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Today in NOLA 3.10.17

Today, attend the Town Hall on Transgender Violence for a vital discussion about the New Orleans community. Or party with the ponies at the final Starlight Race of 2017. BUKU is keeping the bass going and Jenny Lawson is reading from her new book. On this day in 1992, saxophonist Branford Marsalis became the music director of "The Tonight Show with Jay Leno." Read on for more to do this Friday. 


Beacoup Music at BUKU This Weekend

NOLA Hip-Hop, Indie, Electronic Music Fest Returns for Sixth Year

BUKU Music + Art Project takes place each year in New Orleans at the perfect time post-Carnival and before the summer’s mega-festivals like Coachella, Bonnaroo, and Lollapalooza take over everyone's social media feeds. Now in its sixth year, BUKU (a play on “beaucoup") lives up to its name — inviting over 70 of the most exciting talents in hip hop, EDM, indie rock & pop to take the stage at Mardi Gras World for a 48-hour music extravaganza this weekend. 

EDM Mashup: AEG Buys Stake in Winter Circle, BUKU

Music promotion giant AEG Live already has a stake in Jazz Fest. On Tuesday (8.04), the live performance heavyweight moved deeper into New Orleans with the acquisition of local promoter Winter Circle Productions (WCP). WCP is known to locals for their EDM heavy bookings at their BUKU Music + Art Project, Republic, and the Joy Theater.

Today in NOLA: 3.14.15

A sold out crowd raged on until past midnight for the first day of Buku Fest. The festival gets going for it’s second round today at 3p.m. and attendees should be prepared again for long ticket lines. The Irish Channel St. Patricks Day Parade rolls uptown, and the Futurebirds band from the college town of Athens plays at One Eyed Jacks. Drew Brees signed with the Saints on this day in 2006. Now, more to do this Saturday.

BUKU Breaks The Naked Truth (Video & Lineup)

BUKU Music + Art Project just released their lineup for 2015. This year, New Orleans resident EDM fest announced the artists to appear during the two-day festival Mar 13-14, 2015 via video. “The Naked Truth” makes consuming headliner acts fast and easy, as well as strips down a humorous music video to take your mind off the workweek for a few minutes. Next year’s lineup offers a balanced fusion of electronic, hip hop and indie rock music including Bassnectar, A$AP Rocky, Passion Pit, Empire of the Sun, Die Antwoord, Porter Robinson (Live), TV on the Radio, STS9, and Flosstradamus.


BUKU Fest Breaks Down Daily Lineups

Mardi Gras will be over when the horses ride down Bourbon on March 4, but Mardi Gras World will still have a big show in front of it. On March 21-22, the 2014 edition of the Buku Music and Art Project is set to stage a previously announced lineup that includes Nas, The Flaming Lips, Ellie Goulding and others. On Wednesday, the fest spotlighting music at the nexus of EDM, hip-hop and indie rock released their day-by-day lineup. Find out what acts are playing what day:

BUKU 2014 Adds Sleigh Bells, Nas to Lineup

BUKU Music + Art Project has expanded their lineup, bulking out their EDM acts to include hip hop from Nas and Chance the Rapper. Other additions include Sleigh Bells, Carnage, GRiZ, Clockwork, Classixx (LIVE), Treasure Fingers, Young & Sick, and indie dance favorite Dan Deacon. Click through for the full lineup, and purchase tickets here.

Spin to Win: Redbull Thre3style Showcases Local DJ's

On Saturday, five of New Orleans' top deejays will square off at Republic (828 S. Peters) for a chance to win a global competition. “Red Bull Thre3style,” is giving local artists a chance to spin to stardom. DJ Spin, Beverly Skillz ( the only female contestant), Quickie Mart, DJ Jive, and DJ Mike Swift will compete, and Mannie Fresh will host the event.

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