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.
We're pleased to welcome photographer Greg Miles to the My Spilt Milk family. Greg has worked with many magazines in town and nationally, and he has a distinctive visual voice that I'm happy to feature. Today his subject is Luke Winslow-King, an equally strong stylist in his own right. Winslow-King will play Jazz Fest today at 3:45 p.m. on the Lagniappe Stage.
You can click on Greg's photos to see larger versions of them in a viewer.
New Orleans-native Alexis Marceaux, whose name you may recognize from her stint on NBC’s The Voice, hit her stride with her sophomore album, Orange Moon. It’s a title that conveys both tone and timbre, and the roughly 25-minute record is carried by the gravitational pull of Marceaux's clear, arresting alto.