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More Than Punk: Mike Ness of Social Distortion is gaining momentum

Mike Ness, leader of Social Distortion, forged a multidimensional punk-rock band. Aerosmith and Bad Company shaped Ness as much as the Sex Pistols and the Ramones. The Carter Family, Johnny […]

Passionate About Pops: Vocalist Catherine Russell presents The Vocal Artistry of Louis Armstrong

Catherine Russell and Satchmo SummerFest go together like red beans and rice. A Grammy-nominated jazz singer whose credits also include decades of backup singing for major stars, Russell is the […]

Ecirb Müller’s Twisted Dixie puts a new spin on the classics

“I have an experiment that I do in all of my classes, both high school and college, where I tell this fictitious story about the first governor of Louisiana—Abraham Lincoln,” Dr. […]

Opinionated and Unpredictable: Louis Armstrong as music critic

Louis Armstrong is known for many things involving his playing and singing, his global popularity and his tireless efforts to promote the music he loved through a nonstop performance schedule. […]

Wonder Women: Women of Note exhibit opens at the Old U.S. Mint

David Kunian, Music Curator of the New Orleans Jazz Museum at the Old U.S. Mint, places a Billie and DeDe Pierce 45-rpm record circa 1978 on a tall stack of […]

Sugar Rush: Using Louisiana cane sugar, Lula keeps local spirits up

When Lula opened its doors last February, New Orleans and all of the Deep South got something new—a restaurant that’s also a distillery. Operating much like a brewpub, the making […]

Caps off! Our guide to all of New Orleans’ breweries

Our guide to all of New Orleans’ breweries, their signature beers and recommended brews. 40 ARPENT (since 2014) 6809 N. Peters Street (Arabi); 40arpentbrewery.com; (504) 444-3972, Thurs 5-11p, Fri 4-11p, […]

The Deslondes: In a hurry to take it slow

“I set down with my back against the wall looking all through the troubled, tangled, messed-up men. Traveling the hard way. Dressed the hard way. Hitting the long old lonesome […]

With You in Mind: Stanton Moore’s tribute to Allen Toussaint

In the fall of 2015, drummer Stanton Moore, along with pianist David Torkanowsky and bassist James Singleton, had booked studio time to record a follow-up to the trio’s 2014 release, […]

Nothing Compares 2 U: Sexy Dex and the Fresh are using the past to shape the future

Dexter Gilmore is the frontman of the exhilarating ’80s funk-meets-rock-meets-shoegaze-meets-indie-pop band Sexy Dex and the Fresh. He sings in a soaring voice that ranges from velvety to screeching. He plays […]