Travis Scott, $uicideboy$, ZHU Made Strong Showings at Backlit Buku

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.

Buku 2017 Features Deadmau5, Travis Scott, Zeds Dead, Young Thug

Deadmau5, Travis Scott, Zeds Dead, Young Thug, Zhu, Tycho, Jauz, 21 Savage and Sleigh Bells are among the artists who’ll perform at the BUKU Music and Art Project March 10 and 11 at Mardi Gras World. Last year, BUKU focused on its core constituency—the electronic dance music audience—and had its strongest year yet.

goHard Brings EDM to New Orleans During Jazz Fest

In a stark stroke of counterprogramming, Hard Events announced this morning that goHard, a night of EDM in Bold Sphere Music at Champions Square, will take place Saturday, May 2, during the last weekend of Jazz Fest. DJ Snake, Zeds Dead, Big Gigantic, Tchami, Rae Sremmurd, GTA, Destructo, and Wax Motif will perform a show that will be one of the first stops on a national tour that will continue into the summer.

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