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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 […]

Fest Focus: Ziggy Marley and Bruce Springsteen

Jazz Fest artists in the news: — TheNation.com recently ran a passage on the growth of Bruce Springsteen‘s (Apr. 29, Acura Stage, 4:30 p.m.) political voice from an upcoming book […]

Follow the Leader?

I’m never prepared for Noel Gallagher to be the voice of reason, but sometimes … The consumer has become all powerful now, and the consumer is king.  So the consumer […]

What We Lose…

…with digital music files: Cover art. Like the best cover art, that of Hurray for the Riff Raff’s Look Out Mama, released today, has a life of its own. Gregory […]

French Quarter Festival Estimates More Than 550,000 Attendees

This afternoon, the French Quarter Festival announced that approximately 574,000 people attended the four-day festival, which this year included an expanded “Lagniappe Thursday.” This ritual of releasing the festival’s attendance […]

Hurray for the Riff Raff Tonight on Liveset

For those of you who can’t make the French Quarter Fest or want something different, we’re pleased to partner with Liveset.com and CANO to present Hurray for the Riff Raff […]

Not Quite Eddie Vedder News, But …

…this physical malady thing seems to be going around. Saturday night’s “Who’s Bad” Michael Jackson tribute show at the House of Blues is going to be short a Michael according […]

If I Were a Kid …

… I would live for Bracket Town. Bracket Town is the NCAA’s fan center in the Convention Center, and while there was less there for me as an adult than […]

Buku Preview: Free Music from Skrillex’s Label

Sunday night, Skrillex closes The Buku Project at Mardi Gras World. His label, OWSLA, this week made available for free download Free Treats: Vol. 2. Here’s the download link.

Buku Preview: Big K.R.I.T. Speaks

Big K.R.I.T. plays The Buku Project Sunday at Blaine Kern’s Mardi Gras World. He is the subject of a very friendly interview this week for The Village Voice. This might […]