Grace Potter and the Nocturnals @ Bricktown Center

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It’s been a month since I trekked up to Oklahoma City with Cranberry Scone to enjoy a blissful evening with the Avett Brothers. I had been told beforehand to get ready for the opener, Grace Potter and the Nocturnals. Even at first glance, this band was intriguing. Gold-haired front-woman in a sparkling silver mini dress, surrounded by scruffy-bearded, mustached, Lennon-hair men in black suits. Delicious. The complex guitar rifts started, Potter opened her mouth, and the soulful sexiness set the tone.

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Voodoo Experience 2010: Sunday in Preview

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Voodoo Experience 2009: Sunday

Currently crossing into Louisianaaaa!!! Eggs and I are set to arrive in NOLA with a couple hours to spare before the best Friday music starts. A quick Sunday preview is below. I’m looking forward to this day of the fest the most, thanks to sets from Janelle Monae, The Preservation Hall Jazz Band (perhaps with Jim James?), Interpol, Toubab Krewe, and My Morning Jacket.

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Voodoo Experience 2010: Saturday in Preview

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Saturday’s lineup doesn’t give me too many reasons to get excited, but I’ve never had a bad day at Voodoo – so I fully expect to come away pleasantly surprised. Honestly, I’m a little more excited about Saturday night in the Quarter, which will be insane due to the confluence of Steelers/Saints fans, Voodoo attendees, early Halloween revelers, and redneck hippies in town for Widespread Panic. There are some definite highlights of the fest, though, with sets from The Whigs, Crystal Method, Die Antwoord,the Street Sweeper Social Club (which features Tom Morello and Boots Riley), and of course, Ozzy.

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Voodoo Experience 2010: Friday in Preview

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It’s BoT Christmas!!!! Voodoo Fest is upon us yet again, and our 5th year in attendance is sure to be an eventful one. We’re older, slightly wiser, and a helluva lot more in need of a New Orleans weekend to break up the responsibilities of quasi-adulthood. For reasons both sentimental and musical, this is our favorite festival of the year – it’s our goddamn Constant.

Friday looks to be one of the best days of the entire festival, with Weezer, Metric, Hot Chip, Jonsi and a whole lot of Stanton freakin’ Moore. My Friday preview hits the high points of the 29th, but it’s bound to omit some great stuff – so be sure to explore, and let us know about who you’re excited to see in the comments. See you in New Orleans.

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Local Natives @ House of Blues | Dallas

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Words by Melissa “Sausage” Cox. Photos by Anna “HashBrowns” Vernon.

Local Natives is a 5-member band from L.A. made up of Taylor Rice (guitar, vocals), Kelcey Ayer (vocals, keyboards, percussion, guitar), Ryan Hahn (guitar, keyboards, mandolin, vocals), Andy Hamm (bass, backing vocals), and Matt Frazier (drums). Their debut album, Gorilla Manor, was released in February, and has been making waves ever since. Their harmonies, afropop rhythms, and infectious stage performance have made waves on the music scene since their SXSW performances in 2009.

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