George Clinton photo

Imagine Dragons, The Breeders, Jimmy's Punk/New Wave Reunion, the return of PM Dawn and New Year's Eve top this week's musical highlights in New Orleans.

Soulive photo

During Jazz Fest 2013, Soulive played The Howlin' Wolf as part of the Royal

Imagine Dragons photo

[Updated] Billboard named alternative rock band

Roy Wood photo

What are some of the things you have to think about when making Christmas music?

New Beginnings cover art

Gravity A has spent the last few years finding itself and its audience.

Photo of Flow Tribe

My Spilt Milk celebrates Christmas with our list of the week's best, including a crunktacular with Flow Tribe, Trombone Shorty, Dee-1, Rebirth and Andrew Duhon, Gaunga Dyns, a live reproduction of The Last Waltz, and a Christmas concert at HOB.

Trombone Shorty photo

Saturday night, Trombone Shorty and Orleans Ave.

Elizabeth Mitchell photo

Some people grow up with an antipathy for Christmas music. Not Elizabeth Mitchell.

Brian Wilson Christmas photo

Earlier this Christmas season, someone posted belligerently on Facebook that it's "Christmas," not "Xmas," that the holiday is celebrating the birt

Mannie Fresh photo by Holly Hobbs

[Updated] Hip-hop now occupies the place rock ’n’ roll once did in a number of ways.

Kacey Musgraves photo by Patrick Ainsworth

Country singer Kacey Musgraves' debut album with a country music major label, Same Trailer Different Park, earned her four Grammy Award no

Kitty Wells cover art

Yesterday, we posted a number of Christmas mixes; today we post our own.

Treme photo

[Spoiler Alert] I wonder if I would have felt less impatient with this week’s episode of

This Voodoo Music Experience was the first year since 2008 that Zack Smith was not backstage

My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including funk supergroup Dragon Smoke, sludge metal from Crowbar, Aaron Neville, a solo set from Cat Power, 8ball and MJG, Terry McDermott, A Lightwire Christmas, HAMP Fest, and benefit concerts for Colorado and the Philippines.

Saturday night was a good night for fans of Americana, with Jimmie Dale Gilmore and

[Spoiler alert] The oddest element of this season of Treme so far is that the episodes don’t feel like they’re moving any c

"Complexity isn't necessarily an indicator of growth."

When the Buku Music and Arts Project started in 2012, it did so with a strong focus on elec

As I left the New Orleans Arena after the Kanye West show Thursday night (see

Saturday night, the House of Blues will host the finals of the

My Spilt Milk picks the week's favorites, including two shows from Anders Osborne, Drive-By Truckers' Mike Cooley, Sunbrain's David Dondero, Kacey Musgraves, a release-party for Sweet Crude, Consortium of Genius, Nick Kroll, and a John Waters take on Christmas.

This year, I had good podcast conversations with Truth Universal and

Last weekend, I talked with Lumar LeBlanc about The Soul Rebels' then-upcoming mixtape, 

The Winter Olympics once included

[Spoiler Alert] Treme returned Sunday night for its final