James Hall Rising

With musical prowess, a natural flair for the dramatic and an intriguing first album, Hall and his band are the most promising unit on the local alternative scene.   The […]

John Campbell Remembered

John Campbell, the Shreveport-born slide guitarist and self-professed hoodoo man, hated going to sleep, for fear he would not wake up. “He didn’t like the day to end,” remembers his […]

TULBox on the Move; Notes on the Fluid, Stavin’ Chain and PJ Harvey

Supporters of WTUL’s TULbox live simulcasts need not fret that the college rock series has been dumped—it’s merely on hiatus. A Monday night fixture at Tipitina’s since 1988, the show […]

Jazz Fest ’93 Revisited

Michael Tisserand Who is the R&B diva making a surprise appearance in the gospel tent? What Canadian songstress is jamming with what New Orleans group? Which Beatle is performing with […]

Miniature Jazz Fest Goes on Tour; Big Sun Celebrates New Disc

If it works here, why not everywhere? Producers of the New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival have teamed up with San Francisco-based promoter Bill Graham Presents to test the national […]

The Songdogs: Fest Focus

Red Priest need only gaze into his back yard for a tangible, very large reminder of the days when he and his fellow Songdogs were at the forefront of the […]

Night Crawling: Seeking Out the Best Music of the Jazz Fest Season After Dark

The following is a consolidated rundown of some of the best bets for nighttime musical experiences during the Jazz Fest. Quite frankly, it’s an embarrassing orgy of music. The only […]

Alligator and Black Top Extravaganzas; the Fair Grounds in Blue

Well, it’s that time of year again. Another two weeks of great music, food, and fun. Alligator Records is set to celebrate with a special show at Muddy Water’s on […]

Digable Planets, Orangutang, and Henry Rollins Go Under Our Reviewer’s Microsope

The following reviews, which unanimously favor snotty skepticism over sincerity, are in no way indicative of the psychic gestalt of the author. I’m really a pretty nice guy. Digable Planets […]

Dr. John No Longer with Warner Brothers; Aaron Neville Embarks on The Grand Tour

DR. JOHN WITHOUT LABEL…After two critically-lauded albums—including last year’s ambitious Grammy-winning Goin’ Back to New Orleans—Dr. John and Warner Brothers Records have parted company. Besides Goin’ Back to New Orleans, […]