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My Music: Cole Williams

“One of the reasons I moved to New Orleans was to become a better percussionist. I just love the way the percussion swings down here. And the more that I […]

Wednesday at the Square: Prioritizing the Arts

Now that everyone has had a chance to take a post-Mardi Gras breath, it’s time to get out and enjoy Wednesday at the Square again. Like Jazz in the Park […]

My Music: Marc Paradis

How would I describe my music? The shorthand answer is ‘eclectic funk rock.’ Really anything people can dance to. Anything that makes people have fun at a live show. That […]

Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band, Louder Than Last Time (Independent)

Frenchmen Street’s trad jazz all stars are more like one big, incestuous family than a collection of separate bands, and the particular combination known as Jumbo Shrimp Jazz Band (fronted […]

The Language of Music: Jonathan Freilich

“Stop talking about culture and experience it!”   A prolific musician and composer—and founder of the Naked Orchestra and the New Orleans Klezmer All-Stars—Jonathan Freilich is widely known for his […]

My Music: Dick Deluxe

To really know a song, you’ve got to have it hardwired into you. Then you can interpret it. If you’re worried about the lyrics, or reading it off a sheet […]

Halloween Masquerade

As they prepare to put out their first full-length studio album, the tireless members of local indie pop group Sweet Crude— featured in this month’s cover story—are also getting into […]

No Party Without Us: Big Chief Alfred Doucette Turns 75

Approaching 75 years old, the endlessly energetic Big Chief Alfred Doucette isn’t slowing down at all. For him, the party is just getting started. Twice inducted into the Mardi Gras […]

New Orleans Jazz Vipers, Going! Going! Gone (Independent)

The New Orleans Jazz Vipers were at the vanguard of the Frenchmen-centric traditional jazz resurgence that took hold just after Katrina, and, a decade later, their work still represents some […]

Hip Hip Hooray: HIP Fest 2015

New Orleans International Sound Exchange’s (N.O.I.S.E.) annual HIP Fest returns September 22 and 23 with shows at the Blue Nile and the Contemporary Arts Center. HIP Fest (the “HIP” stands […]