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"It's been a dope, dope, dope, dope experience."

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This Week's Spotify Soundtrack previews new music from Melody's Echo Chamber, Green Day, Sotho Sounds and Kreayshawn (with Sissy Nobby); and shows by Santigold, Victor Wooten, Dinosaur Jr., TOPS and more.

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When I asked on Facebook for questions for

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When I told a friend earlier this week that I was going to see The Soft Pack, he asked

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During her set this year at Jazz Fest, Dayna Kurtz had a moment.

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Black & White and Read All Over, Professor Longhair's house party, Animal Collective and Kendrick Lamar are a few of the highlights in a big week in New Orleans.

Last weekend, Rising Tide 7 brought together many of New Orleans' prominent writers and pa

It wasn't pretty but it worked.

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Last year, Preservation Hall and the jazz band that bears its name celebrated 50 yea

Cover of Jason Aldean's "Take a Little Ride"

Earlier this summer, New Orleanian Jim McCormick co-wrote his first number one on Billboard'

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[Updated] I never understood how painful making music might be for Fio

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Vox and the Hound are letting valuable promo time go to waste.

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[Updated] In my interview Saturday with Eric Overmyer, he

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This Week's Soundtrack looks ahead to shows by Fiona Apple, Animal Collective, Hoodie Allen, and the benefit for the preservation of Professor Longhair's house, as well as new music from Grizzly Bear, Dinosaur Jr. and Voodoo Experience acts Kaskade and the Gaslamp Killer.

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"We are going to be back for a season 3.5," Treme producer David Simon announced Sa

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Josh Mazour has a job in an Attorney General's office, but when I ask about it, he plays it off.

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This week includes a Big Sun reunion, Off!'s punk purism, The Walkmen, Lewis Black and the Rising Tide conference.

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Being angry isn't only comedian Lewis Black's calling card; it's his method.

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Amanda Palmer's decision to pay beer, merch and mentions to the local musicians who'd

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Tod Ashley of Firewater doesn’t just see the world when he tra

“We want to try to circulate a chi,” Beach House singer Victoria Legrand announce

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Smashburger, located at the corner of Magazine Street and Toledano, is a national chain whose

Director Mark Bergeron and cinematographer

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[Updated] It’s appropriate that Ezra Huleatt’s band is named for a mode of transport.
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This week, we have new music from Bob Dylan, Empress Hotel, Ralph Stanley and The XX; and previews of shows this week by Amanda Palmer, The Walkmen, Nasimiyu, Lewis Black and more.

Today, New Orleans' hard rock band Star and Dagger have released their first video, which references a nu

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This week, New Orleans' nightlife offerings include Irvin Mayfield and the NOJO with Ledisi, Mystikal with Juvenile, Honey Island Swamp Band with Red Baraat, Black Taxi, Beach House and Stomp.

"Can you do what you want to do where you want to do it?" According to Scott Hutcheson, Cultural Economy Advisor to Mayor Mitch Landrieu, that's th

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Drummers keep time because it's their role, not their job. Ask a drummer and he or she will tell you - keeping time is everybody's job.

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Harvest the Music plans to see orange during its 5th annual concert series, which sta

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This Week's Soundtrack features new music by Animal Collective, The Fresh and Onlys, Bob Mould and more, and previews shows by 2 Chainz, Slash, Red Baraat, I Totally Destroyed It among others.

Somewhere along the way, a couple of 12-year-olds fooling around on guitars turned into a dynamic guitar-and-drums duo.

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The Voodoo Experience has released its final lineup, which now includes Nas, Coheed a

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“I hope whenever the fucking shitty movie is made about Brooklyn in the ‘00s, it’s going to be more like Justice League.

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This week's Milk Run starts fast with daytime action today at the Rock 'n' Bowl (see the BTE Open in "Other Stuff") and Yeasayer tonight at the Rep

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Rule Number One: No band should have three sport coats onstage unless it has a horn section to wear them.

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The new issue of New Orleans

Lil Wayne's strength is that he's never been obsessed with keeping it real; in fact, he's at his best when he's keeping it unreal.

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One of the advantages of being Harry Shearer? If you want to play music with somebody, there’s a good chance you can make it happen.
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What does a band mean to its members after more than 25 years? After it has taken time off?

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New Orleans indie rock band Generationals return with a new electropop EP, "Lucky Numbers." Here's a first listen to the title track.

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Hurricane Isaac wiped out the power at Spilt Milk World HQ, but we're back with a big week ahead in music.