voodoo-2013

 

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.

 

They played

 

Hard Wind

Backwoods Company

Got It Wrong

Hard Times

If You Don’t Love Me

I’m Alive

Christine

Happy Again

American

Left My Woman

How

The Ceiling

 

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

Sleeping Sickness

Thirst

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.

 

They played

 

Up In The Air

Search and Destroy

This Is War

Conquistador

Kings and Queens

Do Or Die

City of Angels

End of All Days

L490

The Kill (Bury Me) (Acoustic)

Bright Lights

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.

 

He played

 

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)

Ragga Bomb

Recess

Turn Down for What (DJ Snake & Lil John Cover)

Intergalactic (Beastie Boys Cover)

Express Yourself (Diplo Cover)

Bangarang

Jump Around (House of Pain Cover)

Fuck That

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

Stranger

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)

Summit

Freak (Steve Aoki Cover)

Ease My Mind

All I Do Is Win (DJ Khaled Cover)

Dirty Vibe

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.

 

They played

 

Do I Wanna Know?

Snap Out of It

Arabella

Brianstorm

Don’t Sit Down ‘Cause I’ve Moved Your Chair

Dancing Shoes

Crying Lightning

All My Own Stunts

Knee Socks

Fluorescent Adolescent

Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?

I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor

No. 1 Party Anthem

505

 

Encore:

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…

 

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