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Sean Bruce, Staring at Maps, Part 1 (Independent)

There’s a line in the biopic Ray in which Mr. Charles explains that his love of country and western music is rooted in the stories within those genres. Lafayette-based singer-songwriter […]

Debauche, Songs from Underground (Independent )

Generally, bands either thrive in the studio or on the stage. While a band can be very good in both arenas, it will typically be just a little bit better at […]

Benjamin Booker’s Invigorating Palette Returns to New Orleans

Pop culture tends to have a romantic notion of the diligent solo artist toiling away at his or her art in tragic, typically substance-fueled solitude. Relatively recent New Orleans transplant […]

James Clark, Cloudwalker (Independent)

We’ve all heard the joke before: What was the last thing the drummer said before being kicked out the band? “Check out this new song I wrote.” James Clark, former […]

The Rayo Brothers, Gunslinger (Independent)

The recent neo-folk boom calls to bring modern music back home to its roots. This can have mixed results, as acts like Mumford and Sons seem to simply use folk […]

A Day in the Life of Burlesque Diva Bella Blue

It is 11:50 p.m. on a Saturday at the Allways Lounge—10 minutes before cutting-edge burlesque spectacle the Dirty Dime Peep Show is set to begin—and producer/performer Bella Blue has just […]

Jenna McSwain, Wax and Wane: Songs Without Seasons (Independent)

The thing with music fans is that our favorite records often trigger specific memories, providing a biographical soundtrack for our lives. It turns out this connectivity also extends to the […]

Cortland Burke and Associates, Passport (Independent)

Short of blues, there is no more prominent influence on rock music than folk. As such, it can sometimes be difficult not to get lost in the shuffle of acoustic […]

Moon Honey, Hand-Painted Dream Photographs

It can be argued that a great deal of rock music is influenced by other genres. Jazz, funk, folk, hip-hop, and electronica have all led rock bands to attempt to […]

Indie Rockers Caddywhompus’ Two Man Army

Fierce punk. Skittish math rock. 1960s pop. Dreamy New Wave. This is a typical journey through a song from local indie duo Caddywhompus. The band’s abandonment of traditional song structures […]