Buku made news Friday night when one patron had to be fished out of the Mississippi River, and I can’t be the only person who was surprised not that it happened but that it hadn’t happened sooner. That and the threat of rain Saturday were the only blemishes on an otherwise strong year, but the prospective rain’s primary impact was the early closure of the Front Porch Stage before the Saint Heron Showcase.
When 5th Ward Weebie's "Let Me Find Out" became one of New Orleans' biggest songs in 2014, it was a return to old school bounce values. At a time when bounce is often a hyperactive burst of electronic percussion, "Let Me Found Out" is driven by the classic "Drag Rap" samples. At a time when bounce songs are often little more than catch phrases, the song's a version of the dozens, comically running down all the ways Weebie's friends might be showing their low-rent asses.
This week's Freshly Spilt Milk includes new music from James Leg, Quickie Mart, Unicorn Fukr, Alfred Banks, Ezra Furman, Iron and Wine, and Roman GianArthur's D'Angelo/Radiohead mash-up. With two bonus mixes.