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5 things to know 7/21 - 7/27

Thu, 07/20/17
1. As we've done in recent years, WWOZ will preview the 2017 edition of Satchmo SummerFest with a series of live, in-studio performances by Satchmo SummerFest artists during the week of July 31-August 4th. In studio performances will include video and audio broadcast by Top... Read more

Video: Deltaphonic, "Way Down In The Hole"

Mon, 07/17/17
Deltaphonic covering Tom Waits' "Way Down In The Hole"in the WWOZ Studio last September. Read more

New music spotlight: Sweet Crude

Mon, 07/17/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Natives of South Louisiana, Sweet Crude is a six-piece indie rock ensemble with a mission to create progressive music that preserves and embraces the Acadian region’s traditions. Sweet Crude’s sound is largely defined by the ensemble’s use of English and Cajun French in the... Read more

Grammy Museum Grant Program: 2018 Applications

Mon, 07/17/17
Authored by Running Dog
The Grammy Museum Grants Program exists to "advance the archiving of the recorded sound heritage of the Americas and to explore the impact of music on the human condition." If you've got an audio preservation project, or an appropriate scientific research project, see the d... Read more

Diggin in the Crates - July 16, Murf Reeves

Sun, 07/16/17
    With no expectations, armed with record label skills and a belief in the power of honest groove music, Durand Jones and the Indications have crafted a beautiful, thick soul record.  D. Jones's story is a simple music  fairy tale.  Some fellas listen to a lot of groovy... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 07/14/17

Sat, 07/15/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Ju Ju    Infernal Blues Machine    03:38    Adios Amigo 2    A Prayer    Curtis Mayfield    04:05    Gospel 3    Exactly Like Me    Willie Walker & The Butanes    03:38    Memphisapolis 4    Miles & Miles From Nowhere    Arthur Alexander    03:01    The Monument Years 5... Read more

5 things to know 7/14 to 7/20

Fri, 07/14/17
1.    New Orleans taps into its rich French heritage as the city celebrates a whole week of Bastille Day Fête. On July 14th, New Orleans Museum of Art will host an evening event from 6-9pm featuring music and dancing with local swing band the Bon Bon Vivant, a cooking demon... Read more

Funeral Service for Isaac "Mr. Ike" Edward

Fri, 07/14/17
Authored by David Stafford
A Funeral Service for Isaac "Mr. Ike" Edward, the oldest living Mardi Gras Indian who passed away last week, will be held at 1:00 PM on Saturday, July 15 at D. W. Rhodes Funeral Home, 3933 Washington Avenue. Visitation will be from 12:00 PM until 1:00 PM. A traditional Mard... Read more

New music spotlight: P. J. Morton

Tue, 07/11/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
When keyboardist, singer-songwriter, and producer PJ Morton is not touring with pop musical act Maroon 5, he is busy creating and releasing solo music under his own label, Morton Records. His latest, Gumbo, recorded at New Orleans’ own Parlor Studios, draws on a wide range ... Read more

The Wanting Live in Studi-OZ 2017 Kitchen Sink Summer of Love Series

Sun, 07/09/17
Tune in this Wednesday July 12 around 10:30 p.m. for the July WWOZ Kitchen Sink 2017 Summer of Love Series Live Broadcasts from Studi-Oz. For the second in our series of Live Broadcast Performances we have the Wanting. The Boudin Cowboy discovered the Wanting at the Michael... Read more

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