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REWIND: Joe Krown, “Organ Combo Funk Yard” (STR Digital Records)

“[The title for Funk Yard] actually started with a picture. I was working with Bob Compton, who’s a photographer, and we were looking for a name for the record and […]

Our Music: Elysian Feel

“We met in our freshman year at Loyola—started jamming in the dorms. We’re seniors now so that’s been going on for four years. [Fellow Loyola students] Naughty Professor and Johnny […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with AF THE NAYSAYER

How did you get the stage name AF THE NAYSAYER and what does this moniker represent about you and your music? AF is short for abstruse function. Abstruse function is […]

My Music: Mike Doussan

I started playing when I was eight years old, on guitar, but never really saw it as a viable way to make a living. My dad was a musician. He […]

Soundcheck: Five Questions with Jimmy Armstrong, Co-captain of Krewe of Dreux

When did the Krewe of Dreux begin? 1972.We had a bunch of people who were living in a four-plex at the corner of Dreux and Franklin Avenue. They had a […]

My Music with Valerie Sassyfras

“I’ve been going by the name Sassyfras since my husband [Johnny Donald] passed away, so that was in 2013. We travelled together and played music for a long time. He […]

Positive Vibrations HeartBeat Award: Darryl Young/Dancing Man 504

“I was asked one time: ‘Dancing Man, what is your signature move?’ “I told them, ‘A smile.’” Darryl Young, known (literally) the world over as Dancing Man 504, says this […]

Where the Wild Things Are: ROAR! rocks like a lion, jams like a lamb

“Coming from Colorado, it was interesting for me to learn how many lines are drawn from both the punk and jazz scenes in New Orleans,” Carly Meyers says while sitting […]

Presenting Princess Shaw: A Star is Born

“This rocks ass.” A gracious catchphrase greeting her many life-affirming moments in a new documentary about her life and realm of making it big in music, Samantha Montgomery also declares […]

Motel Radio: A Higher Frequency

“It’s where you want to be,” Winston Triolo says of his band’s song, “Palmilla.” “It’s exactly where you want to be when too much shit is going on.” His eyes […]