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Roll with Soul Sister's Krewe of King James: Super Bad Sex Machine Strollers in the krewedelusion Parade, Jan. 23

Tue, 01/05/16
Authored by Soul Sister
We have just a few open membership slots left for you to join us for year #3 of my Mardi Gras marching krewe, rolling again as part of the KreweDelusion parade on Saturday, January 23, 2016. The mission of the Krewe of King James: the Super Bad Sex Machine Strollers is to "... Read more

New music spotlight: Miss MEC

Tue, 01/05/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
New Orleans is rich with stirring female vocalists these days and here's a new one to add to the list-- Miss MEC released her first solo EP, So Damn True, in December. Miss MEC, also known as Michelle Cunningham, has a voice well-suited for the 1950s and '60s-inspired music... Read more

Twelfth Night

Mon, 01/04/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Carnival is here again! The annual kickoff to the official Carnival season, Twelfth Night (also known as Epiphany), is January 6 and a number of public events are happening around New Orleans to celebrate its arrival. Krewe de Jeanne d'Arc parades annually on January 6 in h... Read more

T'Monde, "Tracasse Pas"

Mon, 01/04/16
Authored by David Stafford
Lafayette Cajun band T' Monde ("little world" or "little people") plays old fashioned music ranging from the early 1900's to present day. Here they perform "Tracasse Pas" on KRVS Local Produce Live. Members include Drew Simon (accordion/vocals), Kelli Jones-Savoy (fiddle/vo... Read more

Talk That Music Talk

Sat, 01/02/16
Authored by Nita Ketner
Talk That Music Talk: Passing on Brass Band Music in New Orleans the Traditional Way is an important addition to the existing scholarship on jazz traditions in the Crescent City. It covers a relatively niche topic, but it dives deep to tell a rich story of how musical and c... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 1/1/16

Fri, 01/01/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Sweet Georgia Bround Featuring Dr Michael White To Be Continued Brass Band 04:35 To Be Continued 2016/1/1 22:01:48 2 Who Is He Andrea Vereen & The St. Marks Choir 04:26 Oh, ... Read more

Morning Set playlist 1/1/16

Fri, 01/01/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1 I Remember Clifford Lee Morgan 07:09 The Best Of Lee Morgan [Bonus Tracks] 2016/1/1 06:01:15 2 Moon River Akua Dixon 05:19 Akua Dixon 2016/1/1 06:08:59 3 Next Stop Soweto Dollar Brand 03:49 Dollar Brand at SABC 1970... Read more

New Year's Eve

Wed, 12/30/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
There are always lots of great live music options on New Year's Eve. See the full listings across New Orleans on our online Livewire Music Calendar. Here are a few of my picks for shows that are sure to ring in your 2016 full of good times and style. Read more

Dizzy Gillespie, "Improvisation & Blues" at Monterey, 1975

Wed, 12/30/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Dizzy Gillespie Orchestra, featuring Cal Tjader on vibes, does "Improvisation & Blues" at the 18th Annual Monterey Jazz Festival in 1975.  Read more

New music spotlight: Stoop Kids

Tue, 12/29/15
Many artists claim to be genre-defying but end up actually fitting pretty neatly into one or two well-defined and easily identifiable categories. Stoop Kids and their release Already Out of Time, is not one of those. This five-piece band added the tags hiphop, pop, psychede... Read more

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