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YouTube du Jour: James Booker

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld9Flsgembs&feature=related[/youtube] This audio-only clip of the great James Booker performing a medley of “Tico Tico” and “Papa Was a Rascal” suggests the range of his music musical imagination and the […]

The 2010 Voodoo Experience Lineup So Far

The initial talent for Voodoo 2010 has been announced. Muse (pictured), Ozzy Osbourne, Weezer, MGMT, Drake, Florence the Machine, Hot Chip, Metric, Deadmau5, and Interpol lead the lineup. There’s a […]

YouTube du Jour: Big Sam’s Funky Nation

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8Z-X-MQFeg&feature=related[/youtube] Algiers’ Wednesdays on the Point series begins tonight with a performance by Big Sam’s Funky Nation. The free shows take place in a host of Algiers venues all the […]

LA in L.A.

Dr. John was in Los Angeles Monday night previewing songs from his upcoming album, Tribal, at the Grammy Museum. Not surprisingly, he didn’t hold his tongue where the BP oil […]

YouTube du Jour: Carolina Chocolate Drops

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKTXJUYiAT4[/youtube] The African-American string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops were one of the highlights of the 2008 Jazz Fest. On this cover of Blu Cantrell’s “Hit ’em Up Style” from […]

Slideshow: New Orleans Cajun & Zydeco, Creole Tomato, and Seafood Festivals

This past weekend, the French Market and the Old U.S. Mint hosted this year’s Vieux-to-Do, 3 simultaneous festivals clustered in the lower part of the French Quarter: the Cajun & […]

Gulf Aid Benefit Song Debuts Tuesday

[UPDATE] At Gulf Aid, the May 16 benefit concert for those affected by the BP oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico, the Preservation Hall Jazz Band and Mos Def […]

YouTube du Jour: Cowboy Junkies

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BHRFZFmEq9o[/youtube] Cowboy Junkies play Tipitina’s tonight at 9 p.m. They never went away, but it felt that way for a while. Here’s their moody introduction to the world, their 1988 […]

YouTube du Jour: Allen Oldies Band

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00YngpwxHdo[/youtube] Tonight, Houston’s Allen Oldies Band comes to the Kingpin (1307 Lyons St.) to play garage rock hits of the ’60s in a show that’s part performance art, part rock […]

10th Annual Preservation Resource Center Ladies in Red Gala Tonight

Preservation Resource Center will be hosting the 10th Annual Ladies in Red gala which honors local jazz musicians for their contributions to the New Orleans jazz legacy. The patron party […]