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Yesterday, HBO released the first trailer for ...

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New Orleans has a quiet week going into the Labor Day weekend, topped by Mid Summer Mardi Gras,

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Our favorite things this week include a Swedish comedy about painful music and reissue from 1981 of more...

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There’s nothing sexy about pop/rock songs, but there’s also nothing like a song that stops whatever you’re...

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Our picks this week include a tribute to Mannie Fresh, Faster Pussycat, Cardinal Sons, MadFro, Sylvan Esso,...

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Tonight, the New Orleans Saints open their preseason at home against the Tennessee Titans. Today in The...

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Our favorite things this week include Scooby Doo reimagined and Devo re-released.

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Keith Morris is no stranger to an aggressive soundscape. “I live under flight paths of emergency helicopters...

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Los Angeles' punk-era artists Keith Morris (in OFF!) and The Blasters' Phil and Dave Alvin visit New Orleans...

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There’s a reason that Dave Chappelle’s...

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Mona, known to her friends as “Boner Lisa,” has a hobby that some might find strange.  Every week she joins...

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Our favorite things this week include Led Zeppelin live and the sci-fi comedy "The History of Future Folk."...

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Our picks for the week's highlights include Big History's goodbye show, the Satchmo SummerFest, Wussy,...

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Today, Lauren Keenan continues her series of video features on New Orleans' DJs, this time with...

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Our favorite things this week include "Afterlife with Archie" and "The Other F Word."

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In the fall of 2012, indie electronic artist Sundog was...

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Photographer Steven Hatley shot the dream pop bands with roots in many cities, Glasgow not one of them....

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Ellis Marsalis contributed a curious, needed moment in Wynton Marsalis' Sunday night show at the Saenger,...

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Our picks for the week include Wynton Marsalis' benefit for Tipitina's Foundation, the Bounce party at the...

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Indie rock band Bantam Foxes are music fans first. When...

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Earlier this week, Alex Woodward reported on...

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The Bally Who? haven’t exhausted themselves, releasing...

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The DJ and record collector traces his love of records to punk and Eddie Bo.

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Our favorite things this week include a Tropicalia classic, Criterion, and a long walk.

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“Because rock was so sacred, I tried to keep them separate.”

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When I drank a Vesper Thursday, it occurred to me that I’d never been served more deliberately mediocre...

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Thursday night’s Stones Fest was what it promised—a...

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Our highlights for the week ahead include Gasa Gasa's one year anniversary, Maggie Koerner, and Monotonix'...

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Our favorite things this week include CoverSpy, Ronnie Lane, and the next season of "American Horror Story...

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Roots rocker Butch Walker grew up playing Rolling Stones songs in his high school cover band. “I was mostly...

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“I think a climate like Seattle does lend itself to creative output,” says Ben Verdoes of Iska Dhaaf. “The...

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“My stand-up for the last nine years has been figuring out how to sell certain things to audiences.”

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When Rotary Downs concluded its Jazz Fest set with a...

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Our picks for the week include Tales of the Cocktail, Beatles Fest, Stones Fest, and "Female Trouble."...

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Our favorite things this week include St. Vincent videos, ARGs, and "Comedy on Vinyl."

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I’m not one who assumes good barbecue comes in unassuming packages. I’ve eaten merely passable brisket in...

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[Updated] On Saturday night, New Orleans musicians will come together at...

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[Updated] For most of the crowd in the Superdome Sunday for the end of the 20th year of the...

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After the spectacle of Beyoncé’s high-tech production last year at...

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Janelle Monáe is noticeably still. I’m shown into a hotel...

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Our highlights for the week include the Essence Music Festival, "Hard Day's Night," Questlove, Lindsey...

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[Updated] I was sad to learn that soul legend Bobby Womack passed away Friday. I interviewed...

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Lynyrd Skynyrd sang “Sweet Home Alabama,” but other Alabaman bands have more ambiguous relationships with...

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Our picks for the week's highlights include Amen Dunes, Justin Moore, Jarekus Singleton, and Cardinal Sons....

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Local and national musicians and comedians from a wide range of genres will come together July 17 at Tipitina...

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Our favorite things this week include "Studio Rio Presents: The Brazil Connection," The National's Bryce...

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Last week, I previewed Cut Copy’s show at the Joy Theater...

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"The Milky Way" is a new My Spilt Milk recurring feature. Today, members of the punk band...

“I’m really excited," says Hundred Waters vocalist Nicole Miglis. "We’ve been writing these songs for so long...