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Smoking Time Jazz Club live in Panama

Mon, 10/05/15
Authored by David Stafford
The Smoking Time Jazz Club brings New Orleans traditional jazz to Central America in this clip from the 2012 Boquete Jazz & Blues Festival in Boquete, Panama, located in the Chiriqui Highlands.  Read more

Spirits of Congo Square Playlist 10/04/15

Sun, 10/04/15
Authored by Allan "Alski" Laskey
Num. Title Artist Time Release Start Time 1 Step Softly Bobby Ellis & Desmond Miles Seven 03:40 Derrick Harriott Rocksteady 1965 to 1968 - 10 Singles Set Pt. 1 2015/10/4 20:02:15 2 Blessings Lloyd Brown 01:05   201... Read more

The Deslondes, 4 Songs Live on KEXP

Thu, 10/01/15
Authored by David Stafford
Check out the Deslondes performing live in the KEXP studio in Seattle, recorded July 9, 2015. The tracks include "Who Really Loses," "Heavenly Home," "Low Down Soul," and "Beautiful Friend."  Read more

Tremé Festival 10/3

Thu, 10/01/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The first Tremé Festival, hosted by the Historic Faubourg Tremé Association (HFTA), is happening Saturday, October 3, from 11a-8p. This free festival kicks off a weekend full of events raising funds for urgent repairs for the St. Augustine Catholic Church. The festival wil... Read more

New music spotlight: The Rotten Cores

Tue, 09/29/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Git yer whiskey out for a listening session with New Orleans rockabilly-inspired band The Rotten Cores and their new album, Sunset Limited. Released at the beginning of August, Sunset Limited is the second full-length album out from this 4-piece. Their hybrid sound of vinta... Read more

Shawn Colvin, "Tougher Than The Rest"

Mon, 09/28/15
Authored by David Stafford
1980s "New Folk" pioneer and Grammy-winnging singer-songwriter Shawn Colvin performs Bruce Springsteen's "Tougher Than The Rest" live at Rockwood Music Hall. Recorded 9/23/15.  Read more

Galactic, "Into The Deep" + Interview

Fri, 09/25/15
Authored by David Stafford
Galactic performs "Into The Deep" live in Studio A at WFUV at Fordham University last month.  Hear Galactic (and the Soul Rebels) on our live broadcast tonight (9/25) of the Landing Festival pre-party at Tip's. And check out the Landing Festival this weekend, a new festival... Read more

Bogalusa Blues Fest 9/25-9/26

Thu, 09/24/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
The fourth annual Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival is happening September 25-26 at Cassidy Park in Bogalusa, LA. The festival features many Louisiana musicians, as well as some national blues acts. In its inaugural year, the festival was named "Louisiana's Best New Event"... Read more

Free Museum Day 9/26

Wed, 09/23/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Museum Day Live has arrived again! In the spirit of the Smithsonian Museums in Washington, which offer free admission every day, Museum Day Live! is an annual event hosted by Smithsonian magazine in which participating museums across the country open their doors to anyone p... Read more

New music spotlight: Daria & the Hip Drops

Tue, 09/22/15
Authored by Carrie Booher
Daria & the Hip Drops released their new album, Hipnotic, on Saturday, September 12. Upbeat with strong vocals, the group pulls influences from indie pop, rock, Caribbean, and electronic genres to end up with a truly unique and modern New Orleans sound. Astute listeners may... Read more

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