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Rhythm Room Playlist 05/27/16

Sat, 05/28/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Hector Makala Jazz Funk Band 03:38 Xake! 2016/5/27 22:01:22 2 Mighty Redeemer Justin Hinds & The Dominoes 02:29 Corner Stone 2016/5/27 22:05:17 3 08 Love Trai... Read more

5 things to know for 5/27

Fri, 05/27/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For the week ending May 27, 2016: 1) Festiva... Read more

Treme/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival

Thu, 05/26/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The first ever Treme/7th Ward Arts & Culture Festival is happening this Memorial Day weekend, May 27-29. The festival kicks off on Friday with tours of Treme and the 7th Ward, panel discussions, and the Babydoll Bar Crawl through ten different libations spots. Tickets are r... Read more

Slidell Blues & Jazz Fest 5/28

Tue, 05/24/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Slidell Jazz & Blues Festival returns this Saturday, May 28, with a lineup that includes Amanda Shaw, Michael "Soulman" Baptiste & the Real Soul Band, Big Al & the Heavyweights, New Suit Band, Swingaroux Big Band, Don Thanars & Third Coast, Greg Barnhill, Ronnie Kole, a... Read more

New music spotlight: Honey Island Swamp Band

Tue, 05/24/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Honey Island Swamp Band released their latest album, Demolition Day, at the same time as their appearance at Jazz Fest on April 29. This album marks the 10-year anniversary of the Honey Island Swamp Band, which formed in San Francisco, CA in 2006, via New Orleans, after Hur... Read more

Tank and the Bangas, "The Bradys"

Tue, 05/24/16
Authored by David Stafford
Tank and the Bangas do "The Bradys", recorded live by WWOZ Video at Cafe Istanbul, New Orleans on January 23, 2016 following Krewe du Vieux. TANK AND THE BANGAS - The Brady's from WWOZ New Orleans on Vimeo. Read more

WWOZ Stream Maintenance

Mon, 05/23/16
Authored by David Stafford
Starting today, May 23 at 8pm CDT, WWOZ streams will be off line for about an hour.We are conducting testing aimed at improving the quality of our streaming service. Read more

5 things to know for 5/20

Sat, 05/21/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, places, features, and more. For the week ending May 20, 2016: 1) It's Ba... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 05/20/16

Sat, 05/21/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
  Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Walking Papers BOOKER T. JONES 03:14 The Road From Memphis 2016/5/20 22:01:10 2 Poor Wayfaring Stranger Shelton Kilby 04:20 Good God! Apocryphal Hymns 2016/5/20 22:04:33 ... Read more

New music spotlight: Davell Crawford

Tue, 05/17/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Davell Crawford is known as the "Piano Prince of New Orleans," and with good reason. He is one of the torchbearers of the great New Orleans piano tradition and has a very healthy dose of respect for those who came before. On April 15, Crawford released Piano In The Vaults, ... Read more

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