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Dale Hawkins Died Sunday

Dale Hawkins, famous for 1957’s “Suzie Q”, passed away Sunday in a hospital in Little Rock, Arkansas, where he was undergoing treatment for colon cancer. He was 73.

Preservation Hall Goes Uptown for Lundi Gras

Preservation, the star-studded new album from the Preservation Hall Jazz Band, will be released around the country tomorrow. The album featuring guest vocalists Tom Waits, Richie Havens, Pete Seeger, My […]

Mardi Gras Album Reviews: Gypsyphonic Disko & Krewe of Eris

Gypsyphonic Disko Nola-Phonic, Volume One (mixtape) The talk of the town these days is unity. The overarching narrative of the Saints saga has been the way in which this Super […]

Video du Jour: Quintron at NOMA

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o5quJtD8w7U[/youtube]Quintron and Miss Pussycat have settled into “Parallel Universe,” their retrospective show on the second floor of New Orleans Museum of Art. Here Quintron and Curator of Contemporary Art Miranda […]

Preview: Nouvelle Vague at the Republic Sunday

You’re never quite prepared to have a breathy, mysterious vocalist sing, “God save the queen / the fascist regime,” but it happens when French band Nouvelle Vague gives punk and […]

Mardi Gras Tonight

After last night’s rain-out, Friday promises to be a long, cold night of parading. Hermes starts at Magazine and Napoleon at 6 p.m. Also starting at 6 Uptown is Krewe […]

Earth, Wind and Fire Among Names Added to Essence Lineup

Mary J. Blige has already been announced at the headliner and spokesperson for the Essence Music Festival, which takes place July 2, 3 and 4 at the Louisiana Superdome. Today […]

No Muses Tonight

[UPDATE BELOW] The Saints have been properly celebrated (and will likely continue to be celebrated for the next week), and it’s truly Carnival Time. Tonight offered three parades Uptown: Babylon […]

Slideshow: “Lombardi Gras” New Orleans Saints Super Bowl Parade

Yesterday, downtown New Orleans hosted the Super Bowl victory parade for the New Orleans Saints, and it will almost certainly go down as the largest Super Bowl parade ever, and […]

Video du Jour: Krewe of ‘tit Rex 2010

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uQIjg0SOV1E[/youtube]Now that Lombardi Gras is over, we can return to the business of Mardi Gras, which resumes tonight with Thor in Mid-City and Ancient Druids Uptown (Note to Druids: No […]