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Last night, a clearly rattled, distraught Facebook post (since taken down) announced the death of saxophone player Tim Green.

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Our picks for the week include the Mad Decent Block Party, Amanda Shires, the Polyphonic Spree, Carin's Proton Blast, and Nik Turner's Hawkwind.

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“The fiddle is like a cat,” Amanda Shires says, half-serious.

Adam Schatz is not the kind of man for whom life is ever boring.

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[Updated] How does a singer make it? 

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Yesterday, HBO released the first trailer for Sonic Highways,

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New Orleans has a quiet week going into the Labor Day weekend, topped by Mid Summer Mardi Gras,

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Our favorite things this week include a Swedish comedy about painful music and reissue from 1981 of more noise.

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There’s nothing sexy about pop/rock songs, but there’s also nothing like a song that stops whatever you’re doing and changes your mood.

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Dr. John’s Locked Down reasserted the potency of the Dr.

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[Updated] Guitarist Dave Rosser grew up thinking of himself as being in

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Our picks this week include a tribute to Mannie Fresh, Faster Pussycat, Cardinal Sons, MadFro, Sylvan Esso, and The Get Busy.

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Tonight, the New Orleans Saints open their preseason at home against the Tennessee Titans.

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Our favorite things this week include Scooby Doo reimagined and Devo re-released.

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Keith Morris is no stranger to an aggressive soundscape.

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Los Angeles' punk-era artists Keith Morris (in OFF!) and The Blasters' Phil and Dave Alvin visit New Orleans this week.

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There’s a reason that Dave Chappelle’s “I’m Rick James, bitch” became quo

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Mona, known to her friends as “Boner Lisa,” has a hobby that some might find strange.  Every week she joins her friends to run or walk along a trai

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Our favorite things this week include Led Zeppelin live and the sci-fi comedy "The History of Future Folk."