Cover image of Bob Andrews' new album, Shotgun.

With the Fourth of July in the middle of next week, touring activity is down but free stuff is up.

The cover of "The Flaming Lips and the Heady Fwends"

The Flaming Lips release their collaboration album and hustle through the South in search of additional fwends.

Cover of R.J. Smith's biography of James Brown, The One.

R.J. Smith discusses James Brown before appearing at Octavia Books Tuesday at 6 p.m. to sign copies of his Brown bio, "The One."

A photo of David Lowery, whose online argument with NPR's Emily White brought file sharing questions back to the fore.

Fans hold the key to the divide revealed by the recent online dust-up between Cracker's David Lowery and NPR's Emily White.

A photo of James Brown, who's spotlighted in This Week's Soundtrack on Spotify.

Some old school soul, some outlaw country, some art rock and more to prepare you for the week in New Orleans.

Photo of Miranda Lambert, who performs at the UNO Lakefront Arena Saturday night.

An unusually good week in the summer for high profile shows:

Photos of rock 'n' roll singer Shannon McNally

At Shannon McNally's musical core is mystery.

Screen grab of the home page of on June 20, 2012

The last time I looked at the app, I was on the Entertainment page, so when I launched the app today at 7:30 a.m., it opened with Entertai

Swedish adventurous jazz combo The Thing collaborated with Neneh Cherry, whose roots in the

This week, NPR's "World Cafe" has focused on New Orleans. Since the show isn't carried locally, here are links:

It's tempting to say that the Mainline Brass Band stretches the definition of br

Last year, Frank Ocean had about as big a year as you can have without selling an album.

My wife and I decided that if The Times-Picayune owners thought we didn't need the paper four days of the week, we probably didn't need it t

The radio show "World Cafe" with David Dye will focus on New Orleans this week, starting today

[Updated] The Music Box - the Bywater art installation/performance space/"Shantytown Sound Laboratory" - will play its 

This album of sea shanties from the Bywater makes me want a beer.

[Updated] On June 28, the Flaming Lips will come to New Orleans to the House of Blues to

Saying Curren$y's back seems wrong because he never goes away. 

Toronto-based R&B artist The Weeknd - Abel Tesfaye - will play the House of Blues Tuesday, June 12.

On Monday afternoon, New Orleans protested in New Orleans fashion.

It's hard to feel the reality in the Young Money Cash Money/G.O.O.D. Records beef.

Not Treme news per se - The Wire news today. Maxim spaces out the photos of bikini girls this issue with an o

"It’s not fair to compare Dario Robleto’s 'Prelives of the Blues' show to a butt

[Updated] In today's T-P, James Gill analyzes a