Buku artist and label showcases highlight local scenes

The sixth annual music festival returns March 10-11
Six years ago, the Buku Music + Art Project began as the ambitious, festival-sized holy grail for New Orleans-based concert promoters Winter Circle Productions. It has since attracted names including Kendrick Lamar, Run the Jewels and Nas, among others, at its annual two-day event at Mardi Gras World.

Valerie June, right on Time

The singer-songwriter's latest is The Order of Time. She performs at Republic March 2
Valerie June met The Black Keys' Dan Auerbach in New York, and after a joint songwriting session, he offered to help her record what would become her breakthrough 2013 album Pushin' Against a Stone. They co-wrote several songs for it and recorded it at his Nashville studio, not far from where she grew up in central Tennessee.

John Doe, out from under the big black sun

X's John Doe flies solo Feb. 18
"I've already had my fun," says John Doe, packing up for Austin, Texas from his longtime California home. Doe is up for a Grammy Award for the audiobook of Under the Big Black Sun: A Personal History of L.A. Punk, a rearview-mirror romance for a scene that birthed X, the band Doe co-founded with Exene Cervenka, guitarist Billy Zoom and drummer DJ Bonebrake, establishing the West Coast's punk canon before its hardcore reverie.

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