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Marva Wright Tribute Added to Jazz Fest

On the first Saturday of Jazz Fest – April 24 – festival producer Quint Davis will dedicate the Blues Tent to the late Marva Wright during a Tribute to Marva […]

YouTube du Jour: Prof. Longhair

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANuclsaCx7U&feature=related[/youtube]Professor Longhair does a mad scat (?) solo in this version of Fats Domino’s “Whole Lotta Lovin’” backed by the Meters.

David Simon to Give Keynote at Sync Up

The New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Foundation have tapped David Simon, co-executive producer of Treme, to give the keynote address at this year’s Sync Up conference, which takes place during […]

YouTube du Jour: Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L8d4p6n-y9s[/youtube]Tonight, Republic hosts a benefit for the New Orleans Musicians Relief Fund with Russell Batiste and Friends, headliners Billy Iuso and the Restless Natives, and more. Here’s Iuso covering Wet […]

Bonnie “Prince” Billy and the Cairo Gang

Throughout his career, Will Oldham has sought intimacy. The early Palace monikers (Palace Brothers, Palace Music, etc) gave off the idea of a man walking the grand hall of American […]

“Treme” in the News

The upcoming HBO series Treme hasn’t suffered from a lack of attention, although it premieres April 11. We have a story on it this month, and a story on it […]

“Treme” Writer Dies Unexpectedly of Brain Aneurysm

David Mills, one of the staff writers for HBO’s Treme, died yesterday of brain aneurysm at age 48. He was co-executive producer and wrote or co-wrote three episodes in the […]

YouTube du Jour: Cowboy Mouth

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3BkfUJYOi7Q[/youtube]Cowboy Mouth plays Wednesday in the Square at Lafayette Square with the Creole String Beans opening at 5 p.m. Here’s one fan’s tribute to the Cowboy Mouth experience.

King Expressers at AllWays Lounge Tonight: Concert Preview

Tonight at AllWays Lounge, the Brooklyn-based Afro-pop band King Expressers play only their second show outside New York, having conquered their first “touring” show this past Saturday night at the […]

Janet Jackson to Essence Fest

Janet Jackson will join Mary J. Blige and Alicia Keys as a headliner at the 2010 Essence Music Festival the July 4 weekend. Essence was the first magazine to feature […]