Hibou Leaves Home

Hibou’s Peter Michel works best on his own. He recorded his 2013 EP Dunes on his own, and his recently finished his first full length album—titled Hibou—in his bedroom and walk-in closet in parents’ house in Seattle where he still lives. He plays all the instruments and sings all the parts on the album, which will be out September 18, though he waits until the family is gone before he records vocals.

Voodoo Review: No Cure for The Cure

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. Someone on Twitter thought it resembled Spanish moss, but I replied that was unkind to moss. It left me wondering if he has a round head, and how far back the male pattern balding starts. I don’t write this to be unkind, but watching Smith move methodically and unhurriedly through the first 20 minutes of The Cure’s set invited a consideration of him. What’s he like at home these days?

Voodoo Preview: A New Voodoo?

In recent years, Voodoo has at times felt like the festival wants to be something for everybody. This year’s lineup covers less ground. Headliners Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails and The Cure have the broad appeal of classic rock (which is what they are in 2013), and Voodoo remains committed to a wide swath of New Orleans music, including Dr. John, Preservation Hall Jazz Band, Glen David Andrews, Coyotes, The Revivalists, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, G-Eazy, and Unicorn Fukr.

The Voodoo Lineup Day by Day

Now we know. Pearl Jam and Calvin Harris will headline the opening night of The Voodoo Experience, which for the first time will take place on City Park's Festival Grounds. Nine Inch Nails and Afrojack top the bill Saturday, and The Cure and Bassnectar will close out the festival on Sunday night. 

Here is the full schedule, accurate as of today. The free Voodoo app will be available for download starting today at 4 p.m. Central at the Voodoo website

Friday, November 1, 2013

The Cure to Do Voodoo

The Cure join the lineup for this year's Voodoo Music Experience, which will take place November 1-3 on City Park's Festival Grounds. The reunited British band joins a festival that includes Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Calvin Harris, Bassnectar, Paramore, Macklemore and Ryan Lewis, Afrojack, Boys Noize, Shovels and Rope, The Revivalists, Matt and Kim, How to Destroy Angels, Dr. John and many more.

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