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Paul Sanchez, The World Is Round Everything That Ends Begins Again (Independent)

Paul Sanchez’s transformation from corporate rocker in Cowboy Mouth to one of the most distinctive New Orleans songwriters was among the happiest post-Katrina storylines in a city struggling to rediscover […]

Ed Volker, Waiting for the Abyssianian (Independent)

Abyssianian as in the abyss, the cryptic goal of life. So inevitable it gets two songs in the set written in 2011, the first an exercise in Central American fiction, the […]

Davis, Ex Machina (Independent)

What do you do after they base a TV series on your album, then enable your next album to be an elaborate rumination on your role in the TV series? […]

Oh Crap, It’s Christmas!

Debbie Davis is making up for lost time with her third album, Oh Crap, It’s Christmas, and a live performance December 21 at Café Istanbul. The lusty, wisecracking blonde chanteuse […]

Protecting Dave Bartholomew’s Legacy

The modest, wood-frame house at 1616 N. Galvez St. looks pretty much like all its neighbors, but the front door leads to a dynastic kingdom inside. Walk through the sparsely […]

Treme at Buffa’s–You Better Not Leave

A New Orleans tradition was renewed Sunday night when people gathered in the back room at Buffa‘s to watch the HBO drama Treme and hear one of the featured artists […]

Revivalists Score at SxSW

The Revivalists played one of the shows of this young band’s life Friday night at SXSW. The crowd at the Holy Mountain backyard was packed with hardcore fans but also […]

LIVE FROM SXSW 2013: Hurray for the Riff Raff Plays Startling Song

Tell me what a man with a rifle in his hand is gonna do for his daughter when it’s her turn to go… —Alynda Lee Segarra Hurray for the Riff […]

Hi Ho Lounge Sold to Maison Owners

The Hi Ho Lounge, one of the anchor clubs of the St. Claude entertainment district, has been sold to the owners of the Frenchmen Street restaurant Maison. Brian Greiner and […]

HBO’s Treme Finishes Shooting Final Season

It was a raw and misty late afternoon in February during Mardi Gras. Spotlights illuminated the gloaming Marigny shadows with a surreal, almost funereal light. David Simon and Eric Overmyer […]