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Beasts of the Southern Wild: Beasts on the Bayou

The hottest independent movie in the country right now is Beasts of the Southern Wild. Set in a fictional mix of South Louisiana locales, it was filmed within a two-hour […]

Mississippi Rail Company, Coal Black Train (Independent)

In the last year, the Mississippi Rail Company has been generating some buzz for its live show, and its debut album, Coal Black Train, hints at what people are hearing […]

Sonny Landreth

Sonny Landreth is in Cleveland to start touring in support of his new album, Elemental Journey. It often takes a few gigs for his band to click on all cylinders, […]

Theresa Andersson: All By Myself

“Okay Theresa, walk toward me.” Playback starts and Theresa Andersson begins walking in a secluded alley in the Bywater with a slightly distracted sense of purpose when Portland-based director Alicia […]

Seun Kuti

In Louisiana, the pressures of carrying on a parent’s musical legacy are well known. Ivan and Ian Neville, the Marsalis brothers and numerous Cajun artists have worked hard to match […]

Phil Anselmo in Your Pocket

In 1997, Master P released an outgoing message that you could record to your answering machine so he could tell people who called you to leave a message when P […]

Roddie Romero and Eric Adcock

2007’s La Louisianne Sessions put Roddie Romero and the Hub City All-Stars on the map. The ambitious album earned them a Grammy nomination as it honored the musical styles that […]

Jon Cleary: All By Myself

Jon Cleary has three pianos. There’s nothing obviously antique, historic or novel about them. They reside in his home studio in the Bywater under posters from gigs he’s played—one for […]

Quintron and Miss Pussycat’s Universe on Tour

Quintron and Miss Pussycat tour regularly, but on November 8, they take their “Parallel Universe” art installation to Le Dojo Gallery in Nice, France. The show of Miss Pussycat’s puppets […]

Bill Davis of Dash Rip Rock

Dash Rip Rock holds many distinctions, one of which is that they’re reported to be the band that has played every South By Southwest. It might not be true, but […]