Buku News: Lana Del Rey Is a Rock Star, A$AP Rocky is Outflanked, and Suicideboys are the State of Shock in 2019

It was 15 minutes before she was scheduled to come on and the crowd was already chanting Lana Del Rey’s name. As more people poured in, everyone was discussing the last time they saw her and what they were hoping she’d play. The lights dimmed, and the spotlight focused on two dancers on stage fanning themselves lavishly. Out walked Lana in a matching sequined dress and boots combo with an athletic jacket on top, and the crowd shrieked collectively.

Our Spilt Milk: Carly Rae's Heartbroken at a Hotel, and the Scooby Gang's Got a Big Mystery to Solve

Carly Rae Jepsen released a new single, “Party For One,” and it’s on time and on brand. Jepsen’s brand is a combination of bubblegum pop, hopeless romantic, and self-empowered badass, and these all come through beautifully in her new song and accompanying music video. 

Two Ways to Hear Nathaniel Rateliff, and Other Concerts

Sunday night, Nathaniel Rateliff and The Night Sweats played Tipitina’s, and by the end of the night I wasn’t sure what I thought about the show. The band couldn’t wear its collective love of Stax/Volt R&B more obviously if they were all wearing T-shirts from its museum’s gift shop, but for most of the show, I wanted the band to groove harder when the tempos dropped and the songs became more intimate.

Bassnectar, A$AP Rocky Top Buku 2015 Lineup

The Buku Music and Art Project returns to Mardi Gras World March 13 and 14, 2015, this time with Bassnectar and A$AP Rocky topping the bill. Buku’s lineup is once again dance-oriented, including EDM, indie rock and hip-hop artists including Passion Pit, Empire Of The Sun, Die Antwoord, Porter Robinson, TV on the Radio, STS9, Flosstradamus, G-Eazy, Tove Lo, Portugal. The Man, Boosie Badazz (formerly Lil’ Boosie), and more.

Hell Yes to Gleason and More

[Updated] Last year, a cold rain took the edge off of the debut of Gleason Gras. This Sunday there remains a chance of rain, but the temperature should be in the 70s. Later in the week, The New Movement's Hell Yes Fest brings stand-up comics and improv groups to a number of venues in town. Here are the week's highlights:

Pages