One of the things that's great about Mardi Gras is how it travels across
space and time. So let's set the WABAC Machine for July 7, 1989 at JFK
Stadium in Philadelphia. During their last show ever at that venue, the
Grateful Dead jam on "Iko Iko". Feel that Mardi Gras!
Two of the best places to see Mardi Gras Indians on Fat Tuesday are at the
corner of 2nd and Dryades Streets uptown and at the Backstreet Cultural
Museum at 1116 Henriette Delille St. in Treme. Lots of tribes gather at
both of these spots throughout the day.
Here's a l...
Luke Winslow-King will perform tomorrow (March 2) during a jazz worship
service at the Norwegian Seamen's Church at 1772 Prytania Street in the Lower
If you can't make it, here's a video substitute, courtesy of the Pacific
Northwest's most awesome radio sta...
It's the musical answer to the question, What should you drink on a
sultry-warm Fat Tuesday? "Gin Instead of Whiskey". Your mixologists are New
Orleans drunk-n-funk rocksters Morning 40 Federation, from their set
during Fender & Filter Magazine's All Night Mojo at One-Eyed ...
The newest installment of "Guardians of the Groove" (see below for more on
the series) aired on WWL-TV last night (February 27). Cherice
Harrison-Nelson, known to many in the Crescent City as Queen Reesie, sat down
with WWOZ show host Maryse DéJean. Her father is Big Chief ...
Yeah, talk to me about perfect timing! The Muses parade rolls tomorrow, and
just published yesterday: the music video for Lena Prima "Muses Shoeses" from
her CD entitled Starting Something, on writer/photographer/film maker Kristin
Fouquet's YouTube Channel.
It's one week until Fat Tuesday; let's mark the occasion with this funky,
jam-band-style rendition of "Brother John/Iko Iko" by the Neville Brothers.
It was recorded at Jazz Open in Stuttgart, Germany in July 1995.
"Listen to the tenor saxophone callin' me home": it might be the best 3
minutes of your day. Check out Tom Waits in this performance of "I Wish I Was
In New Orleans". It's a song from his 1976 album Small Change, recorded in
1979, live at Le Palace Theatre in Paris; the gra...
WWOZ Private Collections Series features DJ's Mark LaMaire and Jim Hobbs
throwing down on the 1's and 2's with a portion of drink sales going to help
your favorite local radio station. And if that's not enough...local bands
Felix, Esqueleto, and Metronome the City have all ...
Here's big shout out from WWOZ to all the high school marching bands that
fill Mardi Gras parades with musical energy. If you're out at parades this
weekend, look for the following bands: On Friday, McDonogh 35 marches in
Oshun and St. Aug's in Cleopatra; on Saturday, McDon...