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Mardi Gras Indian Suits Now Copyright Protected

[UPDATED] Mardi Gras Indian costumes are now officially works of art. Fans of the New Orleans Indian tradition have long held this view, but the US Copyright Office recognized the […]

Ponderosa Stomp Tickets on Sale Saturday

Earlier this spring, the Ponderosa Stomp announced its new dates – September 24 and 25 – and its headliners: Duane Eddy, Sugar Pie DeSanto, Thee Midniters, Red Simpson and the […]

YouTube du Jour: “King” Richard Matthews

On May 20, “King” Richard Matthews passed away from pancreatic cancer. Matthews was the long-time grand marshal for the Olympia Brass Band, and the only holdover from Harold “Duke” Dejan’s […]

YouTube du Jour: Jackson Square

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VWz4MlMoHDg[/youtube]Sunday afternoon, the protest of BP and the government’s handling of the oil disaster in the Gulf of Mexico took place. For more video, go to YouTube.com.

Threadhead Foundation Start Accepting Grant Applications Tuesday

The Threadhead Record Foundation is once again accepting grant applications. The foundation is the 501(c)3 non-profit arm of Threadhead Records, and it is once again offering $3,000 grants to musicians […]

Dew Drop Inn, Fess’ House on Endangered List

Friday night, the Louisiana Landmark Society named its Endangered Nine for 2010, and on the list are Professor Longhair’s home and the Dew Drop Inn. Both buildings are in serious […]

Oil Disaster Protest Sunday

[UPDATED] Now that the junkshot and the top kill have failed, oil is continuing to flow into the Gulf of Mexico courtesy of the Deepwater Horizon oil disaster. There will […]

Preview: Four Good Reasons to Go to the Hangar Tonight

1. Because Eyehategod is playing. Eyehategod is the result of the meeting in 1988 between Jimmy Bower, formerly the drummer from Shell Shock, and Mike IX Williams, who worked as […]

YouTube du Jour: Soul Rebels

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9ZGg5KMNOT4[/youtube]The Soul Rebels play their Thursday night party at Le Bon Temps Roule. Here they are at Threadgill’s in Austin, Texas last May.

Congo Square comes to Congo Square Friday

As one of his last official acts as mayor, Ray Nagin presided over the opening of the sculpture garden in Armstrong Park. Unfortunately, some pieces had to be mounted on […]