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This week in New Orleans: Aerosmith, Irvin Mayfield and Ernest Gaines, garage rock from Iowa, modern rock from South Africa, PhotoNOLA and a robot parade.

Friday night, Vox and the Hound will play a CD-release party for their new album Co

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Dave Alvin sat in an ant bed while talking to me on the phone.

“Between the five of us, I guess we do have quite a resumé,” says

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When Dylan LeBlanc says, "It's more of an upbeat show in general when I'm with my band,"

Screen grab from SCTV's "The Great White North"

Yesterday, I explained away much of the hostility some have for Christmas music in 10 paragraphs or less (th

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Christmas music - like or don't like?

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On Back at the Quonset Hut, the joy Chuck Mead experienced singing classic country hits is obvious, an

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[Updated] If you'd like to get Chris Wood talking, bring up concert etiquette.

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Low's Christmas (1999) and Sufjan Stevens' five-disc 

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"We made it old school," Chuck Mead says of his new album,

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[Updated] [Spoiler Alert] "When people start thinking that money is the fuckin' answer, you get a whole 'nother set of problems,"

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"I've always wanted to hear piano in The Tin Men." 

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We've slept off Thanksgiving dinner, thanks in part to the New York Jets' less-than-stellar performance Sunday night.

The pop and fizzle of fireworks are among the first sounds heard on Canadian rock duo Japan

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We here at Spilt Milk World HQ respect the holidays and don't believe in starting one until the other is officially in the rearview mirror.

Screen shot of the Homegrown Harvest website.

In her explanation for the poor audience turn-out for the Homegrown Harvest Festival,

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For more than a decade, the EMP Pop Conference has been a gathering place for critics, writers, scholars, and others who take music seriously to co

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The meeting at Kermit's Speakeasy in late September to discuss zoning and permit-related issues was often

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Fans of Lil Wayne would like a reason to believe that the Weezy circa Tha Carter II and III still lives somewhere in him.

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[Spoiler Alert] There are ways in which this season of Treme is very specific to its moment - the NOAH story, particularly

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A first look at new live footage of Absolute Monster Gentlemen Derwin "Big D" Perkins and Cornell Williams' band Pockit Tyme onstage in Bay St. Louis.

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New music by Cody ChesnuTT, Karriem Riggins, The Weeknd and Jason Isbell, and show previews for Tab Benoit, Japandroids, Wiz Khalifa, and a Hurricane Sandy benefit.

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Mary Gauthier spent election day making jalapeno cornbread for a potluck of "left wing l

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A look at the week ahead, including shows by Gypsyphonic Disko, Roky Erickson, Fleur de Tease, Tryptophunk and more.

Cover art for "Alone Together" by Karriem Riggins.

New music from Dirty Projectors and Karriem Riggins, previews of Michelle Shocked and Lucky Date, and an African groove.

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[Updated] When Elise De Sade Way - better known as singer Gyp

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Today, drummer Bob French passed away.

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[Spoiler alert] "You can't show them you're afraid," Albert Lambreaux (Clarke Peters) says in an episode of Treme that fo

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Superstorm Sandy almost cost Star & Micey a van door.

“When I have free time, I text strangers.” This might seem like an usual hobby, but for stand-up comedian

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This week in New Orleans nightlife: Ladyfest, Hell Yes Fest, Shell Beach benefit, Donavon Frankenreiter and more.

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"Come up with a cool name like Hand Bomb, Water Park, The Language. These would also be cool band names."

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We look forward to shows by Counting Crows, Rick Ross, Star & Micey and more, and new albums from The Coup, The Soft Moon, and Delicate Steve.

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This week's episode started with an illustration of just how accommodating Galatoire's staff can be, and those were real Galatoire's waiters workin

Photo of Say Anything at Voodoo by Cherie Lejeune

This year's Voodoo Experience is officially in the rear view mirror.

The Revivalists have had a good year, releasing their

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"I can feel our stuff evolving, but I can't put my finger on what it's evolving into."

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[Updated] Last year, a cold rain took the edge off of the debut of Gleason Gras.

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On Monday night, Heartless Bastards play One Eyed Jacks with