Video Preview: 8 Artists We’re Excited to See at BUKU Music + Art Project 2015

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The sold out BUKU Music + Art Project takes place this weekend (March 13-14, 2015) in New Orleans. As one of our picks for “Best Fests for Spring Break“, BUKU is a haven for art and experimentation, but what make BUKU stands out each year is their carefully curated lineup which samples everything from trippy electronic to underground hip-hop to emerging indie acts.

Big Freedia

big freedia

Friday, March 13
Power Plant Stage 3:00-3:45

BUKU kicks off with local sensation Big Freedia who is going to show how New Orleans bounce music got its name. Of course, if you’re rocking VIP style, there’s an opportunity to learn how to twerk from the best on Sunday evening.

A$AP ROCKY

asap rocky

Friday, March 13
Power Plant 8:00-9:00pm

“F*ck The Money, F*ck The Fame, this is real life…an insight to my trill life”. Straight from his Facebook page. A$AP Rocky grew up on the streets hustling to get by and now he’s making his way to the top. We know that he will have some interesting things to say.

Portugal. the Man

portugual the man

Friday, March 13
Ballroom 8:45-9:45pm

It’s tough to find a list on MFW where we don’t recommend Portugal. The Man – seeing them live was abou the time we decided to found this website. Full on indie rock from our spiritual animal band.

Die Antwoord

die antwoord

Friday, March 13
Float Den 12:00-1:00am

Between Twitter wars with Drake and becoming box office stars in violent talking robot movies, this South African duo puts out edgy and raw material that blurs the lines between rap and rave. Love or hate them, there’s no denying that this Friday night late show will definitely be one to catch.

TV on the Radio

TV On the Radio

Saturday, March 14
Power Plant 6:00-7:00pm

How do you describe TV On The Radio?  It’s not easy but we’ll try.  They’re progressive rock mixed with trip hop, folk, indie and even gospel with an African music vibe.  Yeah so just go see them and figure it out yourself.

DJ Windows 98

windows98

Friday, March 13
Ballroom 8:45-9:45pm

After getting into a very public battle with Deadmau5 over instruments versus DJs, the Arcade Fire’s Win Butler finally retaliated…by becoming a DJ himself. We’re not sure what this means, but we’re sure as hell going to check him out.

ILoveMakonnen

ilovemakonnen

Saturday, March 14
Float Den 11:00m-12:00am

After being plucked from relative obscurity by Drake this time last year, we’re finally getting a chance to check in on  ILoveMakonnen and see how he performs live.

Porter Robinson

porter robinson

Saturday, March 14
Float Den 12:00-1:00am

This kid continues to impress us with his dream-like sets. Less dancing, more swaying. A true original in the electronic scene and definitely our pick for coming down late on Saturday night…right before another all nighter at BUKU Nights.

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