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Jazz Fest Saturday: Bombino, Steve Earle, MyNameIsJohnMichael

When Rob Cambre and Quint Davis agree on something, the world is coming to an end or it’s something special. In the case of Bombino from Niger, it was one […]

Jazz Fest Friday: Mystikal, Theresa Andersson, Feufollet & Ani DiFranco

Friday at Jazz Fest was a good day for a lot of interesting music, even though little that I saw was wholly successful. Yvette Landry’s honky tonk and western swing […]

New from Piety: Faithfull and Laurie

Last year, Marianne Faithfull and actor Hugh Laurie (star of House) made pilgrimages to Piety Street Recording to cut albums, each with some measure of New Orleans beyond the studio […]

Treme Down Under

One of the questions we’ve always asked about Treme is how it plays outside New Orleans. Season two is just starting in Australia: how does it play out of the […]

While We Were Working: Bootsy Collins, Rob Riggle and Rush

[UPDATED]Last night, we put the July issue to bed, and with it went the immediate demands that kept me from writing about recent shows. Here’s the quick wrap-up in reverse […]

Reviews of the First Episode of Treme Season Two

On Sunday, HBO premiered season two of Treme with an episode called “Accentuate the Positive.” It is a fitting title as it has been getting positive reviews. Season two picks […]

Jazz Fest News: Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons Reviews

Saturday night, the Arcade Fire (Friday, May 6, 5:35 p.m.) headlined Coachella. It was the band’s first time headlining a major festival, and by all accounts, it was a major […]

A Seasonal Desk-Clearing

This may continue into next week, but I’ve got CDs here that I had the best intentions of writing about but never made it to somehow, starting with: Bob Dylan: […]

Americana and Canadiana

Some recent Americana releases and one Canadiana album: Like the equally understated and private Tony Joe White, Otis Taylor‘s quiet authority draws listeners in. He keeps his blues tight, using […]

Dance and Coo

Right now, I have a lot of cool dance music on my desk, a lot of it world incarnations. Lagos Disco Inferno (Academy LPs) collects tracks from the late 1970s […]