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Astral Plane: David Lasocki’s five-volume series about Astral Project

Springtime in Louisiana is high season for music pilgrims. Some can be identified by their tropical, festival branded shirts bedazzled with music-related pins from every town in Cajun country. Others […]

New Orleans Continues To Digest the National Food Hall Trend

In 2013, Jennifer Sherrod-Blackwell, Martinique Bistro’s veteran GM and sommelier, and her husband, Brandon Blackwell, a former sous chef at Upperline and butcher at Cleaver & Co., combined their culinary […]

Ashlin Parker brings in more and more (and more) trumpet players to join his Trumpet Mafia

“So we’re messing around with my worst nightmare—and that’s re-harmonizing trad tunes.” Ashlin Parker smiles, his demeanor as bright as the red and yellow paint-spatter design on his t-shirt. He’s […]

Tephra Sound, Horizon (Independent)

Last March, cellist Helen Gillet convened some of the most talented voices in creative music working in and around New Orleans today to record her Tephra Sound project. They arguably […]

Southern Crossroads Connection: Charles Lloyd with Lucinda Williams

If spirituality is predicated on the notion that there’s something bigger out there than ourselves, then it makes sense Charles Lloyd would not distinguish between his spiritual beliefs and his […]

Samantha Fish’s polished guitar work and engaging vocals are a force to be reckoned with

Before Samantha Fish appears in the music video for “Blood in the Water,” from 2017’s Belle of the West, we see a man running in slow motion, his brow furrowed, […]

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 […]

Gold Standard: Saffron NOLA brings upscale Indian cuisine to Magazine Street

The large, high-ceilinged dining space at 4128 Magazine Street has had ax rough few years. As Baie Rouge, it struggled to fill its perhaps overly open floor plan. When Chef […]

The Fried Chicken Festival returns with more space, more vendors and more music

Scoff all you like about the deluge of new festivals popping up all over town these days. Whether it was the general conceptual appeal of a day-long fried chicken celebration […]

Brad Walker, “ep1” (Independent)

It’s been a few years since saxophonist Brad Walker—whose work with Sturgill Simpson and a slew of New Orleans funk and jazz acts kept him busy for much of 2016—went […]