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New Orleans Suspects, Ouroboros (Louisiana Red Hot Records)

When you get right down to it, most bands formed in the Crescent City are gonna be supergroups. The city’s just that insular and that talented. But even for all […]

Various Artists, Best of Street: New Orleans Volume 1 (Independent)

Look out—here come the vagabonds. The City that Care Forgot has seen a steady post-K influx of wandering minstrels sneaking across our cultural borders, most with the same backstory involving […]

Tank & the Bangas, Think Tank (Independent)

Tank and the Bangas are one of those groups that do a number of things well and a couple of things superbly, but not necessarily at the same time. Their […]

Flow Tribe, Alligator White (Independent)

Flow Tribe just keep on refining their horny bro-funk with each new release, but this latest EP reveals that their blue-eyed soul streak is starting to bleed through as well. […]

Carlo Ditta, What I’m Talkin’ About (Orleans Records)

It’s hard to overestimate the importance of Carlo Ditta in keeping the best of the New Orleans music scene alive the last 30 years, both as producer, songwriter, and guitarist […]

Big Pearl & the Fugitives of Funk, Live on Frenchmen Street (Independent)

Lani Ramos comes by her “Big Pearl” moniker honestly, having kicked off her local stage career with a perfect recreation of Janis Joplin’s legendary howl. So it shouldn’t come as […]

Dr. Drew, Dat Gumbo (Independent)

Dr. Drew (Boatner) is 43. Although given the copyright on what appears to be his debut, he was 39 when he made it. Nonetheless, his swag is that of a […]

Louisiana Swamp Donky, Redneck Revival (Independent)

If there was any remaining doubt left over from their name or debut album title, let’s put all the rumors to rest right now: Louisiana Swamp Donky are from the […]

H.G. Breland, No Rhyme or Reason (Independent)

H.G. Breland is one of those seasoned music-business vets you’ve never heard of, a roots-rocker from the Mississippi Delta who made the scene on both coasts in the very unfolky […]

Louie Ludwig, These Are the Ways of My People (Independent)

When you think about unrepentant progressive singer-songwriters, you think of Louie Ludwig, at least locally. The portrait which graces the cover of his latest disc, a smiling President Barack Obama […]