The Oya! Market has a new space at 2606 St. Claude. Located next to the Healing Center in the same building that used to house a Super 10, the market has transformed the real estate, revealing its architectural roots with exposed brick walls and a tin tile ceiling. The market is populated by a 50-artist nonprofit collaborative group selling the fruits of their labor.
Aurora Nealand and Tom McDermott have performed together at Buffa's on Esplanade each Thursday for years, but had never recorded with each other until now. The multi-instrumentalist and pianist's new album, City of Timbres, came out in April, and covers everything from traditional New Orleans jazz to the more worldly sounds of Latin America.
There's a remarkable concentration of circus performers, burlesque dancers, freaks, and other living oddities in New Orleans. A new festival aims to bring them all together, plus national acts from places as farflung as San Francisco and Baltimore, for a weekend of shows, workshops, and parties, taking place mostly at the Howlin' Wolf at 907 S. Peters St.