Best Night Show: Mogwai
Something magical happens to New Orleans, a city already saturated with music, during Jazz Fest: Performers seem to know the world is watching and so unannounced sit-ins happen all around the city. So there’s no reason Scottish post-rock band Mogwai should’ve had the best post-game show after Jazz Fest’s first Sunday, their electronic music deeply mismatched to nearly everything at the festival – but in all likelihood, no one playing in New Orleans that night matched the band’s volume, viscerality and sheer sonic beauty. Plus that light show! Holy shit, that light show!