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By Andy Argyrakis
This Week's Picks: Second Jazzfest round just as strong with Foos, Florence, Eagles, My Morning Jacket...
Monday, April 30


Foo FightersThose sticking around for the second week of New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival get an extra day of concerts thanks to Thursday's inclusion of alt-rock innovators Florence + The Machine, DIY troubadour Ani DiFranco, alongside more usual suspects like The Dirty Dozen Brass Band and Ivan Neville. And the talent level only rises as the weekend settles in, starting with Friday's headlining set from country rabble rousers the Zac Brown Band, plus earlier performances from Grace Potter & the Nocturnals and Bruce Hornsby & the Noisemakers.

Flo + the MachineSaturday's even stronger thanks to a return engagement from the perpetually touring (and still razor sharp) Eagles, sure to reel in the baby boomers from all across America. At the same time, hipsters can get their fix from My Morning Jacket, while R&B/soul/hip-hop fans are sure to fancy Ne-Yo. Additional crests include Herbie Hancock, Levon Helm Band with Mavis Staples, Better Than Ezra and Irma Thomas.

My Morning jacketBut if a single day stands out amongst all the others during the second weekend, it's hands down Sunday thanks to the fiercely ferocious Foo Fighters. Oddly enough, the band's two hour set comes smack dab in the afternoon, paving the way for local luminaries The Neville Brothers to close out a night that also features Bonnie Raitt, Maze featuring Frankie Beverly and Sharon Jones & the Dap-Kings.

Thursday, May 3-Sunday, May 6 at Fair Grounds Race Course: www.nojazzfest.com.

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