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YouTube du Jour: Big History

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RIVbVlSP8aM[/youtube] Big History has yet to play a gig—it makes its live debut September 18 at Carrollton Station opening for Big Rock Candy Mountain—but musically and visually, this animated video […]

Free Truth Universal Mixtape: Resistance, Vol. 1

Truth Universal has released a new 10-minute mixtape, Resistance Vol. 1, with DJ Waht on the turntables and production by Symbolyc One (S-1), who produced Kanye West’s single, “Power.” To […]

YouTube du Jour: Tom Waits

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JqVZOqS6miw[/youtube] Tom Waits is the spiritual godfather of the Bywater music underground, and here he is live in Paris in 1979 performing “Annie’s Back in Town” and “I Wish I […]

Lil Wayne: Making Up for Lost Time?

Evidently rapper Lil Wayne left the pantry well-stocked before he went to prison. In a recent interview with MTV News, Young Money’s Mack Maine revealed plans for two new Lil […]

The Tide Rises Again

“Last week I was thinking if only we could bring bloggers to New Orleans to see it for themselves and a conference on what is happening,” blogger Scout Prime wrote […]

Struggling to Make Ends Meet is the New Norm

In his last act as executive director of Sweet Home New Orleans, Jordan Hirsch declared, “This is a crisis.” Hirsch is stepping down from leadership of the non-profit agency and […]

YouTube du Jour: Rotary Downs

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrgcC5AHVfA[/youtube] Rotary Downs plays Le Bon Temps Roule. This hilarious video for “Djinni Stomp” goes back to the band’s Chained to the Chariot album.

TED Shares with New Orleans

[UPDATED] As New Orleans approaches its five-year anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, TEDxNOLA wants to help the city move onward. “TED is bringing people together to discuss how New Orleans has […]

New Orleans Musicians’ Clinic Re-Releases All-Star Benefit Album

Ten years ago, a brand-new, struggling New Orleans Musicians Clinic (NOMC) produced and released an excellent fundraiser album, Get You A Healin’. The CD featured local heavy hitters like the Funky […]

Two Nights of Uneasy

Tonight, Harry Shearer will premiere his new documentary, The Big Uneasy, which goes inside the Army Corps of Engineers to look at the levee failures that led to the post-Katrina […]