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Chase Tyler, “Tailgate Sunset” (Independent)

Chase Tyler calls Baton Rouge home, and he identifies strongly with it; not for nothing does he work Garth Brooks’ “Callin’ Baton Rouge” into his shows. It’s that kind of […]

Lord David, “Blood from a Stone” (Independent)

It works just fine for the here and now, but this debut from local singer-songwriter Lord David sounds like it should be copyrighted 1991, that fateful year when hair-metal crested […]

Doombalaya, “Pants on Fiya” (Independent)

A band like Doombalaya more or less lives to take challenges and turn them into art, which is what you come to expect from the many rock-funk bands somehow produced […]

Love for the City: William Bell returns to New Orleans

WILLIAM BELL: FRIDAY, MAY 5—BLUES TENT, 4:10 P.M.   For someone who never crossed over to lasting pop success in his day, William Bell has nevertheless had a deep and […]

Captain Green, “Jazz Noise” (Independent)

It’s always possible that they’re just being self-effacing, but the members of Captain Green probably meant the title of their third full-length studio album as a challenge, a la Public […]

The Tangiers Combo, “Are You in the Mood?” (Independent)

If you were a New Orleans expat in the early days of the Great Depression, one who suddenly needed to leave town for reasons best left unsaid by booking passage […]

Black Laurel, “Black Laurel” (Independent)

If rock and roll, like any other form of music, stops growing, is it still alive? More to the point, is it still relevant? Gregg Yde apparently thinks so. An […]

Bon Bon Vivant, “Paint & Pageantry” (Independent)

You might well guess, from both their band name and the title of their debut full-length album, that the cabaret is strong with this sextet, and you’d be right: Song […]

Sam Friend, “Twin” (Independent)

A true Jack of all musical trades, Sam Friend is perhaps best known to New Orleanians for his tenure in the New Orleans Swamp Donkeys Traditional Jass Band he co-founded […]

Marco Benevento, “Woodstock Sessions” (Royal Potato Family)

Locals probably know Marco best as a late-period member of Garage a Trois, unless you really keep your ear close to the New York experimental rock scene, in which case […]