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Freret Street Festival: April 4

Sat, 04/04/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2015 Freret Street Festival is happening on Saturday, April 4 from 11am-5pm. Free to attend, the festival has three stages with local music, plus over 150 local vendors, a food court, and pet adoption stations. It runs the length of Freret Street between Soniat and Napo... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 04/02/15

Sat, 04/04/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Wanaoh Black Heat 03:55 What It Is!: Funky Soul and Rare Grooves (Disc 4) 2015/4/3 22:02:37 2 Nobody's Fault But Mine The Staple Singers 01:49 Freedom Highway 2015/4/3 22... Read more

Los Po-Boy-Citos, "Long Way Home (Back to New Orleans)"

Thu, 04/02/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Crescent City's Latin soul favorites, Los Po-Boy-Citos, do "Long Way Home (Back to New Orleans)" from their 2010 Brand New Dance album. You can catch Los Po-Boy-Citos at French Quarter Fest: 11a on Sunday, April 12.  Read more

Anders Osborne Band, "Back to Mississippi"

Tue, 03/31/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Anders Osborne Band with "Back to Mississippi," live in multi-camera HD from the 3rd Annual 'Anders Osborne Holiday Spectacular' last December at Tipitina's.  Anders Osborne - Guitar/Vocals Carl Dufrene - Bass/Vocals Tony Leone - Drums Scott Metzger - Guitar John “Papa”... Read more

Walter "Wolfman" Washington, "Can I Change My Mind"

Mon, 03/30/15
Authored by David Stafford
Here's Walter "Wolfman" Washington in a beautifully shot live performance from last July's North Sea Jazz Festival in Rotterdam. The YouTube poster mistakenly identifies the song as "Funk Is in the House"; it's actually a cover of the Tyrone Davis hit "Can I Change My Mind"... Read more

Muddy Waters, "I'll Put A Tiger In Your Tank" live, 1960

Fri, 03/27/15
Authored by David Stafford
Muddy Waters performs "I'll Put A Tiger In Your Tank" live at the Newport Jazz Festival in July 1960, one of three Willie Dixon songs he performed that day (the others were "I Got My Brand on You" and "I'm Your Hoochie Coochie Man").  Read more

The Music Box heads to City Park

Fri, 03/27/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The famous Music Box is taking a ride--or an airlift, to be more precise. The interactive kinetic musical structures are on the move! The musical houses will be landing at various sites around New Orleans for the rest of the year, hosting performances, artist talks, educati... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 0/27/15

Fri, 03/27/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Hot Fun in the Summertime Freddy Robinson 02:56 Hot Fun in the Summertime 2015/3/27 22:04:03 2 Trouble Frederick Knight 03:09 I've Been Lonely For So Long 2015/3/27 22:07... Read more

French Quarter Fest Films

Fri, 03/27/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
There is a smaller film festival inside the larger French Quarter Festival, with lots of great music-related films free and open to the public. Showings are at Le Petit Theatre du Vieux Carre, located at 616 St. Peter St. Read more

2015 French Quarter Fest Schedule

Fri, 03/27/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 2015 French Quarter Fest schedule is right here. Click through for dates, stages, times, and performers. Read more

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