[Updated] “Cooper’s dad introduced him to his first jug band,” says Pete Bernhard of his bandmate Cooper McBean, as if learning about jug bands is a modern American rite of passage like getting your first car or signing up for Tinder.
[Updated] The Voodoo Music and Arts Experience starts Friday in City Park, and it’s hard to imagine anyone is covering it more completely than My Spilt Milk. We started last week with new music from Le Plur artist Nina Las Vegas’ NLV label and a Voodoo preview playlist. We’ve got stories and interviews planned for the rest of the week, and we’ll have daily reviews as well.
The fourth BUKU Music + Art Project is upon us. The March 13-14 festival at Mardi Gras World focuses on EDM, hip-hop, and indie rock, and while many names are well-known--headliners A$AP Rocky, Passion Pit, Bassnectar, and Empire of the Sun to name a few--others have yet to break out of their niches.
Last week, we announced a giveaway of a pair of weekend credentials to the Voodoo Music Experience, which starts Friday in City Park. Since then, we've been able to sweeten the pot and add to those credential admission to Voodoo's Loa Lounge. That comes with a bunch of perks (listed here); me, I'd take advantage of a hot shave from Aidan Gill for Men.
Bobby Womack’s career had started by the time he was 10, and he has been in the public eye since the 1950s when Sam Cooke saw his family gospel group and suggested that they sing secular music. Cooke mentored Womack through his days in The Valentinos, and the group disbanded after Cooke was killed in 1964. Womack has worked as a solo artist since.