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Day 2 The Boudin has landed @ South by Southwest

Fri, 03/19/10
Drove up Wednesday Night after a short stop at the Old Tyme in Lafayette for a poboy. I met up with Scott Borne in Austin around midnight and we headed to our crashing place. Made it downtown by noon and stopped at the "Only In Louisiana" Party sponsored by the state of Lou... Read more

Heaven done called another Rock and Roller back home

Thu, 03/18/10
Authored by George Ingmire
I'm flying somewhere over Memphis right now, taking advantage of a wireless connection on a flight to Virginia. As plenty of you already know, Alex Chilton, a musician whose "quiet as thunder" impact on the rock and indie music scene is beyond measure, passed away yesterda... Read more

SXSW Day 1- hits the gound running

Thu, 03/18/10
Authored by Scott Borne
One thing to realize when you go to sxsw....you are going to miss something. the shear number of bands in town and playing numerous gigs is staggering. Each day is full of sponsored day parties (free w/ rsvp) virtually all over town, featuring bands all day (everybody gets ... Read more

In Memoriam: Alex Chilton

Wed, 03/17/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
Songwriter, guitarist, singer and producer Alex Chilton (b. 1950) passed away on March 17, 2010, here in New Orleans. He was scheduled to play with the latest version of Big Star at this year's South By Southwest festival in Austin, TX. The show was replaced with an all-sta... Read more

'OZone Email Newsletter for March, 2010

Wed, 03/17/10
Dear Listener, How can we ever thank you for your over-the-top response to our Spring Membership Drive? The mood is decidedly upbeat here at ‘OZ Central, as our 100 or so volunteer show hosts, 250-or-so supporting volunteers and smattering of paid staff read your positive... Read more

Happy Saint Patrick's Y'all.

Tue, 03/16/10
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
Do you know what I love most about New Orleans? It's the simple fact that when everybody else is often happy to have just one, great, big party to celebrate St Patrick's Day, New Orleans isn't happy until she has stretched the partying over a couple of weekends...and then... Read more

Wardell Quezergue Turns 80

Tue, 03/16/10
Authored by Mike Kobrin
WWOZ congratulates arranger/producer Wardell Quezergue on his 80th birthday! Known as the "Creole Beethoven," Wardell led his own band (the Royal Dukes of Rhythm) and arranged for the likes of Fats Domino and Professor Longhair before forming Nola Records in 1964. That lab... Read more

Morning Set & Kitchen Sink Meet in Austin for South By Southwest

Mon, 03/15/10
Check back starting Thursday, March 18, as WWOZ's Thursday Morning Set host Scott Borne and Wednesday Night Kitchen Sink 10 to 12 co-host Boudin Man send in blogs, pictures and updates from the 2010 South By Southwest Music, Film and Interactive Conference & Festival in Aus... Read more

1950 on the Tuesday New Orleans Music Show

Mon, 03/15/10
Authored by Tom Morgan
The Tuesday New Orleans Music Show hosted by Tom Morgan gets back to its year by year exploration of New Orleans music. This week it is 1950 with recordings by Papa Celestin, Professor Longhair, Archibald, Paul Gayten, Fats Domino, Harry Choates, Kid Ory, Dave Bartholomew, ... Read more

"Brunch with a Side of the Blues"

Mon, 03/15/10
Authored by George Ingmire
We start today's show by doing the "Dap Walk" with funk pioneer Ernie Vincent. Then we stop in for brunch at Bywater BBQ, and later, we shake it up with Brother Tyrone and the Mindbenders. At the end, we'll wind down with a nightcap at Chickie Wah Wah, a music club on Canal... Read more

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