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Oak Streeters Stake A Festival Claim

Oak Street has a long history in New Orleans’ retail history. My mama used to shop there all the time, and I can remember going to the stores when I […]

Dappa at Summer Jam

Born and raised in New Orleans, Daniel “Dappa” Torregano is not only a rapper and singer, but a producer as well. Hardworking and on the rise, he has gone from […]

Life on Mars

Question: What makes you different from every other singer-songwriter that comes through New Orleans? Charlie Mars’ response: “How many of those guys have sung the National Anthem at the Saints […]

YouTube du Jour: Aquaforce’s “Ghost” Music Video

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Ca5KVJsEK0[/youtube] New Orleans hip-hop duo Aquaforce are performing at the new local hip-hop festival, NOLA Summer Jam, this Saturday. Here’s the new music video for their latest single, “Ghost”. Summer […]

The Start of a New Jam Saturday

Musically, New Orleans is best known as the birthplace of jazz, but that might be changing, says New Orleans native Lawrence Parker, who is producing the inaugural NOLA Summer Jam […]

YouTube du Jour: James Booker

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ld9Flsgembs&feature=related[/youtube] This audio-only clip of the great James Booker performing a medley of “Tico Tico” and “Papa Was a Rascal” suggests the range of his music musical imagination and the […]

The 2010 Voodoo Experience Lineup So Far

The initial talent for Voodoo 2010 has been announced. Muse (pictured), Ozzy Osbourne, Weezer, MGMT, Drake, Florence the Machine, Hot Chip, Metric, Deadmau5, and Interpol lead the lineup. There’s a […]

YouTube du Jour: Big Sam’s Funky Nation

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E8Z-X-MQFeg&feature=related[/youtube] Algiers’ Wednesdays on the Point series begins tonight with a performance by Big Sam’s Funky Nation. The free shows take place in a host of Algiers venues all the […]

LA in L.A.

Dr. John was in Los Angeles Monday night previewing songs from his upcoming album, Tribal, at the Grammy Museum. Not surprisingly, he didn’t hold his tongue where the BP oil […]

YouTube du Jour: Carolina Chocolate Drops

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wKTXJUYiAT4[/youtube] The African-American string band the Carolina Chocolate Drops were one of the highlights of the 2008 Jazz Fest. On this cover of Blu Cantrell’s “Hit ’em Up Style” from […]