Post Malone Works on His Own Terms at Voodoo

A couple from Clemson saw me taking notes and wanted me to know that they thought Voodoo was the best festival they had been to, and that Post Malone was the best mainstream artist out there. Malone closed Voodoo 2019 on Sunday night in New Orleans as he performed an hour and a half set onstage by himself, and while some on Facebook thought that playing to tracks as he did was bullshit, Malone was hardly the first to do so.

When Will Voodoo Have More Female Headliners?

Voodoo Music + Arts Experience isn’t actively improving the number of women it books. The gender breakdown of the festival this year isn’t moving in the wrong direction, but it isn’t moving in the right direction either. Voodoo is doing slightly better than Buku, and slightly worse than Jazz Fest, but is in basically the same place as last year. 

Tank and the Bangas' "Green Balloon" Lets the Voices in Her Head Have Their Say

Tank and the Bangas treated their Jazz Fest set earlier this month as an album-release party for Green Balloon, their debut album on Verve Forecast. They had green balloons onstage, dancers in green, and vocalist Tarriona “Tank” Ball in a green cape with green chopsticks in her hair. They leaned heavily if not entirely on the album, which features Ball riding psychedelic jazz/funk grooves.

TV Girl Has A Problem With Women

I discovered TV Girl last year after the release of their third album, Death of a Party Girl. It’s a breezy listen of indie pop soaked in easygoing, lo-fi dynamics. The California natives, Brad Petering, Jason Wyman, Wyatt Harmon, describe their music as “hypnotic pop.” Heavily reliant on electro-synths and cinematic samples, TV Girl’s music is a soundtrack to a lazy summer day.

Looking Ahead to Buku and Lana, Toro Y Moi, Ella Mai and KKB

The Buku Music and Arts Project released its lineup during the holiday season, and its update came close enough to Jazz Fest’s announcement of The Rolling Stones that the news got lost in the shuffle. This year, Buku will feature Lana Del Rey, Dog’s Blood (Skrillex and Boys Noize), A$AP Rocky, Toro Y Moi, Excision, and many more when the festival returns to Mardi Gras World March 22 and 23.

Wrestlers Now Need to Run Lines as Well as Ropes

[Updated] Two weeks ago, the WWE introduced the same angle on Raw and Smackdown Live. New three-woman squads joined the shows’ rosters and established themselves as disruptive forces. The sequences rocked in the way that new arrivals do, but this week started the hard business—making them parts of their shows. In each case, the results were mixed.

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