Our picks for the day at Voodoo.

Shovels and Rope photo
Shovels and Rope

There's a lot to like on the first day of Voodoo this year. I've seen Americana duo Shovels and Rope three times in the last year and liked them more each time. They've played big rooms when they've opened for Jack White, so they likely know what to do with a festival stage - we'll find out what. Preservation Hall Jazz Band's Ben Jaffe recently told me that he's got some surprises up his sleeve for their set tomorrow, and Friend-of-Milk Brian Boyles wrote an intriguing profile of Hello Negro that made me want to see who it is and what he can do.

Here are our picks for Friday

Alex Rawls
Hello Negro, 11:20 a.m., Le Plur Stage
Those Darlins, 2:15 p.m., Carnival Stage
ZZ Ward, 3 p.m., Flambeau Stage
Keys N Krates, 3:50 p.m., Le Plur Stage
Shovels & Rope, 4:45 p.m., Ritual Stage
Allen Stone, 6 p.m., Flambeau Stage
Preservation Hall Jazz Band, 6:05 p.m., Ritual Stage
Royal Teeth, 7:30 p.m., Flambeau Stage
Calvin Harris, 7:30 p.m., Le Plur Stage
Pearl Jam 9 p.m., Ritual Stage

Will Halnon
Andrew Duhon, 11:45 a.m., Ritual Stage
The Electric Sons, 1:30 p.m., Le Plur Stage
Flow Tribe, 1:30 p.m., Flambeau Stage
Those Darlins, 2:15 p.m., Carnival Stage
ZZ Ward, 3 p.m., Flambeau Stage
Keys N Krates, 3:50 p.m., Le Plur Stage
Shovels & Rope, 4:45 p.m., Ritual Stage
Boys Noize, 6:15 p.m., Le Plur Stage
Anamanaguchi, 8:15 p.m., Carnival Stage
Pearl Jam, 9 p.m., Ritual Stage

Brian Sibille
Flow Tribe, 1:30 p.m., Flambeau Stage
Those Darlins, 2:15 p.m., Carnival Stage
ZZ Ward, 3 p.m., Flambeau Stage
Sun Hotel, 3:45 p.m., Carnival Stage
Youngblood Hawke, 5:15 p.m., Carnival Stage
Boys Noize, 6:15 p.m., Le Plur Stage
Desperacidos, 6:45 p.m., Carnival Stage
Royal Teeth, 7:30 p.m., Flambeau Stage
Pearl Jam, 9 p.m., Ritual Stage

For more coverage of Voodoo, see our stories on
Locals at Voodoo (from The New Orleans Advocate)
The Scorseses
Big Gigantic
The Breton Sound
Mystery Skulls
Matt and Kim
Those Darlins
ZZ Ward
Beats Antique
Maxim of The Prodigy
Bassnectar