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Five Questions with photographer Laiken Joy

Laiken Joy is a photographer who grew up between Nashville, Tennessee and Lake Charles, Louisiana. She’s garnered attention as the photographer for Kelly Green, the official DJ for Curren$y’s Jet […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with photographer Polo Silk

Sthaddeus “Polo Silk” Terrell is a venerated photographer whose work has been invaluable in capturing moments in New Orleans hip-hop, club, street, and second line cultures. Soon, he’ll launch a […]

Doing What’s Right: Nesby Phips & Curren$y uphold hip-hop’s place at Jazz Fest

At the 50th New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, hip-hop will stand in its rightful place alongside jazz, blues, gospel, R&B, rock ’n’ roll and funk, as a genre emblematic […]

Fest Focus: Mainline

Sunday, April 14, 12:30p GE Digital Big River Stage   “We started the band around 2010. We were doing a lot of brass band music, but we wanted to go […]

Fest Focus: Them Ol’ Ghosts

SATURDAY, April 13, 8p House of Blues Voodoo Garden Stage   Them Ol’ Ghosts are a four-piece rock band with roots buried deep in Southern soul. Their 2017 debut, Renegade, […]

Fest Focus: Big 6 Brass Band

Sunday, April 14, 5:45p Louisiana Fish Fry Stage   Formed in 2017, the Big 6 Brass Band is a quickly rising star in the already brilliant brass-band space of the […]

Dancing at Her Funeral: Boyfriend is exploring life beyond rap cabaret

The rollers in her hair, the vintage wardrobe, the cerebral wit, the feminism—all are hallmarks of Boyfriend, the Tennessee-raised songwriter, singer and performance artist whose aesthetic realm was built primarily […]

AF The Naysayer is finally telling his story, in three parts

This month, producer AF The Naysayer will release the first installment of a three-part series of music titled PARTS. Its arrival will mark the culmination of a long waiting period […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with FREEWATER

At this year’s BUKU Music + Art Project, the multi-faceted platform FREEWATER will make its debut. Offering services in photography, filmography, music and more, the team spearheaded by Frankie Watts […]

MY MUSIC With A.J. Hall of THE GRïD

“My father’s a bass player, so I was always around music. I’m one of the few funk/jazz/hip-hop/gospel musicians that didn’t come up from a really early age. I’ve always been […]