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The New Orleans Nightingales at the Voodoo Music Experience 2012

Thu, 10/31/13
Authored by David Stafford
The 2013 Voodoo Music + Arts Experience happens tomorrow through Sunday (Nov 1-3) on four stages in City Park, with a lineup that includes mega-rock bands like Pearl Jam and Nine Inch Nails, as well as local acts like the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, CC Adcock & the Lafayet... Read more

Highlights: Battle of the Brass Bands, 2013

Tue, 10/29/13
Authored by David Stafford
Last Saturday, October 26, four bands, TBC Brass Band, New Breed, New Creations and the Original Pinettes, battled it out under the Claiborne Bridge in the Red Bull Street Kings showcase and competition, in which "Bands are challenged to demonstrate their ability to incorpo... Read more

Jonesin' for Jazz Fest 2: The Food

Tue, 10/29/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here's a couple of short videos on Jazz Fest food vendors, wittily dubbed "Jazz Fest Cui-Scenes". In the first video, Wanda Walker from Love at First Bite/Walkers Barbecue breaks down the preparation of one of Jazz Fest's best-loved foods, the Cochon de Lait Po-Boy.     Th... Read more

Jonesin' for Jazz Fest 1: Allen Toussaint "Party Goin' On"

Sun, 10/27/13
Authored by David Stafford
Jazz Fest 2014 happens April 25 - May 4, which means it's less than 6 months away! If you're jonesin' for Jazz Fest too, here's the first of several posts to tide you over: Allen Toussaint performing "Party Goin' On" on the Acura Stage in 2007. Enjoy! Read more

Photos: Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival

Wed, 10/23/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
Crescent City Blues and BBQ Festival this past weekend featured local artists alongside some good fashioned barbeque as well as other delicious delights. We ate, we danced, we're still full.  See the gallery below for pictures from this year's event.   Read more

Khris Royal & Dark Matter, "Funkin In Denial" in the Jam Van

Wed, 10/23/13
Authored by David Stafford
Here's what the Jam in the Van folks had to say about a night last summer, when they parked on Frenchmen St. and shot this video of Khris Royal & Dark Matter performing "Funkin in Denial": "The freaks and all else were out. George Porter Jr. was getting prepped to go full-o... Read more

Thumbs Up for the Jimmie Rodgers Museum

Mon, 10/21/13
Authored by Danielle Dietze
Cooped up in Meridian, Mississippi is one of Country music's most historic landmarks, the Jimmie Rodgers Museum. It preserves things near and dear to Jimmie like his faithful traveling suitcase, letters to his family, and one of the world's most valuable guitars-- his origi... Read more

An Invisible Reason To Like WWOZ

Sun, 10/20/13
Authored by Jamie Dell'Apa
There was no reason for Sam Cammarata to be in costume for his 3am to 6am Sunday morning shift but this is what I saw as my shift ended last night.               You know his show had to be special - costumes are the secret to good radio.             Jamie Dell'Apa Midnight ... Read more

Music Video: Hurray for the Riff Raff Live in the L9

Sat, 10/19/13
Authored by David Stafford
Led by singer-songwriter Alynda Lee, New Orleans folk rockers Hurray for the Riff Raff play a Liveset show outside the Art House on the Levee in the Lower 9, near the band regular practice site. This performance, about 36 minutes long, was originally streamed live on June 2... Read more

Bootsy-Thon on Soul Sister's "Soul Power" Show - Saturday, Oct. 19 (+ Win Tickets)

Fri, 10/18/13
Authored by Soul Sister
This weekend, I'll help you to get ready for one of my super funky heroes, Bootsy Collins, returning to town next weekend. He'll perform at the House of Blues New Orleans on Friday, October 25. However, on this Saturday, October 19, I'll do a special Bootsy-Thon mini marath... Read more

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