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After a Jazz Fest that has had an unusual number of performers late to the stage, it was a pleasant surprise to see

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The 50 percent chance of rain for the day is not encouraging, but schedule for Saturday at Jazz Fest makes the gamble worth it.

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The consensus seems to be that Elvis Costello killed Thursday at J

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Yesterday a friend said that many of his best Jazz Fest moments came during the rain, and I get that.

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Seven Lions (Santa Barbara native Jeff Montalvo) was first recognized by the ele

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For me, Jazz Fest gets real when the choices get tough, and by that metric, the festival really starts Thursday at about 2:30.

This week's Freshly Spilt Milk new music playlist features new music by Wiz Khalifa with Curren$y, Polica remixing Boys Noize, NGHTMRE reworking RL Grime, and more.

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Kvetching about Jazz Fest is a spring tradition as beloved as cobbling together a Mardi Gras costume on Lundi Gras night.

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Bluntly, there's too much to do during Jazz Fest. Too many bands, too many possibilities, too many things that might be cool.

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Everything is relative. At a Lollapalooza or a rock festival, Red Hot Chili Peppers are funky. At Jazz Fest, they’re a rock band.

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In the immediate wake of David Bowie’s passing, fans worldwide rushed to social media to commemorate the  genius by posting statuses with lyr

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Saturday at Jazz Fest was a study in waiting.

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I have the highest hopes for today at Jazz Fest. With the exception of Janelle Monae, this first weekend has lacked musical urgency.

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It’s hard to know what to think of Mardi Gras Indians in 2016.

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Jazz Fest 2016  began with Goldman Thibodeaux and the Lawtell Playboys, Thibodeaux dressed for Saturday night on Friday morning.

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Friday was a slightly soft start to Jazz Fest.

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Janelle Monae plays Jazz Fest's Congo Square Stage today at 5:25 p.m.

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Bluntly, there's too much to do during Jazz Fest. Too many bands, too many possibilities, too many things that might be cool.

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Last night, the conversation centered on what

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Pearl Jam will play Jazz Fest Saturday (Acura Stage, 4:30 p.m.), and the band was schedule

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In this week's Freshly Spilt Milk new music playlist, Brillz defaces Justin Bieber's "Sorry," Ya Boy Big Choo testifies for bounce, and Kaskade teams with Zhu and Deadmau5.

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Trapper Keaper presents Will Thompson and Marcell

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New Orleans rappers can't catch a break in Mississippi.

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[Updated] [Mumford and Sons played Zephyr Field Saturday night, and new My Spilt Milk contributor Piper Serra was there and fi

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In the last few weeks, word has circulated about Facebook’s Filtered Messages mailbox—one that few people knew existed.

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Our Freshly Spilt Milk Soundcloud playlist is back with new music from Wolfgang Gartner, Seven Lions, and Baauer, along with remixes by TEEMID, NGHTMRE and other people with cap lock issues.

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The images were horrific: pelicans drenched with oil; pods of dolphins swimming under slicks of oily water; dead fish by the tons clumped tog

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The Breton Sound plays arena-sized rock in indie-sized rooms.

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For years, much of the New Orleans music community treated hip-hop as the bad cop to the brass bands’ good cop—one suspect; one real mus

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When opportunity knocked, The Mekons pretended they weren’t home.