Here's the mostly female Cajun group Bonsoir, Catin live at the Cajun & Zydeco Nights Festival at Saulieu, in Burgundy region of France. Bonsoir, Catin will play on Sunday at this weekend's Cajun & Louisiana Cajun-Zydeco Festival in Armstrong Park. If you can't be there, listen to our live broadcast of Sunday's performances.
Milwaukee's the alt-rock pioneers the Violent Femmes perform "Kiss Off," a track from their eponymous 1983 debut album. Singer Gordon Gano is in fine voice and sounds like the 1980s never ended... Recorded live in Studio A at WFMU at Fordham University on May 20, 2015.
Arthur Robinson (more commonly known as Mr. Okra) is celebrating another trip around the sun this weekend at BJ's Lounge. The man behind the voice so familiar to citizens throughout New Orleans ("I have mangoes... I have tomatoes... I have.. good cucumbers...
The Lower 9th Ward is celebrating the opening of a new, state-of-the-art community center this week. The Sanchez Community Center replaces a slightly smaller community center that was destroyed in the flooding following Hurricane Katrina. Located at the corner of Caffin and Claiborne across the street from Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.
For fans of the art of percussion: in this video, shot during SXSW in Austin this past spring by NPR Music, Brazilian rock band Apanhador Só makes rhythms and beats from found items, including a children's bicycle and a kazoo.