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Error or Pet Peeve?

  In the Threadheads post, Chris Joseph writes that Threadhead will help Fatien Ensemble put out an album. At Jazz Fest, Fatien Ensemble was Ensemble Fatien. The question here is […]

Threadhead News

  Here’s an email update of Threadhead Records’ activities from the label’s Chris Joseph: To all: Threadhead Records (THR) has a few items we are very happy to announce: 1) […]

Fun with Grammy

  Last week, the members of BeauSoleil received their Grammy awards while on tour. David Doucet brought his boxed, unopened Grammy home to New Orleans on a flight with members […]

The Great Divide

  I’ve made no secret of my hostility toward Jazz Fest’s VIP package that allows high rollers to buy their way into a special enclosure in front of the stage. […]

Messages Down

The Guerilla Haikus are down. Someone swept the Elysian Fields neutral grounds and took them all – or all I was aware of. Id feel worse if a) the signs […]

Mystery Messages

Since Katrina, Ive found all surreal, inexplicable public markings reassuring, as if an underground chooses to speak to power in a language that renders it powerless. With that in mind, […]

The Effect Explained

  The new ticket pricing for The Domino Effect show at the New Orleans Arena May 30 with B.B. King, Chuck Berry, Little Richard (with local Ready Teddy), Ozomatli, Wyclef […]

Domino Affected?

[UPDATE BELOW] I heard a rumor this morning that Domino Effect ticket prices have been lowered. Anybody know anything about that? Update 5:20 p.m. – I got confirmation that tickets […]

Tough Gig

Yesterday I didn’t envy Knoxville’s Scott Miller. He played as part of the National Train Day celebration in New Orleans in the Amtrak Station, surrounded by tables manned by retirees […]

Jazz Fest, Day Seven

  Last day, and Jonathan Batiste starts it with admirable nerve with a melodian solo. The air-powered instrument only has a two-octave, making the piece a rather tight meditation on […]