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New music spotlight: Nolatet

Tue, 02/23/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
After years of collaboration on various projects, Mike Dillon, Brian Haas, James Singleton, and Johnny Vidacovich have finally come together for an official release as new quartet, Nolatet. Their debut album, Dogs, will be released Friday, February 26 on Royal Potato Family... Read more

2016 Wednesdays at the Square

Mon, 02/22/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The 17th annual Wednesday at the Square in Lafayette Square lineup is out! This annual springtime concert series features local artists and food and drink vendors and, for the eager, marks the start of festival season. 2016 Wednesday at the Square kicks off on March 2 with ... Read more

A Highly Animated Version of St. James Infirmary

Sat, 02/20/16
Authored by David Stafford
Did I hear that right? Members of the Preservation Hall Jazz Band in an animated music video!? Yep. An animated romp in the style of Max Fleischer (Betty Boop) directed by Lafayette-based visual artist James Tancill, it's the music video for the Preservation Hall / King Britt ... Read more

5 things to know for Feb. 19

Fri, 02/19/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
'5 things to know' is a weekly feature highlighting different parts of the WWOZ world that you may have missed this week, including unique WWOZ programming and video, plus New Orleans events, artists, releases, places, features, and more. For the week ending February 19, 2... Read more

Rhythm Room Playlist 02/19/16

Fri, 02/19/16
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Hip Hug-Her The Devils 03:14 45 2016/2/19 22:02:54 2 Gospel Train Golden Nuggets 02:49 The Last Soul Company, Malaco Disc 1 2016/2/19 22:06:17 3 Love and Trus... Read more

Bonerama, "Mr. Okra"

Thu, 02/18/16
Authored by David Stafford
Here's Bonerama with a trombone-funk homage to Arthur Robinson, an original New Orleans character better known as "Mr. Okra." Driving around the city in his colorful truck, Mr. Okra sings his wares in baritone: "I got bell peppers, some cucumbers and some corn, I have good ... Read more

Celebration of Jimmy Glickman at Tipitina's Saturday

Wed, 02/17/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
Jimmy Glickman was a man renowned amongst New Orleans musicians for his support of the music community and generosity as owner of the New Orleans Music Exchange, New Orleans' only local one-stop-shop for everything music for more than 20 years. Glickman passed away on Janua... Read more

New music spotlight: The Smoking Time Jazz Club

Tue, 02/16/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Smoking Time Jazz Club's latest, Make A Tadpole Holler Whale, is a romp and stomp through 1920s era jazz and blues. This is a group dedicated to the specific sound and craft of traditional jazz which they skillfully mix in with a bluesier sound on this album. "When we p... Read more

Arts & Activism Fundraiser for the Backstreet Cultural Museum

Mon, 02/15/16
Authored by Carrie Booher
The Backstreet Cultural Museum is hosting its 9th Arts & Activism Fundraiser on Thursday, February 18 from 6-9p at The Foundation Gallery (1109 Royal St). The evening will include libations and a set from Bruce 'Sunpie' Barnes at 7p. The event also serves as a celebration o... Read more

Sun Ra and the Arkestra, "Take the A Train"

Mon, 02/15/16
Authored by David Stafford
The late, great Sun Ra (who passed in 1993) and the Arkestra deconstruct and reinvent Billy Strayhorn's jazz standard "Take the A Train." This performance happened in Switzerland at the 1976 Montreux Jazz Festival.  Read more

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