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Do New Orleans Bars Respect Musicians?

New Orleans clubs and bars don’t care about the musicians who bring in patrons.

Who Needs Music Media?

New Orleans’ music coverage has changed drastically. For the better or worse?

Review: Lily Keber’s “Buckjumping” Empowers

How quickly things can move in New Orleans. In a handful of years, Lily Keber went from anonymous transplant bartending long nights in the Bywater to being on the receiving […]

Authentic or Bust

For some time now, I’ve observed a noticeable change in the New Orleans music scene, and it seems to be less New Orleans-centric than it used to be. Now, in […]

Guest Blog: Musicians Deserve More

I’ve mentioned so many times how we in this city take music and our musicians for granted: not only consumers, but many music venues and folks in the hospitality industry. Louisiana is […]

More Burlesque, If You Please

Burlesque and artful striptease are wonderful. I’m talking about the old-fashioned kind, the definition of which is “a humorous and provocative stage show featuring slapstick humor, comic skits, bawdy songs, striptease acts, and a scantily clad female chorus.” Bourbon Street, the center of New Orleans’ adult entertainment, wasn’t always […]

Fix It Please

Last week the most current Director of the City’s Cultural Economy Office, musician and academician Dr. Brice Miller, was let go. He lasted three months. In the time he served, […]

Music Districts Needed

Currently, New Orleans has very few real music and entertainment districts. Locals know where the hip bars are, and where there’s some music in places “where locals go” (that used […]

Guest Blog: Trombone Shorty’s Voodoo Threauxdown is not to be missed

From the first note played, New Breed Brass Band comes shining through with great horns and drums. They are well seasoned musicians, disciplined and professional. Preservation Jazz Hall Band definitely […]

Musicians Need To Make A Living Wage

Bars and clubs that have music don’t really have the clout they used to in influencing locals because they advertise and promote their music much less than they used to. […]