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Marc Adams, Grooves for Sale (Independent)

  If the album subtitle—“Can’t Give it Away”—is modest, the starring cast is anything but. With backing by local staples sax man Eric Traub, guitarist Cranston Clemens and Jim Markway […]

Slang Angus, Slang Angus (Independent)

They bill themselves as a combination of reggae, funk, hip-hop and progressive rock, and on their self-titled, debut release, Slang Angus attempts to carve out a niche for this brave […]

New Name, Same Roots

In the two years since Katrina, hip-hop/world music quartet E.O.E. has endured much, including a reorganization, a rechristening and a long exile from New Orleans. Now the band formerly known […]

Ron Carter, Dear Miles (Blue Note)

Dear Miles exhibits all of the artistry and polish one would expect from jazz icon Ron Carter, yet it remains a puzzling album. Ostensibly a tribute to the bassist’s former […]

I Tell You What, What Would You Do (Attention Spaniel Records)

Often, what translates well at a live show fails to do so on a record. The new album by New Orleans blues rock trio I Tell You What is an […]

Home Sweet Home

While lively crowds tend to be the rule at Tipitina’s, the one that gathered on May 27 was significant. A benefit concert titled “Musicians Bringing Musicians Home” boasted an impressive […]

Leroy Jones, Soft Shoe (Independent)

Combine a traditional New Orleans jazz repertoire with an aesthetic a la Art Blakey and you get Soft Shoe, Leroy Jones’ latest effort as a bandleader.  If the album is […]

The Gang’s All Here

L’il Queenie and the Percolators were one of New Orleans’ premier acts in the late ’70s and early ’80s. Now, after a 25-year hiatus, they’re giving an encore performance. The […]

Tishamingo, The Point, (Magnat_ude)

The album name is fitting as Tishamingo’s third release is aggressive, straight-forward Southern rock, foregoing the stylistic diversions and musical vignettes that marked their previous records. This is a shame. […]

Bourbon Cowboys, A Taste for Whiskey (Independent)

This here’s a tale of two country albums. Gill Landry’s new record is a walk on the wild side, while the Bourbon Cowboys offer a more mainstream, rocking country show. […]