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Are Festival Headliners A Thing of The Past?

With the chaos caused by the cancellation of the Stones (Mick’s heart) and then Fleetwood Mac (Stevie’s flu), the Jazz Fest rounded up Widespread Panic, a great band, but one […]

Heart Derailed By A Heart

How will the Jazz Fest (booked by Festival Productions New Orleans—FPI) replace the Rolling Stones, now that they’ve cancelled their performance due to Mick Jagger’s heart condition? Huge question. I […]

MOJO MOUTH, April 2019: Honorarily Deserved

French Quarter Festival takes over the city’s oldest neighborhood in mid-April every year, and thank goodness it does. With 23 stages of all-local music of all kinds, FQF is a […]

What Does A New Orleans Music Industry Actually Mean? Guest Editorial

Is New Orleans ready for a music industry in the “Nashville” sense? Producer, A&R Director, musician and Loyola University Music Indsutry instructor Scott Billington gives his perspective.

We Got A Good Thing

For a number of years, actually since after Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005, the character of both the French Quarter Festival (FQF) and the New Orleans Jazz & […]

Mardi Gras Mixed Emotions

Get out the face paint, the masks, the lewd costumes, the ladders, the beer and alcoholic beverages with a side of red beans and rice and fried chicken: Mardi Gras […]

MOJO MOUTH: Party On!

Happy Mardi Gras, St. Paddy’s Day, Super Sunday and all the other big New Orleans parties. We have a unique way of celebrating here, from parades and debutantes and meetings […]

Mandatory Music Surcharges Could Pay Musicians More

One of the ways we use the Weekly Beat is to get our readers’ opinions on a variety of topics. Some months ago, our poll asked our readers—arguably a group […]

Déjà Vu All Over Again?

Once again, New Orleans is amking a push to improve and develop its music industry infrastructure.

Mojo Mouth, February 2019: Pushy Broads

This is another “year of the woman”—I mean, women. There are so many talented women in this world, it’s time that we females put our heads together to come up […]