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Congo Square comes to Congo Square Friday

As one of his last official acts as mayor, Ray Nagin presided over the opening of the sculpture garden in Armstrong Park. Unfortunately, some pieces had to be mounted on […]

Davell Crawford on Today

This morning, Davell Crawford appeared on NBC’s Today in a video package on a Pepsi grant to the Jazz Foundation of America. The Foundation has helped underwrite musicians’ health care.

YouTube du Jour: Delfeayo Marsalis

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dhsLPxKWuhM[/youtube]Tonight, Delfeayo Marsalis plays at 8 and 10 at Snug Harbor. Here he is from 2008’s Marsalis Family: A Jazz Celebration, playing “Sultry Serenade” accompanied by father Ellis on piano […]

Weekend Superfest Schedule Announced

When floodwaters rose in Nashville, musicians were among the hardest hit—Kenny Chesney among them. His house may be condemned because of extensive damage, but he’ll be in Baton Rouge this […]

Makin’ Groceries for Musicians

On Wednesday, the Whole Foods Markets on Magazine Street and Veterans’ Memorial Boulevard will donate 5 percent of the day’s net sales to the not-for-profit New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC). […]

Anders Osborne on NPR’s All Things Considered

[UPDATE] Singer/guitarist Anders Osborne, who is currently gigging around the country for the new few monmths behind his latest album and debut on Alligator Records, American Patchwork, is going to […]

YouTube du Jour: Brian Prunka

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31fnlI2LgkA[/youtube]Brooklyn-based guitarist and oud player Brian Prunka plays the Open Ears Series upstairs at the Blue Nile tonight. Here he was with Trio Tarana playing “Peace for Kabul.”

Frank’s Place Tonight

In a nod to the great New Orleans-based television show that preceded it, HBO’s Treme presents “Open for One Night Only: Frank’s Place” at NOCCA tonight at 6:30 p.m. The […]

YouTube du Jour: David Doucet

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1VdpAIYH_Wo[/youtube]On Monday nights, BeauSoleil guitarist David Doucet performs a casual show at the Columns. Here’s a video from 2002 during which he plays “Midland Two-Step” and explains its tuning.

YouTube du Jour: Of Montreal

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5rFySdbH38o&feature=related[/youtube]The show of the weekend is likely the appearance by Athens, Georgia’s theatrical Of Montreal at the Howlin’ Wolf Saturday. Here they are performing “An Eluardian Instance” on The Late […]