Posted in music | pictures on November 4, 2013

photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin, Soundwave photos by Caitlyn Ridenour

The Cure / Matt & Kim & a colorful fan
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Like they did at ACL and Osheaga and Lollapalooza, The Cure co-headlined Voodoo Fest this year. To be more specific, they helped helped close out the final day of the 2013 New Orleans 'Experience' on Sunday night....

"Smith opened with the tight rockers "Shake Dog Shake" and "Fascination Street," and took the crowd through a winding tour of the band's catalog, playing breathless, ecstatic classics such as "Just Like Heaven," "Friday I'm In Love," "Lovesong" and "Pictures of You," as well as deeper cuts. Notably, he also delivered a red-letter day for the Cure-fan timeline: Sunday night, apparently, was the first time the band performed "Burn," popularized by the 1994 film (and icon of goth culture) "The Crow."" [NOLA.com]
Matt & Kim, Dr. John, Bassnectar, Kid Rock and others also played on Sunday which was also the final day of 'Soundwave' this 2013 festival season. Compared to other festivals we went to this summer, Voodoo was definitely a bit light on the number of bands we're fans of, but it's still a great time.

Like SPIN and sometimes Pure Volume and sometimes Hype Machine, BrooklynVegan was responsible for two hours of entertainment a day inside the Toyota Soundwave tent at each festival it appeared. We did at Firefly, at Lollapalooza, at Outside Lands, at Bumbershoot, and finally at Voodoo Day 1, Voodoo Day 2 and Voodoo Day 3 where we closed out the BrooklynVegan portion with a special set by the Jingle Punks Hipster Orchestra who also played 90 minutes earlier on the Carnival Stage. Rusty Lazer, instead of DJing with Big Freedia in Brooklyn, closed out SPIN's Soundwave portion with a multiple hour DJ set.

Pictures from the day are in this post and continue below....

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And don't forget about the pics from: Voodoo Day 1, Voodoo Day 2.

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Comments (9)

How on Earth do Matt & Kim get onto all of these fest lineups? They are horrible.

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2013 12:52 AM

I would've loved to hear Shake Dog Shake at Osheaga...

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2013 7:46 AM

I love that the Cure keeps their setlist pretty fresh! Festivals not as much but they always have a nice surpirise!

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2013 7:51 AM

sick burn yo

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2013 8:03 AM

why is it these festivals everyone always looks most excited to see some asshole "dj'ing" ? I have no idea who "Bassnectar" is but I imagine whatever these people are doing at his "show", I could do in my car.

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2013 11:22 AM

Please eliminate all pictures of M&K

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2013 12:27 PM

*Raverock

Posted by Anonymous | November 5, 2013 7:33 PM

looks like Day 1 was the best one

Posted by Anonymous | November 6, 2013 11:54 AM

Perfect timing I need a pounding Bass and some Darkness from my Soul put a smile on my face. I wear Black on the outside because that is how I Feel on The Inside!!!

Posted by Jasmine | February 27, 2014 5:54 AM

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