Jazz Fest: Imperial No Doubt and Sturgill Simpson Fights the March of Time

Thursday was a true locals day, with short, friendly lines, and shows you could get close to if you wanted. I said much of what I had to say about Cedric Watson and Bijou Creole and Amanda Shires in the on-the-spot reviews I wrote for The New Orleans Advocate, so I folded Thursday’s notes into Friday’s review.

Jazz Fest: Thursday, April 30 at Jazz Fest

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival presented by Shell resumes its second weekend today, and for me it's a slightly soft day. I'm not a Widespread Panic guy (note that their set has been shortened to a skimpy 2 1/2 hours from its original three hours, 15 minutes), and I have a history of being disappointed by reggae on the Congo Square Stage, so I'm not optimistic about Third World. More likely, my day will end with a wander from Alison Krauss to The Iguanas to the Blues Tent and Lil' Ed and the Blues Imperials 

Voodoo Releases Schedule, Single Day Tickets

[Updated] There has been a lot of speculation about who was the Voodoo Music Experience's third headliner on its Ritual Stage. Foo Fighters and Outkast were obvious, but after that it wasn't obvious. The last time Arctic Monkeys played the area, it was a show at the Varsity in Baton Rouge last year, but this summer they've been headlining festivals including Lollapalooza.