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YouTube du Jour: Mos Def

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E2FlcRVTuCA[/youtube]Mos Def will take part in Gulf Aid Sunday at Mardi Gras World River City on the Uptown side of the Convention Center. Here he samples Juvenile’s “Nolia Clap” for […]

Brandon Franklin of T.B.C. Brass Band Murdered

Brandon Franklin of the T.B.C. Brass Band was shot and killed Sunday night. He was twenty-two years old. Franklin played saxophone in TBC, who are well known for their frequent […]

YouTube du Jour: Dirty Dozen Brass Band

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XKih0vUbzjU[/youtube] Tonight, the Dirty Dozen Brass Band headline Wednesday in the Square in Lafayette Square with Happy Jack Frequency opening. Here’s the Dirty Dozen performing with the Colorado State University […]

Stone River Boys Merge Country and Funk

To some music aficionados, genres are defined for a reason and should never be mixed. For musicians Dave Gonzalez and Mike Barfield, those lines are a little smudged. Actually, they […]

YouTube du Jour: Tom McDermott

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A3XLuadbrvw[/youtube]Writer Dan Baum did us all a service by filming Tom McDermott playing solo piano at home. There are a host of McDermott videos online; here is he performing James […]

John Legend Joins Gulf Aid

[UPDATED] Yesterday, the lineup for Gulf Aid was announced, with headliners Lenny Kravitz and Mos Def. Since then, R&B singer John Legend has been added to the bill, along with […]

Gulf Aid to Benefit Area Fishermen Sunday

[UPDATED] Lenny Kravitz, Mos Def and Ani DiFranco are among the stars who’ll play “Gulf Aid” Sunday at Mardi Gras World River City on the banks of the Mississippi. Also […]

Lady Gaga Returns to New Orleans

Tickets go on sale Saturday at 10 a.m. through Ticketmaster.com for Lady Gaga at the New Orleans Arena on April 9, 2011. Yes, tickets will be on sale for her […]

YouTube du Jour: Danny Barker

The late Danny Barker expounds on the difference between day people and night people.

Bounce, Rock Mash-Up Live Friday

During this year’s inaugural Foburg Festival, bounce artists Partners-n-Crime came onstage with indie band Big Rock Candy Mountain to perform “N.O. Block Party.” Less than a month later, the two […]