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YouTube du Jour: Haitian Drum Ensemble

Want to help Haiti? NPR has a good blog post here with some suggestions of what you can do. [youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rqP0s9MBuoo[/youtube] Yesterday, Tuesday January 12, a 7.0 earthquake struck just outside […]

Preview New Galactic

Galactic’s new album, Ya-Ka-May is due out in early February. You can hear and download “Heart of Steel” – a collaboration with Irma Thomas – at Spinner.com. Galactic will perform […]

Podcast: John Boutte, Pt. 2

Last week, we posted part one of Colin Jones’ conversation with vocalist John Boutte. Here’s the completion of their talk.

YouTube du Jour: Teaser for HBO’s Treme Series

We’ve been watching the new HBO series Tremé film around town the past couple of weeks, including a great shoot with Steve Earle performing in front of The Apple Barrel […]

Mayoral Candidates Agree on Music

The details of their support may be different, but five of the mayoral candidates agreed on the importance of music to New Orleans at the Music Swings Votes forum at […]

New Orleans in the National News

Rock ‘n’ Bowl’s post-Katrina move and recovery: Watch the video on CNN.com. New Orleans might have our first white mayor in three decades. Yahoo News has the AP story. Former […]

Slideshow: Righteous Fur Fashion Show at Marigny Theatre/All-Ways Lounge

This past Friday night, the Marigny Theatre played host to a rather, er, unusual fashion show, even for New Orleans’ standards. The Righteous Fur Fashion Show celebrated Louisiana’s favorite rodent, […]

YouTube du Jour: “Pine Grove Blues”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wGoviW-1vQ8[/youtube]A flashback to 1976 in Fred’s Lounge in Mamou that catches the end of one song by Cajun accordion player Nathan Abshire before he starts “Pine Grove Blues (Ma Negresse).”

It’s Who Dat Time

Al “Carnival Time” Johnson is nothing if not seasonal. This year, he’s branching out and adding playoff season to his repertoire with a new song, “Who Dat Say.” It might […]

Podcast: John Boutte, Pt. 1

Part one of OffBeat‘s interview with one of New Orleans’ finest vocalists from this past summer.