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Artisan Bread in New Orleans Finally Gets an Attitude

If it wasn’t for the white delivery van parked out front of the old Capt. Sal’s Seafood building on Toledano Street and for the wonderful smell wafting down Washington Avenue […]

Voodoo Fest Schedule Conflicts:
Who are You Going to See?

There are three stages at the Voodoo Music + Arts Experience and each one has a stacked schedule. Though the good folks who manage the event did their best to […]

Benjamin Booker’s Invigorating Palette Returns to New Orleans

Pop culture tends to have a romantic notion of the diligent solo artist toiling away at his or her art in tragic, typically substance-fueled solitude. Relatively recent New Orleans transplant […]

On Tour in the Death Star with Honey Island Swamp Band

It’s the middle of the night somewhere in West Texas, and the members of the Honey Island Swamp Band haven’t slept a wink. They stagger out of the black 1980 […]

Davis Rogan is Still Raw and Funky Without the Chaos

It’s the day of Cosimo Matassa’s funeral, and Davis Rogan and I are sitting in the kitchen of Esplanade Studios eating his wife’s cookies and talking up his new record […]

Dumpstaphunk’s All-Native New Orleans Lineup

The effect of landing the right drummer in the right band at the right time cannot be underestimated. When Virginia-born, New York-based drummer Nikki Glaspie joined New Orleans funk powerhouse […]

Sudan Social Aid and Pleasure Club Dances for Peace

When the Sudan Social Aid & Pleasure Club jumps out of the doors of the Treme Center, all eyes excitedly turn to the members’ striking attire and accessories. The organization, […]

Cha Dooky Do: A Tribute to The Music of Art Neville

Four years ago, Uptown resident Doug Grego’s annual Bacchus party turned into something much more than just another bash along the parade route when his neighbor from across the street […]

New Orleans Suspects are the Oldest New Band

For those not hip to Greek mythology, the Ouroboros is a serpent that swallows its own tail, an emblem of infinity and the circularity of life. This struck the New […]

Ten Questions with Meshell Ndegeocello

She’s back. Meshell Ndegeocello, the enchanting empress of neo-soul, has spent decades stirring together soul and funk, sex, politics and religion, jazz, R&B and rap into a career that places […]