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Future Cowboys, “Going Kamikaze” (Pantherburn)

Future Cowboys co-stars New Orleans singer-songwriter-actor Jamie Bernstein (Preacher, Scream Queens) and his New York collaborators Eren Cannata and Miguel Oliveira. The trio recorded the six-song EP, Going Kamikaze, in […]

Jon Hatchett Band, “Mother Nature Wins Again” (Independent)

A native of Massachusetts, Hatchett’s been kicking around New Orleans since 2009. In 2014, the Jon Hatchett Band debuted at Rock ’n’ Bowl. Hatchett describes his country-psychobilly sound as “spiderbilly.” […]

Christian Serpas & Ghost Town, “Rockin’ ol’ Christmas” (Independent)

Christian Serpas has always wanted to record a Christmas collection. The rock-and-country singer-songwriter and his band, Ghost Town, finally make his holiday dream come true with Rockin’ ol’ Christmas. The […]

John Waters talks back

Pink Flamingos, Hairspray, Female Trouble, Polyester, Pecker, Cry-Baby and a dozen more movies, most of which are guaranteed to shock and amuse. They’re all products of the feverishly obsessive mind […]

IN MEMORIAM: Tony Joe White (1943 – 2018)

Tony Joe White, the singer-songwriter from north Louisiana whose steamy, swampy “Polk Salad Annie” became a top 10 hit, died October 24 at his home in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee. “He […]

Simple Minds talks back

Scotland’s Simple Minds are famous in America for their number one hit, 1985’s “Don’t You (Forget About Me).” But that song, featured in the John Hughes film The Breakfast Club, […]

Michot’s Melody Makers gives the traditional music of Acadiana a pulsating new twist

Michot’s Melody Makers is a band on fire. That passion, energy and innovation drive Blood Moon, the band’s recording debut. The Melody Makers are Louis Michot, the singing, fiddling co-founder […]

Spiced Hip-Hop: Judah & the Lion’s evolution

Before Judah & the Lion became the hip-hop-spiced success it is now, the genre-mashing Nashville trio was a folky worship band. Annoyed about being labeled the “Christian” Mumford & Sons, […]

Eric Lindell, Revolution In Your Heart (Alligator Records)

Eric Lindell’s return to Chicago’s Alligator Records finds him in a soulful state of mind. Most of Revolution in Your Heart pursues a lively neo-soul tract, with Lindell referencing 1960s […]

Tom Hambridge, The NOLA Sessions (Album Review)

Grammy-winning blues and roots music producer Tom Hambridge’s eighth solo album, The NOLA Sessions, brought him to the Parlor Recording Studio in New Orleans. Hambridge collaborated with New Orleans musicians, […]