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A Look Back on Buku

Saturday: Ten p.m. at Mardi Gras World Saturday was rowdy. St. Patrick’s Day was a contributing factor, but the music and scene at Buku were bigger ones. Buku combined the […]

Back to the Playoffs and 504 Connect

Brian Boyles’ December story on the phenomenon of Saints songs in 2009 started before a game this season when he was DJ’ing at Handsome Willy’s (as he’ll be Saturday afternoon) […]

Prospect.2: I Love a Parade

I first saw work by artist Bruce Davenport, Jr. in 2008, when his diagram-like illustrations of marching bands had a strong, inexplicable quality to them. Done in colored markers, they […]

Life After “Black and Gold Super Bowl”

Rapper K-Gates had one of the hits of the Saints’ 2009 Super Bowl run with his “Black and Gold Super Bowl”. Now, he’s participating in a new MTV show, Road […]

Curren$y’s Weekend at Burnie’s/Bernie’s Synced Up

Curren$y’s upcoming album, Weekend at Burnie’s, takes its name from the 1989 comedy Weekend at Bernie’s. Here’s the album and movie more-or-less synchronized. It’s not as freaky as the marriage […]

Curren$y and Lil Wayne: The Race is On

Who can release the most music the fastest? Curren$y, a one-time protege of Lil Wayne, is as prolific as Weezy these days and releases tracks about as quickly. His Weekend […]

SXSW Day 3: Good for New Orleans, or Good?

Late in the day, a friend responded to a tweet about sitting through a mediocre Brooklyn band waiting for a Generationals set, “Can’t get enough of NOLA bands in NOLA?” […]

What Have We Learned?

We recently received a link to the new Mystikal, “That Woman,” and it’s simply sad. As dynamic a performer as he is, and as triumphant as his Jazz Fest appearance […]

New Lil Wayne: “6’7”

Lil Wayne’s been out of prison for a month, so it’s no surprise that the prolific rapper already has a new single – “6’7″”. If there’s any news, it’s that […]

Two Showcases of New Orleans Hip-Hop Tonight

The hip-hop scene in New Orleans is currently one of the most vibrant in the city, with many artists performing in a colorful spectrum of different styles, and releasing loads […]