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Wino Willy, Burlap (Bag Season Records)

MC-producer-DJ Wino Willy is a recent addition to the lo-fi hip-hop scene of New Orleans (he was born in Edison, New Jersey). With locals he founded Bag Season, a collective […]

Five Questions with Roots of Music’s Executive Director Morgan Stewart

On November 22, one of New Orleans’ premier music-education organizations will host a fundraiser with performances from some of the city’s most in-demand musicians. The Roots of Music Executive Director […]

Resistance & Existence: Brandan “Bmike” Odums’ Truth-telling Activism

“New Orleans is a place where you can just fall into art,” says Brandan “Bmike” Odums. “You can find it anywhere, without a cost of admission.” We’re sitting in his […]

Five Questions with photographer and videographer Dominic Scott

Dominic Scott is a photographer and videographer whose resume belies his 21 years of age. He has worked extensively with Grammy-winning musician PJ Morton, as well as Grammy-winning producer Chase […]

Ain’t No Limitations: The Soul Rebels pave the roads and knock down the doors

An object in motion stays in motion. For the Soul Rebels, that’s been an unspoken mantra since the band formed in 1991. Borne from the wellspring of traditional brass and […]

Raj Smoove, the greatest DJ in the world, takes on the New Orleans music industry

Raj Smoove has never had a “real job.” No summers mowing lawns, no part-time gig stocking shelves over the holidays, no late-night restaurant shifts in the French Quarter. At age […]

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 […]