LMNOP Dates Set, The Cold, Dogstar Communications & More

The next Louisiana Music New Orleans’ Pride (LMNOP) Music Conference has been scheduled for April 27-29, 1998. The conference will feature musical panels, clinics, showcases and workshops designed to help […]

Jon Cleary: Heir to the New Orleans Piano Throne

New Orleans rhythm and blues is in danger of dying in its hometown. When the British Invasion wiped out the genre’s commercial viability in the early 60s, at least fans […]

Various Artists, Louisiana Blues (Arhoolie)

This 48-minute, 12-song, five-artist showcase for Louisiana’s finest bluesmen first appeared in 1970, and despite its absence from the standard classic-blues discographies compiled in the past 27 years, it’s as […]

John Broven Adds Music to the Words

Englishman John Broven is known to most New Orleans and Louisiana music buffs via his two excellent books, Rhythm & Blues In New Orleans and South To Louisiana. While Broven […]

Tipitina’s: Times Change and Why New Orleans Musicians Don’t Make Any Money

Tipitina’s—it’s a household word when it comes to talking about New Orleans music. But it wasn’t always that way. Fifteen years ago, when I moved back to my native New […]

Mojo Music Festival, Cutting Edge, Jean Knight and Mr. Big Shot, STR Music Search, Blues & Zydeco, Festivals Galore

The End’s 1st Annual Mojo Music Festival will be held in City Park’s Marconi Meadows on September 28. Among the scheduled acts are: Better Than Ezra, Cowboy Mouth, Candlebox, Reel […]

Interview with Mojo Nixon

Mojo Nixon was born in New Orleans. Not Mojo the Man. The former Neill Kirby McMillan, Jr. was born in Chapel Hill, N.C. in 1957. The Mojo who came into […]

3 Bands to Watch

The Boondoggles The Boondoggles were, bigger than the Beatles, for a week at least. In 1995, both the Zephyr and B-97 added the Boondoggles to their playlists, an unprecedented phenomenon […]

Of Human Bondage

Following a comprehensive battle of local rock acts, the highly anticipated announcement had finally arrived. The DJ stepped up to the microphone and the victor was proclaimed “The opening band […]

The Festivals of Summer ’96

Just when you thought it was safe to go back out there, a whole slew of festivals get cranking as the heat starts rising. Zephyrfest ‘96 (June 2)   The […]