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Jam Cruise Announces Lineup for Next Trip

Some concert-goers enjoy dry, solid ground for their sonic surroundings. Others wish there had been even more water at the Acura Stage during the first weekend of Jazz Fest this […]

The Hangout is Hanging On

[UPDATED] The next major festival in the area is the Hangout Beach Music Festival, which takes place May 14-16 on the beach at Gulf Shores, Alabama. Performers include Trey Anastasio […]

YouTube du Jour: Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VSgY6n_ek_g[/youtube]One of Sunday’s highlights at Jazz Fest was the appearance by Sierra Leone’s Refugee All-Stars, who recorded their recent album, Rise and Shine, at Piety Street Recording last year. Here’s […]

YouTube du Jour: Galactic

Galactic just released their first video from Ya-Ka-May, “Heart of Steel” featuring Irma Thomas. The shots of (relatively) clear water seem ironic right now in this video love letter to […]

Costello, DiFranco Help Lil’ Band o’ Gold Celebrate Bobby Charles

When an all-star lineup performed Bobby Charles’ songs at Jazz Fest in 2007, you couldn’t help but feel that they showed the songs off better than Charles would have. The […]

YouTube du Jour: Toubab Krewe

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ddj1kWxkt1c[/youtube]The Asheville, NC-based world music band plays Tipitina’s French Quarter tonight with Cyril Neville and Tribe 13. Here they are in the studio performing “51 Foot Ladder.”

Riverboat Creole Queen Shows This Weekend

With the exception of a still-soggy Fairgrounds, or the prospect of more rain this weekend, most of your dancing this weekend will probably be taking place on dry land. It […]

Smith Photos Show at NOMA

“I feel like Chris Farley,” Patti Smith said with a laugh, recalling his awestruck attempt at interviewing Paul McCartney during a Saturday Night Live sketch. Thursday, she opened a show […]

Slideshow: Jazz Fest First Weekend

The second weekend of Jazz Fest starts today (see here for our 2010 Jazz Fest resources), but before we head into the last days, here’s a look back at the […]

Error in Today’s Bobby Charles Tribute Post

This morning we posted information about a Bobby Charles tribute. We had the dates in the post wrong, so we have removed the post. If you already read it, please […]