T-Shirt Day at Voodoo with a heavy rock lineup topped by

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Voodoo 2016 ends today with an impressive lineup.

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I’m buying anybody who loved The Weeknd, but while I saw signs of love

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

Anderson .Paak slid under the industry’s collective radar for a long time.

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I’m not sure stats validate rock bands—isn’t self-validation part of the point of rock?—but for what it’s worth,

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

voodoo weather report

After rain muddied City Park’s Festival Grounds to such a degree that the

Photo of Phantoms

In many ways, 2015 was defined by streaming.

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It was a shame to have Voodoo 2015 come to an early end with Sunday lost to ra

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The annual grousing that accompanies a Voodoo lineup is partly the grousing th

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Saturday didn't deliver the monsoon we were led to expect, but the continuous light rain, combined with all the foot traffic, took its toll on City

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I found Peaches on iTunes nine years ago and got attached after the first 30 seconds.

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There was a time when a DJ made his name with exclusives—tracks (usually) he (sometimes she) had that no one else did that blew up the d

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Friday night at Voodoo, I found myself thinking about why England makes such g

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Bantam Foxes (Friday, noon, Carnival) display a classic love of big,

Chance the Rapper photo

Chance the Rapper (Sunday, 3:30 p.m., Altar) is on to something.

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I haven’t found Ozzy Osbourne (Saturday, 9:30 p.m., Altar) menacing or scary s

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While compiling the accompanying playlist, I wondered how dance music producer

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When the final version of the Voodoo announcement that Public Image Ltd.

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July Talk on inspiring young voters, their unique brand of rock and roll, and live shows that make audiences worry for their sanity.

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This time last year, GIVERS previewed new music when they played Voodoo.

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The Voodoo Music and Art Experience returns to City Park this Halloween weekend, and My S

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On Saturday, October 31, Australian DJ Nina Las Vegas will perform on the Le Plur stage at

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[Updated] When Florence and the Machine headlined this year's Glastonbury festival--because scheduled headliners the Foo Fighters

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This week's Freshly Spilt Milk previews a number of shows coming to New Orleans and includes new music from Pell, Dan Farber, Elohim, and Jacob Plant.

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Facebook's collective "meh" over the talent lineup for Voodoo 2015 left me wondering if t

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[Updated] Thoughts that we didn’t get around do during Voodoo 2014:

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It was bad enough that The Tontons couldn't play loudly enough to keep

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[Updated] Saturday night at Voodoo was supposed to be about

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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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[Updated] Recently, a member of the New Orleans music community told me in a conspiratorial hush, “You know,

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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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If Dave Grohl radiated any douchiness, Foo Fighters would not have got away with the last

It's a small miracle that Kyle Henderson and his band Desert Noises are playing Voodoo Fest t

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In previous years, the

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[Updated] When the Voodoo Music Experience announced its headliners for

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This year's Voodoo Music Experience takes place in City Park in three weeks, with

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[Updated] There has been a lot of speculation about who was the Voodoo Music

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This Week's Soundtrack looks forward to this week in New Orleans, Voodoo, and soccer in Brazil.

Jack White by Cherie LeJeune photo

Last week, Jack White announced the June 10 release of his new album, Lazaretto. Yes

The Cure photo by Patrick Ainsworth

It was hard not to become obsessed with Robert Smith’s head. Time and thinning hair has made his trademark tangle harder to pull off.

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

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When Rudimental bounded on stage yesterday at Voodoo at Le Plur, the audience used to DJs

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Our highlights for day two of Voodoo.

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The Spilt Milk team picks our favorites for the week, including Voodoo, STS9, a Ball for Ballers, Chelsea Light Moving, Lupe Fiasco, Thee Oh Sees, Robert Glasper, two more nights of Widespread Panic, and Fess Fest 2013.

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[Our friends at Nola Defender are also covering Voodoo, and we're sharing stories thi

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The indie-pop duo talk performing live and their latest album, "Lightning."

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Nashville-bred Those Darlins seem composed for a rock band.

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In recent years, Voodoo has at times felt like the festival wants to be something for

ZZ Ward photo

[This story is a slightly edited encore presentation of a story that first ran in the spring before ZZ Ward's previous visit to New Orleans to

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The eclectic, electronic crew talk Voodoo, bounce music, and their latest album, "A Thousand Faces-Act I."

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Maxim, one of the founding members of UK electronic dance music pioneers The Prodigy, has relea

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The Voodoo Experience has released its final lineup, which now includes Nas, Coheed a