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Old 11-04-2009, 07:54 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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Hey y'all
Spent the weekend (yes--Halloween) in New Orleans for the Voodoo Experience.
I was not there for the headline bands; I was more interested in the lesser known groups. Even with just seeing the more obscure bands, that was still hours of music.
I went to Saturday and Sunday. I don't want to clutter this post up with videos, but if this thread doesn't die out, maybe I'll add them later.

Stand-out bands:
Gogol Bordello
Gypsy punk, lots of energy, at times quite theatrical.

March Fourth Marching Band
More theater, lots of horns, crazy costumes, lots of fun.

The Pogues
The rest of the band was tight, professional yet warm, they really put out effort--but Shane was sloppy, shambling drunk. It was very sad to see a man who could not sing his own compositions. He began the set late, and could carry a tune, and left early, incoherent. Maybe the party atmosphere in NOLA made it extra hard for his babysitters to keep him sober. Some people think the whole thing is kinda funny, but I don't.

JJ Grey and MOFRO
Probably my favorite set of the entire weekend--muscular yet heartfelt.
More horns, too, which I love.

The Flaming Lips
Lots of theater, lots of fun banter with Wayne Coyne.
Nothing quite like the Flaming Lips.
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Old 11-04-2009, 03:32 PM
 
Location: Asheville
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Hey y'all
Spent the weekend (yes--Halloween) in New Orleans for the Voodoo Experience.
I was not there for the headline bands; I was more interested in the lesser known groups. Even with just seeing the more obscure bands, that was still hours of music.
I went to Saturday and Sunday. I don't want to clutter this post up with videos, but if this thread doesn't die out, maybe I'll add them later.

Stand-out bands:
Gogol Bordello
Gypsy punk, lots of energy, at times quite theatrical.

March Fourth Marching Band
More theater, lots of horns, crazy costumes, lots of fun.

The Pogues
The rest of the band was tight, professional yet warm, they really put out effort--but Shane was sloppy, shambling drunk. It was very sad to see a man who could not sing his own compositions. He began the set late, and could carry a tune, and left early, incoherent. Maybe the party atmosphere in NOLA made it extra hard for his babysitters to keep him sober. Some people think the whole thing is kinda funny, but I don't.

JJ Grey and MOFRO
Probably my favorite set of the entire weekend--muscular yet heartfelt.
More horns, too, which I love.

The Flaming Lips
Lots of theater, lots of fun banter with Wayne Coyne.
Nothing quite like the Flaming Lips.
I love JJ Grey and the MoFro, the Flaming lips are good too, I never heard of the others but I just went to the myspace page for the Pogues and I like the music but I didn't like the lead singer he sounded smashed there too.
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Old 11-05-2009, 07:44 AM
 
Location: in the southwest
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I love JJ Grey and the MoFro, the Flaming lips are good too, I never heard of the others but I just went to the myspace page for the Pogues and I like the music but I didn't like the lead singer he sounded smashed there too.
To be fair, Shane MacGowan's vocals were always kind of, well, different, but in key, and understandable.
But the latter half of the Pogues' set, MacGowan was literally incoherent.
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