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[Updated] New Year's Eve is always an adventure, and in New Orleans it's one accompanied by live music starting at 9 p.m.

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One their debut album, The New Orleans Suspects make their brand of funk rock sound effortless.

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A look at the week ahead in New Orleans live music, including New Year's Eve, the Jimmy's Punk and New Wave Reunion, the end of this phase of The Carrollton Station, and the Holiday HO-Down.

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"I don't need a jetpack / I'm jazzing' like the Rat Pack," Elon Hornsby proclaims to start he

“I like the media because it’s a game,” says Cole Alexander, singer-guitarist of the Black Lip

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Never Records opened with little fanfare, and it looked like any indie recor

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When former BR-549 singer Chuck Mead recently passed through town, we talked about classic country and his new

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Earlier this week, someone wrote in the comments section of a story on the Homegrown Harvest Fe

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This time of the year, bands aren't touring and even local musicians would rather be home with their families.

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If the Mayans were right, Friday will be the end of the world, and Salú is preparing t

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Christmas music has had an age problem.

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Life's too short to listen for long to music I don't enjoy, so this overview of this season's Christmas releases skips some high profile releases.

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For Judith Owen, Christmas music is a full-contact sport.

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It seems like we just finished with The Voodoo Experience, but it's back in the news.

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Glen David Andrews has had to make so many changes in his life that for

Last year, Gypsyphonic Disco - Quickie Mart and Ben Ellman - celebrated the holiday seaso

"People don't realize how intimate an action singing together is," Lucas Davenport says.

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This week's musical highlights include Christmas shows with DJ Soul Sister, Kermit Ruffins, Curren$y an St. Cecilia's Asylum Chorus.

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When asked about Christmas music, blues singer Olga is quick to enthuse about

Artist's rendition of the atrium of the Bud Light Hotel

When Super Bowl XLVII comes to New Orleans on February 3, it will do so with an a

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This Week's Spotify Soundtrack touches on the season, explores Latin jazz, and previews shows by The Eastern Sea, Roseanne Cash, Soul Sister's Christmas Jam and more.

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Yesterday My Spilt Milk went old school bounce with Ricky B; today - contemporary with

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The Eastern Sea's Matt Hines was annoyed when he entered a Walmart before Thanksgiving and heard Christmas mu

[NSFW] When I started working on the Oxford American music issue, one of the

“I would loosen the snares and pretend to play Jingle Bells,” says Jonathan Wooding of indie rock band

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A look at the week ahead with music by Anders Osborne, Chis Smither, DJ Shadow, Susan Cowsill and more, as well as the free screening of "Wheadle's Groove" and the 4th annual Caroling Pub Crawl.

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[NSFW] On Friday, The Howlin' Wolf hosts the

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This year, Louisiana's best hopes of bringing home Grammys come from people who've lef

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When Dark Dark Dark came to town, Walt McClements talked about the challenges of juggling a number of p

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The Polyphonic Spree seems like a natural for Christmas music, but so far we've had to

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[Updated] On a recent episode of Marc

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DJ Shadow's Endtroducing presented a new way to think about DJs in 1996 as he liberated

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Kishi Bashi played New Orleans twice this year, once opening for Of Montreal at the Howlin

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"The show, not the throw. The throw becomes the photo you want, that Facebook picture.

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The subtext of "Lifelike," the new show at the New Orleans Museum of

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This Week's Spotify Soundtrack includes songs for the season; previews of shows by Mark Kozalek, Anders Osborne, The Mercy Brothers and more; and new music from The Polyphonic Spree, Tracey Thorn and Zombie Zombie among others.