Fleetwood Mac's Last Tango

When Warner Brothers reissued Fleetwood Mac’s Tango in the Night, I messaged Jonathan Pretus of The Breton Sound to talk about it. He’s one of my favorite people to talk to about pop music (he also joined me on the My Spilt Milk Podcast on Brian Wilson), but the album doesn’t get the same respect as Rumours or Tusk so I can’t count on even pop obsessives to care about it.

New Orleans Music Awards Become the My Spilt Milk Awards

From here on out, My Spilt Milk's New Orleans Music Awards will be the My Spilt Milk Awards. We learned today that people were confusing us with the NOLA Music Awards, which honors hip-hop and urban music in New Orleans. That kind of confusion doesn't serve either awards shows or the music community well, so we've decided to change our name. 

Voodoo Review: NIN Gets Glitchy

Much of what I thought about Nine Inch Nails' Voodoo set is online at Spin.com, but while the show was almost generous and open-hearted by NIN standards, it still had an impressive air of claustrophobia. The overhead lights dropped to lower the ceiling onstage to such a point that the band often seemed boxed in, and Trent Reznor seemed similarly constrained as he was zipped to the top of his leather jacket, then wrapped around the throat with a scarf.

Voodoo Preview: The Breton Sound Balance the Equation

Half of The Breton Sound has played Voodoo before, just not as The Breton Sound. Drummer John Bourgeois played a regular 11 a.m. slot in the Preservation Hall Tent with ska/punk band Fatter Than Albert, who could get 300 people in the gates first thing in the rock ’n’ roll morning when the festival was otherwise just waking up. Guitarist Jonathan Pretus played in 2008 as a member of Cowboy Mouth immediately before R.E.M. on the Sunday night.

The Christmas Express in Song

[NSFW] On Friday, The Howlin' Wolf hosts the NOLA Polar Express, a benefit to help make sure that children at Ocshner and Children's Hospital have a Merry Christmas. Local indie rock bands will play on the Wolf's main stage and in the Den, and since some of the bands will play their versions of Christmas songs, My Spilt Milk asked them about their background with Christmas music.

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