VOODOO Experience 2011 Announcement: Soundgarden to Headline

Leading This Year’s Ritual

It has been announced via Facebook/Twitter that Soundgarden, Metal/Grunge and Alt-Rock forefathers of the Pacific Northwest, will be headlining this year’s Voodoo Music Experience. This is the first major announcement regarding this year’s Halloween weekend festival with more big news “coming soon,” likely on the festival’s facebook page. Last year’s full artist announcement came around June 22nd, so hopefully the full lineup platter will be arriving earlier this year. Soundgarden’s Voodoo performance will mark the band’s first show in the Big Easy in 15 years.

Soundgarden reformed last year after 13 years on the shelf for a number of big one-offs that included a spot at Perry Farrell’s Lollapalooza festival in Chicago and the band released their first live album Live On I-5 earlier this year. I for one am pretty psyched to finally see the band. Their 1994 breakout album Superunknown was the first CD I ever recall picking up when I was an open book watching the MTV Top 20 every Friday getting my education along with everyone else in the still-new genre of grunge music led by Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Nirvana. Nevertheless, I haven’t really been the same since that fateful day at Tower Records. If fans are upset with Soundgarden’s “lack of current relevance,” just view it as a huge step-up from KISS in 2009 and Ozzy in 2010, both of whom incited an early exit from the park from me. Soundgarden seems to still be able to bring it on-stage, and their selection as headliners should make for a rowdy night in City Park. Now let’s see what else Voodoo’s got up their sleeve…

Spoonman

June 1, 2011 |  by  |  Festivals, News
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Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and The Big Easy where he helped get LMB NOLA off-the-ground after launching in January 2011. Over the past few years, he has also contributed steadily to JamBase and Relix Magazine. Recently, Hodges moved on to L.A. where Abita Beer is hard to find, costs about $6 if located and impromptu parading in the streets will most likely get you arrested on the spot.

 
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