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Clarinet Player Ralph Johnson Passes Away

Preservation Hall sent out the word earlier today that clarinet player Ralph Johnson – who had played with Jerry Butler, the Impressions, Dr. John, Wallace Davenport, Johnny Adams, Chuck Carbo – […]

YouTube du Jour: Kermit, Irvin and Drew

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KsWvV5fE4Fw[/youtube]The Saints clinched a playoff berth Sunday. Here’s a clip from Fox from the last time the Saints made the playoffs.

YouTube du Jour: Dee-1 and Shamarr Allen

With the Saints looking to go 12-0 when they play the Washington Redskins on the road Sunday, we thought it time to highlight “Bring ’em to the Dome,” another Saints […]

Whither Tremé?

Every morning we travel up Esplanade Avenue on our way to work, and every morning we typically stop at the light at the corner of North Rampart. There’s an historical […]

Toussaint, NOJO and Blanchard Nominated for Grammys

Wednesday night, the nominees for the 52nd Grammy Awards were announced in Los Angeles, and while the big story of the night for much of the music world was Beyoncé […]

YouTube du Jour: Man-Made Disaster

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=28jPUWDX_bA[/youtube]In this month’s Backtalk, Harry Shearer talks about the media’s poor post-Katrina coverage, and on its unwillingness to focus on the ill-made and maintained levees as the cause of flooding. […]

Show Preview: Cursive at One Eyed Jacks

Tim Kasher won’t say he’s the brains behind the operation, but his band Cursive does tend to bend to his whims as his personal outlet. Cursive plays One Eyed Jacks […]

Mayfield Kicks Off Cathedral Concert Series Tonight

The Christmas season unofficially begins tonight at 6 p.m. in true New Orleans style — with Irvin Mayfield performing at the St. Louis Cathedral. Mayfield will be heralding the start […]

YouTube du Jour: HAMP Fest

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w-1ipD-Akyw[/youtube]Tonight at the Howlin’ Wolf, World AIDS Day will be celebrated with HAMP – the HIV Awareness Music Project. Festivities start early – 6 p.m. – and performers include Trombone […]

New Orleans in the News

Derrick Tabb, founder of the Roots of Music program and Rebirth Brass Band snare drummer, was honored at the third-annual “CNN Heroes: An All-Star Tribute” at the Kodak Theatre in […]