Music

Top 5 Live Music Peeves

In this the year’s biggest month of music here’s my list of "Five Top Live Music Peeves." Just to be dramatic, they're listed in ascending order from five to number one. 5. Performers who introduce one of their standards by…

Vintage Rock Club Unveils Quarterly Event Series

NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Vintage Rock Club, New Orleans’ first throwback bar and video music experience venue, announced the launch of its new quarterly special event series — featuring four evenings of drinks and dancing with popular themes from…

The Return of Jazz Fest

    The biggest festival of the year has officially returned – despite a soggy start yesterday – and there is a ton to see this weekend.  I’m especially excited about indie folk ensemble Darlingside this afternoon.  Also make sure…

It's That Time Of Year

  It's that time of year again. A season of curiosity, complaint and compliance. In other words: Jazz Fest. Herewith, as a public service, we offer an insiders Q&A to help you understand the many mysteries and negotiate the many…

Swing In The Oaks To Feature LPO April 16

  NEW ORLEANS (press release) – Celebrate at “Swing in the Oaks,” a free outdoor concert in New Orleans City Park. The Louisiana Philharmonic Orchestra (LPO) will play under the Peristyle to a crowd of thousands. The concert will take place…

This Week at Gasa Gasa And French Quarter Fest

Hand Habits at Gasa Gasa Tuesday Earlier this year Meg Duffy released their second record as Hand Habits—placeholder.  The first album was created during the little free time Duffy had while touring as part of Kevin Morby’s live band.  For…

This Week's Top Hits

      Death Cab for Cutie and My Brightest Diamond at the Orpheum Tuesday Tuesday night we are in for a special treat with two outstanding and complimentary bands playing together at The Orpheum.  The evening begins with Shara…

BUKU Hogs

  Hogs For The Cause Of course the highlight of this weekend the return of Hogs For The Cause.  While it is pretty common knowledge that Hogs has some of the best food of any local event, it also regularly…

New Orleans' Joy Theater Unveils Interior Renovations

Venue operator Winter Circle Productions, an AEG Presents company, celebrates its 10-year anniversary as top local concert promoter; invests capital in the Joy to optimize fan/artist experience and on-site event capabilities

This Week: BUKU and Beyond

  Of course, the big news this week is the return of the BUKU Music + Art Project to the grounds of Mardi Gras World.  BUKU is one of the truly great festivals on our scene.  The organizers do a…

Live Music, Local Legends Abound

  One could say this every weekend, but this weekend, Acadiana can look forward to lots of live music! Some of our favorite musicians, and some very new touring acts, will perform in lush gardens, historic hideaways and dives as…

It’s Mardi Gras Time…Hope You’re Well Rested

  This is one of my favorite weeks of the year.  It’s fun to watch everyone’s orbit slowly shift into the overwhelming pull of Mardi Gras.  There is music everywhere and the hits keep on coming.  Here are some can’t…

Car Seat Headrest at Tipitina’s Tuesday

  Will Toledo – the voice and principle songwriter of Car Seat Headrest – is one of the most interesting figures in indie rock today.  He started the band as a lo-fi solo project in 2010 and had self-published ten…

Instigation Festival Returns

  Starting Monday the Instigation Festival returns to New Orleans.  This event began in 2016 as a collaboration between improvisational musicians from Chicago and New Orleans to bring cutting edge events to both cities.  After a great run of shows…

Save Our Sponge Tonight

  Tonight, the Woodlands Conservancy celebrates 18 years of dedication to “The Sponge” – the vitally important 840 acres of forested wetlands that act to absorb storm water and block wind from the Greater New Orleans Area.  This is important…

BOOGIE and BUKU

  For better or worse (mostly worse) the local NFL season is done and we have a couple of weekends left before Mardi Gras gets into full swing.  There are some great events this week including Lake Street Dive at…

Bonnaroo Roars Back

  It’s the time of year when the major festivals begin to release their lineups.  So far we’ve seen announcements from the likes of Coachella, Hangout, Shaky Knees, Governors Ball and this week – Bonnaroo.  While we wait for the…

Carnival Arrives

  Just when New Years passes us by and we think we might get a chance to catch our collective breath – the Carnival season arrives.  As usual, there are some great parties planned to mark the start of the…

Christmas in the City

  Well the holidays are upon us once again and as usual there are a lot of great local music events to help you celebrate the season.  Tipitina’s gets things rolling with big shows on Friday and Saturday.  Friday you…

In Tune Alt-10

  There are so many truly great records that came out this year it is impossible to limit the list to just 10.  The Alt-10 are records that just missed the cut but remain well worth your time. Playlist link…

In Tune Top Ten 2018

  It has been an amazing and eclectic year for music.  My top ten this year includes a couple of new artists, a couple of folks who have reinvented themselves and two completely reworked and recorded albums.  It seems like…

New Orleans Music Gift Guide

  For better or worse we are firmly in the grasp of the holiday season.  As the scene begins to slow down a bit before the rush of Christmas and New Years, it’s time to revisit a few new releases…

Ty Segall, Nine Inch Nails and the Holiday Rush

  The holidays are approaching quickly and there is a lot of great stuff to see hitting us all at once.  I’ll cover the events of the next two weeks here since next Thursday is a holiday.    Low Cut…

PJ Morton, Larkin Poe and Things To Do

  PJ Morton Releases a Christmas Album and Spends Thanksgiving at the House of Blues Earlier in the year I talked with PJ Morton about his excellent release – Gumbo.  Tomorrow he’ll return with the new record Christmas with PJ Morton…