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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

Happy Birthday to New Orleans Music Educator Yvonne Busch

Fri, 10/18/13
Friday October 18th is the 84th birthday of influential New Orleans music educator Yvonne Busch.     Born and raised in the historic Tremé section of the city, Ms Busch mastered several brass instruments and woodwinds as a child.  She became a touring professional by the ag... Read more

Guardians of the Groove: The Second Installment

Thu, 10/17/13
Authored by David Stafford
The second installment of "Guardians of the Groove" (see below for more on the series) aired on WWL-TV recently. WWOZ's T.R. Johnson talked with Donald Harrison about music education and the future of jazz at the Prime Example on Broad Street. Read more

James Carroll Booker III: The Life Music and Mystique of the Bayou Maharajah - the radio documentary

Tue, 10/15/13
Authored by David Kunian
Tonight (Tuesday) at 10 PM CDT on WWOZ - the Fool Tone Scientists on the Kitchen Sink will be playing the Silver Reel winning radio documentary:   James Carroll Booker III: The Life, Music, and Mystique of the Bayou Maharajah.   2 hours of Booker, who he was, what he meant, ... Read more

Music Video: Meschiya Lake & the Little Big Horns, "Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down"

Tue, 10/15/13
Authored by David Stafford
This traditional song, "Satan Your Kingdom Must Come Down", appears on the new album by Meschiya Laka and the Little Big Horns Fooler's Gold. The video was recorded in Bimhuis Amsterdam for VPRO Vrije Geluiden, i.e., Dutch national television.   Read more

Music Video: Jonny Lang, "Still Rainin' "

Mon, 10/14/13
Authored by David Stafford
Jonny Lang is one of the headliners at this year's Crescent City Blues & BBQ Festival, which happens October 18-20. Here's a taste:   Read more

Professor Longhair Plays a Roman Amphitheater

Sun, 10/13/13
Authored by David Stafford
In the half-hour long video clip below, the immortal Professor Longhair, pride of Bogalusa, plays at the Jazz Festival in Nice, France, a festival established in 1948 and perhaps the oldest "jazz festival of international significance." The video's YouTube page dates the pe... Read more

New Orleans Music Video: Trombone Shorty, "Fire And Brimstone"

Thu, 10/10/13
Authored by David Stafford
Just out earlier this week: the YouTube video for Troy "Trombone Shorty" Andrews' single, "Fire and Brimstone", from his latest album Say That to Say This, co-produced by Andrews and the impresario of Old School R&B, Raphael Saadiq. In fact, Saadiq doesn’t just co-produce; ... Read more

A Warehouse on Tchoupitoulas

Thu, 10/10/13
Authored by David Stafford
Showing at this year's New Orleans Film Festival: A Warehouse on Tchoupitoulas, a documentary about the legendary rock venue, located near Tchoupitoulas and Felicity in the Lower Garden District, from 1970 - 1982. A Warehouse on Tchoupitoulas will be screened at the CAC on W... Read more

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