Aimee Mann photo

Aimee Mann has been an independent artist since 1999.

The Sonics photo

This week, the Ponderosa Stomp returns with a lineup heavy on garage rock and sweet R&B.

Bantam Foxes photo

Sam McCabe takes joy in explaining that his brother Collin started playing the violin when he was 8 because a teacher thought he had "issues."

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Under the name The Madd Wikkid, recording engineer Earl Scioneaux III has explored the place w

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My Spilt Milk picks our favorites for the week, including twerk-worthy mixes from Gypsyphonic Disko, new albums from the Scorseses and Local Natives, raving with Yellow Claw, a night of Latin music, and a TV show for Big Freedia.

M.I.A. photo

Our favorite things this week include Sylvester's disco and M.I.A.'s middle finger.

Taylor Swift truck photo

The juxtaposition was hard to ignore.

Sylvester photo

This Week's Spotify Soundtrack looks ahead to the week in New Orleans and back at last week's Americana Music Association Conference in Nashville.

Houston Burlesque Revue photo

My Spilt Milk lists our favorites for the week, including a Rhythm & Blues showcase, the comedic stylings of Steven Lynch, partying with Tha Alkaholiks, pop-punk performances, Hurray for the Riff Raff, and a number of downtown festivals.

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Vincent Cacchione probably isn't the first person to cry at a Jeff Mangum show.

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[Much of this story is in poor taste.

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Stuart McLamb was just another 21st Century success story.

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For Jacquelyn Shulman, atmosphere is key.

Breaking Bad photo

Our favorite things this week include "Breaking Bad," Boys Noize and "The Terror."

Man Man photo

This Week's Spotify Soundtrack looks forward to shows by Juvenile, Man Man, Grammatik, The Love Language and more, as well as new music by Janelle Monae, Delorean, and Mali's Tamikrest.

Lucinda Williams cover art

Sunday night, Lucinda Williams started a two-night stand at Tipitina's by playing her

Ben Sollee photo

"The thing that I don't enjoy is what we're pulling up to right now, which is when you just sit in traffic," cellist

Photo of Gramatik

My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including a birthday bash from DJ Soul Sister, cello grooves from Ben Sollee, Americana great Lucinda Williams, the hip-hop sounds of Gramatik, and the Timecode:NOLA Film Festival.

[Updated] Sunday was a great start to this year's Saints' season.

Mimi's sign photo

In a story that is largely about noise, it's appropriate that

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What will Saints fans do with the 30 percent less crunk? And we have thoughts on the new Arcade Fire.

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New music from Neko Case, Richard Buckner, and Nine Inch Nails, and previews of shows by Lucinda Williams, Dent May, Gold Panda and the Ponderosa Stomp.

Meschiya Lake and Little Big Horns photo

My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including two CD-release parties, new albums from Chelsea Wolfe, Joe Satriani and Dent May, the Black Flag reunion, and podcasting with comedian Greg Proops.

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Reviews of new CDs by Meschiya Lake and The Little Big Horns and R. Scully's Rough 7 on the eve of their CD-release parties.

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There's a category of songwriting that resides in nearly all genres of music, a theme without borders. The “you'll be sorry when I'm gone” songs.

Steve Gleason photo

[Updated] In its first two years, Gleason Gras was plagued by rain

Miley twerks art

Our favorite things this week live in the shadow of Miley's tongue and foam finger - for the most part.

"Another Self-Portrait" cover art

This Week's Soundtrack avoids work of any kind with new music from Sly and the Family Stone and Bob Dylan, and previews of Gleason Gras and shows by Scout Niblett and Dent May.