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Concert Preview: Mayer Hawthorne

Mayer Hawthorne was working as a DJ (nom de plume: DJ Haircut) in his hometown of Ann Arbor, Michigan when he decided to record a few of his own tracks […]

Touring 101 with Martin Atkins Tonight

Drummer Martin Atkins is best known for his work with Public Image, Ltd., Ministry and Killing Joke, but he also teaches “The Business of Touring” at Columbia College in Chicago, […]

Rockie Charles Passes Away This Morning

“The President of Soul,” Rockie Charles, passed away Friday morning after battling cancer. The blues guitarist—whose real name was Alfred Charles Merrick—was scheduled to play Jazz Fest this year and […]

Waiting for “Wait Wait”

Last night, NPR’s comedy news quiz, Wait Wait … Don’t Tell Me, taped this week’s show at the Mahalia Jackson. When host Peter Sagal walked onstage, he was met with […]

YouTube du Jour: The Revivalists

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WZewAF4eoqs[/youtube] On Saturday night, the Revivalists will play a CD-release party for their new album, Vital Signs, at the Blue Nile as part of Foburg. Here they are at One […]

Foburg Music Festival Starts Today

New Orleans hasn’t always been thought of as a good rock town. Foburg aims to address that. This weekend, the New Orleans Indie Rock Collective (NOIR) will launch the 3-day music […]

Legendary Hip-Hop Producer Pete Rock to Judge at Beat Battle

This Saturday, the monthly Soundclash beat battle is putting on a special party at the Howlin Wolf. Legendary hip-hop producer and DJ Pete Rock will be on hand for a […]

Haiti Benefit and Patois International Human Rights Film Festival Kickoff Tonight

Tonight kicks off the 7th annual Patois International Human Rights Film Festival, which will be screening films around New Orleans through Sunday, March 21. To kick off the festival, a […]

Jazz for the Ages: Thelonious Monk Jazz Institute and Old Algiers RiverFest Team Up

Tonight the Thelonious Monk Institute of Jazz Performance is hosting a special concert, “Jazz for the Ages.” The show brings together the young talents in the Thelonious Monk Institute of […]

YouTube du Jour: Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes Play “Dap Walk”

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QCYQ4-3AmRk[/youtube] Tonight from 7-11 p.m., Ernie Vincent and the Top Notes play the Mother-in-Law Lounge, which had a car run into its wall only last monday. This is a return […]