Music is culture in New Orleans. People from around the world visit the city to recognize the work of Louis Armstrong and the origination of jazz. New Orleans, however, is also home to southern rap. Major record labels (Cash Money and No Limit) have originated out of New Orleans’ projects. These labels have provided opportunity, bringing fame and fortune to some of New Orleans most impoverished residents.
Chris Thomas King responds to his new album, Hotel Voodoo, not being eligible for a Grammy Award in the Blues category.
Thomas Thoreau, frontman of the Indie Folk Orchestra thinks big; this is clear. He certainly has the talent and ambition his aspirations call for. As our interview commences, I learn how much of a born musician bound for success he really is.
At Barcon, the Suzaku 7 are even more catchy, fun, quirky, and upbeat than when I last saw them play several years ago in their early, incredibly remarkable days as a working band. I reminisce about sitting in on many practices as enjoyable as if I were being given a private live performance. I, along […]
The Abitals are billed as having “That Beatles sound with a Southeast Louisiana twist,” but do they live up to the hype?
It was twilight on Bayou St John, but the lights were on at Deutsches Haus’ new location on Moss Street, and the festival was in full swing. The smell of sizzling, fatty wurst filled the air with a smoky scent, and the light from the lampposts and ATMs floated through the air filled with the […]
The Bogalusa Blues & Heritage Festival is one of the most well-known music festivals of the Gulf Coast. In the past five years, the festival has quickly grown in both size and reputation. Their website proudly proclaims, “What New Orleans is to jazz, Bogalusa is to the blues.” Bogalusa Blues Fest Day One The highlight […]
On any night here, musicians and all sorts of great minds can meet at The Neutral Ground to share their music, thoughts, and ideas.
Outside of the Maple Leaf Bar, my boyfriend and I, along with a close friend, await the arrival of Malcolm Phillips, a very self-definitive and incredibly unique singer, songwriter, and guitarist. Though the bar is closed, we have chosen it as a known spot at which to meet with this talented gentleman. He arrives, guitar […]
Past policies, beyond bickering and right at the doorstep of our inner child, this is The Progressive’s Weekend! Primary elections and mid-terms. Hurricanes and expose’s. So much in the news to sift through, it can be a hassle just reading up on what’s happening around you. Well, this being one more article to read, I […]
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