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NOLA Jazz Fest

New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival returns this year from April 24-May 3 with a pretty amazing lineup that includes Stevie Wonder, Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Neil Young, Snoop Dogg, Paul Simon, Steely Dan, Beck, Van Morrison, J. Cole, Elvis Costello, My Morning Jacket, Maxwell, Janelle Monae, Herbie Hancock & Wayne Shorter, Dr. John, Arlo Guthrie, Mavis Staples, Lauryn Hill, Buddy Guy, The Isley Brothers, Sharon Jones, Hurray for the Riff Raff, Buffy Sainte-Marie, Big Freedia and much more. Check out the full lineup here.

Tickets are on sale now.

by Andrew Sacher

Christian aTunde Adjuah

Back in February, jazz ensemble NEXT Collective released Cover Art, an album with jazz covers of songs by Drake, Bon Iver, Jay-Z & Kanye West, Little Dragon, and others. The Drake cover is of his song "Marvins Room," the most beautiful (and arguably the best) song on 2011's Take Care, and you can stream that cover below (via FADER).

The track is led by guest trumpeter Christian Scott, who plays a wispy version of Drake's vocal melody throughout. Christian also released the Christian aTunde Adjuah album last year, and has played with Atoms for Peace. He'll be in NYC this Saturday (3/30) at Ginny's Supper Club (310 Lenox Ave in Harlem) for early (8 PM) and late (10:30 PM) shows. Tickets for the early and late shows are on sale now.

Song stream below...

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photos by Bao Nguyen

"Sorry I did fall asleep cause I was resting from such an amazing show! I'm wide awake now!" - Bao

Atoms for Peace
Atoms for Peace
Atoms for Peace

"The line in front of Roseland Ballroom stretched around the corner of 52nd Street and up Broadway but moved along quickly. The band's ticketless method to limit scalping seemed to work without too many headaches. Flying Lotus was on the wheels when I walked in spinning chilled-out techno but it's tough to build a groove when the sound system is popping and cracking like a blown speaker, what a shame. Sound improved toward the end of his set and he closed with 'Idioteque'.

Atoms for Peace took the stage as a 6-piece with Thom Yorke at piano and a guest horn player center stage (he would depart after 2 songs). They opened with 'The Eraser' and two things became immediately clear: 1) the sound was now perfect and 2) Flea would add some SoCal funk/punk to the set. With blue hair and a white tee (the rest of the band was in black), he was immediately wiggling/dancing across the stage laying it on thick. The set was comprised mostly of songs from The Eraser but included some Radiohead and some new songs as well." [Blackraptor]

As promised, here are the pictures from last night's show at Roseland Ballroom (and some from the after-show party in the mezzanine). They continue below...

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