Fans of fellow festival headliners Cage the Elephant and Band of Horses should add these locals down on their calendars. Formed back in 2010 from members of Cowboy Mouth, Fatter Than Albert, and MyNameIsJohnMichael, The Breton Sound resembles some of the best and most timeless rock bands while still remaining rooted in New Orleans. Their classic sound is a relative rarity this days, but seeing them live will instantly make you wonder why that's the case. The group's powerhouse performances are rapidly gaining a reputation throughout the region, especially after the release of their first of two complementary EPs, Don't Be Afraid of Rock N Roll Vol. 1.
One of Voodoo's newer groups, SexualThunder! has been, well, thundering sexily across stages since 2012. The "high-energy psychedelic funk band" hails from New Orleans and has quickly garnered a reputation for its insanely entertaining live shows and versatile musical talent, which features electronic and live percussion, complex synth lines, and six-part harmonies. Just earlier this year, the group also received its first nomination for the "Best Emerging Artist" Big Easy Award, so be sure to take a look at one of the city's most promising up-and-comers.