Voodoo News: John Lydon's Public Image is Limiting

When the final version of the Voodoo announcement that Public Image Ltd. (Saturday, 8:15 p.m., Carnival) would be a part of this year’s festival, it included a quote from John Lydon: “All you Voodoo people would do best to bring a gas mask. I'm going to fart continuously. P.S: I want to see Donald Trump misrepresented with the greatest possible glee throughout New Orleans on Halloween night.”

Benjamin Booker Live at Third Man

There’s no getting around Benjamin Booker’s voice. He puts it on the line every show, and each performance sounds like it could be the last one. When he scrapes his vocal chords down to the final fibers. Its hushed quality makes every song sound like a secret he’s sharing, one so exhausting to carry that he’s never more than a moment from righteous rage. He’s simultaneously intimate and theatrical, so his songs draw you in even when the craft and composition tells you that the moment is entirely constructed.

More Freshly Spilt Milk

This week marks the return of "Freshly Spilt Milk,” our new weekly feature with a Soundcloud playlist of new music first released online.

1. "Open Wide" - Slutever: A blend of youthful naivete and retrospective apathy, “Open Wide” occupies territory somewhere between punk rock and pop. Their album Almost Famous is due to be released February 27.

2. "Slums and Seaports" - Twist: A haunting track that never stops building, “Slums and Seaports” is a grunge track from Toronto group Twist’s upcoming EP, Arrow Road.

Still Looking for Thunders

It’s pretty much a given that the makers of music documentaries are too in love with their subjects to do the job. The DVD of Looking for Johnny—a documentary on The New York Dolls and Heartbreakers’ Johnny Thunders—was released late last year, and it further illustrates this point. The film’s not too long, which is usually the problem, nor does director Danny Garcia obsess over fan-only minutiae in Thunders’ life.

Mike Watt Goes to Work with il sogno del marinaio

“This is going to be my 65th tour,” bassist Mike Watt of his current American tour with il sogno del marinaio. The group is a trio that formed when Italians Stefano Pilia and Andrea Belfi asked him to join them. They’ve made two albums together including the recent Canto Secondo, and now Watt’s showing them America his way—“jamming econo” for 53 shows in 53 days.

Soul Asylum Spends Time in Parking Lots

Soul Asylum signed its first record deal in 1984, and followed the first generation of American independent rock bands—R.E.M., Sonic Youth, and Black Flag, as well as their Minnesotan contemporaries Husker Du and The Replacements.  The band became underground favorites with the release of Clam Dip & Other Delights in 1988, but it lasted long enough to have a hit on the burgeoning alternative radio format in 1992 with

Adventure Club is Committed to 140 BPM

After waiting over an hour to be taken backstage to interview Adventure Club, I received a text from someone who introduced himself only as “Shaggy.” He told me to meet him to right of the stage if I wanted a chance to speak with the Canadian producers. I pushed through an eclectic, neon crowd and caught the eye of a man with a thick beard and an electric blue hat with the brim bent up. Shaggy waved me in and we hustled to the back of The Howlin Wolf. I was then introduced to Leighton James and Christian Srigley, the technically gifted producers that make up Adventure Club.

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