Event Search

Issue Articles

The Good Girl Gone Bad: Mia X is still the First Lady of New Orleans hip-hop

This interview was conducted before the April 10 No Limit Reunion Tour concert at Smoothie King Center was canceled – ED. Mia X is a living monument. The New Orleans […]

Emilio Castillo of Tower of Power talks back

This interview was conducted before Tower of Power’s April 22 performance at the House of Blues New Orleans was cancelled- ED. After 50 mighty years of making music, what does […]

The Psychedelic Furs’ 20th anniversary of the band’s reunion tour

This interview was conducted before the Psychedelic Furs’ April 21 show at Tipitina’s was canceled – ED. It’s been 29 years since the Psychedelic Furs released an album of new […]

In memoriam: Henry Gray (1925 – 2020)

An instantly recognizable blues pianist and singer, Henry Gray died of natural causes in Baton Rouge January 17. He was 95. A belated 2017 inductee into the Blues Hall of […]

In memoriam: Ray Abshire (1951-2020)

While Mardi Gras revelries were still going full throttle or winding down on Tuesday, February 25, 2020, Cajun music was dealt a severe blow with the unexpected passing of Ray […]

Dining Out: Gianna Restaurant

At Donald Link’s latest restaurant Gianna, chef/partner Rebecca Wilcomb pays homage to her roots by honoring her Grandmother Giannina Chieregati’s culinary heritage in Veneto, Italy. A big part of Wilcomb’s […]

The Iceman Special: Cross-Generational Collaboration And Family Ties

On a recent Sunday night at House of Blues, good vibrations radiated through the room, even though the evening’s headlining act, Arizona jam band Spafford, had yet to take the […]

Christone ‘‘Kingfish’’ Ingram talks back

A native of Clarksdale, Mississippi, Christone “Kingfish” Ingram comes from the land of Muddy Waters, Robert Johnson, John Lee Hooker and Skip James. Just turned 21, this young man with […]

Matthew Zarba is Upbeat Academy’s unflappable rap principal

I’m sitting in the back seat of Upbeat Academy Executive Director Matthew Zarba’s car, riding along with him as he picks up a student at NOCCA. “Hey Mr. Z,” the […]

New Orleans Indie Rock’s Ten-Year Anniversary

New Orleans indie rock artists have always been a part of the city’s music scene. Before the Foo Fighters made the Preservation Hall Jazz Band frequent collaborators; before Arcade Fire’s […]