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Naughty Professor: All On a Naughty Gras Day

In some ways New Orleans has a reputation for being a tough nut for outsiders to crack. Considering our reaction to the influx of transplants in recent years, it would […]

Lifetime Achievement in Music: Johnny Vidacovich

I’m just a lucky so and so.” Johnny Vidacovich considers himself a lucky guy. Touchstones of the brilliant drummer’s serendipitous musical journey include his life-changing acceptance into St. Aloysius High […]

Little Drummer Boy: Cowboy Mouth’s Fred LeBlanc celebrates being alive

If you caught Cowboy Mouth at the 2015 Jazz Fest, you saw one of the best moments of Fred LeBlanc’s life. With the band preceding Jimmy Buffett at the Acura […]

Mutemath: The Ongoing Evolutionary Experiment

Dwarfed by skyscrapers and distracting glittering billboards while surrounded by throngs of international tourists in the middle of New York’s Times Square, drummer Darren King of Mutemath experienced a profound, […]

Sarah Quintana: Eternity in the Interval

In the last few years, several locally-based musical artists have forged ahead in somewhat new and unconventional ways to gain not only a national, but an international audience. Aurora Nealand, […]

Luke Winslow-King: No More Crying Today

For songwriter Luke Winslow-­King, 2014­-2015 was the kind of year that nobody would ever want to live through. Never much of an outlaw type, he spent a few weeks in […]

The Last of the Sixth Ward: Treme Brass Band’s Benny Jones Sr. is what New Orleans is all about

Benny Jones Sr. no longer lives in his beloved Treme neighborhood, where he grew up with the sound of brass band music and the ring of Mardi Gras Indian tambourines […]

Treme Funk: Corey Henry’s Universe

“We do our own style of New Orleans Treme funk, that consists of funk, New Orleans brass band music, a little bit of hip­hop–inspired music, a little bit of soul […]

Tangled Up: Darcy Malone & the Tangle

Born of New Orleans music royalty, Darcy Malone mixes up her music and blurs genres with her band, The Tangle.   You know the T-shirt that says “I may be […]

Sound On Sound: Aurora Nealand Has Always Been a Bit of an Enigma

I have a vivid memory of Aurora Nealand from three Jazz Fests ago. She and her band, the Royal Roses, were playing the Economy Hall stage, where they fit in perfectly […]