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Giving thanks

It’s time to wish all our readers and our community a heartfelt thanks for supporting New Orleans and Louisiana music and culture. Of course, you enjoy and love our art, […]

Dr. John Receives Americana Music Lifetime Achievement Award

NOTES FROM NASHVILLE: Wednesday, September 18, 2013 Malcolm John Rebennack Jr. showed up at the Ryman Auditorium on Tuesday night to help celebrate the greatest creation of his career as […]

Essence Night #3: Beyonce Brings Glitz, But Janelle Monae Takes The Night

On the last night of Essence Fest I fell in love…but no, not with Beyonce. That’s who the sold-out crowd was there for, but to these ears it was Janelle […]

New Orleans Music Community Protests Cultural Regulation with Second Line April 25

There is no doubt that awareness is spreading with lightning speed around the Crescent City about the current City administration’s methods of re-enforcing 30 – 50 year old entertainment venue […]

Ships vs. Hotels

I wasn’t alive in 1940, but in half a century perceptions, business orientations and city economies can surely change drastically. I can remember when I was a kid that New […]

Pun-Rock Band, Camper Van Beethoven Shares Unreleased Track (Free Download)

CAMPER VAN BEETHOVEN SHARES UNRELEASED TRACK What would indie rock be without bands like the multi-cultural wiseasses Camper Van Beethoven?  ‘80s college rock would’ve been less fun without “Eye of […]


Everyone needs inspiration. Sometimes when life gets tough, it’s that little bit of hope that keeps you going. Sometimes it comes from totally unexpected places. I learned this in spades […]

Emmys Snub Treme

Television watchers are trying to figure out how Treme received no Emmy nominations in 2011. At HollywoodReporter.com, Tim Goodman went on at length about the oversight of the HBO drama […]

Where Are The Memorials?

I wonder why there’s such an overall lack of appreciation for musical legends in New Orleans, which is the most musical city on earth. There’s such a deep love for […]

Tremé and Davis

Cute but Crazy Davis Rogan called me today to correct me on implying on my last blog that he wasn’t involved in the upcoming HOB Tremé series. He is involved, […]