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Yesterday, Bo Dollis, Big Chief of The Wild Magnolias, died after a prolonged battle with ill health. As a...

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When Jimmy Anselmo wanted a liquor license so that the new owners could open Jimmy’s Music Club, they had to...

exhibit be art

[Updated] When’s the last time you heard of people jumping the fence to see art?...

randy newman photo

“Did I sing the Standard Oil verse twice?” asked Randy...

ben howard photo

If anyone showed up at the...

ben howard photo

Our highlights for the week ahead include Ben Howard, Mother Falcon, Marco Benetti, and Quintron's audio...

woody allen album cover

Our favorite things this week include Woody Allen's "The Stand-Up Years," "Inherent Vice" by Thomas Pynchon...

the who photo

To the surprise of nobody who noticed a gap in the routing for The Who’s North American tour, The Who will be...

batman '66 art

My introduction to this year's ...

lou ferrigno photo

The incarnation of The Hulk that appeared in Joss Whedon's The Avengers was the one comic book fans...

kiss destroyer cover art

The cover of 1975’s Destroyer ushered in the era of megastardom for Kiss. Before it, the band looked...

Johnette Napolitano photo

Our highlights for the week ahead including the Wizard World Comic Con, Concrete Blonde's Johnette Napolitano...

new orleans street musician photo

With all due respect to my friend Larry Blumenfeld, he buried the lede in “...

johnny thunders pub shot

It’s pretty much a given that the makers of music documentaries are too in love with their subjects to do the...

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It’s Christmas Eve and we’ve talked about Christmas music as much as we’re going to this year.

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Tuesday The Lens, our partner in the New Orleans Digital...

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All popular Christmas music is novelty music.

davis perrine cover art

Christmas records can often show all the imagination of gift cards in stockings, but on ...

hurray for the riff raff photo

Two of the biggest stories in New Orleans this year were...

Micah McKee photo by Patrick Ainsworth

Friday: WWOZ 34th birthday with Davell Crawford, Ivan Neville, 10 p.m., Tipitina’s: Davell...

bourgeois iko icon art

“Logic? No, I don’t think it’s logic. Maybe it’s a way to rectify certain elements in my life, or in life in...

parishioners photo

Our highlights for the week ahead include The Parishioners, Frontier Ruckus, Quintron and Miss Pussycat, and...

alt-J photo by patrick ainsworth

Amid thick smoke and red laser lights stood four men dressed in black button-downs, dour...

huey "piano" smith christmas album cover

When asked for Christmas music recommendations, my go-to album is Huey “Piano” Smith and the Clowns’...

kenneth goldsmith photo

Our favorite things this week include Kenneth Goldsmith's accounts of American tragedies and DOROTHY's...

anders osborne photo

Our highlights for this week in New Orleans include Usher, Anders Osborne, NOLA Polar Express, Nancy Whang,...

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[Updated] “This is Jericho.”

charlie brown christmas art

It has long been my contention that most people who dislike Christmas music do so because they've had the...

twelfth night photo

Our highlights for the week ahead in New Orleans include rockabilly survivors, the latest flavors, Kevin...

Beastie Boys photo

Wednesday night, members of...

sweet crude photo

Wednesday night, Sweet Crude will play...

foo fighters photo by patrick ainsworth

Our highlights for the week leading up to Thanksgiving include Foo Fighters in a club show, Stanton Moore,...

foo fighters' sonic highways cover art

Since Foo Fighters' appearance at Voodoo, I've been...

art neville photo

This week's highlights include We Were Promised Jetpacks, comedy with Tom Segura, Chris D'Elia and Hell Yes...

willie hutch cover art

Our favorite things this week include Willie Hutch, Morgan Spurlock's new project, and new Walk the Moon....

"back of the neck" by basquiat image

In his introduction to “Basquiat and the Bayou,” a show of works by...

emeril photo by erika goldring

[Updated] Fans of celebrity chefs--whether nationally or locally famous--were made happy...

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Our highlights for the week ahead include comedy, live documentaries, food in Champions Square, and...

taylor swift photo

Monday, Festival Productions announced that Taylor Swift would headline...

astr photo by jason sheldon

When ASTR erupted onto the Carnival Stage at...

twenty-one pilots photo by patrick ainsworth

[Updated] Thoughts that we didn’t get around do during...