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Voodoo 2013: Kid Rock Further Depresses Cure Fans and the 5 Best Things We Saw on Sunday

5. Quintron and Miss Pussycat New Orleans' Quintron and Miss Pussycat have made the personal touch their calling card. She makes puppets for surreal, onstage…
Alex Rawls / November 4, 2013

Voodoo 2013: Nine Inch Nails Go Electro-Funk and the 5 Best Things We Saw on Saturday

1. Nine Inch Nails Trent Reznor didn't seem quite so tortured during NIN's third appearance at Voodoo since Hurricane Katrina. His movements were less rigid…
Alex Rawls / November 3, 2013

Voodoo 2013: Pearl Jam and Steve Gleason Team Up and the 5 Best Things We Saw on Friday

5. Royal Teeth "Can you tell Macklemore to be quiet?" Royal Teeth's Gary Larsen joked between songs. Actually, Calvin Harris was the offender, but Larsen's…
Alex Rawls / November 2, 2013

The 15 Best Things We Saw at Voodoo Music + Arts Experience 2013

The 15th annual Voodoo Music + Arts Experience took over New Orleans last weekend, with Pearl Jam, Nine Inch Nails, Paramore, Rudimental, Bassnectar, and much…
Alex Rawls / October 30, 2013

The Flaming Lips’ 24-Hour Party: Chasing a Guinness Record With Wayne Coyne

On the evening of June 28, Wayne Coyne was laying blissfully onstage amidst confetti at the House of Blues in New Orleans. Twenty-four hours earlier,…
Alex Rawls / July 2, 2012

Kanye West and Rihanna Help Brad Pitt ‘Make It Right’

When Kanye West played New Orleans last summer, he started his Essence Music Festival set atop a scissors lift in the middle of the Mercedes-Benz…
Alex Rawls / March 11, 2012

Slits Tribute: Previously Unpublished Q&A with Ari Up

On October 20, Ari Up, who co-founded the pioneering English all-girl punk band the Slits in 1976 when she was just 14, died from an…
Alex Rawls / October 22, 2010

Janet Jackson Performs for the First Time in a Year

Janet Jackson's appearance in New Orleans Friday night showed that Control and Discipline are more than album titles. Opening the Essence Music Festival in the…
Alex Rawls / July 6, 2010

Of Montreal Kicks Off Tour in New Orleans

The crowd was ready for Mardi Gras in May when Of Montreal started its summer tour in New Orleans Saturday night. Fans wore Indian headdresses…
Alex Rawls / May 24, 2010

Kravitz, Legend, Mos Def Headline Gulf Aid Concert

On Sunday, the day BP inserted a catheter-like pipe inside the oil leak in the Gulf of Mexico to help stem the spill, skepticism was…
Alex Rawls / May 17, 2010