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Where Yat?: Fall Pledge Party Edition

Thu, 11/05/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
One of the coolest things about the Fall Pledge Party for those of us who are here at WWOZ day in and day out is the interaction we get with our regular listeners. We love to hear from members, new and renewing, and find out where you're from and what you love about WWOZ. ... Read more

New music spotlight: WWOZ #43 "Anytime and Anywhere"

Tue, 11/03/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Each membership drive, WWOZ puts out a new CD with some of the best sounds of New Orleans and where we've been this year. CD #43, Anytime and Anywhere, is truly one of the finest we've put together yet, filled with rip-roaring music from local and national acts recorded liv... Read more

Mirliton Festival - 11/7

Mon, 11/02/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Mirliton Fest, the Bywater's annual neighborhood festival, is celebrating its 26th year this Saturday, November 7. Running from 11a to 7p at Markey Park, this free family-friendly fest will host live music from Kermit Ruffins & the BBQ Swingers, the Washboard Chaz Trio, One... Read more

Life & Death In The Big Easy

Fri, 10/30/15
Authored by Nita Ketner
Cheryl Gerber’s new book, “New Orleans: Life and Death in the Big Easy,” is a beautifully photographed, social commentary on modern New Orleans culture. While it amply demonstrates the obvious disparities between New Orleanians – black, white, rich, poor, male, female, gay,... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 10/30/15

Fri, 10/30/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 The Terror The Sorcerers 03:56 Funk, Soul and Afro Rarities: An Introduction to ATA Records 2015/10/30 22:03:11 2 Book Of Rules Desmond Dekker 03:06 You Can Get It if you re... Read more

Halloween 2015

Thu, 10/29/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Halloween is a great holiday in New Orleans, a city full of veteran costumers and revelers. Here are a few of my picks out of the myriad of haunting, ghoulish, horrifying, and otherwise undead celebrations in the coming days. Every Friday & Saturday of October: House of Sho... Read more

Terry & the Zydeco Bad Boys "Pretty Girl Waltz"

Wed, 10/28/15
Authored by David Stafford
Terry Domingue & the Zydeco Bad Boys do "Pretty Girl Waltz," from their Back on Track, their 2014 release and their first after a six-year hiatus. Domingue sings and plays accordion; the other musicians include Kent August (guitar), Ken Herpin (guitar), Chris Domingue (rubb... Read more

New music spotlight: Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band

Tue, 10/27/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Chubby Carrier & the Bayou Swamp Band released their latest album, Zydeco Stuff, last month on Swampadellic Records. Zydeco Stuff is another smooth, well-produced album from this group of veteran performers. Carrier is a third-generation zydeco artist with such famous relat... Read more

Tank and The Bangas, "Drummers"

Mon, 10/26/15
Authored by David Stafford
This new video for the new Tank and the Bangas song "Drummers" was shot in London at the Canary Wharf using one of the "Play Me I'm Yours" street pianos, in partnership with RawKus TV.  Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 10/23/15

Sat, 10/24/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Tubular Bells Champ Boys 03:22 Funk 'N' Soul 1973-76 2015/10/23 22:03:51 2 No Man Walks Alone Solomon Burke 02:39 Electronic Magnetism '71 (MGM LP) 2015/10/23 22:07:23 ... Read more

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