Voodoo News: Thunderpussy Reclaims Hard Rock

Hard rock has not always been built for women, but Thunderpussy is changing that. They are giving women a space to reclaim their bodies in a genre that has often excluded and objectified them. Thunderpussy is currently on tour for their debut, self-titled album, and will play Voodoo Sunday at 1 p.m. on the South Course Stage.

Mumford and Sons the Right Band for Voodoo's Opening Night

Friday marked a very sincere start to the 20th anniversary edition of the Voodoo Music and Arts Experience. Bands singing about their feelings while playing guitars, basses and drums with at most a soupçon of irony dominated the day, topped by headliners Mumford and Sons. Mumford’s sincerity is the band’s calling card, so much so that before the day started, I wondered if they’d sound anachronistic in 2018.

Voodoo News: Lizzo Will Be As Big As She Wants To Be

It is disrespectful to describe Lizzo as “only” anything. Lizzo will perform on Saturday at Voodoo’s Altar Stage at 3:30 p.m., and she has made a name and space for herself by proving that she is more than what’s expected of her. Many people who come to a Lizzo show come for the body-positive, self-love proponent singer and rapper whose songs helped get them through their last break-up. She says that she’s more than this and proves her immense musical range in her live performances.

Hannibal Buress Speaks His Audience's Language at the Saenger

Some celebrities would take a humiliating arrest and issue a public apology. They’d share about it on late night TV, their head hanging. At the very least, they’d lay low and never mention it again, hoping it would fade soon from public consciousness.

But that’s not comedian Hannibal Buress. He blew it up on a projector inside the Saenger Theatre, taking the crowd on a step-by-step examination of the incident. 

Lily Allen and CHVRCHES in Concert in New Orleans

Recently, My Spilt Milk photographer Steph Catsoulis has been busy, shooting CHVRCHES last week at the Joy Theater and Lily Allen this week at the House of Blues. Here are her shots and her notes. (Click on the photos to see them in a viewer.)

Catsoulis first saw CHVRCHES at Lollapalooza this year and wanted to see how the band translated to a concert venue. 

We Need to Dream Bigger Dreams for New Orleans' Musicians

It’s great that Gambit Weekly called this week for better, fairer treatment of musicians in New Orleans considering the outsized role they play in not only shaping the city’s day to day reality but its identity for centuries. We need more voices to point out that the people who make the music are no longer able to afford to live in the city in many cases, and that the economic reality of a musician’s life is brutal. New Orleans does need to figure out ways to make it easier for musicians to make music here.

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