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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

Rhythm Room Playlist 07/07/17

Sat, 07/08/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    Way Back Home    Jr. Walker & The All Stars    03:44    Rainbow Funk 2    lord deliver me    the original ensemble    02:27    the one-derful! collection vol. 4 - halo records 3    Let It Be    Bill Withers    02:36    Just As I Am 4    I'm Just A Guy    Alton Ellis    ... Read more

Diggin in the Crates - July 7, Murf Reeves

Fri, 07/07/17
  Sometimes, an album surfaces and I have an instant rapport. The connections could be any number of things, but there is a familiarity or comfort, even if the subject matter is not so comfortable.  Really, I think is because the songs are saying how I am feeling.  Tapping ... Read more

In Memoriam: Isaac “Mr. Ike” Edward

Fri, 07/07/17
Isaac “Mr. Ike” Edward, 94, the oldest living Mardi Gras Indian, died Wednesday, July 5, 2017, in Heritage Manor Nursing of Houma Nursing Home. Born in 1923, he said that he first became fascinated by the Mardi Gras Indians who danced through his Uptown neighborhood. Edward... Read more

5 things to know 7/7 to 7/13

Thu, 07/06/17
1.    San Fermin in Nueva Orleans, aka Running of the Bulls, cuts loose July 7-9. The tradition pays homage to the world famous Encierro of Pamplona, Spain, except the bulls are Big Easy Rollergirls and participants from other roller derby leagues across the country. The we... Read more

New music spotlight: Luke Spurr Allen

Wed, 07/05/17
Authored by Chris Saucier
Luke Spurr Allen, a fixture of the New Orleans music scene for his work with the Happy Talk Band and part ownership of the music venue Siberia, has released a new album called Pothole Heart. Shortly after Allen’s decision to invest in Siberia, he found out he was going to b... Read more

Running With The Bulls

Tue, 07/04/17
Authored by Sharon Armstrong
  It’s that time of the year again. On Saturday July 8, 2017, the hot streets of New Orleans will resound to a symphony of whiffle bats on unsuspecting behinds in celebration of the 11th San Fermin en Neuva Orleans as the ever-spectacular El Encierro, or Running of The Bu... Read more

Morning Set Playlist 07/03/17

Mon, 07/03/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
1    God Bless The Child    Kenny Burrell    08:56    God Bless The Child 2    Suzanne    Nina Simone    04:22    To Love Somebody 3    Both Sides Now    Pat Martino    02:16    Consciousness 4    Gone    Gary Burton    04:55    Tennessee Firebird 5    Georgia on my mind    S... Read more

African Sound Clash

Thu, 06/29/17
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Joining me on "The Rhythm Room" this week from Radio France, DJ Elodie Maillot. She will be discussing the musical documentary project that brought her to New Orleans and then doing a set of African music followed by a musical battle between Elodie and myself. Read more

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