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Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, UNO Lakefront Arena, October 25, 1991

He didn’t come right out and say it, but if Tom Petty had had to sum up his attitude about being onstage, it would probably have been along the lines […]

Stuff We Liked in ’91

Everybody knows that year-end Top 10 lists are unfair (who, after all, has heard it all?), but we still love to read them. So we had the staff and a […]

The Year of the Wolf: Walter “Wolfman” Washington

When we began discussing possible covers for our 1991 year-end issue, the choice quickly became obvious. Only one act managed to release not one, but two strong albums of decidedly […]

Spare Parts November 1991

Well, it’s November in New Orleans and the turkeys are getting nervous. I’ll be spending Thanksgiving in Germany this year, on the road with Lydia Lunch, selling t-shirts and assorted […]

Chris Whitley Lives with the Law

Out on a range in a season too soon No electric light up in my room With a dark skin woman I’m naked and sane You could learn about the […]

John Campbell: One Believer

Shadows dance in liquid pools of light spilled by candles, dozens of them, burning steadily into this midsummer night. Ancient skulls stare down at us with hollow-eyed serenity. And though […]

Baton Rouge Blues: A Chemical City Shakedown

For Steven Coleridge, what originally began as a trip to do research on the late bluesman Slim Harpo has evolved into the founding of the most comprehensive recording project of […]

For Art’s Sake

Art lovers and social animals, take note. That season’s here again, the time to gallery hop instead of bar bop (the art scene’s so much more hip). The Contemporary Arts […]

Spare Parts October 1991

Ahhh, October in New Orleans. The weather cools down, the gators shed their skin and those poor nutria keep getting smashed as they try to cross I-10. October is also […]