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Creole Tomato Fest this weekend

Mon, 06/08/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
'Tis the season for Creole tomatoes! The Creole Tomato Festival hits the French Market this weekend. The true stars of the festival (pictured) will be arriving along with farmers from the areas surrounding New Orleans. Fleshing the fest out will be music on three stages, fo... Read more

Block Party Playlist 06/06/15

Sat, 06/06/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Check out the Block Party Playlist for 06/06/15. Read more

World Journey Playlist 06/06/15

Sat, 06/06/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Check out the World Journey Playlist for 06/06/15. Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 06/05/15

Sat, 06/06/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Check out the Rhythm Room Playlist for 06/05/15. Read more

Bonsoir, Catin Live in France

Fri, 06/05/15
Authored by David Stafford
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, li... Read more

Violent Femmes, "Kiss Off" live

Thu, 06/04/15
Authored by David Stafford
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.  Read more

Mr. Okra's Birthday w/Morning 40s

Thu, 06/04/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
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... oranges and ba... Read more

Mario Abney, "Ora Sweet Ora"

Wed, 06/03/15
Authored by David Stafford
Mario Abney performs "Ora Sweet Ora," a song he wrote in memory of his mother, Ora Abney. The piece was recorded live at Basin St. Station last March. MARIO ABNEY - ORA SWEET ORA from WWOZ New Orleans on Vimeo. Read more

Sanchez Community Center open in Lower 9th

Tue, 06/02/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
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... Read more

Brazil's Apanhador Só: "Prédio"

Mon, 06/01/15
Authored by David Stafford
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.  Read more

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