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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.

Odesza Set for Joy

EDM crossover darlings, Odesza,announced today that the band will kick off the North American portion of their fall tour in New Orleans. The duo from Seattle will take “Phase 1” of their  In Return World Tour 2015 to the Joy Theater on October 30.

Beaucoup BUKU

Pics and Highlights from the Fest

Why do you Buku? The festival gets most of it's appeal from bringing that bass to New Orleans, but it has some other things to offer as well. Yesterday, people traveled to catch a melange of performances ranging from hip-hop, to instrumental electronic, to heavy dub beats including A$AP Rocky, STS9, Empire of the Sun, RL Grime, Boosie Badazz, Run the Jewels and Die Antwoord. Today, Bassnectar headlines at the Power Plant stage. 

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.


Today in NOLA: 7.8.14

This Tuesday evening, meet novelist Brian Krans at Garden District Book Shop or tell your own story at The Moth’s popular storytelling competition. On this day in 1994, Jim Halsell blasted off on the space shuttle Columbia and became the first astronaut from Louisiana. Halsell grew up in West Monroe. More details tonight:

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.

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