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Leave Well Enough Alone

Another great little venue for music has been busted….again. Dumb. Dumb. Dumb. Bacchanal, deep in the Bywater at 600 Poland Avenue, is officially a “wine and spirits” bar, but has […]

Cheap and Chill at Chill Out Cafe

If you have ever googled Thai food in New Orleans, you’ll see a disproportionate amount of Thai restaurants Uptown. This odd clustering of similar eateries leads to two unfortunate outcomes: […]

Marquee Girls? Some Moon?

While New York tries to clean up from Hurricane Irene’s devastation—newspaper boxes almost tipped over!—it seems appropriate to review two New York-centric entries in Continuum Books’ 33 1/3 series: Marquee […]

Why Does Sly Stone’s Appreciation End In 1973?

Sylvester Stewart, leader of seminal funk band Sly & the Family Stone, is one of the least well understood of a cluster of funk artists who produced memorable hits in […]

Music = Noise?

From the time that cities grew larger, there’s been a clash between residents and businesses who serve them. I suppose that’s one of the many reasons American suburbs developed. You […]

Trevor Hall Gets it Right at the House of Blues

Trevor Hall, smiling and slightly embarrassed, brought his song to a screeching halt before the first verse was finished. “Wait, wait, those weren’t the right lyrics,” he admitted, grinning toward […]

Chicken ‘n’ Waffles: Watch Out, Roscoe

For years, Roscoe’s House of Chicken’ N’ Waffles has been the most notorious restaurant to serve this interesting combo. Unfortunately for Louisianans, Roscoe’s is almost 2,000 miles away in Los […]

The ‘Q, That’s Who?

One of my favorite post-Jazz Fest shows was an NRBQ show at Jimmy’s that began with the room so packed that I was sitting on top of a videogame by […]

Armstrong Park–Give It Back to the City!

The ongoing controversy regarding Armstrong Park has reared its head yet again, following the discovery of a murder victim who was found in the bushes near the abandoned Municipal Auditorium. […]

Say What?

With the summer coming to a close, many people are taking last second road trips to maximize vacation time. Though the swamps and bayous provide gorgeous scenery for these long […]