A crowd streamed into the deserted West Bank neighborhood bar that I was
using as a library for a quiet read. They brought their dogs and an AA
meeting's worth of lit cigarettes. It was as if the bar's quiet
was transformed into a Fellini movie soundtrack with dogs...
Have fun and be safe this New Year's Eve, y'all. To mark the occasion, here's
Los Lobos covering a swamp pop classic: "I Got Loaded".
And a little holiday lagniappe: the original version of "I Got Loaded" by Lil
Bob & the Lollipops, released on the La Louisianne label i...
"Tiny Desk Concerts" are intimate video performances, recorded live in NPR
Music's Washington offices. This one, just published last Friday, is by the
Preservation Hall Jazz Band; it lasts around 20 minutes.
Per Bob Boilen, at whose desk these events happen: the "Preservatio...
Kwanzaa 2013 began on Thursday, December 26 and ends on Wednesday, January 1.
Here's singular take on "When the Saints Go Marching In," played on saxophone
and accompanied by a lone precussionist and dancers, by the OsunDara Yorùbá
Dance Theater, from last year's Kwanzaa Cel...
In doing my weekly show I have come to realize that the more
Nola-centric I make my playlist, the more my listeners like it. So I’ve
split the year-end list into two parts. First the best of the year from New
Orleans musical artists, and then the best of the year from...
We're blessed with an extremely talented set of volunteer photographers.
Check our their incredible work (along with some by 'OZ staff):
100 photos from 2013
That's a Flickr set containing one hundred of our favorite photos from 2013's
in-studio performances, festivals, para...
This is beyond cute.
Evie his granddaughter hugs him at the end which is mimicked by the unrelated
The Dukes of Dixieland recorded a song about 'OZ during our last membership
drive; here they are with a pair of seasonal tunes: "Christmas Time in New
Orleans" & "Dat You Santa Claus?"
Per the band's YouTube channel, these Christmas songs were recorded last year
at the New ...
From his recent Magic Honey release, Cyril Neville covers a Canadian guitar
rock classic: Rush's "Working Man," with Royal Southern Brotherhood's Mike
Zito and New Orleans legend Cranston Clements on guitar.