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Web Exclusive: Doin’ Something Different – Ivan Neville’s NOLA nites

Ivan Neville has reach. So there’s a good chance if he calls a musician up for a gig and they’re free they’ll say, “Yea, man.” That’s what the keyboardist, vocalist […]

Web Exclusive: Remembering Fats

I was friends with Fats for the last twenty and a half years of his life, and I am still amazed that I got to ride the tail end of […]

Seasonal Affective Disorder: A Louisiana Christmas with Loose Cattle

Rod Hodges walked into the Music Shed in mid-August to cut tracks for Loose Cattle’s Christmas album, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and a muggy New Orleans summer day suddenly transformed into […]

Tricky Repertoire: The Soul Rebels step out of the box

Since the late 1990s, the Soul Rebels brass band has forged its own brand of New Orleans music. The eight-piece outfit may look like a traditional brass band, but the […]

Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr. (February 26, 1928 – October 24, 2017)

Antoine “Fats” Domino Jr., arguably the greatest ambassador of New Orleans music, one of the founders of rhythm and blues, as well as rock ’n’ roll, died peacefully while in […]

Tour of the Americas: The Rolling Stones launch in Baton Rouge.

It’s the night before the Rolling Stones launch the biggest rock event of 1975—the Tour of the Americas ’75 at LSU in Baton Rouge—and Keith Richards goes down to Rock […]

Sexual Impropriety: Katie Sikora’s photography explores gender-based discrimination.

“Open secret.” That phrase lingered in headlines, on social media platforms and over dinner tables after producer Harvey Weinstein was fired from his own company last month amid allegations he’d […]

Changing of the Guard: Adonis Rose takes over the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra

“I feel like we need to reintroduce the band in a way,” says drummer Adonis Rose, who has been named as the artistic director of the New Orleans Jazz Orchestra […]

Tipitina’s Celebrates 40 Years

In 1977, a gang of young local music lovers founded Tipitina’s. One of New Orleans’ legacy music venues, Tipitina’s will mark its 40th year on November 24 with “A Neville […]

Drag City: You think you know what drag is, but you have no idea.

Most people have the same general idea of what defines a “drag queen”: a man dressing up as a woman, using large wigs, sequined dresses, fake breasts, feather boas and […]