My Spilt Milk picks our favorites for the week, including Sweet Crude's sweet French, rapper Kevin Gates, brass funk with Magnetic Ear, The Howlin' Brothers' roots rock, the Yeezus Tour, and a number of holiday-inspired concerts.

Our favorite things this week include Ratty Scurvics' album, Chris Lilley's new comedy, and St. Vincent.

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NMA by Patrick Ainsworth

On Saturday night, the North Mississippi Allstars brought the "World Boogie Is Coming" Tour

For those attending the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival, getting ready is easy.

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The Spilt Milk crew picks this week's favorites, including Travis Garland, New Orleans' first acoustic bounce set with DJ Jubilee, Joan Baez, Gary Clark Jr., A$AP Ferg, Tryptophunk, Bill Cosby at Xavier, and the Oak Street Po-Boy Festival.

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In many music documentaries, live performances grind the narrative to a halt, and as good as the performances may be, they leave viewers with the s

Photo of Spirit Animal

The funk/rock band talks about performing live, songwriting, and making party rock for smart people.

Jamey Johnson by Patrick Ainsworth

With three guitars, a pedal steel player and two drummers, Jamey Johnson's ba

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The music business has its ways of directing people down more fitting paths.

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Last weekend, we were at Black Joe Lewis and The Honeybears at Tipitina’s, and Van Dyke Parks and Tom McDermott at Snug Harbor.

Of Montreal photo

Of Montreal has made The Howlin' Wolf its New Orleans home, and the band returns Saturday n

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Our favorite things this week include The A.V. Club Undercover, ZTT Records, and "Cupid Deluxe."

Todd Barry photo

Hell Yes Fest kicks off in New Orleans tonight for its third year, offering up local comedians and improvisers a

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Sold-out arena shows, festival headlining spots, No. 1 debuts.

Lee Fields photo

It would be easier to be suspicious of cratedigger soul if Gabriel Roth and the musicians in his orbit weren’t so good at it.

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"To us, it doesn't really feel like starting a new project and pushing it out to sea.

NOCCA students

[Updated] In the kitchen classroom at New Orleans C

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My Spilt Milk picks the week's favorites, including Stooges Brass Band, Drake, Lee Fields, Flux Pavillion, The Head and the Heart, Bonobo, big laughs at Hell Yes Fest, the release party for "Roll With It," and a festival for the ladies.

Lee Fields photo

Lee Fields has been singing classic R&B for more than 40 years, though he h

Photo of The Wild Feathers

The Americana band talk touring with Willie Nelson, songwriting, and recording their debut album.

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Mas Mas: The music world is not without anonymity, with the advent of sites like Soundcloud and Bandcamp making it easier than eve

Washed Out photo

J.R.R Tolken made Middle Earth. C.S. Lewis made Narnia. Washed Out made Paracosm.

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HIP Fest was the brain child of New Orleans-based drummer Marcello Benetti. He felt that t

The Cure photo by Patrick Ainsworth

It was hard not to become obsessed with Robert Smith’s head. Time and thinning hair has made his trademark tangle harder to pull off.

Chelsea Light Moving photo

After Kim Gordon and Thurston Moore got divorced, the Sonic Youth members went to their separate bands.

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Much of what I thought about Nine Inch Nails' Voodoo set is online at

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When Rudimental bounded on stage yesterday at Voodoo at Le Plur, the audience used to DJs

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Our picks for Sunday's highlights at Voodoo.

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Our highlights for day two of Voodoo.

Eddie Vedder by Patrck Ainsworth

Friday was the first day for Voodoo on City Park's Festival Grounds.

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The Spilt Milk team picks our favorites for the week, including Voodoo, STS9, a Ball for Ballers, Chelsea Light Moving, Lupe Fiasco, Thee Oh Sees, Robert Glasper, two more nights of Widespread Panic, and Fess Fest 2013.