jazz fest schedule

Thursday was a beautiful day to be at the Fair Grounds, and Friday promises to be just as nice.

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My ears pricked up late in “Early in the Moaning’ Time” on The Word’s

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Last summer, we rant this story on Americana artist Amanda Shires, who plays Jazz Fest's Fais-Do-Do Stage today at 4:25 p.m.

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"Now, I'd like to get increasingly more intimate with you, if that's alright."

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There was a time when the Jazz Fest lineup announcement was met with complaints over opportunities missed.

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Genre-defying music often feels forced, or it comes with the nagging suspicion that trade-offs were made, and not for the better.

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What’s up with Pitbull and his tongue?

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We should get a break from the rain today, and while I don't need the heat and mugginess, the Fair Grounds do. 

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When Luke Winslow-King released his second Bloodshot Records album, Everlasting Arms, we talked about his relationship to the blues.

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[Updated]  Rain battered the Fair Grounds for a second day, and a prolonged midday rain turned

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Friday at Jazz Fest ended early, more for the threat of rain than what actually show

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One of my measures of a Jazz Fest set is whether or not it holds me until the end.

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Tank and the Bangas play Jazz Fest's Gentilly Stage Saturday morning at 11:

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Even with the best-intentioned audiences, The Wee Trio changes its set to play fest

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Mumford & Sons strummed, stomped, and ho-heyed their way through Top 40, and helped draw attention to an Americana music community that is as h

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Duz Mancini was the last band member standing.

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New Orleans’ clubs are dominated by jams, funk, and feel good music during Jazz Fest.

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This week we've got new music from Django Django, Geographer, Sea Lion and more!

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There’s no getting around Benjamin Booker’s voice.

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In Lafayette, the audience for a Cajun/zydeco dance is a social event, not a way to work off the stubborn final five pounds.

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In memory of Tom Jacobsen, we're re-running my interview with him about "The New Orleans Jazz Scene 1970-2000: A Personal Retrospective" and his agenda-free approach to sorting out who's who.

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Sunday night, Sleater-Kinney’s victory lap came to a a sold-out Civic Theat

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Anders Osborne has spent much of the spring touring with the North Mississippi Allstars

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[Updated] It's easy as music lovers to get lost in the romance of music and miss the financial realities of a life spent making mu

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Jules De Martino of The Ting Tings wants people to know that they’re a real b

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In our most eclectic Freshly Spilt Milk yet, we have new music from A-Trak and Zeds Dead, as well as garage psychedelia from Tel Aviv and electronic dance music from Venezuela.

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"I saw the devil and shit my pants."

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The Waterboys’ music has moved as Mike Scott has moved.

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[Updated] Two weeks ago, I wrote about the opening of

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I'm always struck by how expressive Alexandra Scott's voice can be.

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Last weekend, Tarriona "Tank" Ball played the telephone booth as part of The Music Box's Roving Village in C

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America didn’t know that it needed a steady stream of pointedly political comedy until Bill Maher brought smart, topical, funny commenta

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"Freshly Spilt Milk" presents new music from Courtney Barnett, Made Violent, Van Hunt, Go Wolf, Moon Honey and more.

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In 2010, Trombone Shorty curated “Red Hot + NOLA,” an all-star New Orleans concert at the Brooklyn Academy of Music that not only featur

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Almost everything about Tidal is wrong, starting with the army o

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The Who will make a rare festival appearance when they play Jazz Fest Saturday, April 25,

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Our weekly "Freshly Spilt Milk" playlist includes new music from France, South Africa, Australia, and Los Angeles, whose Shlohmo plays The Republic on Monday.

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Big chunks of City Park appear largely unreclaimed, particularly the parts that were once golf courses that ran along much of the length