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Loco Por Tacos

Food trucks have been around for years, first gaining popularity in New York City, and recently expanding to cities throughout the United States. Los Angeles adopted this mobile food distribution […]


Happy Fourth! Like you, I take for granted many of the freedoms we enjoy as Americans, like being able to travel as we please, protest against our government, and have […]

Treme Wrap-Up: David & Roselyn Get Their Wish

A few more Treme notes from this week’s episode. – Last year, street musicians David and Roselyn started a Facebook campaign to be on the show. They got their wish […]

The Search for America’s Next Cliche

[UPDATED] Today we received the following press release from production company behind Jersey Shore: LOS ANGELES, CA (June 27, 2011) – Doron Ofir Casting in conjunction with 495 Productions is […]

Treme Wrap-Up: The Storm, The Storm, The Storm

[SPOILER ALERT] Last year, I asked Wendell Pierce if Antoine’s financial and musical instability were functions of Katrina, his musical limitations or himself. He couldn’t answer because he hadn’t seen […]

While We Were Working: Bootsy Collins, Rob Riggle and Rush

[UPDATED]Last night, we put the July issue to bed, and with it went the immediate demands that kept me from writing about recent shows. Here’s the quick wrap-up in reverse […]

Howlin’ Wolf and Beating That Drum Continually

I read a piece about the music market on the North Shore today, about how tough it is to attract a decent crowd to a music club. There’s just not […]

So You Want to Be a Rock ‘n’ Roll Star?

Today, here’s how the economics work. DigitalNewsDaily.com reports that Ken Shipley of the Numero Group worked out this breakdown of the payouts from the upcoming iCloud, which Shipley has opted […]

Curren$y’s Weekend at Burnie’s/Bernie’s Synced Up

Curren$y’s upcoming album, Weekend at Burnie’s, takes its name from the 1989 comedy Weekend at Bernie’s. Here’s the album and movie more-or-less synchronized. It’s not as freaky as the marriage […]

C. Ray Nagin Makes the Rounds

Yesterday, former Mayor Ray Nagin was on television promoting his book, Katrina’s Secrets, which was self-published through CreateSpace, as Jon Stewart noticed on The Daily Show. Nagin did this, he […]