Voodoo Music + Arts Festival continued Saturday with more diverse artists throughout the musical spectrum.
Even though Halloween was over, that did not stop the holiday from being celebrated by festival goers.
The first band of our day was The Wild Feathers from Nashville, TN.
I had already seen the band once in Starkville, MS through my travels following the band Needtobreathe.
They describe themselves as “If Led Zeppelin & The Band had a baby in Joshua Tree that grew up listening to Ryan Adams covering the Stones 70’s country influenced songs,” which I think is a wonderful description.
Their was an eclectic group of people their ranging from ages 16 to 60. Not many bands can have a widespread fan-base like that anymore. So, props to these guys for being different.
Got It Wrong
If You Don’t Love Me
Left My Woman
While we are on the topic of crossing genres, one artist we had the joy of seeing, was City and Colour.
Dallas Green, who leads the group, used to be in the hardcore band Alexisonfire (who I had the privilege of seeing at Warped Tour in 2009 before the split.)
Their set included
Of Space and Time
The Lonely Life
The Grand Optimist
As Much as I Ever Could
Ladies and Gentlemen
Fragile Bird / As Much as I Ever Could / Sorrowing Man
I made my way over to the main stage and it was time for 30 Seconds To Mars. I had previously seen them in Charlotte, NC, they were not good and this time was no different.
Their shows are overly produced and Jared Leto uses obvious backing tracks to accompany him while he pretends to play guitar.
He moves around too much and he wastes so much time with stage antics and it is annoying. He also talks about absolutely nothing. Their fans are dedicated, but more “cult” like. The die-hards bring in flags on poles and they listen to Leto when he says what they should do with them.
Up In The Air
Search and Destroy
This Is War
Kings and Queens
Do Or Die
City of Angels
End of All Days
The Kill (Bury Me) (Acoustic)
Back In Black (AC/DC Cover)
Sad But True (Metallica Cover)
Closer To The Edge
Following the monstrosity of 30 Seconds to Mars, I travelled to the Electronic Stage to see Skrillex.
Sonny Moore, the mastermind behind the project, was originally in an early 2000s post-hardcore band, From First To Last, who I love.
The group has since re-formed without Moore after a four year hiatus.
With that being said, Skrillex performed a 47 song set during his time frame, as he was one of the main headliners of the festival.
My Name Is Skrillex
Try It Out
Flontie Stacks Pt. 2 (Boaz van de Beatz Cover)
Collard Greens (Schoolboy Q Cover)
Legends (Yellow Claw Cover)
All Is Fair in Love and Brostep
Club Action (Smookie Illson Boot) (Yo Cover)
Burial (Yogi Cover)
Imagination (City Cover)
Yaba Dabs (Habstrakt Cover)
Work (A$AP Ferg Cover)
Wild (Snails Cover)
Survivors (Zomboy Cover)
First of the Year (Equinox)
Turn Down for What (DJ Snake & Lil John Cover)
Intergalactic (Beastie Boys Cover)
Express Yourself (Diplo Cover)
Jump Around (House of Pain Cover)
All I Ask of You
Internet Friends (Knife Party Cover)
Balderdash (Wiwek Cover)
Terror Squad (Zomboy Cover
Wild for the Night (A$AP Rocky Cover)
Make It Bun Dem
King of Africa / Go
NRG (Duck Sauce Cover)
No Flex Zone (Rae Sremmurd Cover)
The Devil’s Den
Change Positions (Pauline Cover)
Biggie Bounce (Tony Romera Remix) (Diplo Cover)
Rock n’ Roll (Will Take You to the Mountain)
Breakn’ a Sweat
Summer (Calvin Harris Cover)
Club Goin Up (Drake Cover)
Robot Kitty (Excision & DZ Cover)
Promises (Nero Cover)
Freak (Steve Aoki Cover)
Ease My Mind
All I Do Is Win (DJ Khaled Cover)
Take Ü There (Jack U Cover)
Breakoe (Boaz van da Beatz Cover)
To close out the night, I made my way back to the main stage for the Arctic Monkeys.
They are constantly in heavy rotation on our station and their Saturday night headlining spot was well deserved.
Do I Wanna Know?
Snap Out of It
Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair
All My Own Stunts
Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
No. 1 Party Anthem
One for the Road
I Wanna Be Yours
R U Mine?
They were the only band of the festival weekend to have an encore. To me, that says so much about their fans and their prestige as a band.
Onward to Sunday…