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Video: Best of the Beat Celebrates Johnny Vidacovich

Johnny Vidacovich was honored with the Best of the Beat’s Lifetime Achievement in Music during a ceremony at the Orpheum Theater last night. Before he took the stage to accept […]

Video: Big Freedia Bounces Out a Law Firm Commercial

Self-awareness isn’t something one usually encounters in law firm commercials. Bounce music, unsurprisingly, is largely absent from such ads as well. Considering these facts, it was quite the treat to […]

Video: Jim James Debuts Allen Toussaint Cover in New Orleans

Jim James proved the truth of his reputation as a modern rock icon on Saturday night. The My Morning Jacket frontman held the undying attention of a New Orleans crowd […]

Video: ‘New Orleans Swamp’ with Dr. John, Professor Longhair, The Meters and Earl King

On a nondescript evening in 1974, a few New Orleans musicians gathered at the WTTW studio in Chicago to film the season finale of Soundstage, a new live concert television […]

Video: The Revivalists Perform on ‘The Ellen Degeneres Show’

The Revivalists took daytime TV by storm when they performed on The Ellen Degeneres Show earlier today. The New Orleans rockers delivered a rendition of their chart-topping hit “Wish I […]

Video: Allen Toussaint Honors Jerry Garcia with “Get Out of My Life Woman”

A few months before he passed away at the age of 77, Allen Toussaint took the stage at Maryland’s Merriweather Post Pavilion for Dear Jerry: Celebrating the Music of Jerry Garcia. […]

Video: Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir Performs with Dumpstaphunk on Halloween

Dumpstaphunk brought their brand of dirty New Orleans funk to Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA last night for a very special Halloween show. It wasn’t just special because […]

Video: Stevie Ray Vaughan’s Final Jazz Fest Performance

Stevie Ray Vaughan, one of the most talented players to ever pick up a six-string, was born on this day in 1954. The incomparable guitarist was at the forefront of […]

Video: Branford Marsalis Praises Jerry Garcia, Grateful Dead in 1996 Interview

Branford Marsalis is an undisputed member of New Orleans’ first family of jazz but the saxophonist can also claim another illustrious musical title: that of Grateful Dead collaborator. Beginning with his […]

Watch: Trumpets Trump Drumpf

Musicians and protesters gathered in front of the Lakefront Airport on Friday, March 4, to speak out against the Donald Trump Rally. Protesters met in the area before starting a […]