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Slideshow: Ernest “Doc” Watson’s Jazz Funeral

Saxophonist Ernest “Doc” Watson, who played with the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Olympia Brass Band passed away on February 19 at the age of 77. This past Saturday, a funeral […]

YouTube du Jour: Rebirth Brass Band

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3E1VBCcA76E[/youtube]If it’s Tuesday night, Rebirth Brass Band’s at the Maple Leaf. Here they power a second line on the eve of Jazz Fest 2009.

Live Review: Tegan and Sara at Tipitina’s, 2/24/10

Indie rock twins Tegan and Sara entered from the dim, backstage lighting dressed  in similar plaid Oxford shirts, and Tegan sang, “When you wake, what is it that you think of most? […]

An Alternative to Cap-and-Trade

MusicForAction.org has offered an incentive for people to get involved in climate change – music. At the site, readers can write their senators expressing their concerns about global warming in […]

YouTube du Jour: Bobby Charles

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sL-G1BfTvyI[/youtube] Bobby Charles’ last album, Timeless, is out now. He didn’t make the final cut of The Last Waltz, but here’s a scene that ended up on the cutting room floor with […]

Spoon

There is a joke: the difference between indie rock and regular rock is that something in an indie rock song always sucks. The singing, the guitar, the recording, some one […]

Stomp Dates, Gala and Fridays Announced

The Ponderosa Stomp surprised fans when it chose to move away from its traditional dates during the Jazz Fest fortnight and into the fall. The move, though, allows it to […]

YouTube du Jour: Theresa Andersson’s Pedals

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YjKgewmVfRI[/youtube]Theresa Andersson developed her one-woman show after recording 2008’s Hummingbird, Go! She’ll perform Sunday at Le Petit Theatre at 7 p.m., where the show will be taped for an upcoming […]

Concert Preview: Roky Finds True Love

When Roky Erickson released The Evil One in 1980 (in Europe, 1981 in America), he told stories of fear and paranoia using the stuff of B-grade horror movies. He sang and played […]

Still Bill: Bill Withers Documentary Screening Tonight

Tonight, The Big Top and DJ Soul Sister are hosting the premiere local screening of Still Bill, a documentary released last year about the life of Bill Withers, one of the […]