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YouTube du Jour: John Scofield’s Piety Street Documentary

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XDWJBLk_8ds[/youtube] On Saturday night, jazz guitarist John Scofield plays at Tipitina’s with his Piety Street band: George Porter, Jr. on bass, Jon Cleary on keyboards (and occasionally guitar), and Terence […]

Free Balkan Bounce

Galactic’s Ben Ellman recently released a mixtape titled “Gypsyphonic Disko,” a product of his side Balkan DJ project. B.G., Kelis, M.I.A., Katey Red, Sissy Nobby and Big Freedia all make […]

Cyril Neville: New Saints Song

In case you didn’t know, tomorrow is the biggest day of the year so far in New Orleans: the Saints host the Arizona Cardinals for the NFC divisional playoff game. […]

Jay Reatard Funeral Arrangements

This has been a difficult week in music, with the deaths of Bobby Charles, Teddy Pendergrass, jazz drummer Ed Thigpen, reggae producer Yabba You and Memphis garage rocker Jay Reatard. […]

YouTube du Jour: “Friends of Bobby Charles” Show, Jazz Fest 2007

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRP3uCjZjdQ[/youtube] We just received the news that Bobby Charles passed away this morning. Charles stayed out of the spotlight as much as possible, but was truly one of a select […]

Bobby Charles Passed Away

Songwriter Bobby Charles passed away this morning; the cause has yet to be determined. The writer of “Walking to New Orleans” and “See You Later Alligator” had struggled with ill-health […]


Throughout the late ’90s the Hot Boys set Louisiana and the rest of the nation on fire. Standout members such as Juvenile, Mannie Fresh, and Lil Wayne would all experience […]

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.