Vampire Weekend photo by Patrick Ainsworth

Last Sunday at Jazz Fest, Vampire Weekend looked even preppier than ever, and Eric Clapton brought a healthy dose of reser

Truth Universal photo

Thursday, rapper Truth Universal and DJ E.F. Cuttin play the Congo Square Stage at 11:15 a.m.

Photo of The Honorable South

“I always send them stuff. I get on their nerves telling them what they should listen to,” says Ms.

Photo of M. Ward

My Spilt Milk picks our favorites for the week, including Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, a Dr. John tribute, Say Hi, M. Ward and an acoustic show at First Presbyterian Church.

Hurray for the Riff Raff

Recently, I wrote American Songwriter's

Arcade Fire photo

After all the rain and muck of Jazz Fest 2013, it was a relief to have good weather at the

rick james photo

Jazz Fest at night has become a time for jam funk and one-time-only shows, and one of the more entertaining ideas is Karl Denson’s Tiny Universe sp

wild moccasins photo

If Zahira Guiterrez could, she'd spend ten straight months on tour.

mogwai photo by steven hatley

[Updated] Most every Mogwai song follows the same formula.

Ceaux Young photo

Jazz Fest still brings a lot of late night, jam-oriented music to New Orleans nightlife.

HelloNegro photo

Local EDM artist HelloNegro more or less made his public debut when he played an ea

Ellis Marsalis photo

"In the past, it was all about Professor Longhair songs,” WWOZ program director Dwayne Brashears says of

Vampire Weekend photo

Sunday’s final sets at Jazz Fest couldn’t have been more different.

Arcade Fire

A second weekend of Jazz Fest and the too-many-to-count shows surrounding it feature sets from Arcade Fire, the Boss, Charles Bradley and many more.

Sweet Ghosts photo

Last year, Ryan Alfred played Jazz Fest as part of Calexico’s band; this year it gave him and his Americana duo

Robin Thicke photo

Any fears that Phish fans would once again descend on New Orlean

The Mavericks photo

(Last year's set by The Mavericks at Jazz Fest was one of the festival's most joyous, so when the band returned to New Orleans last October to

Laura Mvula photo

Backseat drivers have many ideas about what Jazz Fest should do differently, some of which

Photo of Lana Del Rey

Our favorites for the week include Lana Del Rey, Pretty Lights, Mogwai, Flamin' Groovies, The Wailers, Tom Jones, Kidd Jordan and Hamiet Bluiett, American Roots, and the anniversary of Uniquity.

Vox and the Hound photo

(In 2012, Cherie LeJeune interviewed Vox and the Hound on the eve of the release of the band's debut album, Courage.

rotary downs

New Orleans indie rock outfit Rotary Downs has kept New Orleans as a home base for the decade

Jason Isbell photo

During Jazz Fest, picks and are closer to a wish list than a plan.

Public Enemy.

Seminal hip-hop outfit Public Enemy was not always the media darling it is today.

Dirty Dozen photo

In 2011, film footage from folklorist Alan Lomax's 1982 visit to New Orleans was put online at the

French Quarter photo

Tuesday I received a press release trumpeting the success of New Orleans in attracting tourists, and it’s hard not to look at the announcement with

Photo of Slightly Stoopid

“We butt heads a little bit but at the end of the day, we’re all friends.

public enemy

This Week's Soundtrack focuses on Jazz Fest's first weekend and coinciding shows around town.

thee silver mt. zion

When buzz is capital in the indie music scene, it's hard for a band to simply exist without expectations.

Todd Snider photo

Americana singer/songwriter Todd Snider prides himself on being an open book, and he did

Mike Birbiglia photo

“Comedy is the thing that makes me feel closest to the people I feel closest to,” comedian Mike Birbib

Photo of Tinariwen

The Spilt Milk crew picks our favorites for the week, including YG, Rick Ross and his gang, Odonis Odonis, Tinariwen, Record Store Day, a Drag Battle, and lots of comedy.

Kings of Leon photo by Patrick Ainsworth

Tour reports from the Kings of Leon's "Mechanical Bull" told similar stories.

jack white

This Week's Soundtrack features some classics from Miles Davis to Dylan covers while looking forward to upcoming shows from Jack White, Avey Tare and The Breton Sound covering Weezer.

Nasimiyu photo

“I’m doing my own thing / I do just as I please,” Nasimiyu Murumba sings over layers of

Naughty Professor photo

Last December, funk band Naughty Professor had a party and shot videos of themselves

Hannibal Buress photo

Our favorite things this week include Parquet Courts' desire for you to play along, and Hannibal Burress' adventures in the French Quarter.

Ultimate Warrior photo

On Saturday night, former WWE superstar The Ultimate Warrior was inducted into the WWE

Doug Stanhope photo

My Spilt Milk picks the week's highlights, including August Alsina, tributes to Weezer and Outkast, and comedian Doug Stanhope.

Jack White by Cherie LeJeune photo

Last week, Jack White announced the June 10 release of his new album, Lazaretto. Yes

The Black Keys

This Week's Soundtrack gets meta with cuts from films like "Out of Sight" and "Django Unchained," not to mention new music from the Black Keys and Tony Molina as well as an upcoming Outkast tribute.

John Cena and Hulk Hogan photo

Wrestlemania XXX takes place Sunday at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, and I've be

The Main Squeeze photo

Our favorite things this week are found at Crawfest, in Canada, and on YouTube.

Photo of Mobb Deep

My Spilt Milk picks its favorites for the week, including The Local Skank, Curren$y, Mobb Deep, Brett Dennen, Slick Rick, Gabriel Inglesias, Katt Williams, and Wrestlemania.

Jason Isbell photo

I'd hoped that we'd have an interview with songwriter and guitarist Jason Isbell before he