Portugal The Road Trip

"I love Weird Al," Portugal. The Man's John Gourley says. The Alaska-bred, Portland-based band backed Weird Al Yankovic on "Canadian Idiot" for Bonnaroo's lineup announcement earlier this year, and they performed together at the festival a few weeks ago.

"He introduced me to Nirvana," Gourley says. "That dude with his jokey band parodies introduced us to so much music. His 'Yoda' to me is better than 'Lola.'"

He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister Is a Family Affair

Siblings and bandmates Rob and Rachel Kolar of L.A. gypsy-folk rock outfit He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister didn’t always agree on music. “I was into punk rock when I was younger, so I would blast bands like Rancid and The Clash,” Rob Kolar says. “Rachel would ask if we could we put on something else on, and I’d be like, ‘Well, this is my favorite band.’ She was into more mainstream music.

Fleetwood Mac, Frank Ocean, Black Keys & Hall and Oates Top Jazz Fest Lineup

The reunited Fleetwood Mac, Maroon 5, and New Orleans-raised R&B star Frank Ocean are among the biggest names signed to play at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, presented by Shell, which takes place this year April 26 to May 5. Hall and Oates, Phoenix, Andrew Bird and Patti Smith are among the first time performers at Jazz Fest, and Bill Joel, Dave Matthews Band, John Mayer and Widespread Panic are just some of the returning out of town artists. 

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