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James Hall Introduces the Futura Bold

James Hall has never shied away from drama. No matter the musical configuration, he has made nervy, musically intense albums and held center stage, regardless of the instrumentation or players […]

YouTube du Jour: Old Algiers RiverFest

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4-KhaET1GeU[/youtube] Tomorrow the 6th Annual Old Algiers RiverFest kicks off at noon on the levee by the Canal Street/Algiers Ferry Landing. A true local experience, the free festival features two […]

DMC National DJ Championship Qualifier Tonight at The Hookah

Tonight, New Orleans is hosting a regional qualifier for the world’s largest DJ competition in the world and premier turntablism event, the DMC World DJ Championships. The DMC pits DJs […]

YouTube du Jour: Alex Chilton (again)

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M_n39JisIJg[/youtube]Yesterday, we premiered a video of Alex Chilton playing Bob Strong’s benefit in December 2007. Here’s another song from that concert, a version of Big Star’s “In the Street” with […]

Support the Musicians’ Clinic

Keith Spera’s fine story on Alex Chilton for The Times-Picayune left some under the impression that he and his wife Laura were in dire financial straits – so much so […]

Free Anders Osborne

In our current issue, John Swenson profiles Anders Osborne and looks forward to the release of American Patchwork. For those who want more Anders, here’s a link to a free […]

YouTube du Jour: Alex Chilton

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uYZf19NWCEA[/youtube]One of Alex Chilton’s last gigs in New Orleans was a December 2007 benefit for Le Crepe Nanou bar manager Robert Strong, who had been shot during a robbery attempt […]

YouTube du Jour: Drake

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2lTB1pIg1y0[/youtube]One of the question marks on the Jazz Fest lineup is Drake, who closes the Congo Square Stage Saturday, April 24. He began as an actor on the Canadian teen […]

BTE Raises $200,000 at the Ezra Open

New Orleans rock band Better Than Ezra, through its Better Than Ezra Foundation, held the 9th annual Ezra Open March 27 to a resounding success. The combined day of celebrity bowling, concert […]

Treme: The Instant Reviews

In the Twitter era, who composes full reviews? Here are some of the highlights from a quick survey of Tweets on HBO’s Treme, which debuted last night. @midtownNY: #HBO #Treme […]