REVIEW / PHOTOS / VIDEOS: The Original Meters @ Voodoo Experience 2011
The Meters’ show yesterday was perhaps the most highly-anticipated festival set of the year in New Orleans (up there with the Rads’ final Jazz Fest blow out) and the holy funk quartet did not disappoint, far exceeding expectations with an hour long funk session alongside a horde of special guests including Cyril Neville and members of Bonerama. Art’s voice was a bit hoarse, but the band managed to press on and find their groove in the fairly early going. Bass legend George Porter Jr. was the undoubted ring leader of the set, and each of his bandmates seized the opportunity to step up to the plate and deliver the goods.
Wesley grew up in coastal Georgia and is a former resident of The Music City and the Big Easy where he helped get Live Music Blog: NOLA off-the-ground, managing it in New Orleans through Jazz Fest 2012. Hodges now lives amongst THE CALIFORNIANS as a newcomer to West LA. His favorite artists include My Morning Jacket, Sigur Rós, Widespread Panic, The Allman Brothers Band, Dr. Dog, Tame Impala, Anders Osborne, Radiohead and Bobby & The Midnites.
Daft Punk is actually playing at his house tonight and you're invited.