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Americana Music and New Orleans

So fresh back from the Americana Music Festival in Nashville last week–which focused on New Orleans. Here are a few comments on the experience. This year, the Americana Music Association […]

Weird Covers, Slidin’ Things & Other French Quarter Fest Delights

After a weekend of stage-hopping at the French Quarter Fest, a few quick shots and impressions: I wasn’t familiar with Bag of Donuts’ brand of insanity so I’ll just say […]

Treme Wrap-Up: The Storm, The Storm, The Storm

[SPOILER ALERT] Last year, I asked Wendell Pierce if Antoine’s financial and musical instability were functions of Katrina, his musical limitations or himself. He couldn’t answer because he hadn’t seen […]

Treme: Bulldogs and Napkin Ladies

I may have made my dramatic television debut this weekend as “Guy on the Right” during Susan Cowsill‘s scene on this week’s episode of Treme. I qualify this not because […]

SXSW Day 1: Crowded in the Graveyard

The first sign that things have gone wrong – the goodie bag. For years, registrants at South by Southwest would be given a bag with art done by a musician […]

Notes from a Boogalooer

Notes from da Boogaloo…. Went to Bayou Boogaloo on Saturday, and I really loved it. The setting is really nice, on the grass right next to Bayou St. John. I […]

Questions, Madness and Hopes

Here on Frenchmen Street, it’s tough to avoid the production of HBO’s Treme. Two days ago, I ran into John Goodman, who was waiting for someone, and there’s a dinner […]

Saying Goodbye

Writer Eric Weisbard wrote on Thursday, “I read my Facebook and Alex Chilton is Michael Jackson. I leave Facebook and he doesn’t exist.” Fortunately, SXSWville (located in Austin) has been […]