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Relentless Dreamers: Water Seed’s quest to excel

Monday is Water Seed rehearsal day at Lou Hill’s house—every Monday at 11:30 a.m. The strictly observed regimen is just one example of the New Orleans funk-pop band’s quest to […]

The Royal Affair: Alan White of Yes has played drums with rock royalty

Archetypal prog-rock band Yes traversed North America last year on its fiftieth anniversary tour. Yes is bringing its time signature-shifting, riff-packed, melodic and majestic repertoire to American stages again this […]

Mo’ Fess: Professor Longhair’s band brings the magic back

Mo’ Fess isn’t a Professor Longhair tribute band. It is Professor Longhair’s former band. Four Mo’ Fess band members—drummer Earl Gordon, bassist Reggie Scanlan, saxophonist Tony DaGradi and conga player […]

A Big Thank You: Christian Serpas and Ghost Town celebrate 20 years

Christian Serpas and Ghost Town bucked the odds. The enduring Mandeville country-rock band, featuring three-fourths of its original membership, will celebrate its twentieth anniversary July 12 at the Rivershack in […]

Mitch Woods talks back

Singer-pianist Mitch Woods found his thrill in the pre-rock and roll music of blues shouter Wynonie Harris, the boogie-woogie pianists Meade Lux Lewis, Albert Ammons and Pete Johnson, and the […]

Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Rickey Medlocke talks back

Classic Southern-rock band Lynyrd Skynyrd is in the second year of The Last of the Street Survivors Farewell Tour. In its first year, the farewell trek sold out ninety percent […]

Girls Night Out: Valerie Sassyfras Has Nothing To Lose

For three consecutive days in April 2018, Ellen DeGeneres—the internationally famous TV talkshow host from Metairie—broadcast a video clip of New Orleans musician, Valerie Sassyfras. “So, there’s this video I […]

The New Orleans Suspects with the Golden Comanche are Tribal Gold

When these tribes meet, turn up the heat. Big Chief Juan Pardo and the Golden Comanche bring Mardi Gras Indian rhythm, chant, and splendor to the party. The New Orleans […]

Homegrown: Erica Falls spreads her wings

For nearly five years, Erica Falls has been principal guest vocalist with Galactic, traveling with the New Orleans funk-rock-jazz band for its one-hundred tour dates per year. She also appears […]

Paul McCartney’s return to the Crescent City after five years

A fan of New Orleans and its music, Paul McCartney has visited and performed in the city numerous times. On May 23 at the sold-out Smoothie King Center, the solo star […]