Author Archives: Julia Ramsey

OK Go Synchronizes Its Efforts

Long-lauded for irresistibly crunchy hooks and tightly constructed music videos, OK Go has been known for smart, incisive pop backed by visual showmanship since their 2005 single “A Million Ways” from sophomore album Oh No. They are even more widely renowned for their Internet presence; Oh No single “Here It Goes Again” has racked up [...]

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Kids’ Stuff: Buckwheat Zydeco for the Young and Young at Heart

As a student of the legendary Clifton Chenier, Buckwheat Zydeco has spent the last 35 years celebrating zydeco one way or another. He’s won a Grammy, he performed at the closing ceremonies of the 1996 Summer Olympics, and he has cut more than 26 albums. In 1994, he took his music in a more family-oriented [...]

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YouTube du Jour: Matthew Dear Ticket Giveaway

With throbbing beats and hypnotic vocals, Matthew Dear’s electronic music is an exercise in minimalism. Born in Texas and based in New York, Dear has been producing his unique brand of sultry, pulsing techno for over ten years, both under his own name and with the aliases False, Jabberjaw, and Audion. His 2003 single “Dog [...]

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Zack Smith: Making Faces

In 2008, Zack Smith commandeered a back corner of the Voodoo grounds in City Park where he set up a photo booth. Specially-made wallpaper hung on one wall, and a sheet of plywood on a couple of sawhorses stored an array of cameras. Over the course of the weekend, he cycled musicians, fans and members [...]

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New Orleans Seafood Festival Starts Friday

The New Orleans Seafood Festival will hold its 4th annual celebration in Lafayette Square this weekend, Friday through Sunday, September 10-12. The festival is free and open to the public, and will feature live music, an artists’ market and food from over 20 of the city’s restaurants as well as daiquiris and snowballs. The festivities [...]

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Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Festival Labor Day Weekend

On Saturday September 4, the Zydeco Park in Plaisance, LA will host the 28th Annual Southwest Louisiana Zydeco Fest, with special events also occurring throughout the week in Opelousas. Festivities begin on Thursday, September 2 with a parade/jam session. The parade will line up at 5 p.m. at Opelousas South City Park and proceed at [...]

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