Voodoo News: Sundays are For Hangovers and Hanging Out

Sunday frequently seems like Voodoo’s afterparty as part of Saturday night’s crowd heads back to wherever for work on Monday, while others never make it back from Frenchmen Street. Those who found their way back yesterday were in no hurry. They had Saturday to sleep off, or they wanted to watch the Saints, and it looks like Voodoo programmed knowing that would be the case. The day started well but with little fanfare.

Voodoo News: Schedules, Weeknd, Tool, Arcade Fire

This year’s Voodoo Music and Arts Festival is little more than three weeks away, and the daily schedules are online. One interesting new wrinkle this year is that two stages will be quiet while the Altar Stage is in use. That will reduce the sound bleed that has been punishing in recent years, but it also reduces the number of options available.

Tool, The Weeknd, Arcade Fire Top Voodoo Lineup

Last year's Voodoo Music + Arts Experience was a fraught one even before rain and mud forced it to end a day early. The presence of country rock artists The Zac Brown Band on the lineup and Deadmau5 as a festival closer seemed to be a sign that a festival that began 18 years ago as an alternative rock event had lost its way.  

Jazz Fest Review: Sunday in Pictures

On Sunday, photographer Patrick Ainsworth shot the last day of Jazz Fest, and here are his highlights. For him, the set of the day came from Aaron Neville, who closed the Gospel Tent. He wrote:

He was crying or sweating a lot, but either way Aaron Neville's performance was incredibly powerful. It reminded me  of when I waylaid by Nina Simone while sitting in the grass at the Jazz Tent in the early '90s. I've never really been an Aaron Neville fan. Never got his singing. Now I get it, and he really is a musical giant.

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