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Jazz Fest Sunday: Preservation Hall, Foo Fighters, Asleep at the Wheel

The Preservation Hall Jazz Band has spent the last few years establishing itself more than just the flag bearer for one stream of New Orleans music. Starting with the inclusion […]

Levon Helm: Geeking Out

Levon Helm‘s label released a statement earlier today that said simply, “Levon Helm passed peacefully this afternoon. He was surrounded by family, friends and band mates and will be remembered […]

Theresa Andersson Previews New Album Street Parade in a Street Parade

One of the highlights of this Mardi Gras season so far was Theresa Andersson‘s unexpected ride atop a large puppet goose during the Street Parade, due out April 24. Andersson […]

Treme Wrap-Up: Worlds vs. Worlds

[Spoiler Alert] This season, Treme has pitted the characters’ little worlds – whether physical or mental – against the real world of conflicting priorities and values that returned in 2006, […]

Jazz Fest: Day 1 – Get Cosmic

A beautiful day, and the topic of conversation was what a beautiful day it was. Here are the notes: First great thing eaten: the fried crabcake – crusty outside, moist […]

Jazz Fest Poster—The New Big Mac?

The Jazz Fest poster has been worse. 2004’s Harry Connick, Jr. poster holds that dishonor for being banal and presenting a Connick that looks more like Warren Beatty. But let’s […]

The First Words of the Season

Dan Phillips’ Home of the Groove is mandatory reading for fans of New Orleans music. He brings a fan’s passion and a historian’s attention to detail to writing about the […]

Treme News: New Steve Earle Sunday

This Sunday ends the first season of HBO’s Treme. Featured in the episode will be a new song by Steve Earle, who also has a role on the show. According […]

The Joy of Doing

A who’s who of New Orleans musicians played “Musicians for Mitch” last night at the House of Blues, and it was hard not to be bowled over the non-stop star […]

A Nice Surprise

  I was exploring Blip.fm, yet another networking device – this one allows you to send links to mp3s via Twitter and its own list – and found an extensive […]