5 Artists You Can’t Miss at Voodoo Fest
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Summer being over doesn’t mean festival season has to end. In the more sensible (read: warmer) parts of the country, music fests continue well into the fall as temps hover around the high 70s.
New Orleans in particular waits until Halloween weekend to trot out one of its biggest music-based bashes: Voodoo Festival takes over City Park for three days of dancing, drinking and some of the best fest food you can imagine.
Guns N Roses, Beck and Post Malone headline 2019’s Voodoo. But if the acts that can be read without your readers on aren’t enough to entice you, there’s plenty among the smaller fonts to get you down to NOLA.
Take a look at some of our can’t miss acts below.
Unless they’re explicitly twang-focused, festivals can be a little light on country. Voodoo is no exception, but the names they do get are absolute A-listers. The Americana star and Highwomen member behind the incredible album By The Way, I Forgive You will bring her sharp songs to Voodoo in what promises to be one of the better sets. [shop brandi carlile tickets]
It’s hard to write modern standards in our splintered music landscape, but Japanese Breakfast‘s “Everybody Wants to Love You” is about as close as indie music has come to one this decade. Michelle Zauner’s project has released two entirely unimpeachable albums of layered, beautiful rock with melodies that will stick in your head for eons. Her echoing guitars are the perfect sort-of thing to take in in the outdoors, making Japanese Breakfast a crucial festival set. [shop japanese breakfast tickets]
South Florida’s Denzel Curry raps his lyrics like he has to lift every word and physically throw it out of his mouth. There’s an intensity and velocity to his rhymes that causes him to stand out from his slowed-down Soundcloud peers. An anecdote by way of illumination: I once saw a Curry set where his DJs equipment stopped working. He rapped with such physicality that the crowd continued to mosh acapella. [shop denzel curry tickets]
The perennial bridesmaid of early ’00s rock is destined forever to come up after someone has mentioned The Strokes. This is entirely unfair to Paul Banks and Co. not only because the style of music they made is entirely removed from what The Strokes were doing, but also because their albums stand on their own as some of the strongest examples of rock song craft this century. [shop interpol tickets]
Still Woozy only has a handful of tracks to his name, but his batting average is damn near a thousand. The force behind the Lately EP can’t seem to make anything but unbelievably sticky genre mish-mashes that lodge themselves in listeners frontal lobes and never leave.[shop still woozy tickets]
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